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Filibuster FAQs: What Is This Senate Procedure and Why Does It Matter for You?

While it’s easy to tune out all the political noise, the future of this Senate procedure does directly affect you and your family.

graffiti on McConnell's door saying Where's My Money while Americans wait for stimulus checks
Some Americans Who Used Online Tax Filing Services May Have To Wait To Get Their $600 Stimulus Check

The IRS sent millions of much-anticipated stimulus relief checks to closed accounts with no known plan to get funds to taxpayers soon.

Trump supporters gathered in the nation's capital to protest the ratification of President-elect Joe Biden's Electoral College victory over President Donald Trump in the 2020 election. The demonstration turned violent and deadly. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
What Is the 25th Amendment and Why Are Folks Calling for It to Be Invoked After the Capitol Chaos?

“I don’t know where his Cabinet has been all this time, but it’s long overdue for the 25th Amendment because this man is no longer capable of serving the United States of America."

Medical assistant Shalice Wheeler, left, administers Covid-19 vaccine to physician assistant Matt Ferraro at UCHealth University of Colorado Hospital in Aurora, Colorado on Thursday. December 17, 2020. (Photo by Hyoung Chang/MediaNews Group/The Denver Post via Getty Images; Graphic by Rebecca Russ/COURIER)
All Vaccines Have Side Effects. The COVID Vaccine Is No Different. What You Need to Know.

Plus what makes an mRNA vaccine different and how there are more doses of the Pfizer vaccine than expected.

A member of medical staff holds a phial of the Pfizer/BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine jab at Guy's Hospital at the start of the largest ever immunisation programme in the UK's history on December 8, 2020 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Victoria Jones - Pool / Getty Images)
Pfizer Vaccine Meets FDA Criteria, Final Approval Could Come in Days

But earlier this year the Trump administration decided not to buy an additional 500 million doses of the vaccine.

WASHINGTON, DC - DECEMBER 03:  Rep. Tom Reed (R-NY) (at lectern) and Rep. Josh Gottheimer (D-NJ) (2nd R), co-chairs of the bipartisan Problem Solvers Caucus, hold a news conference with fellow members of Congress to highlight the need for bipartisan, bicameral COVID-19 relief legislation outside the U.S. Capitol on December 03, 2020 in Washington, DC. With the holiday season approaching and the legislative session coming to a close, federal government funding for critical coronavirus relief programs is set to expire as the U.S. faces daily records for infections, hospitalizations, and deaths. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
There Might Be a Stimulus Bill Before Year End

After months of no progress, congressional leaders say there is real hope for a deal that extends unemployment assistance and gets funding to state and local governments.

COVID vaccines will not be available to children in time for them to return to school next year. Image via Shutterstock; Graphic by Rebecca Russ/COURIER.
Dr. Fauci Warns Children Might Have to Wait Months for a Vaccine

The first vaccines have not been tested extensively on children under the age of 18, and may not be available before the new school year.