New details on Democratic negotiations to trim back $3.5 trillion spending bill

New details on Democratic negotiations to trim back $3.5 trillion spending bill

This post was originally published on this siteAfter a series of meetings at the White House with lawmakers, new details are emerging about possible cuts to the $3.5 trillion spending bill, in areas like community college tuition and guaranteed paid family leave. Nancy Cordes reports from the White House.

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Democrats say there is new momentum for a budget package

Democrats say there is new momentum for a budget package

This post was originally published on this siteCongress is back and trying to tackle a number of pressing issues before the end of the month, including negotiations over President Biden’s infrastructure and social spending packages.

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‘Promises Made Just Have to Be Promises Kept’: Black Colleges Feel Stung by Democrats

‘Promises Made Just Have to Be Promises Kept’: Black Colleges Feel Stung by Democrats

This post was originally published on this siteA rift is forming over a plan to provide only $2 billion out of the $20 billion President Biden proposed to help level the playing field in his social spending package.

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As housing concerns mount, cities, states steer billions in COVID funds to address crisis

As housing concerns mount, cities, states steer billions in COVID funds to address crisis

This post was originally published on this siteMayors are tapping COVID-19 funds to take on an affordable housing crisis. But some say real progress depends on Biden’s $3.5 trillion spending bill.     

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Biden Holds Office Hours As Manchin Takes Axe To Reconciliation Bill

Biden Holds Office Hours As Manchin Takes Axe To Reconciliation Bill

This post was originally published on this site President Joe Biden is calling in factions of primarily House members to the White House today. The progressives are at 2:00 p.m., followed by the moderates a couple hours later. Sen. Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ) will reportedly have a one-on-one earlier on Tuesday. Biden will...

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White House dials up ‘urgency’ as Biden meets with Democrats on economic bill

White House dials up ‘urgency’ as Biden meets with Democrats on economic bill

This post was originally published on this siteThe White House is holding a series of meetings this week to pressure Democrats to resolve their differences and reach a deal on the sweeping economic policy bill.

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Democrats push Biden to take forceful role in bridging party’s sparring factions over agenda

Democrats push Biden to take forceful role in bridging party’s sparring factions over agenda

This post was originally published on this siteHouse Speaker Nancy Pelosi and President Joe Biden spoke by phone last Tuesday and zeroed in on a strategy for their party’s sweeping economic package, deciding that the time has come to wrap up negotiations, several senior officials in both places tell CNN...

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Democrats struggle to gain steam on Biden spending plan

Democrats struggle to gain steam on Biden spending plan

This post was originally published on this siteDemocrats are struggling to break through on their sweeping social spending bill amid a laser-like focus on the price tag and high-profile squabbles.Democratic leadership has set an end-of-the-month deadline to get both the spending package and a…

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Pelosi enters pivotal stretch on Biden agenda

Pelosi enters pivotal stretch on Biden agenda

This post was originally published on this siteSpeaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) faces daunting days ahead as she races to unite feuding factions of her restive caucus and pass a massive social benefits package at the heart of President Biden’s agenda, along with a separate infrastructure bill,…

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McConnell gets GOP wake-up call

McConnell gets GOP wake-up call

This post was originally published on this siteThe backlash Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (Ky.) received from fellow Republican senators last week is a wake-up call to the GOP leader that he doesn’t have any more political capital to spend on helping Democrats raise the debt limit again…

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