Black Texas farmers were finally on track to get federal aid. The state’s agriculture commissioner is helping stop that.

Black Texas farmers were finally on track to get federal aid. The state’s agriculture commissioner is helping stop that.

This post was originally published on this site Igalious “Ike” Mills grew up working his family’s farm in the Piney Woods town of Nacogdoches. His siblings still keep it running, relying on a lot of the same equipment used by their father and grandfather. Mills, who is Black, spends much...

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Center-left group claims Democrats’ spending package would save families thousands

Center-left group claims Democrats’ spending package would save families thousands

This post was originally published on this site A new report from the think tank Third Way shows that a two-parent family of four would save up to $7,400 due to provisions of the Democrats’ Build Back Better legislation. (Image credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

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Democrats go on the offense with Biden’s agenda to avoid a repeat of Obamacare battle

Democrats go on the offense with Biden’s agenda to avoid a repeat of Obamacare battle

This post was originally published on this site The Build Back Better agenda is the largest expansion of the social safety net in decades. Democrats say they learned from the debate over the Affordable Care Act and are selling their bills sooner. (Image credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

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Next child tax credit payments set to go out Monday

Next child tax credit payments set to go out Monday

This post was originally published on this siteThe latest round of monthly child tax credit payments is scheduled to be distributed to tens of millions of families on Monday. And it could be the next-to-last one unless Congress acts.

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Key budget office caught in crosshairs over Biden spending plan

Key budget office caught in crosshairs over Biden spending plan

This post was originally published on this sitePressure is mounting on the chief agency tasked with scoring the budgetary impact of legislation, as the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) crunches the numbers for a sweeping $1.75 trillion social spending and climate package that Democrats are…

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S. 1031: A bill to require the Comptroller General of the United States to conduct a study on disparities associated with race and ethnicity with respect to certain benefits administered by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs, and for other purposes.

S. 1031: A bill to require the Comptroller General of the United States to conduct a study on disparities associated with race and ethnicity with respect to certain benefits administered by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs, and for other purposes.

This post was originally published on this siteLegislation Coming Up: This bill has been added to the House’s schedule for the coming week, according to the House Majority Leader. More information can be found at http://docs.house.gov/floor. Last Action: This bill passed in the Senate on August 6, 2021 and goes...

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CBO: Cost estimate for spending bill will be released ‘as soon as practicable’

CBO: Cost estimate for spending bill will be released ‘as soon as practicable’

This post was originally published on this siteCongressional Budget Office (CBO) Director Phillip Swagel said Tuesday that the office will start releasing estimates of portions of House Democrats’ social-spending bill this week, and that a cost estimate of the full bill will come out “as soon as…

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Rep. Gottheimer is confident Democrats will work out the social spending bill

Rep. Gottheimer is confident Democrats will work out the social spending bill

This post was originally published on this siteModerate Democrat Rep. Josh Gottheimer of New Jersey tells NPR’s Rachel Martin that he will wait to see how the CBO scores the plan before he commits to giving it his vote.

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Pelosi adds 4 weeks of paid family and medical leave back into social spending bill

Pelosi adds 4 weeks of paid family and medical leave back into social spending bill

This post was originally published on this siteHouse Speaker Nancy Pelosi, in a major shift, announced on Wednesday that four weeks of paid family and medical leave will be added back into the social spending bill, after Democrats had previously scrapped the provision from the package.

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Unemployment Insurance Improvement Act would require states provide minimum 26 weeks of…

Unemployment Insurance Improvement Act would require states provide minimum 26 weeks of…

This post was originally published on this siteUnemployment Insurance Improvement Act would require states provide minimum 26 weeks of unemployment benefits, which nine states don’t Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA8) Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR) Which should last longer: unemployment benefits or Ariana Grande’s and Pete Davidson’s five-month engagement? Context When a person loses their...

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