Biden to start considering running mates, consulted Obama


(Reuters) – Democratic presidential front-runner Joe Biden said on Sunday he needed to start vetting possible running mates “in a matter of weeks” and that he discussed the pick with former President Barack Obama. Biden’s vice presidential options will include at least six or seven […]

Top Senate Democrat says coronavirus bill has 'many problems'


WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. lawmakers clashed on Sunday over the details of a $1 trillion-plus bill to help stem the economic toll of the coronavirus pandemic, as senators prepared to cast votes on advancing the legislation. The bill is Congress’ third effort to blunt the […]

Senate Republicans introduce new coronavirus bill


WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Thursday introduced a massive new legislative package to combat the effects of the coronavirus outbreak, saying Republicans would soon begin negotiations with Democrats aimed at brokering a deal to pass it. McConnell said the legislation […]

Senate's McConnell says Republicans nearing pact on big economic stimulus bill


WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said on Wednesday that Republicans were nearing an agreement on larger economic stimulus legislation to support the coronavirus-hit U.S. economy. Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Richard Shelby said Republicans could unveil the proposed stimulus legislation late Wednesday or […]