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Today’s News & Commentary — August 11, 2021

Today’s News & Commentary — August 11, 2021

After a weekend of sluggish procedural advances, which Fred described on Monday, the Senate finally, after months of grueling bipartisan negotiations, passed a sweeping $1.2 trillion physical infrastructure package, called the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, by an overwhelming bipartisan majority of 69-30. All 50 members of the Democratic caucus in the Senate voted for […]

Today’s News & Commentary — August 10, 2021

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Today’s News & Commentary — August 10, 2021

Yesterday Senate Democrats released their $3.5 trillion dollar budget blueprint that they hope to pass via reconciliation without needing any GOP votes. A publicly released memo sent by Budget Committee Chairman Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) details the provisions in the budget, including universal pre-K, free community college, and a path to lawful permanent status for undocumented […]

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Janet Yellen made another call on Congress to act on the debt limit.

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Janet Yellen made another call on Congress to act on the debt limit.

Ms. Yellen’s letter to Congress was her third warning. Last week, she told lawmakers that she was beginning to use extraordinary measures to delay a default.

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As Infrastructure Bill Nears Key Vote, Deficit Takes Back Seat

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As Infrastructure Bill Nears Key Vote, Deficit Takes Back Seat

Many Republicans are disregarding the deficit impact for the sprawling infrastructure bill, but intend to change course for looming battles on social spending and the debt ceiling.This post was originally published on this site

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As Infrastructure Bill Inches Forth, a Rocky, Slow Path Awaits in the House

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As Infrastructure Bill Inches Forth, a Rocky, Slow Path Awaits in the House

Progressives have not ruled out reopening the deal that senators are painstakingly putting together, and they do not intend to take it up for months, until after their other priorities are addressed.This post was originally published on this site

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Senators and Biden Aides Struggle to Save Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal

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A looming deadline and a last-minute need for a new revenue source are complicating a deal that was announced nearly a month ago.This post was originally published on this site

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Democrats Propose $3.5 Trillion Budget to Advance with Infrastructure Deal

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The measure, which would include money to address climate change, expand Medicare and fulfill other Democratic priorities, is intended to deliver on President Biden’s economic proposal.This post was originally published on this site

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Democrats Roll Out $3.5 Trillion Budget to Fulfill Biden’s Broad Agenda

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“We’re going to get a lot done,” President Biden said, as Senate Democrats began drafting the details on a social and environmental bill that could yield transformative change.This post was originally published on this site

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Today’s News & Commentary — July 14, 2021

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Today’s News & Commentary — July 14, 2021

The Senate voted on Tuesday to approve Julie Su as the United States Deputy Labor Secretary, the second highest ranking position in the Department of Labor. Su, the daughter of Chinese immigrants, was previously serving as the Labor Secretary for the state of California, and was a leading pick for United States Secretary of Labor […]

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