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Pelosi says infrastructure bill will pass this week — but hedges on timing
Sun, Sep 26, 2021
By Maya Parthasarathy
Drew Angerer/Getty Images

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Sunday said that Democrats will pass an infrastructure bill with $550 billion in new spending sometime this week but wouldn't specify exactly when or nail down the timing for the $3.5 trillion social spending package ...

These Republicans helped craft the infrastructure bill. They might not vote for it.
Sun, Sep 26, 2021
By Sarah Ferris and Nicholas Wu
Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

A motley gang of deal-making House Republicans took partial credit for pushing through President Joe Biden’s infrastructure plan this summer. That doesn’t mean they’ll all vote for it. The roughly 50-member centrist group, dubbed the Proble ...

House Budget Dems approve unfinished $3.5T social spending plan
Sat, Sep 25, 2021
By Jennifer Scholtes and Caitlin Emma
J. Scott Applewhite/AP Photo

House Budget Democrats approved their $3.5 trillion spending plan in a rare Saturday session, sending more than 2,400 pages of text to the floor as the party looks to signal progress on the massive bill heading into a critical week. The measure p ...

Pelosi goes all in with domestic agenda on the line
Sat, Sep 25, 2021
By Heather Caygle, Sarah Ferris and Nicholas Wu
Kevin Dietsch/Getty Images

Nancy Pelosi has never been in a bind like this before. The speaker is on the cusp of muscling through a pair of bills that amount to trillions of dollars in investments that, if they make it to President Joe Biden’s desk, will reshape both her ...

As Dems race forward, Manchin pumps brakes: ‘There is no timeline’
Sat, Sep 25, 2021
By Burgess Everett and Marianne LeVine
J. Scott Applewhite/AP Photo

Democratic leaders and President Joe Biden are speeding up their work on Biden’s massive jobs and families plan. Joe Manchin keeps throttling momentum back. The president wants Manchin and other holdouts to find a top-line number they are comfo ...

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