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Biden’s legislative agenda going nowhere 1 year into presidency

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Biden's major legislative priorities are in limbo after Democratic Sens. Joe Manchin of West Virginia and Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona didn't cave to Biden's pressure and refused to roll back the filibuster to pass legi...

Pelosi accuses Republicans of ‘legislative continuation of what they did on Jan. 6’ in pivot to election bill

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With Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., essentially ending President Biden's chances to pass Build Back Better, the Democrats have pivoted to establishing a federal election framework, which Republicans say is little more th...

Victor Davis Hanson: Fauci is acting like a ‘monarch’ with ‘legislative, judicial and executive power’

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During an address on the White House's latest strategy to deal with the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Biden opened by applauding Fauci, who Biden said he sees more than his own wife. Biden went on to joke that Fauci is ...

New York City to remove Thomas Jefferson statue from legislative chamber by year’s end

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A vote by a little-known New York City committee on Monday signals the end to a two-decade effort to remove a statue of Thomas Jefferson from the chambers of the New York City Council. The Public Design Commission, ...

Biden urges Democratic action on stalled legislative agenda

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President Joe Biden on Friday urged Democrats to pass massive infrastructure and social safety net legislation at a time when sharp disagreements between moderate and progressive members of his party threaten his do...

California legislative switcheroo could ‘gut-and-amend’ bridge bill into coronavirus vaccine mandate

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The legislative screen allows state lawmakers to fast-track their agenda without going through committees and other early hurdles, according to state Assemblyman Kevin Kiley, a Republican and candidate to replace Gov...

Schumer announces bipartisan group has finalized legislative text on infrastructure bill

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Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer announced on the Senate floor Sunday evening that the bipartisan group of senators has finalized legislative text of the infrastructure bill, after hours of last-minute additions...

Schumer disagrees with Tlaib’s controversial call to end policing in the US, calls for Dem legislative reforms

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Schumer was speaking at a news conference where leaders addressed anti-Asian crimes and discussed proposed legislation targeting violent crimes motivated by a belief that a person's race is connected with the spread ...

Troopers guard Texas Capitol and a few protesters gather as legislative session starts

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Austin, Texas Numerous law enforcement officers stood guard at Texas' Capitol building in Austin and about a dozen demonstrators gathered outside as the legislative session began Tuesday. FBI warns 'armed protests...

Biden builds out White House legislative affairs team

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President-elect Joe Biden is building out his legislative affairs team in the White House, announcing two more key roles in the office that will guide his agenda through what could be a divided Congress. Biden ann...

This Democratic senator is *already* hedging his stance on getting rid of the legislative filibuster

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In the wake of Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer's threat that "everything is on the table" if Democrats retake the majority this fall, there's been considerable focus on both what they might consider and whether...