A majority of lawmakers voted to approve Biden's $1.2 trillion package — setting up the president to sign it into law. Political infighting among the Democrats, however, meant delays on Biden's social welfare bill.
The former Facebook data analyst is testifying before the US Senate following her explosive revelations about the tech giant's knowledge and negligence of its own harmful effects.
The legislation is backed by President Joe Biden. It comes amid a rise in attacks, including murders, against Asian Americans during the COVID pandemic.
23 Dec 2020
US lawmakers in the House and Senate have approved a massive pandemic stimulus package. The bill would see most Americans receive a one-time $600 payment.
22 Sep 2019
Speaking to the US Congress, the teenage climate activist has urged lawmakers to take action on the "existential crisis" of climate change. Thunberg criticized the US for being the "biggest carbon polluter" in history.
28 Jul 2017
The US Congress "defies" Donald Trump by voting to impose new sanctions on Russia, The New York Times writes.