October 17, 2021

Senate takes steps to advance Joe Biden's Covid relief package without Republican backing – live

Final vote on motion to proceed with budget resolution debate was 50-49 Trump legal team...

10.43pm GMT

Flanked by Kamala Harris and Alejandro Mayorkas, Biden signed executive orders on immigration.

“I’m not making new law, I’m eliminating bad policy,” Biden said. “The last president issued executive orders I thought were counterproductive to our security, counterproductive to who we were as a country, especially in the area of immigration.”

10.35pm GMT

Elizabeth Warren, the progressive Massachusetts senator who has championed tax increases for the ultra-wealthy, will be joining the powerful Senate finance committee, where she will be able to exert greater influence on tax, trade, and healthcare policy.

Chuck Schumer, the Senate leader, confirmed Warren’s appointment on Tuesday afternoon.

I am so proud to add @SenWarren to the Senate Committee on Finance.

She will be a vital voice for Americans, for people across this country.

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