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Senate Budget Committee Chair Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., said Thursday that the committee is considering a $6 trillion spending figure. There's no realistic chance that Democrats will finish the bill before the monthlong August recess. "We're just starting to meet now with committee chairs and the caucuses to get their input and putting it together," House Budget Committee Chair John Yarmuth, D-Ky., said in an interview. A group of five House Democrats is demanding debt stabilization measures, which the left rejects. In the meantime, Biden will have to decide whether to embrace or reject the bipartisan $579 billion infrastructure framework backed by 11 Republicans, who haven't released key details.
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Ten Republican senators and ten Democrats issued a statement saying they support a bipartisan infrastructure package. That figure of Republicans could be enough for the skinny plan to clear the chamber, but some Democrats are already against it. A group of ten Republican and ten Democratic Senators announced on Wednesday that they supported a bipartisan infrastructure framework. The group is evenly divided between Republicans and Democrats. In the US Senate Budget Committee, this week, Democrats met to discuss a budget resolution, which would trigger the reconciliation process.
Persons: Richard Burr, Bill Cassidy, Susan Collins, Chris Coons, Lindsey Graham, Maggie Hassan, John Hickenlooper, Mark Kelly, Angus King, Joe Manchin, Lisa Murkowski, Rob Portman, Mitt Romney, Mike Rounds, Jeanne Shaheen, Kyrsten Sinema, Jon Tester, Thom Tillis, Mark Warner, Todd Young, they're, Chuck Schumer Organizations: Democratic, Republicans, Democrats, Committee
WASHINGTON — Progressive Democrats working on a bipartisan infrastructure deal hardened their position on the legislation after tense talks Monday. Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., a member of the Senate Democrats' leadership team, came out against a bipartisan agreement Monday night after meeting with a bipartisan group of 10 senators. Ed Markey of Massachusetts and Jeff Merkley of Oregon have insisted that any deal must include action on climate change. That means the bipartisan group will need to secure more than 10 Republicans to get its proposal across the finish line. Republicans said it was part of the plan; Democrats said it wasn't.
Persons: Sen, Bernie Sanders, Sanders, Democratic Sens, Ed Markey, Jeff Merkley, Joe Biden, Shelley Moore Capito, Jon Tester, Mitt Romney Organizations: WASHINGTON —, Senate Democrats, Democratic, Massachusetts, Republicans, Republican, White House Locations: America, Oregon, R, Utah
The White House is giving bipartisan economic talks until the end of June for a deal to pan out. White House officials are indicating to congressional Democrats that they're giving bipartisan infrastructure negotiations until the end of June before potentially shoving Republicans aside and moving ahead with a Democratic-only plan. The White House did not immediately respond to a request for comment. But Biden is pursuing a deal and the White House is giving additional time for an agreement to be struck. "I got to look at it first," Sen. Tim Kaine of Virginia told Insider.
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McConnell took a dour view on the likelihood of a bipartisan Senate group succeeding with an infrastructure bill. Pelosi signaled she's unwilling to strike a deal with Republicans if it meant substantially cutting the package. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell provided a downbeat view on the latest roughly $1 trillion infrastructure framework negotiated by a faction of centrist senators from both parties. The plan would provide just over $1 trillion in new infrastructure spending focused on roads, bridges, ports, and highways. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi also appears to be against dropping climate initiatives if it means passing a watered-down bill with the GOP.
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WASHINGTON — A bipartisan group of 10 senators said Thursday they had reached a tentative infrastructure deal, but skepticism from Republicans and impatience from Democrats left its prospects uncertain as lawmakers departed for the weekend. The other members of the group are Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine; Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va.; Sen. Bill Cassidy, R-La. Sen. Mark Kelly, D-Ariz., who faces re-election next year, said he favors a bipartisan deal as "the first option," without taking a simple-majority approach off the table. If we can do a bipartisan bill, that's great. "Hope we'll get some Republican votes."
