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Live Live Updates: Harris to Visit Southern Border Amid Republican Criticism Vice President Kamala Harris will travel to El Paso on Friday with Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro N. Mayorkas. President Biden is set to deliver remarks on gun violence as homicides rise in some cities, raising concerns about efforts to overhaul policing. The visit will come just days before former President Donald J. Trump is set to visit the border with a group of House Republicans and Gov. While she said no one likes the conservatorship, she does not expect any push by the Biden administration to end it anytime soon. Mr. Biden dispatched aides to Capitol Hill on Tuesday for discussions that his press secretary, Jen Psaki, said yielded progress.
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It's not a vote on this bill or that bill. It's a vote on whether the Senate should simply debate voting rights," he said Monday. Schumer pre-emptively criticized Republicans for opposing the vote, saying the GOP "doesn't even want to debate" the issue. The bill consists of a expansive wish list of progressive priorities, such as requiring 15 days of early voting and mail-in voting. After the vote, Democrats will likely face renewed pressure from their base to abolish the filibuster to push the bill through, but they don't currently have the votes to do that.
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The House passed a bill Tuesday to award Congressional Gold Medals to honor the Capitol Police officers and others who protected the U.S. Capitol during a pro-Trump riot Jan. 6 by a vote of 406-21. The 21 "no" votes came from Republicans, including Andrew Clyde of Georgia, who downplayed the violence during a hearing last month. The legislation would also honor Capitol Police Officer William Evans, who was killed in April when a knife-wielding attacker rammed a security barricade with his car at the Capitol. "Officer William 'Billy' Evans was killed and Officer Kenneth Shaver was injured by a man obsessed with the Nation of Islam," Roy said. Companion legislation was also unveiled in the Senate by Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., and Roy Blunt, R-Mo.
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In Congress, Republicans Shrug at Warnings of Democracy in Peril
  + stars: | 2021-06-14 | by ( Jonathan Weisman | ) www.nytimes.com sentiment -0.99   time to read: +2 min
They shrug off Democrats’ warnings of grave danger as the overheated language of politics as usual. Others are likely to follow, including Texas, with its huge share of House seats and electoral votes. Because Republicans control the legislatures of many states where the 2020 census will force redistricting, the party is already in a strong position to erase the Democrats’ razor-thin majority in the House. Even moderate voting-law changes could bolster Republicans’ chances for the net gain of one vote they need to take back the Senate. And in the nightmare outcome promulgated by some academics, Republicans have put themselves in a position to dictate the outcome of the 2024 presidential election if the voting is close in swing states.
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Live Live Updates: Bipartisan Infrastructure Plan Leaves Democrats a Big Choice A plan from a bipartisan group of lawmakers does not address climate change and omits money for child and elder care. A bipartisan group of 10 senators met last week to discuss a framework for an infrastructure package. The group is pushing for a proposal that is much smaller than the $1.9 trillion package that Mr. Biden has proposed. But Biden administration officials said that they were mindful of how Mr. Putin seemed to get the better of Mr. Trump in Helsinki. The spectacle in 2018 drew sharp condemnations from across the political spectrum for providing an opportunity for Mr. Putin to spread falsehoods.
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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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No U.S. Senate infrastructure deal yet-Senate Republican Leader McConnell
  + stars: | 2021-06-10 | by ( ) www.reuters.com sentiment -1.00   time to read: 1 min
U.S. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) is flanked by Senators' Roy Blunt (R-MO) and John Thune (R-SD) as he speaks to reporters after the weekly Senate Republican caucus policy luncheon on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., June 8, 2021. REUTERS/Evelyn HocksteinU.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell on Thursday said he has not been informed of any tentative deal on a bipartisan infrastructure investment package being negotiated among senators. "Not that I know of," McConnell said when asked by a reporter whether such a tentative deal had been reached among a group of 10 Democratic and Republican senators. "I think there is still talking going on as far as I know," he added. Our Standards: The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.
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A bipartisan Senate report faulted Capitol security officials as well as federal agencies for intelligence and planning failures leading up to the Jan. 6 Capitol riot, and recommended that the Capitol Police chief be able to unilaterally request help from the National Guard in an emergency. The more than 100-page Senate report and its 20 recommendations reflect a bipartisan congressional investigation of the riot, during which supporters of former President Donald Trump temporarily interrupted the ratification of Democrat Joe Biden’s election win. The report doesn’t assess Mr. Trump’s role leading up to and during the riot, which Senate committee aides said was outside the scope of their probe. Mr. Trump was impeached by the Democratic-controlled House earlier this year for inciting insurrection against the U.S. government. Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D., Minn.) and Sen. Roy Blunt (R., Mo.)
