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WASHINGTON — Senators introduced the long-awaited text of their bipartisan infrastructure bill Sunday, aiming to pass the massive measure this week. Other provisions target drinking water infrastructure, broadband affordability and reducing ferry emissions. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., has insisted that the larger measure must be passed before the House, which has already left for its recess, will even consider the bipartisan infrastructure deal. The larger bill will give Democrats skeptical of the Senate agreement a chance to address their priorities. The Senate will soon consider bipartisan infrastructure legislation that makes 𝙝𝙞𝙨𝙩𝙤𝙧𝙞𝙘 investments in everything from our roads to our water systems.
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But it's far from a done deal: The path is murky in the House, where some Democrats are rebelling. The vote was 66 to 28, signaling broad support in the Senate for a deal led by Sens. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said the chamber was on track to pass the infrastructure deal and a budget resolution to begin work on a separate multitrillion package before leaving for recess in August. But Rep. Peter DeFazio, D-Ore., the chair of the Transportation Committee, said in an interview that the Senate deal was "an imaginary bill" written by senators "who know nothing about transportation." Speaker Nancy Pelosi has insisted that the House won't consider the bipartisan infrastructure deal until the Senate also passes the so-called budget reconciliation bill.
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WASHINGTON — Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, the self-proclaimed "grim reaper" of progressive priorities, broke character Wednesday to advance a major $550 billion deal on infrastructure. Yet McConnell voted to open debate, a sign that the infrastructure deal is likely to have his all-important blessing once the final text is released, and possibly his vote. Cramer said that protecting the filibuster is "hugely important" to McConnell and that an infrastructure deal could help save it. A bipartisan infrastructure deal could provide an ideal talking point for candidates who need to differentiate themselves from the MAGA brand and showcase their pragmatism. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York, a critical progressive vote, threatened to leave her infrastructure deal to rot in the House in response.
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I have also made clear that while I will support beginning this process, I do not support a bill that costs $3.5 trillion," the Arizona Democrat said in a statement. In the evenly split Senate, it will require all 50 Democratic members to pass. The so-called reconciliation bill, which can evade the 60-vote filibuster threshold, represents a centerpiece of President Joe Biden's agenda. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., applauded the statement from Sinema, telling Fox Business: "I was certainly pleased. The final bill is expected to be considered after the Senate returns in September.
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WASHINGTON — Key senators negotiating a bipartisan infrastructure bill announced Wednesday they have reached a deal with Democrats and the White House, possibly setting up a vote later in the day. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, told reporters after the five GOP negotiators met with Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell. Before the Republican senators spoke, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer notified senators that the chamber could hold a procedural vote "as early as tonight." The other two Republicans in the negotiating group were Sen. Lisa Murkowski, of Alaska, and Sen. Mitt Romney, of Utah. "From a policy perspective, this is something that the country needs," Murkowski told reporters.
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WASHINGTON — Sen. Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona, the top Democratic negotiator on the bipartisan infrastructure deal, is scheduled to visit the White House on Tuesday to meet with President Joe Biden, a person familiar with the plan said. The two intend to discuss infrastructure talks "and their shared optimism that progress has been made and a final deal is within reach," said the source, who was granted anonymity to discuss details about a private meeting. Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, said she expects the group to eventually reach a deal. "We are making good progress on both tracks: the bipartisan infrastructure bill and the budget resolution with reconciliation instructions," Schumer said Tuesday, referring to the separate $3.5 trillion proposal that Democrats want to advance without Republicans. "And to reiterate, senators should prepare to work through the weekend in order to finish the bipartisan infrastructure bill."
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WASHINGTON — The bipartisan infrastructure deal appeared to be on shaky ground Monday as Democratic and Republican negotiators struggled to reach agreement on lingering disputes, most notably how much money to spend on public transit. The Democratic source accused GOP negotiators of moving the goal posts. And the Republican source said Democrats were attempting to reopen aspects of the deal that they thought had been resolved. On Monday morning, former President Donald Trump, who remains the de facto leader of the Republican Party, sought to throw a wrench into the talks by releasing a statement telling GOP senators: "Don't do the infrastructure deal." Trump — who failed to get infrastructure negotiations off the ground while he was in office — did not identify any policies that he opposes, nor did he say what GOP negotiators should ask for or reject.
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But there's a major dispute holding it up: how much money to spend on public transit. Sen. Jon Tester, D-Mont., said the main point of contention in the five-year, $579 billion package was "the ratio" of money distributed between highways and public transit. They don't want to invest in public transit the way this country has, really, since the Reagan years." Rob Portman, R-Ohio, the leading GOP negotiator, said Republicans have made a "generous offer" that provides a "significant increase" in transit money over the next five years. Progressives have pushed for a higher ratio of transit funding in infrastructure talks to make the transportation sector greener.
