Congress’s goal in December: Avoid shutdown and default

Congress’s goal in December: Avoid shutdown and default

This post was originally published on this siteCongress faces a government shutdown by week’s end and the expiration of the debt limit on Dec. 15, giving Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) and Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) two big challenges at the start of a very busy December.&…

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Pelosi defends ‘America’s moral authority’ on climate action

Pelosi defends ‘America’s moral authority’ on climate action

This post was originally published on this siteSpeaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) on Wednesday defended the U.S. “moral authority” on climate change at the COP26 climate summit after being asked about the country’s failure to commit to phasing out coal.Pelosi, who led a delegation of House…

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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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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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Dems look to keep tax on billionaires in spending bill

Dems look to keep tax on billionaires in spending bill

This post was originally published on this siteTop Democrats said on Sunday they are eyeing a tax on billionaires to help fund the party’s multi-trillion dollar reconciliation bill, which lawmakers on Capitol Hill hope to advance this week.House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.)…

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Democrats push Biden to take forceful role in bridging party’s sparring factions over agenda

Democrats push Biden to take forceful role in bridging party’s sparring factions over agenda

This post was originally published on this siteHouse Speaker Nancy Pelosi and President Joe Biden spoke by phone last Tuesday and zeroed in on a strategy for their party’s sweeping economic package, deciding that the time has come to wrap up negotiations, several senior officials in both places tell CNN...

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Pelosi enters pivotal stretch on Biden agenda

Pelosi enters pivotal stretch on Biden agenda

This post was originally published on this siteSpeaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) faces daunting days ahead as she races to unite feuding factions of her restive caucus and pass a massive social benefits package at the heart of President Biden’s agenda, along with a separate infrastructure 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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McConnell ‘respectfully’ tells Biden it’s time for Democrats to raise debt ceiling

McConnell ‘respectfully’ tells Biden it’s time for Democrats to raise debt ceiling

This post was originally published on this siteSenate GOP Leader Mitch McConnell (Ky.) is urging President Biden to lean on Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) to get Democrats to raise the debt ceiling on their own.”I respectfully submit…

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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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