Riot shields and gas masks are piled in the hallways and new fencing and other security measures have also gone up around the building that is seen by many as an important global symbol of democracy.
US President Trump in a call with House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy blames "Antifa people" for storming the Capitol, Axios reports, with the latter insisting "it's not Antifa, it's MAGA."
Nancy Pelosi, an 80-year-old lawmaker from California, has faced a scare when a handful of fellow Democrats defected and voted "present" during the floor vote.
Biden spoke out as millions of Americans saw their jobless benefits expire after Trump threw a long-awaited pandemic aid package into doubt, demanding lawmakers more than triple the $600 direct payments to US taxpayers.
US President Donald Trump's refusal of the $900 billion package, which is linked to $1.4 trillion government funds bill, could spark a federal shutdown at midnight Monday.
Although the Democratic majority seemed secure, the results were an unexpected jolt for a party that had envisioned gains of perhaps 15 seats.
Democrats managed to secure the vote that defines the rules for the impeachment probe of President Trump with a 232-196 vote, which had two Democrats and all Republicans voting against the package.
Complaint also alleges White House sought to "lock down" records of phone call between President Trump and Ukrainian leader Zelenskiy but White House rejects it as "a collection of third-hand accounts of events and cobbled-together press clipping."
"We are going to initiate investigations into abuses of power, into corruption and into obstruction of justice," the chairman of the House committee, Rep. Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y. said. "We will do everything we can to get that evidence."
The US president faced international backlash after he reportedly demanded to know why the United States should accept immigrants from "shithole countries."
US Congress is scheduled to vote on a newly revised healthcare legislation on Thursday.
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