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WASHINGTON — Republicans voted Wednesday to block the Senate from beginning debate on an infrastructure proposal, saying they wanted more time to finalize the details of the agreement. The bipartisan group insists they are getting close to the finish line on how to finance the $579 billion package, even though the Democrats and Republicans disagreed about whether to formally begin consideration on the Senate floor. Schumer said the vote was merely a first step, noting that there is precedent for the Senate to formally debate a bill that isn't finalized. He called the vote as part of a gambit to pressure the bipartisan group to finish its work. He is hoping to vote on the infrastructure deal before a month-long August recess and to begin moving a $3.5 trillion budget bill to address President Joe Biden's other economic policies on a party-line basis.
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The GOP leader's gambit is to put the onus on Democrats to lift the debt ceiling, which has been the subject of political attacks in the past. Lifting the debt ceiling would not authorize new spending. After that, the Obama White House refused to negotiate in subsequent debt ceiling extensions and Republicans, including McConnell, backed down. Under President Donald Trump, Congress raised the debt ceiling multiple times with little drama. Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., said the debt limit should be raised again without any strings attached.
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The party of the incumbent president, with rare exceptions, typically loses ground in midterm races. The White House in turn launched a campaign-style blitz last week promoting the $250 or $300 per child direct deposits as they began hitting bank accounts July 15. And many Democrats, after trying and failing in the Obama era, have discovered that running from the president doesn’t help. Jaime Harrison, chairman of the Democratic National Committee, did not mince words in describing how the party is working to avoid a repeat of the Obama midterm drubbings. Alex Conant, a veteran Republican strategist, said Democrats shouldn’t get too comfortable with Biden’s popularity at this stage.
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WASHINGTON — Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer set a vote for Wednesday to begin debate on bipartisan infrastructure legislation, even as Republicans threatened to block the motion unless the agreement is finalized by then. It's time to begin the debate," Schumer, D-N.Y., said Monday, adding that the leading Democratic negotiators "support this approach." "This will allow the Senate to begin debate and amendments on the bipartisan bill," Schumer said. Numerous Republicans say they won't support a motion to begin debate until a final agreement on all aspects of the legislation has been reached. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., who has been quiet about whether he would support the infrastructure deal, said it must be written before the Senate begins debate.
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Schumer said Thursday he wanted a crucial procedural vote on the major bipartisan infrastructure deal Wednesday. Senate Democrats are anxious to finish the infrastructure bill, which calls for $579 billion to build roads, bridges and public transit, and formally begin the $3.5 trillion party-line bill before a scheduled monthlong August recess. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, the party's lead negotiator, told reporters. "It's being negotiated," Sen Jon Tester, D-Mont., told reporters, saying the group is looking at alternative ways to pay for the spending. The good news-bad news is we've got a pretty tight time frame,” Sen Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, told reporters after the meeting.
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WASHINGTON — Democrats are making an ambitious attempt to muscle through changes in the immigration system in a sprawling $3.5 trillion economic package. Sen. Bob Menendez, D-N.J., the lead author of a sweeping immigration bill that reflects President Joe Biden's vision, said Thursday that Democrats are exploring immigration changes worth $120 billion in the budget reconciliation measure, which can pass without Republican support. Others say immigration changes would be merely "incidental" to the budget process and therefore invalid under the rules of the process, which can bypass a filibuster. The budget bill may be Biden's best — if not only — opportunity to deliver on some of his immigration campaign promises. Sen. Michael Bennet, D-Colo., said he would need to review the details of immigration changes when asked whether he would support including them in the reconciliation bill.
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WASHINGTON — Senate Democratic leaders announced an agreement Tuesday evening to advance a $3.5 trillion spending plan to finance a major expansion of the economic safety net. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., said the $3.5 trillion would be in addition to the $579 billion in new spending in the bipartisan infrastructure agreement. "If we pass this, this is the most profound change to help American families in generations," he said. Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va., a member of the Budget and Finance committees, said the plan would be "fully paid for." Senate Democratic leaders hope to advance both the bipartisan infrastructure bill and the party-line budget reconciliation bill this month, before Congress leaves for the August recess.
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WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden’s agenda on Capitol Hill is off to a mixed start. Those goals have potential, in large part because the Democratic-controlled Congress can pass them with or without Republicans. Another area where Biden's agenda is succeeding is judges, buoyed by the fact that nominees aren't subject to a filibuster, meaning Republicans cannot stop him. Biden's infrastructure plans are a live ball. The separate John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act could pass the House but it is also unlikely to clear the Senate.
