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Top House Democrats called on the Biden administration Sunday to extend the federal eviction moratorium that expired over the weekend after lawmakers failed to extend it themselves. “As the CDC doubles down on mask-wearing and vaccination efforts, science and reason demand that they must also extend the moratorium in light of the delta variant,” the lawmakers said. The White House has previously said the administration doesn’t have the power to extend the moratorium. “Every state and local government must get these funds out to ensure we prevent every eviction we can,” he said. The moratorium was issued last year by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and extended twice by the White House — once in March and again in June.
Persons: Biden, Nancy Pelosi, , Cori Bush, I've, Bush, Organizations: Democrats, Democratic, CDC, American, , U.S, Capitol, Senate, Centers for Disease Control, White Locations: California
U.S. House Democrats seek eviction moratorium extension through Oct. 18
  + stars: | 2021-08-02 | by ( Reuters Staff | ) www.reuters.com sentiment -1.00   time to read: +1 min
REUTERS/Elizabeth FrantzWASHINGTON (Reuters) -Democratic leaders in the U.S. House of Representatives on Sunday called on the Biden administration to immediately extend a moratorium on housing evictions through Oct. 18. The request was made through a statement by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and other top leaders. “House leadership is calling on the administration to immediately extend the moratorium,” the Democratic leaders said. It was unclear whether the administration has the authority to extend the moratorium using its executive powers and without Congress acting. More than 15 million people in 6.5 million households are currently behind on their rental payments.
Persons: Cori Bush, Elizabeth Frantz WASHINGTON, Biden, Nancy Pelosi, , Joe Biden Organizations: U.S, Capitol, REUTERS, Democratic, U.S . House, Republican Locations: Washington , U.S, U.S, United States
Rep. Paul Gosar ripped into him in a new op-ed. Published by NBC, the op-ed accuses Gosar of helping to incite the riot at the Capitol. Read more: Paul Gosar is the GOP's under-the-radar hardcore culture warrior"It seems, in fact, that you are immune to shame. It's not the first time Gosar's siblings have publicly criticized him. At the time of the 2018 ad, Gosar accused his siblings of being "disgruntled Hillary supporters" who "hate President Trump."
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The U.S. Senate on Sunday finalized the text of its $1 trillion bipartisan infrastructure bill. The text for the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act — a top legislative priority for President Joe Biden — was more than 2,700-pages. Senators were working over a rare weekend session to finish the text of the bill that will pour billions into roads, bridges, public transport, broadband, rail, water and airports. Many Democrats including Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi want to pass the infrastructure bill alongside the much larger $3.5 trillion budget reconciliation package. Schumer will now offer the finalized text as a substitute amendment and then the Senate start voting on additional amendments.
Persons: Joe Manchin, Joe Biden —, Chuck Schumer, Nancy Pelosi, Schumer, We've, Biden, CNBC's Yen Nee Lee Organizations: Democrat, U.S, Capitol, Washington , D.C, Senate, Sunday, Infrastructure Investment, Jobs, White Locations: West Virginia, Washington ,
Afterpay’s $29 bln Square deal taps new reality
  + stars: | 2021-08-02 | by ( Antony Currie | ) www.reuters.com + 0.00   time to read: +4 min
For Afterpay, teaming up with $113 billion Square gives it deeper pockets to withstand the stiffer competition. Follow @AntonyMCurrie on TwitterCONTEXT NEWS- Square said on Aug. 1 it has agreed to buy Australia’s Afterpay for A$39 billion ($29 billion) in an all-stock deal. - Square, whose flagship credit-card scanner attaches to mobile devices, has the option to pay up to 1% of the deal value in cash. - Morgan Stanley is advising Square while Goldman Sachs and Qatalyst Partners are advising Aftepay. Highbury Partnership is advising Afterpay’s board.
