Biden agenda

U.S. Domestic spending plan

Biden hails economic bill amid signs of broad Dem support – Associated Press

President Joe Biden hailed a nascent Democratic package of climate, health care and tax initiatives as “a giant step forward” for the country Thursday as congressional leaders began nailing down votes for a campaign-season bill they’ve cast as a boon for voters struggling with inflation. A day after Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and conservative

Climate Change

Climate progress remains elusive for Biden on Earth Day

With a backdrop of flowering trees, it was a setting fit for the signing of major environmental legislation. Even Seattle’s notorious clouds parted as President Joe Biden stepped up to speak Friday. But when he sat down at a small desk with the presidential seal that had been set up for the occasion, there was

Infrastructure

House Dems delay huge social bill, plan infrastructure vote

Photo: Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, and Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, talk on the subway on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Nov. 4, 2021.  Top Democrats abruptly postponed an expected House vote Friday on a 10-year, $1.85 trillion social and environment measure, as leaders’ long struggle to balance demands from progressives and moderates once again dogged

Politics

Rattled Democrats reckon with bruising results in VA, NJ

A bruising loss and an unexpectedly close call in two statewide elections sent Democrats scrambling for answers and calling for new strategies Wednesday, as they worked to unstick a stalled legislative agenda that has exposed deep divisions ahead of critical midterm elections. Barely a year from snatching unfettered control of the White House and Congress,

Debt

McConnell seizes on debt standoff to undermine Biden agenda

In the frantic bid to avert a default on the nation’s debt, Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell held a position of unusual power — as the one who orchestrated both the problem and the solution. McConnell is no longer the majority leader, but he is exerting his minority status in convoluted and uncharted ways, all

Budget

Biden vows to ‘get it done,’ but talks drag on $3.5T plan

President Joe Biden pledged Friday at the Capitol to “get it done” as Democrats strained to rescue a scaled-back version of his $3.5 trillion government-overhaul plan and salvage a related public works bill after days of frantic negotiations. But it’s not getting done right now. Biden huddled with House Democrats on their home ground in

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