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Democrats See Tax 'Framework' to Pay for Huge $3.5T Package
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Democrats See Tax 'Framework' to Pay for Huge $3.5T Package

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House and congressional Democrats have agreed to a framework of options to pay for their huge, emerging social and environment bill, top Democrats said Thursday. Now they face the daunting task of narrowing the menu... Read More

Murphy, Cuellar Seek Assurances from Pelosi on Reconciliation Bill
Political News
Murphy, Cuellar Seek Assurances from Pelosi on Reconciliation Bill
2021-09-05 12:23:17
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON -- Two moderate House Democrats are pressing Speaker Nancy Pelosi for a transparent process in the drafting of the $3.5 trillion reconciliation bill, saying in a letter on Friday that her promises in this regard will determine whether they... Read More

Austin Mayor Joins Pelosi, Doggett to Share ‘Build Back Better’ Progress
Cities
Austin Mayor Joins Pelosi, Doggett to Share ‘Build Back Better’ Progress
2021-09-03 19:02:31
by Reece Nations

AUSTIN, Texas — As Democrats returned to Capitol Hill poised to make more of the Biden administration’s agenda a reality, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi joined Rep. Lloyd Doggett, D-Texas, and Austin Mayor Steve Adler for an update on the progress... Read More

Delta Variant Concerns Affecting U.S. Employment Situation
Employment
Delta Variant Concerns Affecting U.S. Employment Situation
2021-09-03 15:46:42
by Victoria Turner

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. employment grew by 235,000 jobs and the unemployment rate declined to 5.2% in August, but that 0.2% decrease still leaves 8.4 million Americans unemployed. The 235,000 growth spurt highlighted in the Labor Department’s August Employment Situation... Read More

House Democrats Break Impasse to Advance $3.5T Budget Plan
Congress
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

Congress Prepares for Vote On $3.5 Trillion Economic Plan
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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

Moderates Reinforce Push for Immediate Infrastructure Vote
Congress
Moderates Reinforce Push for Immediate Infrastructure Vote
2021-08-20 20:09:14
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON -- Nine moderate House Democrats on Friday reinforced their call for an immediate vote on the Senate-passed Bipartisan Infrastructure bill, putting them on a collision course with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi as the chamber prepares to return to Capitol... Read More

Salary Cap Raised for Capitol Hill Staffers
Employment
Salary Cap Raised for Capitol Hill Staffers
2021-08-12 20:56:39
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON -- In a move she says is intended to attract the “best talent in America” to Capitol Hill, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., on Thursday raised the salary cap for House staffers to $199,300, up from the maximum $173,900... Read More

Senate Passes $1.2 Trillion Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill
Political News
Senate Passes $1.2 Trillion Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill
2021-08-10 16:34:32
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON -- The Senate passed the $1.2 trillion bipartisan infrastructure deal on Tuesday, handing President Joe Biden a significant win for his top legislative priority.  “This is what it looks like when elected leaders take a step toward healing our... Read More

Dems Ask McCarthy to Recant Pelosi Taunt as Tensions Rise
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Dems Ask McCarthy to Recant Pelosi Taunt as Tensions Rise

WASHINGTON (AP) — Several House Democrats have called on House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy to apologize to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi or resign after audio surfaced of him saying at a weekend fundraiser that it would be "hard not to... Read More

AFL-CIO's Richard Trumka Dies of Heart Attack at 72
Labor
AFL-CIO's Richard Trumka Dies of Heart Attack at 72
2021-08-06 14:35:10
by Dan McCue

Richard Trumka, the powerful president of the AFL-CIO who rose from the coal mines of Pennsylvania to preside over one of the largest labor organizations in the world, died Thursday. He was 72. In a note to staff, Liz Shuler,... Read More

Biden, Pelosi, Schumer Call On Cuomo to Resign
Political News
Biden, Pelosi, Schumer Call On Cuomo to Resign
2021-08-03 21:06:02
by Dan McCue

President Joe Biden, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, and New York Sens. Chuck Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand, are calling on New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo to resign after a bombshell report from independent investigators appointed by the state attorney general said... Read More

Pelosi, Democrats Call on Biden to Extend Eviction Ban
Housing
Pelosi, Democrats Call on Biden to Extend Eviction Ban

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and the House Democratic leaders called on the Biden administration to immediately extend the nation's eviction moratorium, calling it a "moral imperative" to prevent Americans from being put out of their homes during... Read More

Biden, Harris Celebrate Americans with Disabilities Act
Civil Rights
Biden, Harris Celebrate Americans with Disabilities Act
2021-07-27 12:55:31
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON -- President Joe Biden celebrated the 31st anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act Monday and announced new guidance suggesting long-term COVID-19 could be considered a disability in some cases under federal civil rights laws.  “For our nation, the... Read More

Republicans Vow to Keep Raising Jan. 6 Questions, Despite Committee Quarrels
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Republicans Vow to Keep Raising Jan. 6 Questions, Despite Committee Quarrels
2021-07-23 20:34:05
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - As a select committee prepares to open its investigation Tuesday into the events leading up to and during the Jan. 6 insurrection on Capitol Hill, a trio of House Republicans wonder what might have been. Everyone expected some... Read More

