‘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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Biden Holds Office Hours As Manchin Takes Axe To Reconciliation Bill

Biden Holds Office Hours As Manchin Takes Axe To Reconciliation Bill

This post was originally published on this site President Joe Biden is calling in factions of primarily House members to the White House today. The progressives are at 2:00 p.m., followed by the moderates a couple hours later. Sen. Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ) will reportedly have a one-on-one earlier on Tuesday. Biden will...

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White House dials up ‘urgency’ as Biden meets with Democrats on economic bill

White House dials up ‘urgency’ as Biden meets with Democrats on economic bill

This post was originally published on this siteThe White House is holding a series of meetings this week to pressure Democrats to resolve their differences and reach a deal on the sweeping economic policy bill.

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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez sends a warning to Pelosi and Schumer

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez sends a warning to Pelosi and Schumer

This post was originally published on this site Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez joined seven of her fellow New York Democrats on Tuesday in issuing a warning to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer: Don’t cut funding for housing, transportation, or immigration reform from the emerging reconciliation bill...

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United against higher spending, centrist Democrats don’t agree on what to cut or keep

United against higher spending, centrist Democrats don’t agree on what to cut or keep

This post was originally published on this site Sens. Joe Manchin and Kyrsten Sinema are the two holdouts as Democrats and the White House try to reach a deal on a sweeping spending bill. But their policy demands may put them at odds. (Image credit: Stefani Reynolds/Bloomberg/Getty Images)

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Is Sen. Kyrsten Sinema too moderate for progressives in Arizona?

Is Sen. Kyrsten Sinema too moderate for progressives in Arizona?

This post was originally published on this site  Sen. Kyrsten Sinema, D-Ariz., a senator vital to the fate of President Joe Biden’s $3.5 trillion “Build Back Better” agenda, departs the Senate before meeting with Biden at the White House, at the Capitol in Washington on Tuesday, Sept. 28, 2021. |...

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The Work Continues After Progressives Rescue Two-Track Infrastructure Plan

The Work Continues After Progressives Rescue Two-Track Infrastructure Plan

This post was originally published on this site Negotiations over the $3.5 trillion reconciliation bill for President Joe Biden’s Build Back Better plan are back on after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) ultimately declined to bring the bipartisan infrastructure bill (BIF) to a vote last week due to progressives’ threat...

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