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A bipartisan Senate report faulted Capitol security officials as well as federal agencies for intelligence and planning failures leading up to the Jan. 6 Capitol riot, and recommended that the Capitol Police chief be able to unilaterally request help from the National Guard in an emergency. The more than 100-page Senate report and its 20 recommendations reflect a bipartisan congressional investigation of the riot, during which supporters of former President Donald Trump temporarily interrupted the ratification of Democrat Joe Biden’s election win. The report doesn’t assess Mr. Trump’s role leading up to and during the riot, which Senate committee aides said was outside the scope of their probe. Mr. Trump was impeached by the Democratic-controlled House earlier this year for inciting insurrection against the U.S. government. Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D., Minn.) and Sen. Roy Blunt (R., Mo.)
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U.S. Senate committees urge new security steps after Capitol riot
  + stars: | 2021-06-08 | by ( Susan Cornwell | ) www.reuters.com sentiment -1.00   time to read: +2 min
REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton/File PhotoTwo Senate committees assessing security at the U.S. Capitol in light of January's deadly attack recommended on Tuesday giving the Capitol Police chief greater authority and developing plans for rapid response by the Pentagon. During the Jan. 6 riot by supporters of then-President Donald Trump, the Pentagon spent hours assessing pleas for help from Capitol Police, the committees found in a bipartisan report. The Senate Rules and Homeland Security committees in the report recommended empowering the Capitol Police chief to ask directly for D.C. National Guard help in an emergency. A Senate aide said the committees found no evidence of foot-dragging at the White House that delayed the National Guard response. Republican opponents said the Senate committees' probe, as well as ongoing prosecutions, are enough investigation.
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The inquiry does not describe the events of Jan. 6 as an “insurrection,” a term many Republicans had joined Democrats in embracing immediately after the attack. Aides involved in its drafting said they had refrained from trying to summarize or contextualize Mr. Trump’s false claims just before the riot took place. The committee staff solicited more than 50 statements from Capitol Police officers that painted a vivid portrayal of the rioters, some of whom gave Nazi salutes and hurled racist slurs at them. Another told the committee that she still suffered from chemical burns she experienced that day. The bipartisan report also tied seven fatalities to the assault, including five protesters who died and three police officers who died in its aftermath, two from suicide.
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“Several comments promote confronting members of Congress and carrying firearms during the protest,” a Capitol Police intelligence analyst wrote in a threat report on Dec. 21, which included a map of the Capitol complex that had been posted on the pro-Trump blog thedonald.win. Among the posts cited in the threat report: “Bring guns. Aides involved in its drafting said they had refrained from trying to summarize or contextualize Mr. Trump’s false claims just before the riot took place. The committee staff solicited more than 50 statements from Capitol Police officers that painted a vivid portrayal of the rioters, some of whom gave Nazi salutes and hurled racist slurs at them. Another told the committee that she still suffered from chemical burns she experienced that day.
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Many of these private companies don’t want to let people know, they should not be paying ransomware but they should be letting us know so we can protect the rest of the country,” she said. Both of those attacks involved ransomware, an attack that involves hackers infiltrating a system and demanding a ransom. NBC News reported that the White House is considering cyberattacks against Russian actors hackers in the wake of the recent incidents. “What I’m really worried about is if we saw the kind of massive, across-the-system attack that took place last year, the SolarWinds attack. If that attack had been an effort to shut down our system, our economy would have come to a halt.”
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GOP Sen. Roy Blunt on Sunday said the US should treat Russia as a "criminal enterprise." His comments follow recent cyberattacks in the US. Sen. Roy Blunt said Sunday that the United States should treat Russia as a "criminal enterprise" following recent cyberattacks in the US. "I think to some extent, Chuck, you really have to treat Russia like it's virtually a criminal enterprise," Blunt, who earlier this year announced his intent to retire from the Senate at the end of his term, added. The White House last week said it believed that Russian criminals were likely responsible for a cyberattack on the world's largest meat producer, JBS.
