Progressives vow to ‘push very hard’ to keep agenda from being gutted beyond recognition

Progressives vow to ‘push very hard’ to keep agenda from being gutted beyond recognition

This post was originally published on this site Reps. Ro Khanna, Ilhan Omar, and other House progressives on Monday stressed that they will fight for the inclusion of dental, hearing, and vision benefits, along with a host of other popular measures, in the Build Back Better agenda put on the...

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Democrats Negotiate Tax, Healthcare Provisions as Biden Seeks Deal This Week

Democrats Negotiate Tax, Healthcare Provisions as Biden Seeks Deal This Week

This post was originally published on this siteDemocrats are working to wrap up negotiations over their social-policy-and-climate bill, facing a weekend deadline to resolve disagreements on tax policy and healthcare, among other issues.

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Democrats ready to put a wrap on dragged-out talks

Democrats ready to put a wrap on dragged-out talks

This post was originally published on this siteDemocrats are eager to finish talks over President Biden’s sweeping spending bill, arguing the party is gaining little by dragging out negotiations. The push to wrap things up quickly comes as months of haggling has led to pent-up frustrations…

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Biden Meets With Manchin and Schumer to Iron Out Spending Bill

Biden Meets With Manchin and Schumer to Iron Out Spending Bill

This post was originally published on this siteSpeaker Nancy Pelosi said she hoped to pass an infrastructure bill and have a deal in hand on the social policy bill by the end of the week.

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Democrats weigh changes in filibuster to pass voting rights legislation after GOP opposition

Democrats weigh changes in filibuster to pass voting rights legislation after GOP opposition

This post was originally published on this siteIncreasingly frustrated and alarmed by stalled voting rights legislation, senior Democrats are calling to amend or eliminate the filibuster rule.     

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Senate Democrats Aim To Protect Child Tax Credit In Case Of 2022 GOP Takeover

Senate Democrats Aim To Protect Child Tax Credit In Case Of 2022 GOP Takeover

This post was originally published on this site To the dismay of a large swath of Senate Democrats, they may only manage to extend the enhanced child tax credit another year in the reconciliation bill. Many are still fighting that possibility in favor of a longer run. Meanwhile, quietly, they’re...

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U.S. Budget Deficit Ends Fiscal Year Below Prior Year’s Record Level

U.S. Budget Deficit Ends Fiscal Year Below Prior Year’s Record Level

This post was originally published on this siteThe U.S. budget deficit reached $2.8 trillion in the fiscal year that ended Sept. 30, below the record set the previous year, as the government tapered some spending tied to the coronavirus pandemic and revenues surged.

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West Virginians react to Sen. Manchin’s stance on Biden’s infrastructure bill

West Virginians react to Sen. Manchin’s stance on Biden’s infrastructure bill

This post was originally published on this siteSen. Joe Manchin (D, W.Va.) is reportedly pushing back on parts of President Biden’s infrastructure bill that would tackle climate change as well as the child tax credit. NBC News’ Cal Perry is in Charleston, West Virginia, to explain how the senator’s constituents...

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‘We shouldn’t do it at all’: Joe Manchin confesses he doesn’t want any deal

‘We shouldn’t do it at all’: Joe Manchin confesses he doesn’t want any deal

This post was originally published on this site Underscoring the yawning chasm between progressives’ demands for a $3.5 trillion Build Back Better package and right-wing Democrats’ refusal to accept such spending, U.S. Sens. Joe Manchin and Bernie Sanders wrangled over the bill’s price tag behind closed Senate doors Wednesday, according...

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Here’s what we know is in the scaled back Biden budget bill and what got cut

Here’s what we know is in the scaled back Biden budget bill and what got cut

This post was originally published on this site Arizona Sen. Sinema’s opposition to increasing taxes on corporations forced Democrats to rework how they pay for their spending bill. But negotiators have come up with an alternative they agree on. (Image credit: Pool/Getty Images)

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