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The Senate is set to return Tuesday to debate Democrats’ election-overhaul legislation before a series of key procedural votes, but fresh opposition by Republicans and moderate Democrats to a potential rules change indicates the effort has faltered. “The Senate will adjourn tonight,” Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) said on the Senate floor last night. […]

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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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