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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Democrats ready to put a wrap on dragged-out talks

Democrats ready to put a wrap on dragged-out talks

This post was originally published on this siteDemocrats are eager to finish talks over President Biden’s sweeping spending bill, arguing the party is gaining little by dragging out negotiations. The push to wrap things up quickly comes as months of haggling has led to pent-up frustrations…

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‘We shouldn’t do it at all’: Joe Manchin confesses he doesn’t want any deal

‘We shouldn’t do it at all’: Joe Manchin confesses he doesn’t want any deal

This post was originally published on this site Underscoring the yawning chasm between progressives’ demands for a $3.5 trillion Build Back Better package and right-wing Democrats’ refusal to accept such spending, U.S. Sens. Joe Manchin and Bernie Sanders wrangled over the bill’s price tag behind closed Senate doors Wednesday, according...

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