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Senate Democrats drop proposal to penalize companies for not providing $15 minimum wage

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Senate Democrats decided Sunday to abandon an alternative proposal to penalize companies for not providing a $ 15 minimum wage to their employees, the latest indication that boosting the federal minimum wage in thi...

Why Democrats should still fight for a $15 minimum wage

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Democrats' quest for a $ 15/hour minimum wage may be over before it even began. The Senate parliamentarian ruled this week that it cannot be passed, as currently constructed, by reconciliation as part of Democrats'...

Democrats open to partisan balance on Jan. 6 commission, but panel’s scope still a sticking point

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Congressional Democrats said Thursday that they would be open to an even partisan split for a commission to investigate the January 6 attack on the US Capitol, but a dispute over the panel's scope remained a key sti...

Tanden’s nomination hangs by a thread as Democrats have yet to abandon her

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Senate Democrats and the White House are not yet abandoning the nomination of Neera Tanden to serve as President Joe Biden's budget director -- even though her confirmation hinges on the backing of two moderate sena...

House Democrats plan to push Biden’s Covid relief plan through the chamber next week

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Washington House Democrats are taking a major step forward to push through President Joe Biden's massive $ 1.9 trillion Covid relief bill by the end of next week. The House Budget committee announced Thursday it wil...

Democrats demand answers about USPS delays and question postmaster general’s leadership

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Washington Congressional Democrats are calling on Postmaster General Louis DeJoy to protect the country's mail from future delivery delays and raising questions about his leadership, urging President Joe Biden to fil...

Why Democrats blinked in the Senate impeachment trial

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On Saturday morning, Democrats appeared to score a coup: Winning a surprise vote on calling witnesses in the impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump. On Saturday afternoon, Democrats agreed to end the tri...

Trump’s lawyers strike back at Democrats

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CNN Opinion asks commentators to weigh in on the fourth day of former President Donald Trump's second impeachment trial. Trump's lawyer equating anti-racism protests and their defenders to what happened on Jan. ...

Democrats debate whether to move on from Trump or seek another form of punishment after impeachment trial

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Congressional Democrats are torn over whether to try to punish Donald Trump by censure or move on completely from the former President after the Senate likely acquits him on a charge of inciting the January 6 Capito...

House committee advances key portion of Covid-19 relief bill hours after Democrats finish arguments in impeachment trial

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The House Ways and Means Committee advanced its portion of the coronavirus relief bill Thursday just hours after the House impeachment managers finished arguing their case in the Senate trial, a sign Democrats are t...

Biden and Democrats prepare to act fast on judges, having learned lesson from Trump

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President Joe Biden had been in office less than a week when a federal judge issued a nationwide injunction blocking one of his first immigration-related actions. The order was a victory for Texas Attorney General...

House Democrats ask Biden White House for documents related to alleged Trump administration political interference in Covid response

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House Democrats on Monday asked the Biden administration to hand over long-sought documents from the Trump administration regarding its response to the coronavirus pandemic, renewing an investigation into what role ...

Senate passes key procedural step to allow Democrats to pass Covid-19 relief without threat of GOP filibuster

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Washington The Senate passed a budget resolution early Friday morning -- a key procedural step that sets up the ability for Democrats to pass President Joe Biden's sweeping Covid-19 relief package without the threat ...

Democrats make new push for college athlete compensation

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Another effort aimed at ensuring college athletes make money off their names, images and likenesses was introduced by Democratic lawmakers on Thursday. The College Athlete Economic Freedom Act, sponsored by Rep. Lo...

Biden tells House Democrats to ‘stick together’ in Covid-19 relief push, signals willingness to narrow stimulus checks

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President Joe Biden told House Democrats on a conference call Wednesday he is open to narrowing the distribution of $ 1,400 stimulus checks in his Covid-19 relief proposal to focus on poor and middle-class people, ...

Senate power-sharing agreement reached, Schumer announces, allowing Democrats to take control of committees

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A deal has been reached in the Senate in principle on a power-sharing agreement that had precluded Democrats from taking control of the committees, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer announced Wednesday morning. ...

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