Failing to raise the debt limit would mean the government would run out of money to pay military and civilian salaries, pensions and other spending Congress has already agreed to, including its debt payments.
The Senate voted 69-30 Tuesday to approve a $1 trillion bipartisan infrastructure bill, a historic piece of legislation that could reshape American lives for decades.
The National Republican Senatorial Committee, the party’s campaign arm devoted to getting and keeping Republican senators in office, is supporting Murkowski.
The U.S. Senate has blocked a bill that would have established a commission to investigate the Jan. 6 assault on the Capitol.
Members of Congress are eligible for early access to vaccine doses to help ensure continued functioning of government.
Moderates in Congress like Sen. Lisa Murkowski may finally be having their day. Or so it would seem, with a COVID-19 relief bill gaining momentum after months of partisan stalemate.
The president’s tweets came on a day when Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell urged more stimulus to help the economy recover from the recession caused by the pandemic.
Trump said this month that he does not want to give the postal service the $25 billion it requested because a functional post office would be able to process more ballots in the November election.
The HEROES Act would extend the $600 weekly benefits through next January.
Joshua Kindred previously worked as a prosecutor in the Anchorage district attorney’s office and as counsel for the Alaska Oil and Gas Association.