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By Alan Fram, Associated Press
Leading child health care groups — including the American Academy of Pediatrics — said Tuesday the pandemic has triggered a “national state of emergency” in mental health among U.S. youth, and policy makers need to act. The Education Department issued…
By Amna Nawaz, Courtney Norris, Claire Mufson
Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said Thursday an agreement has been reached with Republicans to extend the government's borrowing authority into December, temporarily averting a debt crisis.
By Kevin Freking, Josh Boak, Associated Press
As President Biden's economic agenda takes shape on Capitol Hill, Amna Nawaz discusses its potential implications with Joseph Stiglitz, a Nobel Prize winning economist. He was senior vice president and chief economist at the World Bank and teaches at Columbia…
New York Times columnist David Brooks and Washington Post columnist Jonathan Capehart join Judy Woodruff to discuss the week in politics, including the divide among Democrats over the $3.5 trillion spending bill, the looming debt ceiling deadline, and the Biden…
By PBS NewsHour
By Josh Boak, Associated Press
The idea of the U.S. government breaching its “debt limit” sounds scary. But what, exactly, are lawmakers in Washington fighting about?…
By Associated Press
At a press conference, Wednesday, McConnell said since Democrats control the White House and Congress, it's their problem to find the votes — though he had relied on bipartisan cooperation to approve debt limit measures when Republicans were in charge.
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.
By Lisa Desjardins, Meredith Lee
Democrats in the U.S. Senate on Wednesday announced a sweeping government spending deal to fund some of President Joe Biden's top priorities. But it received a chilly reception from Republicans. Lisa Desjardins breaks down the budget deal, how it affects…
By Lisa Desjardins
Republican leaders are poised to add a few trillion dollars to the national debt over the next decade.
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