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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GOP strategy on spending bill: Make Dems take tough votes

GOP strategy on spending bill: Make Dems take tough votes

This post was originally published on this siteRepublicans are planning their lines of attack against President Biden’s spending bill as they gear up to try to water down the legislation and squeeze Democrats with tough votes. After months of being stuck on the sidelines as Democrats…

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Some Companies Sit Out the Fight Over Democrats’ Tax Increases

Some Companies Sit Out the Fight Over Democrats’ Tax Increases

This post was originally published on this siteBusiness lobbyists are pushing to derail about $800 billion in new taxes that come with President Biden’s spending bill, but along with opposition from Democrats they are facing an added challenge: division within their own ranks.

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Biden’s spending bill would increase the Pell Grant by $550: But is it enough to keep up with the cost of college?

Biden’s spending bill would increase the Pell Grant by $550: But is it enough to keep up with the cost of college?

This post was originally published on this siteThe budget bill being debated in Congress includes a $550 boost to the maximum Pell Grant award. Advocates have been saying it needs to be doubled.     

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Lack of trust mangles Democratic efforts to reach deal

Lack of trust mangles Democratic efforts to reach deal

This post was originally published on this siteAs Democratic leaders race to advance President Biden’s agenda this week, the highest barrier to a quick infrastructure victory is not one of policy or politics, but distrust.House liberals have blocked a $1.2 trillion bipartisan infrastructure bill…

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It Sure Looks Like Democrats Don’t Have the Votes To Raise Enough Taxes To Pay for Their Massive Spending Bill

It Sure Looks Like Democrats Don’t Have the Votes To Raise Enough Taxes To Pay for Their Massive Spending Bill

This post was originally published on this site  No one knows precisely what’s in the massive Democratic spending bill—not even the Democrats who are supposed to vote for it. The plan started as a $3.5 trillion climate and welfare bill, and has now been whittled down to somewhere in the...

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Dems look to keep tax on billionaires in spending bill

Dems look to keep tax on billionaires in spending bill

This post was originally published on this siteTop Democrats said on Sunday they are eyeing a tax on billionaires to help fund the party’s multi-trillion dollar reconciliation bill, which lawmakers on Capitol Hill hope to advance this week.House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.)…

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