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Politics Sep 29Biden digs in with fellow Dems seeking deal on $3.5 trillion plan
President Joe Biden is hunkering down at the White House to try to strike a deal on his potentially historic $3.5 trillion government overhaul.
Politics Sep 23Top Democrats say they have framework to pay for $3.5 trillion environmental bill
Top congressional Democrats say they and the White House have agreed to a "framework" to pay for their emerging $3.5 trillion social and environment bill.
Politics Sep 22Senators say bipartisan police overhaul talks end with no deal
The congressional effort followed high-profile, fatal police shootings last year of Black people including George Floyd in Minneapolis and Breonna Taylor in Louisville, Kentucky.
Politics Sep 20Senate parliamentarian deals blow to Democrats’ immigration push
The decision by Elizabeth MacDonough, the Senate's nonpartisan interpreter of its often enigmatic rules, is a damaging and disheartening setback for President Joe Biden, congressional Democrats and their allies in the pro-immigration and progressive communities.
Politics Aug 11WATCH: Schumer sees tough pathway for $3.5 trillion social, climate plans
The 10-year fiscal blueprint is aimed at helping lower and middle income people and slowing the planet's ominously warming temperatures. Schumer said they have a good chance of success.
Politics Aug 11Senate approves Democrats’ $3.5 trillion budget in latest win for Biden
Democrats have pushed a $3.5 trillion framework for bolstering family services, health, and environment programs through the Senate.
Politics Aug 09Senate Democrats unveil $3.5 trillion budget for social, climate efforts
The measure lays the groundwork for legislation later this year that over a decade would pour mountains of federal resources into health care, education, family services and environmental programs, as well as tax breaks for families.
Politics Jul 28Senate votes to start work on $1 trillion infrastructure bill
The vote came together quickly Wednesday night after President Joe Biden and a bipartisan group of senators reached agreement on the key part of the White House agenda.
Economy Jul 23Yellen outlines to Congress emergency measures on debt limit
In a letter Friday to House and Senate leaders, Yellen said that her actions would buy time until Congress can pass legislation to either raise the debt limit or suspend the limit again for a period of time.
Politics Jul 15Schumer sets infrastructure vote, pressures lawmakers
Senator Schumer says he is scheduling a procedural vote for Wednesday to begin debate on a still-evolving bipartisan infrastructure bill.