Schumer prepares for Senate floor showdown with Manchin, Sinema

Schumer prepares for Senate floor showdown with Manchin, Sinema

This post was originally published on this siteSenate Majority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) is finally giving his progressive colleagues a chance to vent their frustrations with Sens. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) and Kyrsten Sinema (D-Ariz.) over the stalled Democratic agenda.With Democratic control…

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This week: Democrats face crunch time on voting rights

This week: Democrats face crunch time on voting rights

This post was originally published on this siteDemocrats are hitting a crucial stretch in their push to pass voting rights legislation ahead of the 2022 election. With Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) vowing to bring up a vote on changing the Senate rules to allow Democrats…

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Schumer: Democrats will not give up on Build Back Better in new year

Schumer: Democrats will not give up on Build Back Better in new year

This post was originally published on this siteSenate Majority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) on Monday said Democrats will not give up on the Build Back Better Act in the new year, one day after Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) said he will not vote for the massive social spending and climate…

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Congress reaches agreement to avert calamitous US debt default

Congress reaches agreement to avert calamitous US debt default

This post was originally published on this site US senators struck a deal Tuesday to create a one-time law allowing Democrats to lift the nation’s borrowing authority and avert a catastrophic credit default without requiring votes from the opposition Republicans. The House of Representatives approved the fix in an evening...

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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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No deal in sight as Congress nears debt limit deadline

No deal in sight as Congress nears debt limit deadline

This post was originally published on this siteCongress is only a couple of weeks away from hitting the Dec. 15 deadline to raise the federal debt limit and Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) and Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) don’t appear to be anywhere close to a deal….

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Democrats face squeeze on Biden’s spending bill

Democrats face squeeze on Biden’s spending bill

This post was originally published on this siteSenators are bracing for their debate over President Biden’s climate and social spending bill to keep them in Washington until, and potentially into, the holidays. The timeline for the legislation has repeatedly slipped, but Democrats say they…

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Senate Democrats are pushing a voting rights bill Republicans have vowed to block

Senate Democrats are pushing a voting rights bill Republicans have vowed to block

This post was originally published on this site The Freedom to Vote Act was led in part by Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin, who was trying to get Republicans on board. Senate GOP Leader Mitch McConnell vocally opposed it. (Image credit: Mandel Ngan/AFP via Getty Images)

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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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Senate passes deal to raise debt ceiling into December, sending measure to House

Senate passes deal to raise debt ceiling into December, sending measure to House

This post was originally published on this siteSenate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., said Democrats and Republicans reached a deal on a short-term extension of the debt ceiling into December.     

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