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The Democratic and Republican senators pitching an infrastructure deal face early hurdles in pushing their roughly $1 trillion plan through Congress. The bipartisan proposal crafted by 10 senators would focus on transportation, broadband and water, and would not raise taxes to offset costs. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, told CNBC on Tuesday when asked whether there would be enough Republican support to pass the plan. As the 10 senators try to win support for their proposal, Democrats have set the groundwork to approve a bill on their own through budget reconciliation. However, the path appears blocked for now as at least one Democrat involved in the talks, Joe Manchin of West Virginia, insists he wants to pass a plan with bipartisan support.
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Live Updates: House Hearings Focus on Jan. 6 Security Failures
  + stars: | 2021-06-15 | by ( Luke Broadwater | ) www.nytimes.com + 0.00   time to read: +22 min
Live Live Updates: House Hearings Focus on Jan. 6 Security Failures Two House committees will question law enforcement leaders and generals. “We cannot ignore this threat or wish it away,” Mr. Biden wrote in the strategy document. But he expressed optimism that the Republican party is beginning to reject the political dominance Mr. Trump has exerted for the past four years. And officials throughout Europe have said they are still braced for a return of Trumpism if Republicans take over the Congress in 2022 or if someone like Mr. Trump — or Mr. Trump himself — wins the White House again in 2024. “What was different in 2020 was we were of the same party as the president,” Mr. McConnell told Mr. Hewitt.
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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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The devastating events of Sept. 11, 2001, shook the United States to its core and sparked immediate and consequential actions to protect American lives. The commission released a series of recommendations, many of which were adopted quickly, to tighten security and improve interdepartmental information sharing and coordination. We are just now beginning to emerge from a pandemic that has already claimed more than 600,000 mothers, fathers, brothers, sisters, spouses, friends, neighbors and co-workers in the United States alone. Abroad, Covid-19 continues to kill thousands of people a day and infect hundreds of thousands more. Health care workers are grappling with post-traumatic stress disorder and the strain on our families, our children and our economy has been enormous.
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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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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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At the same time, the US is poised to surpass the 600,000-dead mark at any moment. And the country isn't even close to meeting President Biden's "70% vaccinated on July 4" goal. So with regard to the pandemic, we have to keep looking forward and backward at the same time. CNN medical analyst Dr. Jonathan Reiner reacted this way: "People reluctant to get vaccinated will only listen to those they trust. So the 42% of Republicans who say they will not get vaccinated, or are still deciding, need to hear from Republican leaders.
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Congress will probe “rogue” actions by the Justice Department during former President Donald Trump’s term, including its move to seize the communications records of Democratic lawmakers, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said on Sunday. “The Justice Department has been rogue under President Trump, understand that, in so many respects. The New York Times on Thursday reported that the Trump-era Justice Department subpoenaed Apple Inc for data on Schiff and Swalwell. Senator Susan Collins, one of that chamber’s most moderate Republicans, said on Sunday that she supported the Justice Department’s internal probe. “Has the Justice Department abused its power by going after members of Congress or the press for partisan political purposes?” she asked in an interview on CBS.
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Congress to probe 'rogue' actions of Trump's Justice Dept
  + stars: | 2021-06-13 | by ( Susan Cornwell | ) www.reuters.com + 0.00   time to read: +5 min
WASHINGTON (Reuters) -The top two Democrats in the U.S. Congress on Sunday vowed to probe the “rogue” actions of the Justice Department during former President Donald Trump’s term, including its move to seize the communications records of Democratic lawmakers. The Justice Department under former attorneys general William Barr and Jeff Sessions was regularly accused of putting Trump’s personal and political interests ahead of the law. “The Justice Department has been rogue under President Trump, understand that, in so many respects. The New York Times on Thursday reported that the Trump-era Justice Department subpoenaed Apple Inc for data on Schiff and Swalwell. Senator Susan Collins, one of that chamber’s most moderate Republicans, said on Sunday that she supported the Justice Department’s internal probe.
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Pelosi casts doubts on new Senate infrastructure plan
  + stars: | 2021-06-13 | by ( ) www.reuters.com + 0.00   time to read: +3 min
U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) speaks during a news conference on infrastructure on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., May 12, 2021. A bipartisan group of ten Senate moderates on Thursday reached a deal for an infrastructure plan that a source familiar said would cost $974 billion over five years and includes $579 billion in new spending. "If this (bipartisan plan) is something that can be agreed upon, I don't know how we can possibly sell it unless we know there is more to come," Pelosi told CNN's "State of the Union." Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer has said that while Democrats are seeking a bipartisan infrastructure deal, they are simultaneously pursuing reconciliation. Collins told CBS that the bipartisan infrastructure plan would be partly paid for by unspent funds previously appropriated for dealing with COVID-19.
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Pelosi says new Senate infrastructure plan could be a hard sell
  + stars: | 2021-06-13 | by ( ) www.reuters.com + 0.00   time to read: +3 min
U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) speaks during a news conference on infrastructure on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., May 12, 2021. A bipartisan group of ten Senate moderates on Thursday reached a deal for an infrastructure plan that a source familiar said would cost $974 billion over five years and includes $579 billion in new spending. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer has said that while Democrats are seeking a bipartisan infrastructure deal, they are simultaneously pursuing reconciliation. A leading House progressive Democrat said she preferred Democrats to pass their priorities without Republican votes rather than settling for "much less" in a bipartisan infrastructure bill. Collins told CBS that the bipartisan infrastructure plan would be partly paid for by unspent COVID-19 funds: "There's literally hundreds of billions of dollars in the pipeline."
