Here’s what’s in the $13.6 billion Ukraine aid package

Here’s what’s in the $13.6 billion Ukraine aid package

This post was originally published on this siteA massive spending bill moving through Congress would provide for a one-time $13.6 billion infusion of military and humanitarian aid to Ukraine as it fights back against Russia’s invasion. About $6.5 billion, roughly half of the aid package, will go to the US...

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Violence Against Women Act renewed as part of omnibus spending package

Violence Against Women Act renewed as part of omnibus spending package

This post was originally published on this siteDemocratic leaders say the newly unveiled bipartisan omnibus spending package includes the reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), a priority for President Biden, who championed the landmark legislation as a senator decades back….

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Congress cuts deal on $13.6 billion for Ukraine aid in funding bill

Congress cuts deal on $13.6 billion for Ukraine aid in funding bill

This post was originally published on this siteLawmakers are including $13.6 billion in Ukraine-related aid in a massive government funding bill that is expected to get a vote in the House on Wednesday.The agreement, details of which were released early Wednesday morning, would provide new…

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House expected to vote on massive spending bill with Ukraine aid

House expected to vote on massive spending bill with Ukraine aid

This post was originally published on this siteThe House of Representatives is expected to vote Wednesday to pass a massive $1.5 trillion government spending bill that will fund a wide range of priorities, including delivering desperately needed aid to Ukraine and additional money to fight Covid-19.

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Free Community College Won’t Be in Spending Bill, Jill Biden to Say

Free Community College Won’t Be in Spending Bill, Jill Biden to Say

This post was originally published on this siteIn a speech on Monday, the first lady will acknowledge that her signature legislative initiative is “no longer” in the Democrats’ spending bill.

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Desperate Dems signal support for cutting Biden bill down in size

Desperate Dems signal support for cutting Biden bill down in size

This post was originally published on this siteHouse Democratic leaders scrambling to salvage President Biden’s massive health, climate and education package are facing plenty of internal disputes about the best strategy in the coming weeks — with one big exception. Doing nothing, all sides…

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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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VP Harris, in Paris, says infrastructure and spending bills will help cut poverty

VP Harris, in Paris, says infrastructure and spending bills will help cut poverty

This post was originally published on this site In a speech to a group of world leaders gathered in Paris, Harris focused on inequality, saying the Biden administration’s plans will help bridge economic gaps in America. (Image credit: Christophe Ena/AP)

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Biden touts social spending bill as key to lowering prices

Biden touts social spending bill as key to lowering prices

This post was originally published on this sitePresident Biden on Wednesday said his social spending bill will help lower prices after the Labor Department released a report detailing that annual inflation hit a 30-year high.The president argued that the “human infrastructure” bill would combat…

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