Monthly child tax credit payments have stopped. Will they be back?

Monthly child tax credit payments have stopped. Will they be back?

This post was originally published on this site  Michelle Budge, Deseret News Experts believe the future of the expanded child tax credit is hard to predict The monthly child tax credit payments millions of American parents may have gotten used to over the past six months won’t be landing in...

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Democratic agenda stuck in limbo

Democratic agenda stuck in limbo

This post was originally published on this siteLess than a week into the new election year, Senate Democrats acknowledge their ambitious legislative agenda is in limbo and they don’t see a breakthrough happening anytime soon. The state of affairs is fueling angst among Democrats who…

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Climate advocates hopeful after Manchin spending comments

Climate advocates hopeful after Manchin spending comments

This post was originally published on this siteClimate advocates are feeling optimistic after Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) expressed openness to climate provisions in the Democrats’ proposed social and climate spending bill amid his disagreement with other pieces of the legislation. They say…

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Democrats scramble to lock-down Manchin on filibuster

Democrats scramble to lock-down Manchin on filibuster

This post was originally published on this siteDemocrats are putting the squeeze on Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), as they race the clock to try to figure out what, if any, filibuster changes can pass muster in a 50-50 Senate. Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer’s decision to force a vote…

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Democrats hit pause on Biden’s climate, social spending package

Democrats hit pause on Biden’s climate, social spending package

This post was originally published on this siteSenate Democrats are putting President Biden’s climate and social spending plan on the back burner as they plan to debate voting rights legislation this month and hold a vote on changing the Senate’s filibuster rule.Democratic aides say the Build…

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Democrats return with lengthy to-do list

Democrats return with lengthy to-do list

This post was originally published on this siteLawmakers are set to return to Washington, D.C., with a full legislative plate after punting some of their biggest priorities into 2022.Democrats are poised to dive directly into two big fights—President Biden’s sweeping spending plan and voting…

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Manchin told White House last week he would back some version of billionaire tax: report

Manchin told White House last week he would back some version of billionaire tax: report

This post was originally published on this siteSen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) reportedly told the White House last week that he was open to backing some version of a billionaire tax as part of the party’s social spending and climate package before effectively tanking the Democrats’ chances…

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Manchin isn’t the only problem: This obscure Senate official has the power to derail Biden’s agenda

Manchin isn’t the only problem: This obscure Senate official has the power to derail Biden’s agenda

This post was originally published on this site Sen. Joe Manchin has faced pressure from Democrats over his opposition to President Joe Biden’s Build Back Better bill, which would invest $1.75 trillion in social spending and climate programs. But Politico on Friday noted that the conservative West Virginia Democrat is...

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West Virginians Give Manchin a Lump of Coal for Christmas

West Virginians Give Manchin a Lump of Coal for Christmas

This post was originally published on this siteJohn Nichols Manchin claims his constituents are happy with his abandonment of Build Back Better. Miners and other residents say that just isn’t so. The post West Virginians Give Manchin a Lump of Coal for Christmas appeared first on The Nation.

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Biden faces legacy-defining challenge in salvaging his Build Back Better bill

Biden faces legacy-defining challenge in salvaging his Build Back Better bill

This post was originally published on this siteFor a man who rode into the presidency on a platform of Washington know-how, he now confronts perhaps his most consequential test yet: Can he save his domestic agenda?

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