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WASHINGTON — The White House is responding to relentless Republican charges that it wants to "defund the police" by embracing the message that there are, in fact, politicians angling to starve law enforcement of needed money: congressional Republicans. The White House launched the counteroffensive as advisers push to shore up President Joe Biden's low approval on crime and fight an attack that could damage Democrats in the midterm elections next year. The White House touts the $350 billion in state and local funding under Biden's Covid-19 aid law for helping keep police employed. National Democratic lawmakers and candidates overwhelmingly oppose defunding police and have supported increasing money for law enforcement. White House press secretary Jen Psaki has repeatedly defended the Democratic argument.
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The two wings of the Democratic Party have struck an uneasy alliance in the hopes of delivering on both pieces of Biden's agenda. And moderates need the progressives to pass the bipartisan infrastructure deal. He said the plan is to continue to operate as if the bipartisan deal won't come to fruition but that if a deal is finalized, the infrastructure items can be stripped from the filibuster-proof bill. The bipartisan deal still has hurdles to clear, including an analysis by the Congressional Budget Office to determine whether the financing mechanisms add up. But Rep. Pramila Jayapal, D-Wash., the chair of the progressive caucus, said many lawmakers in the group have made clear they'd vote down the bipartisan deal without the reconciliation bill.
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WASHINGTON — When the Supreme Court upheld two election laws in Arizona on Thursday, voting rights advocates quickly became concerned it would make it harder to challenge new restrictions across the country as discriminatory under the Voting Rights Act. Marc Elias, a top Democratic election lawyer, said progressives "need to fight harder with every tool available to protect voters from suppressive laws." "It is important to remember that most voter suppression laws are challenged under First, 14th and 15th amendments to the Constitution. Activists pushing Democrats to change Senate rules in order to pass a voting rights bill similarly said the Supreme Court's decision Thursday made the situation more urgent. He has said the John Lewis act is "unnecessary" because Section 2 remains on the books to challenge discriminatory voting laws after they're enacted.
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WASHINGTON — The House voted Wednesday to establish a select committee to investigate the Jan. 6 attack at the U.S. Capitol, the only step needed to formalize the panel's creation. The House voted 222 to 190, with two Republicans joining all present Democrat in authorizing the committee. Rep. Adam Kinzinger, of Illinois, and Liz Cheney, of Wyoming, were the only Republicans to vote in favor of the committee. The select committee will have 13 members, 5 of whom will be chosen by Pelosi in consultation with Republican leader Kevin McCarthy. In an unusual split screen, while lawmakers vote on the committee in Washington, some House Republicans are set to join Trump at the U.S.-Mexico border.
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And progressive dreams of nuking the 60-vote rule this summer to push through President Joe Biden’s agenda all but fizzled. June has been a perilous month for Biden’s legislative ambitions on Capitol Hill. And Republicans are already threatening to torpedo the infrastructure deal if it is linked to a separate multi-trillion Democrats-only package. Getting progressives on board with the infrastructure deal requires getting moderates on board with the separate larger bill. Giving to GOP demands to drop reconciliation could jeopardize the bipartisan deal.
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WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden on Thursday announced a deal on a bipartisan infrastructure package, endorsing a proposal by a group of 10 senators, a significant boost to one of his top legislative priorities. “We have a deal,” Biden said in a surprise appearance outside the White House. Where I come from that's good enough for me." Biden said he'll seek to "attract all the Democrats" to support a separate package that addresses his "human infrastructure proposals." "I'm pleased to see we were able to come together on a core infrastructure package," he said, adding that it will be done "without new taxes."
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But the Democrats whose districts were hit hardest by the SALT cap are offering a new argument. "The puzzle doesn’t get built if we don’t address the SALT deduction," he said. 'A SALT march, like Gandhi did'Some liberal Democrats are also leery of expanding the SALT deduction. "The SALT deduction cap threatens our ability to keep making those investments," she said. Rep. Jamie Raskin, D-Md., said he represents middle class people "severely affected" by the SALT cap, who want relief.
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WASHINGTON — A key moderate Democratic senator opened the door Tuesday to investing in President Joe Biden's "human infrastructure" proposals and unwinding some of the Republican tax cuts of 2017. "I've come to the knowledge, basically, that budget reconciliation is for reconciling budgets. So it's money matters," Manchin told NBC News, calling for bolstering "human infrastructure" — Biden's term for investments in child care, community college and paid leave — and raising tax revenues to fund them. A budget reconciliation bill is a rare way for his party to bypass Republicans without abolishing the 60-vote rule. Democratic leaders say they hope to advance Biden's infrastructure and economic plans in July.
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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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