📸: Pres. Biden, first lady Jill Biden, Vice Pres. Kamala Harris and second gentleman Doug Emhoff stand outside the White House during a moment of silence held in honor of the more than 500,000 Americans who have died from COVID-19.
WATCH: Pres. Biden, Vice Pres. Harris, First Lady Jill Biden, and Second Gentleman Doug Emhoff gather outside the White House for a moment of silence to mark the sobering death toll of over 500,000 COVID-19 deaths.
HAPPENING NOW: Pres Biden & First Lady, Vice President Harris & Second Gentleman hold moment of silence on White House South Lawn to mark 500,000 #COVID19 deaths, with 500 candles surrounding them, black bunting, Amazing Grace playing; @CBSNLive :
WATCH: Pres. Joe Biden, Vice Pres. Kamala Harris meet with senators on infrastructure plans.
NEW: Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg participates in ceremonial swearing-in with Vice Pres. Kamala Harris, as he makes history as the first openly gay Cabinet member in U.S. history to be confirmed by the Senate.
"As difficult as these past years have been, you have remained committed to democracy, to human rights and the rule of law. On behalf of our nation, we thank you for your service and for your sacrifice," Vice Pres. Harris tells State Department staff.
"He didn't design this package with a number in mind. He designed it with the need that the American people need in mind."- Symone Sanders, senior adviser to Vice Pres. Kamala Harris, on Pres. Biden's Covid relief proposal
Resounding applause for the entrance of Eugene Goodman, the Capitol Police officer who led rioters away from the Senate chamber during the Capitol assault two weeks ago. He is escorting Vice Pres.-elect Kamala Harris at the inaugural ceremony.
Pres.-elect Joe Biden, Vice Pres.-elect Kamala Harris attend lighting ceremony in Washington, D.C., memorializing the 400,000 lives lost so far to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Vice Pres.-elect Kamala Harris at lighting ceremony memorializing those lost to COVID-19 pandemic: "For many months, we have grieved by ourselves. Tonight we grieve—and begin healing—together."
Vice Pres.-elect Kamala Harris has announced her resignation from the Senate:
NEW: Vice Pres.-elect Kamala Harris cast the tie-breaking vote against allowing the Senate to proceed to a final vote for a Trump nominee to the Federal Reserve board—a tie that arose when two GOP senators entered isolation after being exposed to COVID-19.
Former Pres. Obama: "Look, Joe Biden's going to be the next president of the U.S. Kamala Harris will be the next vice president. I have been troubled, like I think every American ... should be troubled, when you start having attempts to block, negate, overturn the people's vote."
Pres. Trump's post-election behavior "only serves to make the rest of us who did vote for [former] vice president Biden know we did the right thing," says Cindy McCain, a Republican, who is a member of the Biden-Harris transition team's advisory board.
‘ADMITTING DEFEAT’: Democratic vice presidential candidate Kamala Harris slammed Pres. Trump's Chief of Staff Mark Meadows for saying in an interview “we are not going to get control of the pandemic” and comparing COVID-19 to the flu.