Persons: Jack Dorsey, Anthony Eisner, Nick Molnar, sceptics, Dorsey, Jay, Morgan Stanley, Goldman Sachs, Aftepay, Afterpay’s, Jeffrey Goldfarb, Katrina Hamlin Organizations: Commerce, Science, Communications, Capitol, U.S, Transportation, REUTERS, Reuters, U.S ., Zip, Commonwealth Bank of Australia, Apple, Australian Securities Exchange, Qatalyst Partners Locations: Washington , U.S, RC2SRJ9I6MTD MELBOURNE, U.S, United States, Australia, Highbury
WASHINGTON — Democrats blasted House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy for saying “it will be hard to not hit” House Speaker Nancy Pelosi with a gavel if he becomes speaker. McCarthy, R-Calif., made the comments Saturday night at a Tennessee Republican Party fundraiser, where he was handed an oversized gavel by members of the state's Republican members of Congress. McCarthy and other Republican members have spoken out against the rules, and many are refusing to wear masks. And Rep. Eric Swalwell, D-Calif., went further, saying McCarthy should resign. He sent a similar letter to Senate leaders recommending that senators and staff members wear masks indoors on Capitol Hill.
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WASHINGTON — Republicans are beginning to catch up with Democrats in online fundraising, creating, for the first time in modern history, a political landscape where both parties are largely funded by small donations, for better — or some say worse. In the last quarter, the GOP’s three main party committees raised from small donations amounts nearly identical to their Democratic counterparts. Campaign finance laws give an advantage to raising lots of small donations instead of big checks from wealthy individuals, since donations are maxed out at $2,900. While small dollars tend to be romanticized — Democrats’ voting rights bill includes provision to encourage such giving by matching $6 in public funds for every $1 in small donations — some see a big downside to empowering small donors, who tend to be the most ideological and online. “Candidates know that if they can successfully stoke this culture of outrage that is likely to open the spigot of small donations.”
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So, have you no sense of decency, Paul? We now ask our brother, Rep. Paul Gosar, that same question. Although his colleagues in Congress and others in the media seem to only recently be paying attention, we have been aware of his unhinged behavior for years. So, have you no sense of decency, Paul? For starters, you repeatedly lied about the election results and achieved the deplorable distinction of being the congressman with the most tweets devoted to election lies and instigating the riot.
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U.S. senators to move forward with infrastructure bill on Sunday
  + stars: | 2021-08-01 | by ( ) www.reuters.com sentiment -0.96   time to read: +2 min
REUTERS/Elizabeth Frantz/File PhotoWASHINGTON, Aug 1 (Reuters) - U.S. senators are expected to move forward on Sunday on a sweeping $1 trillion package for roads, rail lines and other infrastructure, with text of a bill due to be delivered. The bipartisan group working on the legislative text said it would be ready on Sunday, U.S. Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer said on the Senate floor on Saturday night. Senate votes so far have been on a shell bill that will incorporate the actual legislation once it is complete. Supporters, including Democratic Senate leader Chuck Schumer and Republican Senate leader Mitch McConnell, have been optimistic about the bill's chances of becoming law. Democrats have included those measures in a separate $3.5 trillion package, which they will seek to pass without Republican support.
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REUTERS/Elizabeth Frantz/File PhotoWASHINGTON, Aug 1 (Reuters) - U.S. senators said they expect to see final text on Sunday for a sweeping $1 trillion package for roads, rail lines and other infrastructure, predicting final passage later this week. Senate votes so far have been on a shell bill that will incorporate the actual legislation once it is complete. Senator Joe Manchin, a West Virginia Democrat, told CNN that the infrastructure bill should win strong support. Senate Democrats would need every vote in their party to pass the measure under special budget rules that allow for a simple majority - including Manchin's. The massive infrastructure package is President Joe Biden's top legislative priority.
