Senate Democrats release $3.5T budget bill as infrastructure fight comes to a head
Senate Democrats issued their budget Monday for a $3.5 trillion package that pours funding into social programs, climate change initiatives and free education, queuing up a widely expected maneuver toward passage without GOP support.
Senate gears up to get massive infrastructure bill off ground
The Senate finally unveiled the 2,702-page bill late Sunday after legislating in a rare weekend session over the finer points of sourcing huge pools of funding for the nation’s roads, bridges, waterways, its aging power grid and more.
Biden administration to reverse Trump-era coal wastewater rule
In a reversal of a Trump-era policy, the Environmental Protection Agency said Monday that it will roll back lax wastewater pollution rules for coal-fired power plants issued by the former administration, though the change won't be felt any time soon.
Infrastructure falters again with doomed vote in Senate; Tester among 11 still pushing
The saga of getting an infrastructure deal passed on Capitol Hill continues into another week after a procedural Senate vote to debate a bill that doesn’t yet formally exist failed on party lines Wednesday, 49-51.
Without Rosendale, House sends Juneteenth holiday bill to Biden’s desk
Though it was not unanimous due to Republican objections, the House of Representatives on Wednesday voted 415-14 to pass a resolution that creates a federal holiday for Juneteenth, the celebration of the end of slavery in the United States.
Emails show Trump pressured top DOJ officials to overturn election
A newly made public trove of emails from the tail end of the Trump administration shows that the former president actively pressured top Justice Department officials to back up his claims that he was robbed of a second term.
DOJ watchdog to probe seizure of Democrat, reporter data during Trump
enate Democrats are seething at revelations that metadata from lawmakers, staffers and reporters was seized secretly by the Trump administration’s Justice Department. Subpoenas are on the horizon.
Senate passes $250 billion US-China competition bill
Legislation approving $250 billion to accelerate American innovation, research, science and technology passed in the Senate Tuesday, but it faces a tough battle in the House of Representatives.
In counter-offer to Biden, GOP opts for $928B for U.S. infrastructure
Republicans presented their latest counteroffer to President Joe Biden’s $1.7 trillion vision for bridges, broadband and beyond as the country heads into Memorial Day weekend, offering $928 billion over eight years to reinvigorate the nation’s aging infrastructure.
Fractured party: Trump-fatigue has some in GOP ready for schism
Republicans exhausted with former President Donald Trump sucking up all of the oxygen under the Grand Old Party tent are expected to call for the formation of a new political party.