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On September 15, 2021, House Democrats completed the enormous undertaking of translating President Biden’s economic agenda into a $3.5 trillion tax-and-spending proposal: the Build Back Better Act. The measure seeks to shepherd major changes to federal health care, education, immigration, climate, and tax laws, introducing a sprawling set of federal programs representing a range of […]

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The House and Senate return to Washington in September with a daunting to-do list, including staving off a potential shutdown when the fiscal year ends Sept. 30 and raising or suspending the debt ceiling before it’s breached, potentially as soon as October. The Senate resumes Sept. 13. House committees will hold markups and hearings over […]

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A group of House moderates is throwing a wrench in the Democrats’ two-prong economic agenda, threatening to block a multitrillion-dollar budget bill until party leaders enact the Senate’s bipartisan infrastructure package, according to a letter obtained by The Hill. Behind Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), House Democrats had intended to return to Washington the week of Aug. 23, interrupting […]

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The House will interrupt its previously scheduled seven-week summer recess later this month to consider a budget resolution to kick off the process for Democrats’ $3.5 trillion spending plan. House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) announced in a letter to lawmakers on Tuesday that the chamber will return to session on Aug. 23 to consider the budget resolution, […]

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Forty-six Republican senators issued a stern warning to Democrats that they will not vote for an increase in the debt ceiling, a move that could raise the risk of the U.S. Treasury defaulting on its obligations as soon as next month. “We will not vote to increase the debt ceiling, whether that increase comes through […]

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The Senate Wednesday morning passed 50-49 a partisan $3.5 trillion budget resolution, setting the stage for Democrats to pass key health care priorities through the fast-track, reconciliation process in the fall, and refueling the debate over which policies should ultimately be included. Two moderate Democrats, Sens. Joe Manchin (WV) and Kyrsten Simena (AZ), say that […]

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Speaker Nancy Pelosi told her caucus Wednesday she would not waver from her two-pronged strategy to deliver President Joe Biden’s main domestic priorities, bringing the House closer to a standoff between Democrats’ leadership and their most vulnerable members. The California Democrat reiterated in no uncertain terms during a call with members that she would only bring the […]

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House and Senate committees would be directed to produce legislation providing $3.5 trillion of spending to enact the bulk of President Joe Biden’s economic agenda under S. Con. Res. 14, the Senate’s fiscal 2022 budget resolution. The resolution would tee up the budget reconciliation process that would allow Democrats to pass Biden’s plan without Republican support, including […]

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By Alex Ruoff | August 9, 2021 2:48PM ET Senate Democrats laid out an ambitious plan to expand public health insurance programs Monday, with a price tag that could hit more than $1 trillion. Democratic leaders released text of their budget resolution, setting up President Joe Biden’s $3.5 trillion economic plan. Roughly a third of […]

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