Persons: Elizabeth Frantz, Susan Collins, Collins, Joe Manchin, Joe Biden's, Chuck Schumer, Mitch McConnell, David Morgan, Richard Cowan, Makini Brice, Edmund Klamann, Ross Colvin, Andrea Ricci Organizations: U.S . Capitol, REUTERS, Republican, CNN, Republicans, America, West, West Virginia Democrat, Senate, Democratic, Thomson Locations: Washington , DC, Maine, Senate, West Virginia
REUTERS/Elizabeth Frantz/File PhotoWASHINGTON, Aug 1 (Reuters) - U.S. senators said they expect to see final text on Sunday for a sweeping $1 trillion spending package for roads, rail lines, communications networks and other infrastructure, predicting final passage later this week. "My hope is that we'll finish the bill by the end of the week," Collins said, adding that the measure is "good for America." The massive infrastructure package is one of President Joe Biden's top legislative priorities and would be the largest investment in U.S. roads, bridges, ports, and transit in decades. read moreBut Democrats have paired the "hard" infrastructure bill with a much-larger $3.5 trillion "reconciliation" budget bill that would boost spending on education, child care, climate change and other priorities of the party. Democrats may be able to pass the larger bill on their own under special budget rules that allow only a simple majorityManchin said that while the infrastructure bill should win strong support, he could not guarantee passage of the 'reconciliation' bill.
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Vehicles are parked outside the U.S. Capitol building the morning the Senate returned to session in Washington, DC, U.S., July 31, 2021. REUTERS/Elizabeth Frantz/File PhotoWASHINGTON, Aug 1 (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate on Sunday worked to finalize legislation to forge ahead with a sweeping $1 trillion spending plan for roads, rail lines, high-speed internet and other infrastructure, with some senators predicting final passage later this week. "My hope is that we'll finish the bill by the end of the week," Collins said, adding that the measure is "good for America." BIGGER SPENDING TRAINBut Democrats have paired the "hard" infrastructure bill with a much-larger $3.5 trillion "reconciliation" budget bill that would boost spending on education, child care, climate change and other priorities of the party. Senator Joe Manchin, a West Virginia Democrat whose support is pivotal to the party's spending plans, said that while the infrastructure bill should win strong support, he could not guarantee passage of the reconciliation bill.
Persons: Elizabeth Frantz, Chuck Schumer, Joe Biden's, Jon Tester, Susan Collins, Collins, Brian Deese, Deese, Schumer, Joe Manchin, David Morgan, Richard Cowan, David Lawder, Ross Colvin, Andrea Ricci Organizations: U.S . Capitol, REUTERS, U.S, Senate, Republican, CNN, Republicans, America, Senators, Fox, West Virginia Democrat, Democratic, Representatives, Thomson Locations: Washington , DC, U.S, Maine
"This is a really important bill because it takes our big, aging and outdated infrastructure in this country and modernizes it. "I’ve got real concerns with this bill," Republican Senator Mike Lee said in a floor speech. It was not yet clear whether senators outside the bipartisan group that negotiated the bill will offer amendments that could possibly upset the delicate coalition that was cobbled together. Sunday night's developments capped months of negotiating, and infighting, among several groups of senators and the White House. Initially, Biden said he was seeking about $2 trillion in a bipartisan bill, an amount that Republicans rejected as wasteful and unnecessary.
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U.S. COVID-19 eviction ban expires after Congress fails to act
  + stars: | 2021-08-01 | by ( ) www.reuters.com sentiment -1.00   time to read: +1 min
A sleeping bag is seen on the chair of U.S. Representative Cori Bush (D-MO) who spent the night on the steps of the U.S. Capitol to highlight the upcoming expiration of the pandemic-related federal moratorium on residential evictions, in Washington, U.S., July 31, 2021. REUTERS/Elizabeth FrantzWASHINGTON, Aug 1 (Reuters) - A COVID-19-related U.S. government ban on residential evictions expired at midnight Saturday, putting millions of American renters at risk of being forced from their homes. Despite a late push by President Joe Biden amid the raging Delta variant, the U.S. Congress failed to vote on legislation extending the ban that shielded millions of renters from being forced out of homes. A spokeswoman for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) confirmed the eviction ban had expired and declined to comment further. Reporting by David Shepardson; Editing by Christopher CushingOur Standards: The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.
