Lawmakers say spending deal up to leaders

Lawmakers say spending deal up to leaders

This post was originally published on this siteLawmakers in both parties say it’s time for Congress’s top four leaders to meet face to face to negotiate a yearlong spending deal as talks among the senior members of the Senate and House Appropriations committees have dragged on and government…

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The ‘Build Back Better’ Act may be dead. Can it be sold for parts?

The ‘Build Back Better’ Act may be dead. Can it be sold for parts?

This post was originally published on this site  Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., leaves his office after speaking with President Joe Biden about his long-stalled domestic agenda, at the Capitol in Washington, Monday, Dec. 13, 2021. Manchin is a pivotal Democratic vote on passage of the president’s top legislative priority. |...

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House Democrats warn delay will sink agenda

House Democrats warn delay will sink agenda

This post was originally published on this siteHouse Democrats of all stripes are pressing for quick action on the climate, health and education package at the heart of President Biden’s domestic agenda, warning that a long delay in revisiting the Build Back Better Act is the surest way to kill…

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Manchin On Build Back Better Bill: ‘It’s Dead’

Manchin On Build Back Better Bill: ‘It’s Dead’

This post was originally published on this site “What Build Back Better bill?” Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) said incredulously when asked by reporters Tuesday about progress on the legislation.

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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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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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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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Manchin signals major changes needed to win his support on Biden’s safety net plan

Manchin signals major changes needed to win his support on Biden’s safety net plan

This post was originally published on this siteSen. Joe Manchin, the most pivotal swing vote in the Senate, indicated on Monday that a significant amount of work remains to be done to earn his support for President Joe Biden’s sweeping social safety net expansion, potentially delivering a fatal blow to...

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Economists call on Congress to ‘swiftly’ pass sweeping climate and social policy bill

Economists call on Congress to ‘swiftly’ pass sweeping climate and social policy bill

This post was originally published on this siteOver 50 economists have signed on to a new letter calling on Congress to “swiftly” pass President Biden’s sweeping climate and social policy bill, arguing that it would alleviate some of the pressures of inflation by lowering healthcare and other…

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Manchin tells senators he’s skeptical Build Back Better can pass this year, as doubts grow it will get done by Christmas

Manchin tells senators he’s skeptical Build Back Better can pass this year, as doubts grow it will get done by Christmas

This post was originally published on this siteDemocratic Sen. Joe Manchin is casting skepticism in conversations with senators that the Build Back Better bill can pass the Senate this year, potentially delivering a blow to Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer’s push to get the bill approved by Christmas, according to...

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