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Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell also told the group his was open to their ideas, Republicans said. Schumer said work was still progressing on two tracks - one a bipartisan infrastructure bill and the other a measure that if brought to the floor, could pass with only Democratic votes through a maneuver called reconciliation that bypasses the rule requiring 60 votes for bills to advance. Biden and Schumer have talked about such a two-track approach“I was told verbally, stuff, I’ve asked for paper, I’ll look at it,” Schumer said. He and Democratic Senator Jon Tester also spoke of a provision that might raise revenue by having the Internal Revenue Service go after tax cheats. In the latest bipartisan discussions, Republican lawmakers said the group reached tentative conclusions on specific spending provisions that it would pay for without raising taxes.
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) -A bipartisan group of 10 U.S. senators said on Thursday it had reached agreement on a framework for a proposed infrastructure spending bill that would not include any tax increases. The senators said they were discussing their approach with their colleagues and the White House, and they were optimistic about getting broad support. “Our group ... has worked in good faith and reached a bipartisan agreement on a realistic, compromise framework to modernize our nation’s infrastructure and energy technologies,” the lawmakers said in a statement. Democratic U.S. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said earlier on Thursday he was open to a bipartisan infrastructure bill but wanted to see it in writing. Republicans say Biden’s infrastructure plan puts too much money into addressing climate change and building up some social programs.
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Sen. Mitt Romney told Insider a bipartisan group is weighing indexing the gas tax to inflation. The gas tax hasn't been raised since 1993. Republicans and Democrats are eyeing a potential increase to the gas tax as both parties enter a last-ditch effort to strike a bipartisan infrastructure deal. Romney told Insider on Thursday that the new working group was weighing indexing the gas tax to inflation. The White House has previously said bumping up the gas tax was off limits given Biden's pledge to not increase taxes for households earning under $400,000.
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A group of 10 senators announced they struck an early infrastructure deal on Thursday. A bipartisan group of senators announced on Thursday evening that they had struck an early infrastructure deal, though it faces major political hurdles in the evenly-divided chamber. Democrats narrowly control the Senate with 50 votes, and any package requires 10 Republicans to clear the chamber. The package may also omit a significant chunk of climate priorities sought by many Democrats, imperiling its odds of passage. Several Senate Democrats, including Ron Wyden of Oregon, chair of Senate Finance Committee, are threatening to withhold their support from a bipartisan deal if it doesn't sufficiently combat climate change.
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Sen. Mitt Romney told Insider a bipartisan group was weighing indexing the gas tax to inflation. Republicans and Democrats are eyeing an increase to the gas tax as both parties enter a chaotic last-ditch effort to strike a bipartisan infrastructure deal after a month of failed discussions between President Joe Biden and Senate Republicans. Romney told Insider on Thursday that the new working group was weighing indexing the gas tax to inflation. The White House previously said bumping the gas tax was off limits, given Biden's pledge to not hike taxes for households earning less than $400,000. "I actually think it's better ... until the cake is fully baked, to keep the ingredients quiet," he told Insider.
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WASHINGTON — Democratic frustrations over drawn-out infrastructure negotiations boiled over on Wednesday after one failed bipartisan effort gave way to new talks, with grim prospects of bridging a chasm between the two parties. On Tuesday, Biden ended his negotiations with Sen. Shelley Moore Capito of West Virginia, who was trading offers with the president on behalf of Republican leadership for weeks. Senate Budget Chair Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., said he's working to begin the process to allow a partisan vote, even as separate negotiations continue. "This country faces enormous crises," Sanders said, calling the Republican offers on physical infrastructure "totally inadequate." Sen. Jon Tester, D-Mont., a member of the separate Senate bipartisan group, said it has "made good progress" and hopes to have a finished product soon.
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Revamping America's infrastructure is a high priority for Biden, but his proposal has run into trouble in a Congress only narrowly controlled by his fellow Democrats, making Republican support pivotal. Republican Senator Mitt Romney told reporters that members of the group have reached "tentative conclusions" on their plan. Tester said he would be willing to look at funding an infrastructure plan without raising taxes. Romney and Portman said members of the group have not settled on a total amount of infrastructure spending and declined to discuss specific provisions they would pursue. The 10 senators now working on a new plan are part of a larger 20-member bipartisan group, known as the G-20, that includes Capito.
