Thursday, July 29

Reconciliation

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Democrats slam Mitch McConnell for taking economy’hostage’ by rallying GOP against extending US’s ability to pay its bills on time

Democrats assailed Mitch McConnell for trying to rally Republicans against raising the debt ceiling. "He's not going to be able to hold the economy hostage," a top Democrat said Wednesday. Republicans had previously backed raising the debt ceiling under Trump. LoadingSomething is loading. Congressional Democrats slammed Senate Minority Leader M...
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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...
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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. ...
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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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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. ...
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Pelosi rebuffs McConnell’s demands on infrastructure, holding firm on clearing a Democrat-only social spending plan

Nancy Pelosi just brushed back Mitch McConnell's demands on infrastructure. She's holding firm on her commitment to clear a bipartisan deal only after Senate Democrats approve a party-line bill. The reconciliation package is poised to be full of social initiatives the GOP fiercely opposes. See more stories on Insider's business page. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is holding firm on her commitment to not approve a $579 billion bipartisan infrastructure agreement until a party-line package reaches the lower chamber."The statement that I made as such is the statement I stand by," Pelosi told reporters at a press conference, adding that H...
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AOC blasts Republicans for wasting time and’negotiating in bad faith’ on bipartisan infrastructure deal

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez slammed Republicans for walking back from a bipartisan infrastructure deal. On Twitter, the New York lawmaker accused GOP senators of negotiating "in bad faith." She also blasted the lack of diversity in the bipartisan group of senators negotiating with Biden. LoadingSomething is loading. ...
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Joe Manchin balks at backing $6 trillion in infrastructure spending sought by Bernie Sanders, Senate Democrats

Joe Manchin balked at the $6 trillion price-tag of an economic package proposed by Bernie Sanders. "I have a hard time swallowing that," he told reporters on Capitol Hill on Thursday. Democrats are trying to pass a larger economic package that ticks off parts of Biden's agenda. LoadingSomething is loading. ...