Persons: Cori Bush, Elizabeth Frantz WASHINGTON, Joe Biden, David Shepardson, Christopher Cushing Organizations: U.S, Capitol, REUTERS, U.S . Congress, Centers for Disease Control, Prevention, Thomson Locations: Washington , U.S
Donald Trump lashed out after the release of documents showing him pressuring DoJ officials. The documents show Trump urging them to say last year's election was "corrupt." Trump repeated the election fraud claims that are at the center of his bid to overturn the election. Yuri Gripas-Pool/Getty ImagesIn his statement, Trump said the documents do not show he attempted to overturn the election yet repeated his election fraud claims and offered no new evidence to show they are credible. We created a searchable database of more than 329 top staffers to show where they all landedTrump has pushed his election fraud "Big Lie" since losing the contest last year.
Persons: Donald Trump, Trump, Joe Biden's, Jeffrey Rosen, Rosen's, Richard Donoghue, Yuri Gripas, Trump's, Rosen Organizations: DoJ, Trump, Service, Justice Department, Democrats, House, Capitol Locations: Washington , DC, United States
Why Trust Is in Short Supply on Capitol Hill
  + stars: | 2021-08-01 | by ( Carl Hulse | ) www.nytimes.com sentiment -0.97   time to read: +2 min
Then there is the House, which does not trust the Senate, and vice versa. Everyone in Congress these days seems to believe everyone else is up to something. It is the legacy of the polarization and power plays that have robbed Congress of an essential ingredient to reaching big policy agreements. “Trust is key, and there is almost none now,” said Tom Daschle, the former Democratic Senate leader from South Dakota who was able to work with his Republican counterpart, Trent Lott, despite their fundamental ideological differences. Republicans, on the other hand, worry that Mr. Schumer and most Democrats do not really want a bipartisan deal and would prefer to go it alone on their bigger, more progressive package.
Persons: , Tom Daschle, Trent Lott, McConnell, Schumer, Biden Organizations: Democratic, Republican, Mr Locations: South Dakota
I also watched HBO's new documentary "Woodstock '99: Peace, Love, and Rage." HBO's new documentary, "Woodstock '99: Peace, Love, and Rage," happened to be released this week as well. Woodstock '99 was a horror show, and a prequelDirector Garret Price said his film "Woodstock '99" could have been framed as a comedy. In a lot of ways, for a lot of people, Woodstock '99 was the pit of hell. Much like Trump, Kid Rock has no guiding political principles, but he is deeply in touch with the "own the libs" mindset.
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Glenn Allen Brooks was arrested Friday for his alleged involvement with the Capitol riot on January 6. Brooks texted selfies of himself inside the Capitol to a chat group full of church prayer members. One of the group members then tipped off the FBI. So far, at least 599 people have been charged in relation to the Capitol riot. The Capitol riot left five people, including one police officer, dead.
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Protesters stuck an "eviction note" on the front door of Nancy Pelosi's San Francisco property. The note urged the House speaker to work to extend the federal eviction moratorium. The moratorium, which expired at the end of July, protected some tenants from being kicked out of their homes. The note was placed on the front door of Pelosi's San Francisco property and demanded that the House speaker reconvene Congress to push for an extension to the moratorium. "We call upon you to immediately call Congress to session to vote to extend the eviction moratorium and keep people in their homes.