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Republican Senator Mitt Romney told reporters that members of the group have reached "tentative conclusions" on their plan. "We're not raising taxes," Romney told reporters. Cassidy, who spoke to Biden about infrastructure by phone on Tuesday, predicted that any plan containing tax hikes would not receive enough Republican support to pass the Senate. Romney and Portman said members of the group have not settled on a total amount of infrastructure spending and declined to discuss specific provisions they would pursue. The 10 senators now working on a new plan are part of a larger 20-member bipartisan group, known as the G-20, that includes Capito.
Persons: Mitt Romney, Evelyn Hockstein, Joe Biden, Biden, Romney, Jon Tester, Tester, Republicans Romney, Rob Portman, Bill Cassidy, Susan Collins, Lisa Murkowski, Kyrsten Sinema, Joe Manchin, Mark Warner, Jeanne Shaheen, Portman, Cassidy, Donald Trump, Kamala Harris, Shelley Moore Capito, Capito Organizations: U.S, Capitol, REUTERS, Republican, Democratic, Biden's Democratic Party, Republicans, Biden, Romney, COVID, U.S . Treasury, Louisiana Republican, Thomson Locations: Washington , U.S, U.S
A Democratic member of the group, Senator Jon Tester, said he would be willing to look at funding an infrastructure plan without raising taxes though he was not committed to that approach. Cassidy, who spoke to Biden about infrastructure by phone on Tuesday, predicted that any plan containing tax hikes would not receive enough Republican support to pass the Senate. Republicans have shown no appetite for tax increases, having strongly backed a 2017 tax cut law signed by former President Donald Trump. Separately, a bipartisan group of 58 House lawmakers led by Representatives Josh Gottheimer and Brian Fitzpatrick known as the Problem Solvers Caucus released a $1.2 trillion infrastructure framework. The caucus has been working with the bipartisan group of senators, a source familiar with the negotiations said.
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Some are already raising early concerns about the structure and scale of a permanent benefit going forward. "I was a big supporter of enlarging it and extending it," he told Insider, referring to bulking up the credit. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen of New Hampshire told Insider she was cautiously supportive, but conditioned it on certain factors. There is nothing but support for this among my colleagues about the child tax credit." A spokesperson for Sen. Maggie Hassan of New Hampshire on Wednesday said the senator does want to permanently beef up the child tax credit.
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BUTTE, Mont.—Democratic Sen. Jon Tester has weighed the needs of his rural electorate with the demands of his party’s leadership ever since he joined the Senate, winning three times in the solidly conservative state. The Senate is divided 50-50, meaning Democrats can’t afford to lose a single vote absent GOP support. Joe Manchin of West Virginia and Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona have used their leverage to publicly pull bills to the center and demand bipartisanship. For the most part, Mr. Tester hasn’t to date: He has been a reliable supporter of Democrats’ agenda, breaking only occasionally with leaders on issues such as energy and taxes. “Everybody’s got their different style,” Mr. Tester, 64 years old, said as he ate a roast beef and turkey sandwich in his Butte office last week.
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Push for Voting Overhaul in Congress Falters
  + stars: | 2021-06-01 | by ( Nicholas Fandos | ) www.nytimes.com sentiment -0.99   time to read: +2 min
The legislation would also end partisan gerrymandering of congressional districts, restructure the Federal Election Commission and require super PACs to disclose their big donors. A legion of advocacy groups and civil rights veterans argue that the fight is just starting. So far, they have taken a deliberately hands-off approach, betting that the senator will realize that there is no real compromise to be had with Republicans. Democrats huddled last week in a large conference room atop a Senate office building to discuss the bill, making sure Mr. Manchin was there for an elaborate presentation about why it was vital. Mr. Schumer invited Marc E. Elias, the well-known Democratic election lawyer, to explain in detail the extent of the restrictions being pushed through Republican statehouses around the country.
Persons: , Tiffany Muller, , Manchin, Schumer, Marc E, Elias, Raphael Warnock of, Jon Tester Organizations: Commission, End Citizens United, Let, Capitol, Republican statehouses, Senators Locations: West Virginia, Raphael Warnock of Georgia
Service members were exposed to them routinely throughout their deployments, whether their job was to maintain the burn pits themselves or they lived and worked in close proximity to them. Service members suffered other toxic exposures as well. The impact from these toxic exposures is immense and widespread. The VA, however, hasn’t acknowledged a definite connection between the burn pits and their ailments, limiting service members’ ability to get adequate treatment. Provision of fertility benefits to veterans who have had potential toxic exposures is also important.
