Thursday, July 29

Filibuster

Congress, COVID-19, COVID-19 vaccine, Economy, Filibuster, infrastructure bill 2021, Kamala Harris, Politics, President Joe Biden, Reconciliation, Senate, Unemployment Rate, Washington DC

These 5 key numbers are currently defining the Biden presidency from unemployment to vaccinations

President Joe Biden will mark six months in office on July 20. Biden enjoys unified control of government, but the Senate still has its complications. The administration has focused on battling COVID-19 and is strategizing how to continue the fight. Sign up for the 10 Things in Politics daily newsletter. On July 20, President Joe Biden will have been in office for six months.Since their January inauguration, Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris have been met with a host of challenges, most notably the coronavirus pandemic, which, since last year, has upended life as we know it.However, on a range of issues, from steering a largel...
Filibuster, Joe Lieberman, Kyrsten Sinema, Politics, Reconciliation, Senate

Sen. Kyrsten Sinema slammed’false pressure’ to reach a filibuster-proof 60 votes in newly unearthed 2010 video

Sen. Kyrsten Sinema, an Arizona Democrat, criticized the "false pressure" to reach a 60-vote supermajority to pass legislation in 2010. Sinema, then a state representative, suggested that the filibuster forced Democrats to "kowtow" to moderate lawmakers. Sinema and Sen. Joe Manchin are the only two Democrats who've vocalized staunch opposition to eliminate the filibuster. LoadingSomething is loading. ...
Community College, Democrats, Economy, Filibuster, Infrastructure, Joe Biden, Joe Manchin, Policy, Politics, Republicans, Universal Pre-K, White House

Joe Manchin opens the door to backing Democrat-only infrastructure bill that rolls back ‘unfair’ Trump tax cuts

Manchin signaled he could support a party-line infrastructure bill after striking a possible deal with Republicans. Manchin's backing is pivotal to the bill passing without GOP support. He also supports unwinding the Trump tax cuts, which he called "unfair." See more stories on Insider's business page. Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia on Tuesday said he was open to backing a party-line infrastructure bill. It's one of the clearest signs yet that Democrats could pivot to approving much of President Joe Biden's spending plans without GOP support.The influential Democratic centrist told NBC News that "human infrastructure" should con...
Filibuster, For the People Act, Joe Manchin, Lindsey Graham, Mitch McConnell, Politics, Senate Democrats, Voting Rights

Lindsey Graham calls the Democrats’ voting-rights bill’the biggest power grab’ in US history, rejects Manchin compromise proposal

Sen. Lindsey Graham on Sunday continued to reject the premise of the For the People Act. Graham said that he would also oppose Sen. Joe Manchin's compromise proposal. "We had the largest turnout in the history the US, and states are in charge of voting in America," he said. Sign up for the 10 Things in Politics daily newsletter. GOP Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina on Sunday blasted the Democrats' sweeping voting-rights bill, saying that even a compromise hashed out by Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia would not pass muster.The "For the People Act," also known as HR1 or S.1., would end partisan gerrymandering, expan...