Wednesday, July 28

Republicans

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Congress, Democrats, Legislation, Politics, public banking, Republicans

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez slams Republican lawmakers who’don’t even read the bills’ they’re criticizing

AOC accused some of her colleagues of opining on her public banking bill without even reading it. "If I made comments that very publicly demonstrated that I didn't read the legislation I was discussing, I'd be embarrassed." She accused a conservative expert of mischaracterizing the Public Banking Act as a "government takeover." See more stories on Insider's business page. LoadingSomething is loading. ...
capitol, committee, Congress, Democrats, Insurrection, january 6, Kevin McCarthy, Liz Cheney, Nancy Pelosi, Politics, Republicans, riot

Liz Cheney calls Kevin McCarthy’s January 6 rhetoric’disgraceful’ and says his lack of’commitment to the Constitution’ should disqualify him from being House speaker if GOP wins in 2022

Rep. Liz Cheney blasted House GOP leader Kevin McCarthy on Wednesday over the January 6 committee. She called his comments on Pelosi's select committee "disingenuous." Cheney also said McCarthy should not be considered for the House speakership if the GOP wins in 2022. LoadingSomething is loading. Rep. Liz Cheney on Wednesday blasted House Repu...
Congress, Donald Trump, GOP, Politics, Republicans, Steve Scalise

The 2nd highest-ranking House Republican just got his first vaccine dose as Mitch McConnell raises alarms about the Delta variant

House minority whip Steve Scalise, the second-highest ranking House Republican, revealed that he got his first COVID-19 vaccine dose on Sunday. Scalise previously said he hadn't been vaccinated because he had COVID-19 antibodies. The congressman called the vaccines "safe and effective" and cited the rapidly-spreading Delta variant as a reason for getting vaccinated. LoadingSomething is loading. ...
2016, Actors, Announcement, campaign, Donald Trump, Politics, Presidency, Republicans, Trump campaign

Trump aide says they paid actors to appear at his 2016 presidential campaign announcement

Corey Lewandowski previously denied that Trump paid actors to appear at his 2015 campaign announcement. Yet the first Trump 2016 campaign manager recently told Insider the opposite. Insider reported this moment as part of its definitive oral history of Trump's rise in the GOP. LoadingSomething is loading. ...
Child tax credit 2021, Democrats, Economy, Politics, President Joe Biden, Republicans, Stimulus, White House

How some families can get stimulus checks worth up to $3,200 in backpay through Biden’s child tax credit rollout

This week, the parents of about 60 million American kids will receive their first monthly child tax credit payment. The new policy offers an opportunity for eligible parents and non-parents to get stimulus payments they missed. These individuals would be eligible for all three stimulus checks, amounting to $3,200 in federal relief. LoadingSomething is loading. ...
Congress, Coronavirus relief, Deficit spending, Democrats, Economy, Infrastructure, Joe Manchin, National Debt, Politics, Republicans, White House

Joe Manchin doubles down on refusing to add to the deficit to fund a Democrat-only infrastructure plan

Manchin doubled down on his insistence to fully finance a Democrat-only infrastructure package. "I think we've put enough free money out," he said, citing the federal response to the pandemic. Manchin's support is critical for Democrats in an evenly-divided Senate. ISee more stories on Insider's business page. Sen. Joe Manchin is ruling out borrowing money to finance a party-line infrastructure package as Senate Democrats deliberate the range of tax increases that would be needed to pay for President Joe Biden's agenda.'I think everything should be paid for now," he told reporters. "I think we've put enough free money out."Manchin ...
angus king, Bernie Sanders, Biden infrastructure plan, Congress, Democrats, Economy, Infrastructure, Joe Biden, Joe Manchin, Jon Tester, original reporting, Politics, Republicans, Stimulus, White House

Bernie Sanders says he wants over $3.5 trillion for a Democrat-only infrastructure package. Senate Democrats aren’t ready to commit.

Sanders wants a Democrat-only infrastructure bill that's larger than $3.5 trillion. "I'm going to fight to make that proposal as robust as it can be," he said outside the White House. Talks are in their early stages, and Insider spoke to several Democrats who weren't ready to commit. See more stories on Insider's business page. Sen. Bernie Sanders on Monday said he's pushing Democrat-only infrastructure package larger than $3.5 trillion, as Senate Democrats kicked off a frenzied legislative period."I'm going to fight to make that proposal as robust as it can be," Sanders told reporters outside the White House after an afternoon mee...
Bernie Sanders, Biden administration, Biden infrastructure plan, Childcare, Congress, Economy, House, Infrastructure, Joe Biden, Joe Manchin, National Debt, Policy, Politics, Republicans, Senate, Stimulus, Taxes, White House

Bernie Sanders said he’d oppose a $3 trillion Democrat-only infrastructure plan since it’s’much too low,’ potentially setting up spending showdown with Manchin

Sanders ruled out backing a Democrat-only infrastructure plan below $3 trillion. "That's much too low," he told New York Times opinion columnist Maureen Dowd. It may set up a confrontation with centrists like Joe Manchin, who favor a smaller plan. See more stories on Insider's business page. Sen. Bernie Sanders indicated that he would oppose a Democrat-only spending bill if its price tag didn't top $3 trillion, brushing anything lower as too meager. It may set the stage for a confrontation between Sanders and moderate Democrats looking to restrain the size of a follow-up package.In an interview with New York Times opinion columnist...
Andrew saul, Congress, Democrats, Direct payments, Economy, Joe Biden, Policy, Politics, Republicans, Social Security Administration, stimulus check, stimulus check delays, Unions

Biden fired the Trump-appointed Social Security head amid complaints of stimulus check delays and union-busting tactics

The White House fired Andrew Saul, the Social Security head, on Friday evening. Democrats and advocates charged the agency with gumming up stimulus checks for disabled people. Democrats cheered the firings while Republicans said Biden was injecting politics into the agency. LoadingSomething is loading. ...
Democrats, Direct payments, Economy, Kentucky, Markets, Mitch McConnell, Nancy Pelosi, Policy, Politics, Republicans, State Aid, Stimulus checks, Unemployment benefits

Nancy Pelosi rips McConnell for touting stimulus aid for Kentucky:’Vote no and take the dough’

Nancy Pelosi rebuked Mitch McConnell for touting state aid for Kentucky from the stimulus. "I didn't vote for it, but you're going to get a lot more money,' McConnell said to local lawmakers. Some Republicans have touted parts of the law in recent months, even though none voted for it. LoadingSomething is loading. ...