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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Center-left group claims Democrats’ spending package would save families thousands

Center-left group claims Democrats’ spending package would save families thousands

This post was originally published on this site A new report from the think tank Third Way shows that a two-parent family of four would save up to $7,400 due to provisions of the Democrats’ Build Back Better legislation. (Image credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

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Democrats go on the offense with Biden’s agenda to avoid a repeat of Obamacare battle

Democrats go on the offense with Biden’s agenda to avoid a repeat of Obamacare battle

This post was originally published on this site The Build Back Better agenda is the largest expansion of the social safety net in decades. Democrats say they learned from the debate over the Affordable Care Act and are selling their bills sooner. (Image credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

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Tlaib ‘fearful’ as social spending plan heads to Senate

Tlaib ‘fearful’ as social spending plan heads to Senate

This post was originally published on this siteRep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) said she is “fearful” as the Build Back Better bill moves to the Senate after being passed by the House last week.In an interview that aired on “Axios on HBO” Sunday evening, Tlaib said she was…

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U.S. Goal of Racial Equity in Infrastructure Is Left to States

U.S. Goal of Racial Equity in Infrastructure Is Left to States

This post was originally published on this siteThe decision about how to spend the money falls largely to state governments, raising questions about whether the package can live up to its ambition.

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