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Fauci says he expects no new U.S. lockdowns despite surging Delta cases
  + stars: | 2021-08-01 | by ( Sarah N. Lynch | ) www.reuters.com sentiment -0.99   time to read: +2 min
Greg Nash/Pool via REUTERS/File PhotoWASHINGTON, Aug 1 (Reuters) - President Joe Biden's chief medical adviser Dr. Anthony Fauci said on Sunday he does not expect the United States will return to lockdowns, despite the growing risks of COVID-19 infections posed by the Delta variant. "I don't think we're going to see lockdowns," Fauci, who is also director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said on ABC's "This Week." "We have 100 million people in this country who are eligible to be vaccinated who are not getting vaccinated," he said. "That's what desperately needs to happen if we're going to get this Delta variant put back in its place, because right now it's having a pretty big party in the middle of the country." Reporting by Sarah N. Lynch and David Lawder; Editing by Daniel Wallis and Lisa ShumakerOur Standards: The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.
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Senator Manchin says the infrastructure bill text is going to be done today
  + stars: | 2021-08-01 | by ( Maggie Fitzgerald | ) www.cnbc.com sentiment -0.99   time to read: +2 min
Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee Chair Joe Manchin (D-WV) attends a Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee hearing on the energy department's budget on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., June 15, 2021. Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin said a draft of the roughly $1 trillion bipartisan infrastructure deal should be finished on Sunday. "I think you'll see text today," the West Virginia senator said on CNN's "State of the Union." The Senate convened on Saturday to finish a draft of the legislative text of a robust infrastructure package. However, Manchin said he believes each bill should be passed on its own merit.
Persons: Joe Manchin, Democratic Sen, There's, Manchin, Chuck Schumer, Mitch McConnell, Sen, Susan Collins, Collins, Nancy Pelosi Organizations: Energy, Natural Resources, Capitol, Democratic, West Virginia Locations: Washington , U.S
Kinzinger would back issuing subpoenas to compel individuals to testify before the Jan. 6 panel. "I would expect to see a significant number of subpoenas for a lot of people," he said on Sunday. "I would expect to see a significant number of subpoenas for a lot of people. Last week, Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi appointed Kinzinger to the committee, joining Rep. Liz Cheney of Wyoming as the only other Republican on the panel. Kinzinger also criticized statements made last week by Rep. Elise Stefanik of New York, who replaced Cheney as House Republican Conference Chair, where the congresswoman blamed Pelosi for the attack.
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AUSTIN, Texas — Country music legend Willie Nelson led more than a thousand spectators in singing “vote them out” Saturday from the steps of the Texas Capitol during a rally wrapping up a four-day march in support of Democratic state legislators who bolted for Washington two weeks ago to block GOP-backed voting restrictions. The special session that was halted by the Texas Democrats' exodus is set to expire next week, but Republican Gov. The march began Wednesday and ended Saturday when participants walked up to the doors of the Texas Capitol building. Renee Conley, 52, said she attended the rally with her daughter, for whom she is fighting against the Texas voting bill. When she goes to vote, Conley said she brings her daughter to the polls so she can learn the process in anticipation of the day she can cast her own ballot.
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Bush, a progressive Democrat who won her Missouri seat last year, managed about an hour of sleep sitting upright on a camp chair. Lacking sufficient support, including among some in their own party, House Democrats opted not to bring legislation to a vote. Biden on Thursday had asked Congress to extend the moratorium and made clear that his administration would not extend it again without congressional approval. Bush said she had long expected the CDC would extend the moratorium. She had not heard from Pelosi, who told reporters Friday that she believed the CDC could extend the moratorium.
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WASHINGTON, July 31 (Reuters) - A pandemic-related U.S. government ban on residential evictions was set to expire at midnight Saturday, putting millions of American renters at risk of being forced from their homes. The U.S. Senate was in session Saturday but leaders gave no indication they would consider extending the eviction ban. The White House has made clear it will not unilaterally extend the protections, arguing it does not have legal authority to do so. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, in explaining the need to extend the eviction ban, noted that out of $46.5 billion in rental relief previously approved by Congress, "only $3 billion has been distributed to renters." Some states have chosen to extend eviction moratoriums beyond July 31.
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