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Trump threatened to primary GOP lawmakers who favor the bipartisan infrastructure plan. 17 Republicans just voted to advance it, including Mitch McConnell.

President Trump threatened primary challengers to any Republicans who support the bipartisan infrastructure deal. The former president has railed against negotiations in recent days, warning Republicans to abandon the talks. But in a Wednesday vote, 17 Republicans joined all 50 Democrats to advance the $1 trillion package in the Senate. LoadingSomething is loading. ...
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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...
infrastructure bill 2021, Lindsey Graham, Politics, President Joe Biden, Reconciliation, Senate Democrats, senate republicans

Lindsey Graham floats Senate GOP leaving Washington, DC to deny a quorum for Democratic infrastructure bill

Lindsey Graham floated the idea of ​​Senate Republicans skipping town to deny Democrats a quorum. Graham is incensed over the $3.5 trillion infrastructure bill that Democrats want to pass via reconciliation. The senator said he was taking a page from the playbook of Texas House Democrats, who left the state to block a GOP voting bill. Sign up for the 10 Things in Politics daily newsletter. LoadingSomething is loading. ...
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Infrastructure, infrastructure bill 2021, Medicaid, Politics

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez praised the $3.5 trillion infrastructure bill as a’progressive victory’

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez praised the $3.5 trillion reconciliation package announced by Senate Dems on Tuesday. It would stand with the $579 billion infrastructure deal that President Biden struck with the GOP last month. Without progressive lawmakers, she said, "we probably would be stuck with that tiny, pathetic bipartisan bill alone." LoadingSomething is loading. ...
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Trump warns Senate Republicans that they’re’being played’ over’fake infrastructure proposals’

Trump warned Senate Republicans to nix working with Democrats on a bipartisan infrastructure bill. "You are just being played by the Radical Left Democrats," the former president said on Friday. Democrats hope to pass a separate and more robust infrastructure bill through reconciliation. Sign up for the 10 Things in Politics daily newsletter. LoadingSomething is loading. ...
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National Review editor blasts GOP Sen. Lindsey Graham as ‘an idiot’ over infrastructure claims in scathing op-ed

Editor Philip Klein blasted Sen. Graham for his stance on the bipartisan infrastructure bill. Graham criticized Democratic attempts to link the negotiated legislation with a reconciliation bill. In an op-ed, Klein argues that Republicans are being "duped" by President Biden. Sign up for the 10 Things in Politics daily newsletter. The editor of the conservative National Review Online on Friday called Sen. Lindsey Graham "an idiot" for thinking that President Joe Biden would approve bipartisan infrastructure legislation in the absence of a Democratic-led reconciliation bill.In an op-ed column, Philip Klein gave a harsh assessment of ...
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Biden walks back remarks, says he didn’t mean to threaten to veto the bipartisan infrastructure bill

President Joe Biden said he hadn't intended to threaten a veto on a bipartisan bill. Biden previously said "I'm not signing it" without passing another Democratic antipoverty plan. Republicans had called Biden's remarks "extortion" and threatened to withdraw support. See more stories on Insider's business page. President Joe Biden said Saturday that he hadn't meant to threaten a veto on a $1.2 trillion bipartisan infrastructure bill.On Thursday, Biden triggered Republican backlash when he said the infrastructure bill would need to move in "tandem" with his American Families Plan, a bill brimming with Democratic priorities like chil...
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An 1870s-era rail tunnel used by Amtrak could be a possible beneficiary of federal infrastructure funding

Amtrak and the state of Maryland last week came to an agreement on a $4 billion plan to replace the deteriorating Baltimore & Potomac (B&P) Tunnel in Baltimore, a key bottleneck along Amtrak's heavily trafficked Northeast Corridor, according to The Washington Post.The replacement tunnel is slated to be built in the next decade, with the tunnel having the ability to transport electric-powered trains.For years, the current tunnel has transported Amtrak, Maryland's MARC commuter trains, and commercial rail traffic through the state's largest city.But trains slow down to 30 miles per hour along the 148-year-old two-track tunnel, which often creates delays throughout the rail corridor.A replacement tunnel, roughly half a mile north of the existing tubes, would allow trains to move up to 100 ...