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Nancy Cordes is the CBS News congressional correspondent, based in Washington, D.C. She is a regular contributor to all CBS News programs and platforms.

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Bipartisan $908 billion stimulus plan gains momentum on Capitol Hill

Congress has been gridlocked over more coronavirus relief since May. But suddenly, leaders are talking and expressing new optimism they can cut a deal fast. Nancy Cordes has the latest.
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Lawmakers optimistic about stimulus as U.S. sees record COVID deaths, hospitalizations

As the pandemic continues to worsen in the United States, Washington appears more optimistic about the possibility of passing additional coronavirus aid. CBS News political correspondent Ed O'Keefe and..
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Pelosi and Schumer voice support for bipartisan COVID aid package

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer came forward to voice their support for a $908 billion stimulus proposal. The plan is less than half the $2 trillion the House..
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Biden urges Congress to act on COVID-19 economic stimulus bill

President-elect Joe Biden hosted a virtual roundtable discussion yesterday where he urged Congress to act fast on passing a stimulus bill. Current aid programs are set to expire by the end of the year,..
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$908 billion bipartisan relief plan proposed as millions of Americans struggle

A bipartisan group of lawmakers have announced a $908 billion relief plan with more funding for small businesses, state and local governments, plus unemployment benefits. Nancy Cordes has details.
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Lawmakers resume coronavirus aid talks as key programs set to expire

Lawmakers returned to Capitol Hill from their Thanksgiving break and renewed efforts to pass a coronavirus stimulus bill after months of stalled talks. CBS News chief congressional correspondent Nancy..
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Congress gets back to work as COVID-19 federal assistance set to expire

As Congress returns from recess, Democrats and Republicans remain far apart on a new COVID-19 relief package. Many federal aid programs are set to expire at the end of December. CBS News chief..
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Bipartisan group of senators working on new COVID-19 relief deal

A bipartisan group of senators is working on a new COVID-19 relief package, as key assistance programs are set to expire at the end of the month. CBS News chief congressional correspondent Nancy Cordes..
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Fed chair, treasury secretary testify on Capitol Hill amid gridlock over coronavirus relief

With federal protections like eviction moratoriums and student loan suspensions set to expire at the end of the year, Congress remains gridlocked over a new coronavirus relief package. As Nancy Cordes..
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Senate leaders discuss coronavirus relief as lawmakers return

A group of senators is looking to jump-start negotiations on another round of COVID-19 relief before the end of the year. CBS News chief Congressional correspondent Nancy Cordes, CBS News political..
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Joe Biden says he "wouldn't hesitate" to get COVID-19 vaccine if it's approved

President-elect Joe Biden says he "wouldn't hesitate to get the vaccine" if the FDA gives emergency approval in the coming weeks. CBS News correspondent Nikole Killion, CBSN political reporter Caitlin..
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Democrats, GOP far apart on stimulus relief as Trump focuses on election lawsuits

Democratic congressional leaders are pleading with Republicans to work out a coronavirus stimulus bill, while Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says the two sides are still far apart. Meanwhile,..
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GOP senators say they're unaware of fraud in their races as Trump disputes election

Many Republican senators have held off on congratulating President-elect Joe Biden on his victory as President Trump pushes baseless allegations of voter fraud. CBS News chief congressional..
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Kamala Harris makes history as first woman elected vice president

Vice President-elect Kamala Harris is the first woman elected to the vice presidency. She's also the first Black woman and the first Indian-American woman who will hold the position. Norah O'Donnell,..
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Georgia Senate race goes into runoff territory

With 97% of the votes counted in one of Georgia's Senate races, Republican Senator David Perdue fell under the 50% threshold needed to avoid a runoff election with Democratic challenger Jon Ossoff. If..
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Republicans clinging to Senate majority as races wind down

Republicans are clinging to crucial Senate seats as Democrats vie for the majority in the final races. Nancy Cordes reports.
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Democrats pick up 2 Senate seats but path to take majority is narrow

It may not be clear who has won control of the Senate until next year as Democrats hope to add to their ranks and retake the majority. CBS News chief congressional correspondent Nancy Cordes has the..
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Tight congressional races leave Senate and House control undecided

On Election Day, there were predictions of a blue wave and a Republican wipeout in Congress. But voters have spoken, and they're saying something different. Nancy Cordes reports.
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Democrats, Republicans make history in 2020 Congressional elections

As Americans eagerly await the results of the presidential election, local races all around the country are bringing historic results that would shape the next Congress. Democrat Mondaire Jones made..
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Democrats see "narrowing" path to Senate majority as some races remain undecided

As Americans anxiously await the results of the presidential election, Democrats are hoping to also flip enough Senate seats to take the majority in the chamber. Nancy Cordes breaks down where the..
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Tommy Tuberville projected to win Alabama Senate race

CBS News projects Democratic Senator Doug Jones will lose his Alabama seat to Republican Tommy Tuberville. This is likely to be the GOP's only pickup in the Senate. CBS News chief congressional..
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Senate Republicans fighting to keep majority

Senate Republicans are defending nearly half of the seats up for reelection this year, as they try to maintain control of the chamber. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said the GOP has a "50-50"..
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Republicans fight Democratic challengers to keep Senate majority

Control over the White House is not the only thing on the ballot Tuesday. Republicans hold a narrow four seat majority in the United States Senate, a majority that leader Mitch McConnell says he has a..
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Senate set to confirm Amy Coney Barrett to Supreme Court

Judge Amy Coney Barrett, 48, becomes the youngest justice on the Supreme Court by five years, and could help secure a conservative majority for decades to come. Nancy Cordes reports.
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Congressional races heat up as Democrats try to flip Senate

