The U.S. government is expected to bring criminal charges against Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro and at least a half-dozen other Venezuelan officials.
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, who is fighting extradition from Britain to the United States, was denied bail on Wednesday.
The Senate on Wednesday unanimously backed a $2 trillion bill aimed at helping unemployed workers and industries hurt by the coronavirus epidemic, as well as providing billions of dollars to buy urgently needed medical equipment.
Sen. Bernie Sanders said on Wednesday he was prepared to put a hold on a $2 trillion Senate coronavirus economic relief bill.
President Donald Trump said on Tuesday that coronavirus restrictions, which have shut down businesses in many places across the country, could themselves lead to suicides or other fatalities.
President Donald Trump said Monday evening that the U.S. would ease social distancing restrictions "fairly soon" amid concerns regarding coronavirus prevention measures' impact on the economy.
"The country is burning and your side wants to play political games," said Republican Senator John Thune on Monday.
President Donald Trump is considering measures to reopen the U.S. economy, even as the highly contagious coronavirus is spreading rapidly.
Republicans accused Democrats of obstructing a badly needed bill in the midst of a national emergency caused by the coronavirus outbreak.