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Senate GOP rejects debt limit fix on must-pass defense bill

Democrats have privately suggested that McConnell is open to attaching the debt limit onto the defense policy bill. | J. Scott...

Manchin, Sinema leave Dems in a lurch as Biden agenda teeters

.cms-textAlign-left{text-align:left;}.cms-textAlign-center{text-align:center;}.cms-textAlign-right{text-align:right;}.cms-magazineStyles-smallCaps{font-variant:small-caps;}Democrats wanted clarity Tuesday from Sens. Joe Manchin and Kyrsten Sinema after back-to-back meetings with President Joe Biden. They didn’t get it. During...

Democrat centrists want Biden to nominate a new ATF director

In a sign that the administration knew his nomination was an uphill battle, President Joe Biden acknowledged last week that the...

Senate infrastructure bill slowed in last lap by lone Republican

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer has vowed that the Senate will not leave for the August recess until it passes the...

Bipartisan infrastructure vote stalled amid confusion over text

The bipartisan group of Senate negotiators speak to reporters at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, July 28, 2021. From left are...

Bipartisan infrastructure talks in dire state ahead of pivotal week

Senate Environment and Public Works Chair Tom Carper (pictured) and Sen. Tammy Duckworth both raised concerns about the funding last week,...

Republicans plot an infrastructure 2-step: Spend more, then kill Biden’s agenda

.cms-textAlign-left{text-align:left;}.cms-textAlign-center{text-align:center;}.cms-textAlign-right{text-align:right;}.cms-magazineStyles-smallCaps{font-variant:small-caps;}Senate Republicans are mulling support for a massive amount of new spending on infrastructure — in part because they think it’ll help kill...

Schumer to force vote on Jan. 6 commission this week

“The Democratic-led Congress is not going to just sweep Jan. 6 under the rug," Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said. "The...

Cuomo harassment scandal poses fresh #MeToo test for Democrats

Gov. Andrew Cuomo delivers his State of the State address virtually in New York. | Hans Pennink, Pool, File/AP “Disturbing.” “Serious.”...

Democrats' push to increase minimum wage to $15 runs into roadblocks

Congressional Democrats and Joe Biden made the $15 minimum wage a key part of their 2020 platform. But it’s now at risk of...

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