US Senate takes first steps to push through Biden's aid plan

US Senate takes first steps to push through Biden's aid plan

The orders demonstrate that, just as Trump remade immigration policies from the White House, Biden can undo them with the stroke of a pen - some more easily than others.

RealClearPolitics White House and National Correspondent Susan Crabtree reacts to the House of Representatives planning to vote on impeaching President Trump.

"It's not going to happen overnight", White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said earlier in the day.

Partisan politics may also slow Biden's COVID-19 agenda as the Senate moves toward a February 9 impeachment trial of the Republican Trump, charged with inciting insurrection with a fiery speech just before the attack on the Capitol.

The remarks come as the GOP raises alarm over a $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief package being pushed by President Biden.

Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen also joined the call and emphasized the need for a robust relief package at an unsettled moment for the economy, which has begun shedding jobs - and for the pandemic, as new coronavirus variants emerge.

The Senate passed a budget resolution 50-49, starting the process of approving a bill with a simple majority. Mayorkas, Biden's nominee to lead the Department of Homeland Security, is expected to face a Senate confirmation vote on Tuesday.

But bipartisanship seems an elusive goal given the wide divisions, and Mr Schumer said "we'd be mired in the Covid crisis for years" if the Senate went along with the Republicans' US$600 billion proposal, which does not include help to state and local governments, and provides a smaller aid payment to individuals. "And I think he was amenable to listening to that", she said.

He said he felt 99 percent of executive orders issued by Trump were very counterproductive. They can push through whatever the heck they want without a single Republican vote. "He reiterated that while he is hopeful that the Rescue Plan can pass with bipartisan support, a reconciliation package is a path to achieve that end", she added.

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According to the White House, over 40 million foreign-born individuals now live in the United States.

The night before, Biden met with 10 Republican senators pitching their $618 billion alternative, and let them know it was insufficient to meet the country's needs.

The American Civil Liberties Union says that at least 1,000 of those families are likely to remain separated - parents scattered mostly across Central America and children living with relatives in the United States.

"We have not seen many red lines drawn publicly by Democrats in Congress".

Biden said that he's taking on Trump's executive orders on immigration that he described as "counterproductive to our security" and "counterproductive to who we are as a country".

The phrase "No Republicans" was trending on Twitter following the vote.

Former president Donald Trump tours a section of the US.

Senator Pat Toomey, who does not back the compromise proposal offered by fellow Republicans, said in a statement that the government needed to focus on vaccine distribution at this juncture of the pandemic rather than economic stimulus. "Our industry is committed to working with policymakers in the administration and in US Congress to advance a modern, competitive immigration system", it said.

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