Persons: hasn’t, Orange, Mark Takano, IAVA, Jon Tester, Tester, Takano, Sen, Kirsten Gillibrand Organizations: Operation Desert Storm, Service, Kandahar Air Field, Afghanistan Veterans, Vietnam, ., House Veterans Affairs, Senate Veterans Affairs, Troops, Management, Veterans, Records, Department of Defense, Congress, White Locations: U.S, Afghanistan, Iraq, Kabul, America, Vietnam
The housing market is in a 'little bit of a bubble,' Jamie Dimon says
  + stars: | 2021-05-26 | by ( Matt Egan | Cnn Business | ) edition.cnn.com sentiment -1.00   time to read: +1 min
(CNN Business) Jamie Dimon acknowledged the housing boom may be getting out of hand, but the JPMorgan Chase (JPM) CEO isn't worried about a repeat of the Great Recession. Dimon acknowledged during a Senate hearing on Wednesday that there "is a little bit of a bubble in housing prices." But, he added, "unlike in '08 and '09, when there was tremendous leverage and bad mortgage underwriting, there is not much leverage and much better mortgage underwriting." His comments came in response to a question from Senator Jon Tester asking if there is a housing bubble . Dimon was the only big bank CEO to outright say there is a bubble , but he stressed the financial system is better positioned this time because banks have stocked up on loss-absorbing capital.
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A collapse in talks is likely to result in Democrats opting for a parliamentary maneuver to pass a bill on their own. The six Republicans involved in negotiations met Tuesday to discuss their counteroffer to the White House, saying they expect to release it Thursday morning. The White House has said it wants to see progress by Memorial Day. Democrats haven't set a specific deadline but the push to go it alone is likely to grow quickly after that. "I keep saying to myself, to use an old expression, there's going to be a fish or cut bait day.
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The Monsanto of cannabis
  + stars: | 2021-05-07 | by ( Jeremy Berke | Yeji Jesse Lee | ) www.businessinsider.com + 0.00   time to read: +7 min
Welcome to Insider Cannabis, our weekly newsletter where we're bringing you an inside look at the deals, trends, and personalities driving the multibillion-dollar global cannabis boom. Whether there will be a cannabis company that ends up looking like Monsanto is a difference of opinion, based on who you talk to. Ascend Wellness Holdings, a US cannabis company, began trading on the CSE on Tuesday. 280E is a section of the federal tax code that prevents cannabis companies from deducting regular expenses. Over the past year, a handful of US cannabis companies have become frontrunners.
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Bills both parties agree on are often bills that have seen their most dramatic or unusual ideas sanded off. For much of the 20th century, America’s political parties were organized more by region than by ideology, with conservative southern Democrats and liberal northern Republicans muddling the party’s disagreements. Medicare Part D, and when the Bush tax cuts expired, Democrats cut a deal to keep most of them. But there’s little in recent history to support the view that political parties will undo everything their predecessors did. After legislation to protect Dreamers fell to a filibuster in the Senate, President Barack Obama turned to an executive order.
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Biden's $2.2 trillion infrastructure plan faces an uphill journey in Congress. The White House cast the plan as a jump-start badly needed after the economic devastation wreaked by the coronavirus pandemic. Here are the biggest obstacles they'd have to overcome to pass a massive infrastructure bill. Alex Wong/Getty ImagesProgressives demand moreProgressives said this week that Biden's infrastructure plan was far too small. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a Democrat of New York, said the $2.2 trillion plan was "not nearly enough."
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A $15 minimum wage increase didn't survive the reconciliation process for the recent stimulus law. Democrats tried and failed to raise the federal minimum wage as they muscled the $1.9 trillion stimulus law through Congress. Democrats included an increase of the federal minimum wage to $15 in the original bill. But some legislators are still dividedDemocrats are split on the path ahead for a minimum wage increase. Schumer said at his weekly press conference on Thursday there were still "differing views" on the minimum wage.
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