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Environment
Environmental Justice Bill Seeks Equity for Disadvantaged Neighborhoods
2022-02-15 22:15:36
by Tom Ramstack

WASHINGTON — Trouble in the U.S. Senate for the Biden administration’s $1.7 trillion Build Back Better Act opened an opportunity Tuesday for a bill that seeks to protect disadvantaged communities from environmental hazards. As opposition to climate and social provisions... Read More

Economy
Goldman Sachs Axes US Growth Forecast After Manchin Nixes BBB
2021-12-20 18:52:01
by Dan McCue

NEW YORK — Goldman Sachs downgraded its growth forecast for the U.S. economy in the wake of Sen. Joe Manchin’s announcement during a televised interview that he will not support President Joe Biden’s Build Back Better plan. In a note... Read More

Political News
Build Back Better Impasse Jeopardizes Child Tax Credit Benefits
2021-12-17 22:19:45
by Reece Nations

SAN ANTONIO — Although the last Child Tax Credit payments were issued on Wednesday, social justice scholars like Rajni Shankar-Brown of Stetson University believe the program’s benefits far outweigh its costs. The Child Tax Credit was expanded earlier this year... Read More

Political News
Senate Parliamentarian Rejects Immigration Provisions in Build Back Better Act
2021-12-17 16:01:38
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — Senate parliamentarian Elizabeth MacDonough has rejected a plan by Democrats to include several immigration policy reforms in the $2 trillion Build Back Better Act currently on hold in the chamber. MacDonough ruled against providing work permits and protections... Read More

In The News
Paid Leave Advocates Say Bipartisan Path not Feasible
2021-12-01 18:42:20
by Reece Nations

WASHINGTON — Advocates for the passage of paid family and medical leave into law are pushing the policy as a solution to what could be a difficult 2022 midterm election for Democrats. Provisions for paid leave were included in the... Read More

Political News
Democrats Pass the Build Back Better Act, Send Sweeping Bill to Senate
2021-11-19 16:06:42
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — It was a long night’s journey into day but in the end, House Democrats passed the $1.85 trillion Build Back Better Act, President Joe Biden’s sweeping social program and climate spending plan by a vote of 220-213. One... Read More

Political News
New Dems Push Build Back Better Act as Solution to Inflation
2021-11-19 15:51:00
by Reece Nations

WASHINGTON — Leaders from the New Democrat Coalition and the public policy think tank Third Way participated in a press call hosted by Invest in America Action on Thursday to share their support for the Build Back Better Act’s passage.... Read More

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

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