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REUTERS/Andrew Kelly/File PhotoThe U.S. Congress will probe “rogue” actions by the Justice Department during former President Donald Trump’s term, including its move to seize the communications records of Democratic lawmakers, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said on Sunday. "The Justice Department has been rogue under President Trump, understand that, in so many respects. The New York Times on Thursday reported that the Trump-era Justice Department subpoenaed Apple Inc (AAPL.O) for data on Schiff and Swalwell. Senator Susan Collins, one of that chamber's most moderate Republicans, said on Sunday that she supported the Justice Department's internal probe. "Has the Justice Department abused its power by going after members of Congress or the press for partisan political purposes?"
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Live Live Updates: Negotiations on Policing Overhaul on Edge of Collapse Lawmakers are still at odds over divisive issues, most notably whether to change criminal and civil penalties to make it easier to punish police officers for misconduct. Advertisement Continue reading the main storyBiden administration lifts restrictions on number of federal employees allowed in the office. But Democrats said Mr. Nearman had shown a complete disregard for the rule of law and the principles of democracy. The House Republican leader, Christine Drazan, said Mr. Nearman had indiscriminately allowed violent protesters into the building. That’s not anybody’s actual cellphone,” Mr. Nearman said in the footage.
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Alex Wong | Getty ImagesAn infrastructure plan crafted by a group of Senate Democrats and Republicans would cost roughly $1 trillion, a price tag that leaves the senators with work to do to win over members of both parties. The group framed their proposal as a compromise to upgrade U.S. infrastructure with bipartisan support in Congress. While Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., has said he wants to pass a bipartisan infrastructure bill, he has also signaled he aims to block major pieces of Biden's economic agenda. Democrats are working on more than one front to pass an infrastructure bill and implement the first piece of Biden's economic recovery agenda. While the White House considers the bipartisan proposal, Democrats have started to set the groundwork to pass pieces of the president's $2.3 trillion American Jobs Plan by other means.
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Live Live Updates: Democrats Decry Trump-Era Seizure of Lawmakers’ Data, Demand Inquiry The Justice Department under President Donald J. Trump secretly seized data from the accounts of at least two House lawmakers and their aides during a leak investigation. Most recently, a 2020 report by the State Department Inspector General identified six serious shortcomings in the Afghan S.I.V. Image Mike Nearman Mr. Nearman, who faces misdemeanor charges for his actions, said on Thursday that legislative leaders should have never excluded the public from the Capitol — a decision that was a coronavirus precaution. But Democrats said Mr. Nearman had shown a complete disregard for the rule of law and the principles of democracy. The House Republican leader, Christine Drazan, said Mr. Nearman had indiscriminately allowed violent protesters into the building.
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Live Live Updates: Schumer Demands That Barr and Others Testify About Seizure of Lawmakers’ Data Democrats said they were opening an inquiry into the Trump-era Justice Department’s seizure of data from the accounts of at least two House lawmakers and their aides during a leak investigation. Democrats demand that Barr testify about the Justice Department’s secret seizure of lawmakers’ data. But Democrats said Mr. Nearman had shown a complete disregard for the rule of law and the principles of democracy. lawmakers in Oregon coalesced in recent days around the idea that Mr. Nearman needed to go. That’s not anybody’s actual cellphone,” Mr. Nearman said in the footage.
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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 McConnell to new infrastructure plan: Collins
  + stars: | 2021-06-10 | by ( Reuters Staff | ) www.reuters.com sentiment -0.91   time to read: 1 min
FILE PHOTO: U.S. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) faces reporters after the weekly Senate Republican caucus policy luncheon on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., June 8, 2021. REUTERS/Evelyn HocksteinWASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell has told fellow Republicans he is open to a new bipartisan infrastructure plan, Republican Senator Susan Collins said on Thursday.
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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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Republicans see progress in bipartisan U.S. infrastructure talks
  + stars: | 2021-06-10 | by ( David Morgan | ) www.reuters.com + 0.00   time to read: +5 min
REUTERS/Evelyn HocksteinRepublican members of a bipartisan group trying to forge a new deal to boost U.S. infrastructure reported some progress on Thursday after their Senate leader Mitch McConnell told them he was open to such a plan. said Republican Senator Bill Cassidy, one of the bipartisan negotiators. Republican Senator Mitt Romney said other Republicans had also been receptive: "We're talking to individuals one by one, and so far, folks have said they're open to what we're doing." Senator Joe Manchin, a centrist Democrat on the negotiating group, told reporters that "Things are going in the right direction." "Depends on how you talk about raising taxes," Senator Jeanne Shaheen replied.
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Multiple partisan groups are pouring millions of dollars into West Virginia in a bid to pressure conservative Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin over key pieces of his own party's agenda. Two of the groups are virtually unknown and have quietly been trying to make an impact in West Virginia in recent weeks. Its ad campaign urges support for the For the People Act, the Democratic-backed election bill that advocates say would curtail the influence of big money donors. CNBC reviewed a copy of a new ad the group will run this weekend in West Virginia. A relatively new group, the West Virginia Freedom Alliance Action Fund, also wants Manchin to support the For the People Act.
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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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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
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