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WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden offered Senate Republicans an alternative to the tax hikes he initially proposed to pay for a sweeping infrastructure plan, part of his attempt find a bipartisan agreement, according to two sources briefed on the proposal. Biden's first proposal called for raising the corporate tax rate from 21 percent to 28 percent as the primary way to pay for the infrastructure bill. On Wednesday, Biden presented Capito with a menu of tax increases that don't reverse anything in the 2017 tax cut bill. Biden floated a 15 percent minimum corporate tax and tougher enforcement on the highest earners, said a source familiar with the meeting. Biden also told Capito that he wanted to see a Republican proposal that includes $1 trillion in new money.
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Sen. Krysten Sinema missed the vote for the Jan. 6 commission, which she urged her GOP colleagues to support. Democratic Sen. Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona on Friday missed the key vote to create a bipartisan commission to investigate the January 6 Capitol riot, despite calling the commission "critical" in pleading for her colleagues to support the legislation. Sinema was not at the Senate roll call vote and has not yet given a definitive explanation for her absence. On Tuesday, Sinema and fellow moderate Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia issued a joint statement to their GOP colleagues, imploring them to support the commission. Sinema and Manchin have both resisted calls from many of their Democratic colleagues to ax the legislative filibuster, which would allow major legislation to pass with a simple majority, or 51 votes.
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DEMOCRATS LOOK TO MEDICAID EXPANSION fights to juice 2022 races in battleground states like Wisconsin and Florida, and even red ones like Missouri. Tony Evers this week called the GOP-controlled state legislature into session to consider accepting around $1 billion in federal funds to expand Medicaid eligibility to roughly 91,000 more people. “Republican legislators should have to explain to Wisconsinites across our state why they made the decision they did today,” Evers said. In Florida, organizers are collecting signatures for a Medicaid ballot initiative that could juice turnout for other races, including governor and U.S. senator. Support for Medicaid expansions doesn’t necessarily correlate to support for Democrats, however: In 2018, Nebraska voters expanded Medicaid with 53% in favor, the same day Republican Gov.
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Business News: AMC Shares Double, JD Logistics IPO
  + stars: | 2021-05-28 | by ( Niraj Chokshi | ) www.nytimes.com + 0.00   time to read: +24 min
Shares in AMC, the movie theater chain, surged 30 percent in early trading as traders pounced on the company’s stock. Even before Friday’s rally, AMC shares had jumped 120 percent this week, giving the company a market value of $13 billion. Read moreSenate Republicans counter Biden’s $1.7 trillion infrastructure plan with an offer for $257 billion in new spending. Video transcript Back bars 0:00 / 1:01 - 0:00 transcript Senate Republicans Unveil $928 Billion Infrastructure Bill Republican senators outlined a $928 billion infrastructure proposal to counter President Biden’s plan. But his spokesman, Jen Psaki, while careful to praise the work of Ms. Capito and her allies, cast doubt on whether their comparatively small spending plan would ultimately pass muster.
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The Senate on Friday blocked the advancement of a bill to create a bipartisan commission to investigate the deadly January 6 Capitol riot, after weeks of hardening Republican opposition. Senate Republicans' blocking of the bill marks their first successful legislative filibuster of the Biden administration. In the lead-up to the House vote, GOP Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky also came out against the House bill, criticizing it for being "slanted and unbalanced." From left, Senate Minority Whip John Thune of South Dakota, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, and Senate Republican Policy Committee Chair Roy Blunt of Missouri. Mitt Romney of Utah and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska were the first Senate Republicans to come out in support of the House legislation.
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It also further solidifies voters' impression of Republicans as the party of scandal-plagued, twice-impeached former President Donald Trump, they say. The proposed 10-member, bipartisan commission passed the House earlier this month by a vote of 252-175, with 35 Republicans voting in favor. Nine of the 11 senators who did not vote were Republicans, including Sen. Roy Blunt, chairman of the Senate Republican Policy Committee and Senate Rules Committee. "This vote has made it official: Donald Trump's Big Lie has now fully enveloped the Republican Party." "This pushes the Republican Party towards an extremism that I think is not appealing to the middle of the electorate."
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WASHINGTON — Senate Republicans on Thursday signaled they would be willing to support $1 trillion in infrastructure spending, the latest counteroffer to President Joe Biden sweeping proposal to rebuild the nation’s roads, bridges and transit systems. The new GOP plan would amount to nearly $1 trillion over eight years — much more than Republicans’ original $568 billion counterproposal — and would be funded through repurposing unused Covid-19 relief money. Their counterproposal came after the White House sent an updated plan to Republicans last Friday that lowered Biden’s original cost from $2.25 trillion to $1.7 trillion. Inflation is the number one threat to our nation right now in our economy,” said Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyo. Senate Republicans emphasized that the main sticking point in talks is what should qualify for inclusion in an "infrastructure" package.
