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Reconciliation all over again

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A version of this story appeared in CNN's What Matters newsletter. To get it in your inbox, sign up for free here. President Joe Biden's infrastructure push kicked off in earnest Wednesday with a speech framing hi...

Politico releases 2021 version of ‘I’m Just a Bill’ that trashes filibuster, hails reconciliation

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"Having watched the infrastructure bill trying to make its way through reconciliations and vote-a-ramas, we decided it was time to revisit ‘I’m Just a Bill,'" Politico cartoonist Matt Wuerter said in the video's intr...

Environmental groups ask Congress to fund billions of dollars in climate measures in reconciliation

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As Democratic lawmakers begin crafting a massive $ 3.5 trillion budget reconciliation package this week, a coalition of prominent environmental groups is asking them to include between $ 577 billion and $ 746 bil...

Joe Manchin can’t seem to say how much he wants the reconciliation bill to cost

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Here's what Joe Manchin knows: There's no way, no how, that he is voting for the proposed $ 3.5 trillion reconciliation bill being pushed by Senate Democrats. Here's what Joe Manchin appears to have no clue about: ...

Senate parliamentarian rules against Dem amnesty push in reconciliation bill

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Democrats are seeking to pass the massive spending bill via the budget reconciliation process – which allows them to avoid a Senate filibuster and pass the legislation with just 50 votes.  24 HOUSE REPUBLICANS URGE B...

Climate measures in reconciliation, infrastructure bills will mostly meet Biden’s emissions goals, Schumer says

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An analysis from Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer's office estimates that combined, the bipartisan infrastructure bill and $ 3.5 trillion budget reconciliation bill can meet the majority of President Joe Biden'...

Nancy Pelosi defends progressives amid reconciliation fight

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During an appearance on CNN’s "State of the Union," Pelosi disagreed with host Jake Tapper after he said "moderates are frustrated" because several deadlines to pass the two major pieces of legislation were missed "b...

Bill Hagerty: Immigration provision in reconciliation bill will ‘set back’ American workers

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HAGERTY URGES SANDERS TO OPPOSE IMMIGRATION PROVISION BACKED BY BIG TECH IN DEM SPENDING BILL SEN. BILL HAGERTY: "What it does to the American worker is set them back for a generation to come while Big Tech billionai...

End SARS protesters reject Lagos governor’s ‘peace walk’ reconciliation gesture

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Lagos, Nigeria The Governor of Nigeria's Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, said Tuesday that his government will not inflame already heightened tensions that stemmed from a report by a judicial panel that probed the O...

Republicans may abandon infrastructure bill because Pelosi ‘linked’ it with reconciliation: GOP Rep. Johnson

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"I think Nancy Pelosi did this whole process a real disservice by linking them together so strongly and she continues to do that. And that makes it very difficult to bring Republicans to the party," Dusty Johnson, R-...

Rep. Khanna says Biden told Dems reconciliation agreement a must before Glasgow conference: ‘I need this’

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The progressive congressman was confident that a deal will be made in the near future, as lawmakers continue to negotiate terms for the reconciliation bill that was initially valued at $ 3.5 trillion.  NY TIMES' TOM...

Economists urge Democratic leaders to pass immigration revamp in budget reconciliation bill

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A group of economists urged congressional leadership to add a pathway to citizenship for undocumented immigrants to a budget reconciliation bill, arguing that it would bolster the US economy, according to a letter o...

Psaki refuses to say if Biden thinks reconciliation should replace regular order in Senate

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Budget reconciliation is a process of passing certain budget-related measures with a simple majority rather than having to get 60 votes to break a filibuster. It was used to pass the latest $ 1.9T coronavirus relief...

Biden agenda in limbo amid ‘intense’ reconciliation talks, Dems allegedly holding infrastructure ‘hostage’

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"It's gotten completely off the rails," Maryland Republican Gov. Larry Hogan told Fox News. Hogan is a moderate who leads the group "No Labels," which worked with moderate Republicans and Democrats to push for the in...

Parliamentarian gives Democrats potential new tool for reconciliation in early ruling

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The Senate parliamentarian has ruled that Democrats may amend the budget resolution they used for their Covid-19 relief bill and attach another set of reconciliation instructions to it, according to two sources fami...

Pelosi says Dems will pass infrastructure bill this week, can agree on reconciliation package

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"Let me just say we're going to pass the bill this week," Pelosi, D-Calif., said of the infrastructure bill on ABC's "This Week." "But you know I'm never bringing a bill to the floor that doesn't have the votes. And ...

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