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Budget clash pits moderate Democrats against Biden, Pelosi

WASHINGTON (AP) — Confronting their party's most powerful leaders, nine moderate Democrats are tapping the brakes on President Joe Biden's multitrillion-dollar domestic program and insisting on their own priorities. The inter-party showdown is...

 

Pelosi faces new threat from Dem moderates in budget fight

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi faced a fresh hurdle Friday to passing President Joe Biden's multi-trillion dollar domestic policy aspirations, as nine moderate Democrats threatened to derail a budget blueprint crucial to opening the...

 

Top Dem sees tough pathway for $3.5T social, climate plans

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hours after clinching an initial budget victory, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer conceded Wednesday that Democrats face a tough pathway to delivering a package surging $3.5 trillion into family, health and environment...

 

Floyd family meets Biden as Congress weighs police bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — The anniversary of George Floyd's death was supposed to be a milestone moment, a time to mark passage of legislation to "root out systemic racism" in the criminal justice system, in the words of President Joe Biden. Instead,...

 

GOP Leader McCarthy opposes Jan. 6 commission ahead of vote

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy said Tuesday that he won't support a proposal to form an independent, bipartisan commission to study the deadly Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol, almost certainly eroding GOP support...

 

In devotion to Trump, House GOP taps Stefanik for a top post

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans elevated Rep. Elise Stefanik to a leadership post Friday, highlighting how the party whose lodestar has long been conservative policies increasingly views allegiance to Donald Trump as its indispensable key to...

 

Liz Cheney says Trump and GOP backers threaten democracy

WASHINGTON (AP) — A combative Rep. Liz Cheney lashed out at leaders of her own Republican Party late Tuesday, taking to the House floor on the eve of her near-certain ouster from a leadership post to warn that former President Donald Trump and his...

 

Cheney could be 'toast' in fight with Trump over GOP future

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republican leader Kevin McCarthy wants his party to stand firmly with Donald Trump, despite the former president's false claims about the election being stolen from him. No. 3 GOP leader Liz Cheney is trying to steer the par...

 

Liz Cheney clings to GOP post as Trump endorses replacement

WASHINGTON (AP) — No. 3 House Republican Liz Cheney was clinging to her post Wednesday as party leaders lined up behind an heir apparent, signaling that fallout over her clashes with former President Donald Trump was becoming too much for her to...

 

GOP's Sen. Scott suggests Dems use race as political weapon

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Tim Scott accused Democrats on Wednesday of dividing the country and suggested they're wielding race as "a political weapon," using the official Republican response to President Joe Biden's maiden speech to Congress to...

 

Gaetz says he won't resign over 'false' sex allegations

WASHINGTON (AP) — Rep. Matt Gaetz said Monday he will not leave Congress and denied that he "slept with" an underage girl, suggesting that accusations against him stem from political foes angry that he "loathes the swamp." The Florida Republican,...

 

House OKs Dems' immigration bills for Dreamers, farm workers

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House voted Thursday to unlatch a gateway to citizenship for young Dreamers, migrant farm workers and immigrants who've fled war or natural disasters, giving Democrats wins in the year's first votes on an issue that once...

 

House OKs Dems' immigration bills for Dreamers, farm workers

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House voted Thursday to unlatch a gateway to citizenship for young Dreamers, migrant farm workers and immigrants who’ve fled war or natural disasters, giving Democrats wins in the year’s first votes on an issue that faces...

 

Biden, Dems prevail as Senate OKs $1.9T virus relief bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — An exhausted Senate narrowly approved a $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill Saturday as President Joe Biden and his Democratic allies notched a victory they called crucial for hoisting the country out of the pandemic and economic...

 

Dem split on jobless benefits slows relief bill in Senate

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats set aside one battle over boosting the minimum wage but promptly descended into another internal fight Friday as the party haltingly tried moving its $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill through the Senate. Hours after...

 

Minimum wage hike all but dead in big COVID relief bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats' hopes of including a minimum wage increase in their $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill seemed all but dead Monday as the Senate prepared to debate its own version of the House-passed aid package. Four days after the...

 

COVID-19 bill must drop minimum wage hike, arbiter decides

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate parliamentarian dealt a potentially lethal blow Thursday to Democrats’ drive to hike the minimum wage, deciding that the cherished progressive goal must fall from a massive COVID-19 relief bill the party is trying to...

 

GOP attacks Dems' $1.9T COVID-19 relief bill from all angles

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans are attacking the Democrats’ $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief package as too costly, economically damaging and overtly partisan, an all-angles attempt to derail new President Joe Biden’s top priority as it starts...

 

Yellen: Biden's plan could restore full employment by 2022

WASHINGTON (AP) — Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen said Sunday the country was still in a “deep hole” with millions of lost jobs but that President Joe Biden’s $1.9 trillion relief plan could generate enough growth to restore full employment... Full story

 

Dems propose $1,400 payments as part of Biden virus relief

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats on a pivotal House panel on Monday proposed an additional $1,400 in direct payments to individuals as Congress began piecing together a $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief package that largely follows President Joe Biden's pro...

 

Rep. Greene says 'morons' voted to boot her from committees

WASHINGTON (AP) — Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene lashed out Friday at "morons" in both parties who voted to kick her off her committees, a day after the House meted out the unprecedented punishment that Democrats said she'd earned by spreading...

 

House GOP grapples with Greene, Cheney as it defines itself

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats planned a showdown vote for Thursday over stripping Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene of her committee assignments for her endorsement of racist and conspiratorial views, as the chamber's top Republican signaled he...

 

Fury at the shaken Capitol over the attack, security, virus

WASHINGTON (AP) — This time the fury enveloping the Capitol comes not from an insurgent mob but from within. The anger on display is searing — Democrat against Republican; Republican against Republican; legislators of both parties against the...

 

No. 3 House GOP leader backs Trump impeachment as tide grows

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican opposition to impeaching President Donald Trump began crumbling at the party's upper echelons on Tuesday as the No. 3 House GOP leader said she would vote to impeach Trump. "There has never been a greater betrayal by a...

 

GOP senators urge Trump to resign; impeachment gains support

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two Republican senators now say Donald Trump should resign and a third says the president should be “very careful” in his remaining days in office as the House prepares to impeach Trump in the wake of deadly riots at the...

 

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