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U.S. Republicans boost infrastructure offer to $928 billion
  + stars: | 2021-05-27 | by ( David Morgan | ) www.reuters.com + 0.00   time to read: +4 min
WASHINGTON (Reuters) -U.S. Senate Republicans unveiled a new infrastructure offer on Thursday that would spend $928 billion over eight years to revitalize America’s roads, bridges and broadband systems, still well below President Joe Biden’s last proposal. “Senate Republicans continue to negotiate in good faith,” Capito told a news conference, where she was flanked by members of her negotiating team. Republicans proposed using funds previously authorized for COVID-19 relief to fill a $575 billion gap between expected revenue from the U.S. Highway Trust Fund and the offer’s $928 billion top line. A Biden administration official said on Thursday the White House was considering the offer seriously. The group rejected the White House’s $1.7 trillion offer, saying it still contained social spending provisions and tax hikes on U.S. corporations that they have opposed.
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Republicans boost infrastructure counteroffer to $928 billion
  + stars: | 2021-05-27 | by ( David Morgan | ) www.reuters.com + 0.00   time to read: +5 min
WASHINGTON (Reuters) -U.S. Senate Republicans unveiled a new infrastructure offer on Thursday that would spend $928 billion over eight years to revitalize America’s roads, bridges and broadband systems but still falls well short of President Joe Biden’s last proposal. “Senate Republicans continue to negotiate in good faith,” Capito, top Republican on the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, told a news conference while flanked by members of her negotiating team. In a memo addressed to the president, the Senate Republicans expressed readiness to continue talking into June. Republicans proposed using funds previously authorized for COVID-19 relief to fill a $575 billion gap between expected revenue from the U.S. Highway Trust Fund and the offer’s $928 billion top line. Republicans initially proposed a $568 billion here, five-year plan and increased the top line to around $800 billion over eight years when the two sides met on Capitol Hill on May 18, according to the lawmakers.
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Senate Republicans unveiled a new $928 billion offer to revitalize America’s roads, bridges and broadband systems on Thursday, which fell well short of President Joe Biden’s latest infrastructure proposal but proved substantial enough to keep negotiations alive. Keep moving forward.”The Republican proposal includes $506 billion for roads, bridges and major projects, with another $98 billion allocated to public transit. But just $257 billion of the funds represent an increase over existing spending plans, a feature that caught the attention of the White House. “We are worried that major cuts in COVID relief funds could imperil pending aid,” the White House statement said. Capito warned that any decision to move forward on a Democratic infrastructure plan without Republican support could have consequences for legislation down the road.
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Live Live Updates: Republicans to Counter Biden’s Infrastructure Plan Four Republicans are expected to unveil a counterproposal on Thursday that could be as much as $1 trillion over eight years. Senate Republicans are expected to unveil a counterproposal to Biden’s infrastructure offer. President Biden’s budget request calls for the federal government to spend $6 trillion in the 2022 fiscal year. Mr. Biden must now decide whether to scale back his ambitions or to abandon hopes of a bipartisan compromise. The Biden administration had initially hoped to move its first slate of nominees by mid-April, an official said.
Persons: Shelley Moore Capito, Erin Schaff, Biden’s, Patrick J . Toomey, Roy Blunt of Missouri, John Barrasso of, Capito, Biden, Doug Mills, Strom Thurmond, Joseph R, Mr, Jose R, Lopez, Bob Dole, , Sheila Bair, Dole, Charles E, Grassley, Thurmond, We’re, Strom, , Burns, Garcetti, Nicholas Burns, Saul Loeb, Eric Garcetti, Thomas R, Morgan Stanley, Barack Obama, Rahm Emanuel, Obama’s, Ken Salazar, Obama, whittling, Cindy McCain, John McCain, Mark Gitenstein, Mark Brzezinski, Brzezinski, Mika Brzezinski, Zbigniew Brzezinski, Jimmy Carter Organizations: Counter, Republicans, ., The New York Times, White, Environment, Public, New York Times, American Jobs Plan, American Families, Administration, Senate, Credit, Committee, South Carolina Republican, Republican, NATO, Agence France, Getty, Foreign Service, Food, European Union Locations: Charleston, W.Va, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, John Barrasso of Wyoming, United States, Kansas, Delaware, Iowa, China, Los Angeles, India, Israel, Chicago, Japan, Colorado, Mexico, Arizona, Romania, Sweden, Poland
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