Senators Block Vote on Debt Ceiling

Government will be out of money on October 18, Secretary Yellen says. As a potential shutdown approaches, a procedural vote to advance Senate consideration of a continuing resolution…

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White House Tells Agencies Prepare for Shutdown

Congressional leaders reach deal on revenue portion of social program. The White House states that government agencies may face a shutdown if a stopgap bill is not signed…

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Budget Reconciliation Cannot Include Immigration Reform

Alternatives must be proposed after Senate Parliamentarian determination. On Sunday, Elizabeth MacDonough, the Senate’s Parliamentarian determined that the Senate majority would not be able to pass any immigration…

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For The People Act Blocked in Senate

The measure was called an attempt at government overreach regarding elections. In the wee hours Wednesday morning, before adjourning for the rest of the month, members of the…

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Senate Passes $3.5 Trillion Spending Package

Bill includes funding for health, education, and family support.  The Senate budget resolution providing for a $3.5 trillion spending package was approved early Wednesday morning. The social policy…

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Senate Debate Begins on $3.5 Trillion Budget

Provisions include universal preschool and amnesty for millions. On Monday, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer of New York said the Senate would begin debate on a $3.5 trillion…

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Infrastructure Package Won’t Be Rushed

Minority Leader McConnell says he’ll block cutting off debate too quickly. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky stated he would block a bipartisan infrastructure package if the…

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Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill Evades Clear Resolution

Majority expresses frustration over slow-moving negotiations Senate members are experiencing mounting frustration as bipartisan infrastructure discussions proceed slowly. Senator Sherrod Brown of Ohio, the chairman of the Senate…

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Infrastructure Bill in Delayed in Senate

There is still no text spelling out the deal. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer’s attempt to begin debate tomorrow on a still-unfinished bipartisan infrastructure bill appears that it…

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Senate Majority Leader Meets With Texas Legislators

Discusses voting rights with protesting state On Tuesday, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer announced that he would be meeting with members of the Texas legislature that have gone…

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