Progressive groups push Senate for action on spending, climate package

Progressive groups push Senate for action on spending, climate package

This post was originally published on this siteA coalition of left-leaning businesses and progressive leaders are pushing for the Senate to take action on the Democrats’ spending and climate package after the initiative languished in the upper chamber last month.More than 250 organizations and&…

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This week: Democrats return to Russia tensions, looming Supreme Court fight

This week: Democrats return to Russia tensions, looming Supreme Court fight

This post was originally published on this siteCongress is returning from a one-week break facing an increasingly full plate, as they juggle President Biden’s legislative agenda, looming deadlines and growing tensions with Russia. Democrats are facing a mash up of competing priorities: They…

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SALT change likely to be cut from bill, say Senate Democrats

SALT change likely to be cut from bill, say Senate Democrats

This post was originally published on this siteSenate Democrats say a proposal to raise the cap on state and local tax (SALT) deductions, a top priority of Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.), is likely to be cut from the revised Build Back Better Act.   Senate Democrats…

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Five Democrats the left plans to target

Five Democrats the left plans to target

This post was originally published on this siteProgressives are preparing to try and clear out Democrats they say are hampering their ability to remodel the country while their party still controls Congress. They see the skeleton Build Back Better (BBB) package and failed voting rights bill…

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Democrats face scaled-back agenda after setbacks

Democrats face scaled-back agenda after setbacks

This post was originally published on this siteDemocrats are confronting the reality of a scaled-back agenda as they try to move past high-profile setbacks that dominated the tail end of President Biden’s first year in office. After pledging to go “big and bold” when they were swept into…

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Desperate Dems signal support for cutting Biden bill down in size

Desperate Dems signal support for cutting Biden bill down in size

This post was originally published on this siteHouse Democratic leaders scrambling to salvage President Biden’s massive health, climate and education package are facing plenty of internal disputes about the best strategy in the coming weeks — with one big exception. Doing nothing, all sides…

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As Sinema defends filibuster, progressives say ‘vote her the hell out’

As Sinema defends filibuster, progressives say ‘vote her the hell out’

This post was originally published on this site On what would have been Martin Luther King Jr.’s 93rd birthday, voting rights advocates and progressive lawmakers rallied in Arizona on Saturday to target the first-term Democratic senator blocking legislation aimed at strengthening ballot access amid growing GOP-led suppression efforts. In attendance...

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More than 30 million families to lose child tax credit checks starting this weekend

More than 30 million families to lose child tax credit checks starting this weekend

This post was originally published on this siteMillions of families this weekend will stop receiving monthly child tax payments for the first time in months after Congress failed to pass an extension of the expanded credit.As lawmakers struggle to revive talks to renew the expansion, more than…

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Sinema, Manchin curb Biden’s agenda

Sinema, Manchin curb Biden’s agenda

This post was originally published on this sitePresident Biden for a second time in two months on Thursday saw his agenda limited by a senator from his own party, curbing the White House’s influence and power and raising questions about what accomplishments his party will bring to this year’s…

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Senate Democrats grow less confident in Manchin

Senate Democrats grow less confident in Manchin

This post was originally published on this siteSenate Democrats are growing less and less confident about whether Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) wants to strike a legislative deal with President Biden.The lack of negotiations with Manchin since Congress returned from the Christmas recess and Manchin…

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