Republicans are worried that the president's sagging poll numbers and controversial campaign style could cost them not just the White House, but the Senate too. Nancy Cordes takes a closer look.
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Senate Judiciary Committee approves Amy Coney Barrett nomination to Supreme Court

The Senate Judiciary Committee approved Judge Amy Coney Barrett's nomination to the Supreme Court, clearing the way for a full Senate vote just days before the presidential election. Nancy Cordes..
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A Nation In Need: A Stimulus Checklist

It's been months since the first coronavirus stimulus checks went out, and with no end to the pandemic in sight, many Americans are in desperate need of additional help. CBS News congressional..
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Democrats and White House still far apart as coronavirus relief bill deadline looms

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says today is the deadline for reaching a deal for a coronavirus relief bill before Election Day. While negotiators reported progress between congressional Democrats and the..
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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi sets deadline for COVID-19 stimulus deal

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says the White House has until Tuesday to agree to a deal on a new coronavirus stimulus package if President Trump wants one before Election Day. Senate Republicans are..
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Congress, White House expected to continue stimulus talks

Speaker Nancy Pelosi says stimulus talks will resume this week, but there must be a deal by Tuesday. Nancy Cordes reports.
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Person who flew with Joe Biden tests positive for COVID-19 ahead of town hall

Joe Biden was given the all clear to participate in a Thursday night town hall after concerns he could have been exposed to COVID-19 while aboard his campaign plane. The virus has forced his running..
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Hunter Biden tabloid story raises disinformation campaign fears

The Trump campaign is accusing Twitter and Facebook of censorship after the social media companies blocked the spread of an unverified story about former Vice President Joe Biden's son, Hunter, and a..
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McConnell rules out vote on COVID bill as Trump hits campaign trail

As COVID-19 cases continue to surge in the U.S., Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is ruling out a vote on a comprehensive stimulus bill. "Red and Blue" host Elaine Quijano spoke to CBSN political..
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Judge Amy Coney Barrett grilled during third day of her confirmation hearing

Judge Amy Coney Barrett seems to be on her way to becoming Justice Barrett after three days of confirmation hearings. Nancy Cordes reports.
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How the 2020 race compares to 2016 weeks before Election Day

CBS News chief Washington correspondent Major Garrett and CBS News chief congressional correspondent Nancy Cordes covered the Trump and Clinton campaigns in 2016. They join CBSN's "Red & Blue" to break..
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Judge Barrett grilled on health care and election issues

During Day 3 of Supreme Court confirmation hearings, Judge Amy Coney Barrett declined to weigh in on everything from the constitutionality of Medicare to the validity of mail-in voting. Nancy Cordes..
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SCOTUS nominee Amy Coney Barrett grilled by senators on Obamacare, abortion, contested election

On the second day of her confirmation hearings, Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett insisted she didn't have any agenda against key issues like health care or abortion. Democratic Senators are..
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Judge Barrett evades policy questions in confirmation hearing

On the second day of confirmation hearings for the president's Supreme Court nominee, Democrats accused Judge Amy Coney Barrett of being evasive on some of her past positions. Nancy Cordes has the..
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Key takeaways from Amy Coney Barrett's first round of questioning

During a break in the confirmation hearing for Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett, CBS Evening News anchor and managing editor Norah O'Donnell, chief legal correspondent Jan Crawford, chief..
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Senators set to question Amy Coney Barrett as Democrats paint nominee as a threat to health care

Senators on Tuesday begin round one of questioning Judge Amy Coney Barrett in her Supreme Court confirmation hearing. The day before, Democrats made it clear they plan to focus on the millions of..
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Lawmakers lay out arguments for and against Trump's Supreme Court nominee

Lawmakers on the Senate Judiciary Committee delivered their opening arguments Monday as the confirmation hearings for Judge Amy Coney Barrett began. CBS News chief congressional correspondent Nancy..
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Amy Coney Barrett casts herself in the mold of Antonin Scalia on Day 1 of Supreme Court hearings

In the first day of Supreme Court confirmation hearings for Judge Amy Coney Barrett, Democrats sought to frame their opposition by focusing on the legal threat to the Affordable Care Act. CBS News..
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Confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett begin

On Monday, confirmation hearings for President Trump's Supreme Court nominee Judge Amy Coney Barrett began. Republicans tried to preemptively shut down any discussion of Barrett's faith, while..
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As many schools begin the year online, officials struggle with how to feed students

As many schools begin the year online, officials struggle with how best to feed an increasing number of students struggling with food scarcity. Up to 13 million children lived in a home without enough..
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Amy Coney Barrett's confirmation hearing to begin

The Senate Judiciary Committee will hear opening statements regarding Judge Amy Coney Barrett's nomination to the Supreme Court beginning Monday morning, kicking off several days of testimony by..
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White House says Trump has "approved" a "revised" coronavirus stimulus package

President Trump's top economic adviser says the president has "approved" a "revised" version of the coronavirus stimulus package, just days after calling off negotiations until after the November..
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Trump urges Congress to pass stimulus after halting negotiations

One day after calling off stimulus talks, President Trump wants Congress back at the bargaining table on a set of standalone bills. Nancy Cordes has the latest.
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President Trump ends coronavirus relief talks, then stirs confusion

President Trump on Tuesday tweeted he was calling off negotiations over a coronavirus relief package. After facing backlash over the decision, the president took to social media again to urge Congress..
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Republicans press forward with Supreme Court confirmation despite COVID cases

At least two Republican members of the Senate Judiciary Committee have tested positive for COVID-19 after attending the Supreme Court nomination announcement for Judge Amy Coney Barrett. CBS News chief..
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Three GOP senators test positive for coronavirus

Three Republican senators have tested positive for the coronavirus following President Trump’s positive test and hospitalization. The full Senate will not meet for two weeks, but Majority Leader..
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