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House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, D-Md., says he hopes a wave of Democratic legislation will see "the light of day" in the Senate, but the divide in that chamber is a big hurdle. Alex Brandon/AP hide caption

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Vice President Harris leaves the Capitol on Thursday after casting a procedural vote to start debate on the $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief bill. Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images hide caption

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Former Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao used her agency's resources to assist in personal errands and to help her family, according to an Office of Inspector General report. Samuel Corum/Getty Images hide caption

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Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., is working to keep both moderates and progressives inside his caucus on board with the $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief bill and pass it this week. Jacquelyn Martin/AP hide caption

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Maj. Gen. William Walker, commanding general of the D.C. National Guard, is seen during a joint hearing to discuss the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol. Pool/Getty Images hide caption

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New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo addressed allegations of sexual harassment at a March 3 press briefing. He apologized for unintentionally making people feel uncomfortable but said he would keep working, despite mounting calls for his resignation. Office of the NY Governor via AP hide caption

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"You know, it's like a gut punch to millions of people," Washington Rep. Pramila Jayapal, who chairs the House Progressive Caucus, said about the $15-an-hour minimum wage coming out of President Biden's COVID-19 relief package. But she says her vote will be based on the bill as a whole, even though it doesn't include the wage hike. Patrick Semansky/AP hide caption

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Progressives Show Patience With Biden, At Least Until Relief Bill Passes

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In the weeks since the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol, lawmakers from both parties have clashed over creating an outside commission to investigate the riot. John Minchillo/AP hide caption

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The Jan. 6 Riot Could Have Brought Lawmakers Together. It Did The Opposite

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Rep. Ronny Jackson, R-Texas, failed to "treat subordinates with dignity and respect" while he was a White House physician, a Defense Department report states. The department's inspector general's office says Jackson also made sexual and denigrating statements about a female subordinate. Saul Loeb/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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'Exit Counselors' Strain To Pull Americans Out Of A Web Of False Conspiracies

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A poll worker sanitizes a voting machine on Nov. 3, 2020 in Columbus, Ohio. Conspiracy theories floated by former President Donald Trump about equipment made by Dominion Voting Systems has led local officials in one Ohio County to slow down the purchase of new Dominion machines. Matthew Hatcher/Getty Images hide caption

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President Biden keeps a note card in his suit pocket with the running tally of how many Americans have died from COVID-19 and how many have been vaccinated. Evan Vucci/AP hide caption

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How The White House Got 2 Pharma Rivals To Work Together On COVID-19 Vaccine

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Members of the D.C. National Guard outside of the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, after Trump supporters stormed the building. Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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