It Sure Looks Like Democrats Don’t Have the Votes To Raise Enough Taxes To Pay for Their Massive Spending Bill

It Sure Looks Like Democrats Don’t Have the Votes To Raise Enough Taxes To Pay for Their Massive Spending Bill

This post was originally published on this site  No one knows precisely what’s in the massive Democratic spending bill—not even the Democrats who are supposed to vote for it. The plan started as a $3.5 trillion climate and welfare bill, and has now been whittled down to somewhere in the...

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S. 1502: COPS Counseling Act

S. 1502: COPS Counseling Act

This post was originally published on this siteVote: Passed 424/3

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Medical Travel Assistance to Protect Women’s Right to Choose Act would provide a stipend up to…

Medical Travel Assistance to Protect Women’s Right to Choose Act would provide a stipend up to…

This post was originally published on this siteMedical Travel Assistance to Protect Women’s Right to Choose Act would provide a stipend up to $1,000 to travel for an abortion Rep. Brad Sherman (D-CA30) The money couldn’t be used for the actual abortion itself, though. Context Since Roe v. Wade in 1973, the U.S....

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TikTok, YouTube and Snapchat defend impact on kids at US hearing

TikTok, YouTube and Snapchat defend impact on kids at US hearing

This post was originally published on this site Three social media networks massively popular with the youngest users — TikTok, Snapchat and YouTube — tried to convince skeptical US lawmakers Tuesday they are safe as worry about Facebook’s potential harms spills over to other platforms. Video-sharing app TikTok and photo...

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Taxes and Red Tape Hobble California’s ‘Legal’ Marijuana

Taxes and Red Tape Hobble California’s ‘Legal’ Marijuana

This post was originally published on this site  Marijuana has been legal for both medical and recreational use in California for years, but now comes word illegal producers and vendors dominate the industry. How can that be? Government officials, it turns out, have so burdened cannabis with red tape that...

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US Senate Democrats unveil billionaires’ tax to fund Biden agenda

US Senate Democrats unveil billionaires’ tax to fund Biden agenda

This post was originally published on this site Pushing past skeptics, Senate Democrats on Wednesday unveiled a new billionaires’ tax proposal, an entirely new entry in the tax code designed to help pay for President Joe Biden’s sweeping domestic policy package and edge his party closer to an overall agreement....

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Republican leaders blame stimulus for rising US inflation

Republican leaders blame stimulus for rising US inflation

This post was originally published on this site Republican Senate leaders on Tuesday railed against rising US inflation rates, blaming the price increases on the flood of money from a pandemic stimulus package pushed by Democratic President Joe Biden earlier this year. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell used the recent...

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As clock ticks down, Manchin is the vote to get on spending plan

As clock ticks down, Manchin is the vote to get on spending plan

This post was originally published on this siteSen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) is being lobbied intensely from all sides as President Biden and Democratic negotiators try to clinch a deal on their massive economic spending plan.Manchin stands at the center of a 50-50 Senate and is one of the hardest…

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Rep. Omar, a progressive member of Congress, weighs in on the corporate tax rate

Rep. Omar, a progressive member of Congress, weighs in on the corporate tax rate

This post was originally published on this siteNPR’s Rachel Martin talks to Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota about how progressives feel about the Biden administration negotiating with moderates on the reconciliation bill.

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How Gerrymandering stifles potential voters and candidates as well as skews policy

How Gerrymandering stifles potential voters and candidates as well as skews policy

This post was originally published on this siteNew voting maps in Texas are already facing legal challenges for discrimination, but that’s just the start of how gerrymandering affects the nation’s democracy.

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