Pelosi Says 'Deadly Serious' Jan. 6 Probe to Go Without GOP
Congress
Pelosi Says 'Deadly Serious' Jan. 6 Probe to Go Without GOP

WASHINGTON (AP) — Unfazed by Republican threats of a boycott, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi declared that a congressional committee investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection will take on its "deadly serious" work whether Republicans participate or not.  The Republicans' House... Read More

Bipartisanship, Infrastructure and Local Government Take Center Stage at NACo Conference
County News
Bipartisanship, Infrastructure and Local Government Take Center Stage at NACo Conference
2021-07-12 19:33:21
by Dan McCue

The headliners included everyone from Vice President Kamala Harris to Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigeig to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, but have no doubt, the focus of the National Association of Counties annual conference was on renewal and a bipartisan way... Read More

Who’s Who on the Select Committee Investigating Capitol Siege
Congress
Who’s Who on the Select Committee Investigating Capitol Siege
2021-07-02 14:39:40
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - On Thursday, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi created quite the splash by appointing Republican Rep. Liz Cheney of Wyoming to the new select committee that will soon begin a new investigation into the violent Jan. 6 attack on the... Read More

Pelosi Casts Spotlight on Efforts of Women's Caucus to Help Working Families
Congress
Pelosi Casts Spotlight on Efforts of Women's Caucus to Help Working Families
2021-07-02 12:57:13
by Ansley Puckett

WASHINGTON - Speaker Nancy Pelosi held a press event with the Democratic Women’s Caucus on Thursday for the Care Economy.  Pelosi said the event was to tell the American people that the Democratic women in the House of Representatives and... Read More

Pelosi Names GOP's Cheney to Panel Investigating Jan. 6 Riot
Congress
Pelosi Names GOP's Cheney to Panel Investigating Jan. 6 Riot

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Thursday named Republican Rep. Liz Cheney to a new select committee on the violent Jan. 6 insurrection at the Capitol, elevating the most unyielding GOP critic of former President Donald Trump to... Read More

Select Committee to Investigate Capitol Hill Riot
Congress
Select Committee to Investigate Capitol Hill Riot
2021-06-24 15:49:57
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Thursday she is appointing a new select committee to investigate “the many questions” that still surround events leading up to the Jan. 6 siege of the Capitol and the federal response that day.... Read More

Pelosi Rules Out Having Biden Create Jan. 6 Commission
Political News
Pelosi Rules Out Having Biden Create Jan. 6 Commission

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is ruling out a presidential commission to study the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol, telling House Democrats that having President Joe Biden appoint a panel is unworkable even after the Senate... Read More

National Guard Mission Ends on Capitol Hill
Congress
National Guard Mission Ends on Capitol Hill
2021-05-24 20:56:06
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON- Five months after being deployed to the U.S. Capitol to help fend off rioters during the Jan. 6 siege by violent supporters of former President Donald Trump, National Guard troops have packed up and are heading home. The guard's... Read More

House Looks to OK Jan. 6 Riot Commission, Senate GOP Dubious
Congress
House Looks to OK Jan. 6 Riot Commission, Senate GOP Dubious

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House is poised to vote on a 9/11-style commission on the deadly Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol, a first step toward creating an independent, bipartisan panel that would investigate the siege and try to... Read More

House Reaches Bipartisan Agreement on Jan. 6 Commission
Congress
House Reaches Bipartisan Agreement on Jan. 6 Commission
2021-05-14 18:13:57
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - A House panel reached a bipartisan agreement Friday on legislation that will establish a 9/11-style commission to review events surrounding the Jan. 6 siege on the U.S. Capitol. The deal reached by the House Homeland Security Committee means... Read More

Alcee Hastings Dies of Cancer at 84
Congress
Alcee Hastings Dies of Cancer at 84
2021-04-06 19:23:09
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - Rep. Alcee Hastings, the dean of Florida’s congressional delegation, died Tuesday after a battle with pancreatic cancer. He was 84. Hastings announced his cancer diagnosis just over two years ago, but he continued to press on with his... Read More

Despite Headwinds, House Set to OK Dems' Immigration Bills
Congress
Despite Headwinds, House Set to OK Dems' Immigration Bills

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats seem poised to claim victory in the House's first votes this year on immigration, but moving legislation on the divisive issue all the way through Congress to President Joe Biden is an uphill fight. The House... Read More

Pelosi Pledges Swift work on Major Infrastructure Package
Congress
Pelosi Pledges Swift work on Major Infrastructure Package

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Sunday pledged swift work by Congress on a job and infrastructure package that will be "fiscally sound," but said she isn't sure whether the next major item on President Joe Biden's agenda... Read More

House Set to Vote on Virus Relief, Biden on Cusp of Triumph
Congress
House Set to Vote on Virus Relief, Biden on Cusp of Triumph

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress is poised to approve a landmark $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill, placing President Joe Biden on the cusp of an early triumph that advances Democratic priorities and showcases the unity his party will need to forge... Read More

House Passes $1.9 Trillion COVID Relief Package
Congress
House Passes $1.9 Trillion COVID Relief Package
2021-02-27 17:52:49
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON – The House passed a $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief package in the wee hours of Saturday morning, helping President Joe Biden clear the first hurdle in passing an economic stimulus bill that includes $1,400 in direct payments to U.S.... Read More

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