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Political News
Narrowed Build Back Better Plan Could Come as Manchin Signals Support 
2022-03-07 22:57:44
by Reece Nations

WASHINGTON — Hopes for the passage of a revamped version of the Build Back Better Act were renewed last week after Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., indicated he could support a scaled-down version. Manchin’s objections to the version of the bill... Read More

Prescription Drugs
Biden Travels to Virginia to Talk Health Care
2022-02-10 20:17:35
by Alexa Hornbeck

CULPEPER COUNTY, Va. — President Joe Biden traveled to Culpeper County, Virginia, Thursday delivering remarks intended to revive provisions of his now moribund Build Back Better agenda related to lowering health care costs and, particularly, prescription drug prices. Mindful of... Read More

Free Community College Out of Build Back Better Legislation 
2022-02-07 21:17:35
by Reece Nations

WASHINGTON — First Lady Jill Biden announced on Monday that plans for two years of tuition-free community college are no longer part of Democrats' social spending package. Although she was disappointed that the community college provisions had to be cut... Read More

White House
Biden Defends Record, Vows to Get Out and Talk to Americans Face to Face
2022-01-20 17:09:13
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden’s second solo press conference since taking office turned into a marathon lasting one hour and 45 minutes on Wednesday as he was repeatedly pressed to defend his first year in office and lay out a... Read More

Democrats 'Not Giving Up' on Biden Bill, Talks With Manchin

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden appears determined to return to the negotiating table with Sen. Joe Manchin, the holdout Democrat who effectively tanked the party's signature $2 trillion domestic policy initiative with his own jarring year-end announcement. Biden, responding... Read More

Political News
Sen. Joe Manchin Says No to $2T Bill: 'I Can't Vote for It'

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin said Sunday he cannot back his party's signature $2 trillion social and environment bill, seemingly dealing a fatal blow to President Joe Biden's leading domestic initiative heading into an election year when Democrats'... Read More

U.S. Senate
$2T Bill Stalled, Senate Dems Seem Ready to Move on for Now

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats' vast social and environment package languished in Senate limbo Thursday as leaders' hopes for resolving holdout Sen. Joe Manchin's demands and considering the bill in this year's waning days seemed all but dead. After weeks of... Read More

Prescription Drugs
House Oversight Committee Releases Drug Pricing Report
2021-12-15 21:24:08
by Alexa Hornbeck

The House Oversight Committee recently released a drug pricing investigation report on the need for structural reforms.  “We will continue our investigation on drugs, the cost of drugs and ways to make [them] more affordable for people. Right now, all... Read More

Political News
Build Back Better Act’s Benefits Disputed by House Environmentalists
2021-12-09 22:30:15
by Tom Ramstack

WASHINGTON — With little doubt some version of the Build Back Better Act will win final approval within days, on Thursday a congressional panel discussed how to get the greatest environmental benefit from it. Democrats said that after the infrastructure... Read More

House Moves Toward OK of Dems' Sweeping Social, Climate Bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats brushed aside months-long divisions and approached House passage of their expansive social and environment bill Friday, as President Joe Biden and his party neared a defining win in their drive to use their control of government... Read More

Divided House Debates Dems' Expansive Social, Climate Bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — A divided House finally launched debate Thursday on Democrats' expansive social and environment bill, with party leaders hoping that cost estimates expected from Congress' top fiscal analyst would nail down moderate lawmakers' votes and allow passage by week's... Read More

Protecting Children During Pandemic Guides Policy at Congressional Hearing
2021-09-22 21:09:44
by Tom Ramstack

WASHINGTON -- A congressional panel on Wednesday examined whether the federal government’s strategy is appropriate for protecting children during the COVID-19 pandemic. Lawmakers asked about the potential for vaccinating children, having them return safely to school and whether they should... Read More

Biden’s Build Back Better Plan Advances After House Vote
2021-09-15 21:45:37
by Tom Ramstack

WASHINGTON -- A congressional panel raised the chances Wednesday for President Joe Biden’s Build Back Better Plan to succeed when it approved key portions of the bill. The House Energy and Commerce Committee voted to endorse parts of the $3.5... Read More

House Democrats Break Impasse to Advance $3.5T Budget Plan
2021-08-24 21:28:24
by Tom Ramstack

WASHINGTON -- House Democrats narrowly approved a $3.5 trillion budget framework Tuesday, hours after coming to agreement with moderates whose desire for an immediate vote on the Senate-passed bipartisan infrastructure bill nearly scuttled President Joe Biden's sweeping domestic agenda. In... Read More

In The States
California to Receive Billions for Highways, Airports, and More from Infrastructure Package
2021-08-23 20:43:41
by Reece Nations

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- The bipartisan infrastructure package is drawing closer to finalization and California residents are anticipating improvements to local roads, airports and more. Although the Golden State boasts the nation’s largest economy, a lack of prior investments in public... Read More

Political News
Congress Prepares for Vote On $3.5 Trillion Economic Plan
2021-08-23 20:41:21
by Tom Ramstack

WASHINGTON -- Members of Congress returned from their summer recess Monday to hammer out an agreement on President Joe Biden’s $3.5 trillion “Build Back Better” economic stimulus plan. They are running into strong headwinds from Republicans as they prepare for... Read More

NewDEAL Forum Releases Agenda for COVID Recovery
2021-02-19 19:45:09
by TWN Staff

WASHINGTON - Recognizing the vital role of state and local government in achieving President Biden’s charge for our country to Build Back Better, the NewDEAL Forum released policy recommendations Thursday for responding to immediate crises and addressing long-term challenges exacerbated... Read More

2020 Elections
In Final Push, Biden Builds Bridge to Business Community
2020-10-16 21:26:08
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - With less than 20 days to go until Election Day 2020, the Biden campaign is engaging in a full-throttled effort to reach out to small business owners across the country. The goal is both to enlist them as... Read More

2020 Elections
Biden Pledges New Deal-Like Economic Agenda to Counter Trump

DUNMORE, Pa. (AP) — Democrat Joe Biden turned his campaign against President Donald Trump toward the economy Thursday, introducing a New Deal-like economic agenda while drawing a sharp contrast with a billionaire incumbent he said has abandoned working-class Americans amid cascading crises.... Read More

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