Democrats ready to put a wrap on dragged-out talks

Democrats ready to put a wrap on dragged-out talks

This post was originally published on this siteDemocrats are eager to finish talks over President Biden’s sweeping spending bill, arguing the party is gaining little by dragging out negotiations. The push to wrap things up quickly comes as months of haggling has led to pent-up frustrations…

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‘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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Democrats confront divisions over health care benefits in Biden’s mega-bill

Democrats confront divisions over health care benefits in Biden’s mega-bill

This post was originally published on this siteAs House leaders trend toward prioritizing Obamacare subsidies and closing the Medicaid coverage gap, Sen. Bernie Sanders says expanded Medicare benefits aren’t up for negotiation.

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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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