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Illinois’ U.S. senators praise passage of $1.9 trillion relief package

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Illinois’ two U.S. senators, Majority Whip Dick Durbin and Tammy Duckworth, praised Saturday’s passage of President Joe Biden’s $1.9 trillion relief plan after their Saturday votes. The massive spending bill, which critics say contains hundreds of billions of dollars......

Senators worked throughout night to reach deal in coronavirus relief package

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Democrats are leading the effort to push a relief measure in the evenly divided Senate. They hope to allow another round of government resources to be in place when the latest round of federal unemployment benefits expire next week.......

Senators pull all-nighter inching toward COVID-19 relief vote

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Jesse Byrnes Senators worked throughout the night Friday into Saturday as the chamber considered various amendments to the $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief package, with a final vote expected later in the day. The chamber is holding a marathon voting session known as......

Stimulus plan stalls as senators debate unemployment aid

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Watch CBSN Live Senate Democrats hit another hurdle as they try to get President Biden’s relief bill over the finish line. The latest debate is over unemployment aid. Nikole Killion has the latest. Copyright © 2021 CBS Interactive Inc.......

Jacob Markstrom set for return as Flames host Senators

Sports Illustrated
The Calgary Flames hope the combination of being back home and having two days’ rest is the elixir for what ails them, beginning with Thursday’s clash with the Ottawa Senators. After a busy stretch — 14 road games over their past 18, which ended with a disappointing 2-3-1 road trip......

Skidding Canadiens hope to bounce back vs. Senators

Sports Illustrated
The Montreal Canadiens will try to snap a five-game losing streak when they open a three-game homestand Tuesday with a matchup against the Ottawa Senators. The Senators, who reside in last place in the North Division, would seem to be the perfect foe for the slumping Canadiens to face. However,......

Senators call to expand Covid aid plan designed to keep employees on the payroll

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-NY) (L) and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) walk side-by-side to the Senate Chamber at the U.S. Capitol February 7, 2018 in Washington, DC. Chip Somodevilla | Getty Images A bipartisan group of senators......

Whitmer asks senators for ‘significant investment’ in infrastructure

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Detroit News – For more and to sign up click here Washington — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, a Democrat who was elected on a campaign of “fixing the damn roads,” urged a Senate panel Wednesday to increase federal spending on the nation’s transportation infrastructure, arguing that economic growth and environmental sustainability can both be served......

Asian Pacific American Caucus urges senators to confirm Tanden

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Morgan Chalfant Members of the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus sent a letter to senators on Monday urging them to confirm Neera TandenNeera TandenSchumer says he’s working to find votes to confirm Biden’s OMB pick Everybody wants Joe Manchin......

Biden allies lobbying White House to find potential replacement for budget nominee Tanden as senators oppose her

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Neera Tanden, President Joe Biden’s nominee for Director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), attends a hearing with the Senate Committee on the Budget on Capitol Hill in Washington, February 10, 2021. Anna Moneymaker | Pool | Reuters......

Canadiens visit Senators in matchup of struggling teams

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SI – For more and to sign up click here AP News The Montreal Canadiens’ concerns extend beyond having lost three of four games heading into Sunday’s road clash with the Ottawa Senators. Montreal’s execution in a 5-3 loss to the Toronto Maple Leafs on Saturday had coach Claude Julien......

Thune: Trump allies partaking in ‘cancel culture’ by punishing senators who voted to convict

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Joseph Choi GOP Sen. John ThuneJohn Randolph ThuneHillicon Valley: Biden to take ‘executive action’ to address SolarWinds breach | Facebook and Google respond to Australian proposed law | DOJ charges North Korean hackers with stealing .3 billion in cryptocurrency......

Leafs, Senators set for rubber match of 3-game set

Sports Illustrated
After playing a high-scoring game followed by a relatively tame affair, the visiting Ottawa Senators and the Toronto Maple Leafs meet in the rubber match of a three-game series Thursday night. The Maple Leafs squared the series with a 2-1 victory Wednesday night on a third-period goal by Alexander Kerfoot.......

Republican senators push to investigate Cuomo over New York nursing home deaths

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Politico.com – For more and to sign up click here Since last week’s report, there have been calls for Cuomo’s impeachment, resignation and the removal of his pandemic-driven emergency powers. The senators stressed that committee hearings would make sure the Department of Justice “has all the tools and funding that......

Group of U.S. senators say mail continues to face ‘unacceptable delays’

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FILE PHOTO: Postmaster General Louis DeJoy testifies during the House Oversight and Reform Committee hearing titled “Protecting the Timely Delivery of Mail, Medicine, and Mail-in Ballots,” in Rayburn House Office Building on Monday, August 24, 2020. Tom Williams/Pool via REUTERS WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A group of 33 U.S. senators on......

Republican Senators acquit Trump for role in January 6 insurrection

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here The yeas were 57, the nays were 43.  The final vote on acquittal in the U.S. Senate came ten votes short of the 67 required to convict former President Trump of inciting the January 6 riot at the U.S.......

Republican senators face backlash after voting to convict Trump

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Watch CBSN Live Seven Republican senators who voted with Democrats to convict former President Trump are now facing backlash from their own party. Nancy Cordes has the latest Copyright © 2021 CBS Interactive Inc. All rights reserved. Source link......

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