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In Win for Northeast Centrists, SALT Relief Included In Spending Bill
Taxes
In Win for Northeast Centrists, SALT Relief Included In Spending Bill
2021-11-05 14:48:09
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — House Democrats agreed late Thursday night to modify the $1.85 trillion reconciliation bill to include a provision raising the cap on the state and local tax deduction from $10,000 to $80,000. The measure, also known as the Build... Read More

After Capitol Rally, Paid Leave Back in Social Spending Bill
Congress
After Capitol Rally, Paid Leave Back in Social Spending Bill
2021-11-03 17:59:00
by Reece Nations

WASHINGTON — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced Wednesday in a Dear Colleague letter that she is requesting paid family and medical leave be added back into Democrats’ proposed Build Back Better framework. After weeks of back-and-forth priority shifting and despite... Read More

Pelosi: In ‘Good Shape’ on Biden Plan, Infrastructure Bill
Congress
Pelosi: In 'Good Shape' on Biden Plan, Infrastructure Bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi told colleagues Wednesday that Democrats are in "pretty good shape" on President Joe Biden's sweeping domestic plan and a related $1 trillion infrastructure bill as they race to wrap up talks ahead of... Read More

‘Everybody is Frustrated,’ Biden Says as His Agenda Stalls
Political News
'Everybody is Frustrated,' Biden Says as His Agenda Stalls

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden on Saturday acknowledged frustrations as Democrats strain to rescue a scaled-back version  of his $3.5 trillion government-overhaul plan and salvage a related public works bill after frantic negotiations failed to produce a deal.  "Everybody... Read More

Progressive Resistance Delays Vote on Infrastructure Bill
Political News
Progressive Resistance Delays Vote on Infrastructure Bill
2021-10-01 15:13:15
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON -- You can almost hear it all across Capitol Hill: “It’s likely to be a long, long day.” On Thursday night, finding themselves short of votes and with the continued resistance of the progressive wing of the party on... Read More

‘A Time of Intensity’ Ahead, As Budget Committee Advances Spending Bill
Congress
'A Time of Intensity' Ahead, As Budget Committee Advances Spending Bill
2021-09-26 13:34:11
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - The House Budget Committee voted 20-17 on Saturday in favor of the $3.5 trillion budget reconciliation bill, effectively setting up a vote in the full House on the sweeping package in a matter of days. One Democrat, Rep.... Read More

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