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    A Republican congressman blasted President Biden’s infrastructure plan as a "five-lane highway" barreling toward socialism. Rep. Andy Biggs, R-Ariz., took the president’s trillion-dollar plan to task on Tuesday on social media, likening the Democrats' infrastructure plan to socialism. "Infrastructure to Democrats is a five lane highway to socialism," the congressman wrote on Twitter. BIDEN REVERSES POSITION ON SIGNING BIPARTISAN INFRASTRUCTURE...
    The New York Times admitted Tuesday the crumbling bipartisan infrastructure plan “is exposing cracks” in the Democrats. “The brewing fight, which pits progressives against moderates more aligned with the president’s tactics, is exposing cracks in the party’s fragile strategy for enacting its economic plans,” the Times wrote. President Joe Biden and Republicans stuck a $1.2 trillion deal that excludes far-left...
    (CNN)President Joe Biden will argue the bipartisan infrastructure proposal would benefit working and middle-class families around the country when he travels to Wisconsin on Tuesday, according to a White House official. During his remarks in La Crosse, Wisconsin, the President is expected to talk about how the deal was a result of months of negotiations that brought Democrats and Republicans together....
    President Joe Biden is getting local with the bipartisan infrastructure deal as he jets off to Wisconsin Tuesday morning after being forced to walk back on linking the bill to reconciliation with his massive 'human' infrastructure plan. Republicans and progressive Democrats took up issue with the plan – but for very different reasons – after the deal was reached Thursday...
    In early 2009, the Obama administration made a surprising, probably unprecedented accusation against Westchester County, New York—a pretty liberal place. According to the Obama administration, Westchester was an instrument of white supremacy — not the good liberals who live in Westchester, Bill and Hillary Clinton and Alexandria Ocasio Cortez, many others. No one accused them of being bigots. The problem...
    (CNN)Speaker Nancy Pelosi's vow to hold up a bipartisan infrastructure deal until the Senate approves a larger Democratic bill has caused some anxiety in the ranks, with moderate Democrats uneasy over her tactic and concerned it could cause both efforts to collapse. The California Democrat's stance has earned her praise from the party's progressives who had shown little willingness to...
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    Sen. Tim Kaine (D-VA) said Monday Democrats are planning a nearly $4 trillion reconciliation package as the far-left voices opposition to a bipartisan infrastructure deal. A CNN reporter tweeted Democrats are trying to “come to an agreement among themselves by July work period” with a proposal of nearly $4 trillion. Kaine also said if Republicans block “the bipartisan deal in...
    Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellTrump calls Barr 'a disappointment in every sense of the word' Headaches mount for Biden in spending fight Biden adviser on president signing bill: 'I don't think it's a yes-or-no question' MORE (R-Ky.) said Monday that he hasn’t yet made a decision on whether to support an infrastructure deal between President BidenJoe BidenTrump...
    U.S. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) talks with Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) on the steps of the U.S. Capitol.Drew Angerer | Getty Images A bipartisan infrastructure proposal reached by President Joe Biden and a group of senators has regained its footing. Even so, Democrats' plan to push it through Congress in tandem with a broader package...
    Rep. Troy Nehls, R-Texas, told Fox News’ Mike Emaunel Sunday that the Biden administration’s spending is "out of control" as lawmakers make progress on a bipartisan infrastructure deal. REP. TROY NEHLS: I voted against the 2.3 trillion original number because there was a lot of garbage in it really had nothing to do with infrastructure. I think when we don't...
    White House senior adviser Cedric Richmond avoided Fox News anchor Chris Wallace’s question on “Fox News Sunday” about President Joe Biden relying on conditions in order to sign the infrastructure bill. Wallace asked Richmond if Biden will sign the infrastructure bill, “no if, ands, or buts – no conditions?” (RELATED: Democrats Threaten To Tank Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill Without A Complementary...
    Sen. John Barrasso argued during an exclusive interview on Fox News' "Sunday Morning Futures" that "there’s no way" Republicans are going to support the nearly $1 trillion infrastructure package "if it is any way linked and connected to" the broader Democratic spending package, which the Wyoming senator called a "freight train heading towards socialism." Barrasso, a Republican, made the comment one day after...
    ABC's "This Week" guest host Jonathan Karl was accused of trying to pressure Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va. on Sunday into moving Republicans to the left to support a more expensive infrastructure plan along with the roughly $1 trillion compromise measure announced on Thursday following bipartisan negotiations."You get hammered all the time by fellow Democrats, especially progressives who say you are...
    Washington (CNN)The infrastructure deal President Joe Biden heralded this week alongside Republicans and Democrats -- and subsequently imperiled with a rogue comment afterward -- appeared back on track Sunday, even as its durability going forward remained an open question.Republican senators, who were enraged to hear Biden deliver an ultimatum that he wouldn't sign the $1.2 trillion deal without a much...
    White House senior adviser Cedric RichmondCedric RichmondSunday shows preview: Moderates, Biden reach deal on infrastructure; Chauvin sentenced to 22.5 years in prison Biden emphasizes investment in police, communities to combat crime Trey Gowdy sets goal of avoiding ideological echo chamber with Fox News show MORE on Sunday refused to answer if President BidenJoe BidenTrump hits Biden, Democrats in post-presidential return...
    After President Biden stirred controversy by claiming that he would not sign a bipartisan infrastructure bill without having a massive partisan spending package alongside it, senior presidential adviser Cedric Richmond said Biden will indeed sign the narrower, Republican-backed bill – promising that the broader legislation would follow. Biden said Thursday that the two bills had to be "in tandem" or...
    Joe Biden was forced to walk back on Saturday after Republican fury erupted over his comments making the bipartisan infrastructure bill's passage reliant on Congress also passing his $2.5 trillion American Families Plan. The president released a statement claiming he meant to show his continued support for the so-called 'human infrastructure' bill, and never intended to issue a 'veto threat'....
    President Joe Biden’s efforts to balance liberal demands for a partisan spending package with the bipartisan infrastructure deal he said he wanted has highlighted the challenges facing a divided Democratic Party with slim congressional majorities. Progressive lawmakers had spent weeks pushing Biden to abandon talks with Senate Republicans over a much narrower version of his infrastructure proposal, which came with...
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    (CNN)Ever since the 10th grade, 26-year-old Briana Phillips has wanted a job in the trades. Since then, she worked her way through high school, into an apprenticeship and eventually into a career as a union ironworker with Local 44 in Cincinnati. The roadblock on her mind: consistent and reliable care for her three children. Fatima Goss GravesSean McGarveyFor most of...
    President Joe Biden walked back his comments that seemingly linked the $1 trillion bipartisan infrastructure agreement to a Democratic plan for more antipoverty spending. NEWS: Biden clarifies language linking infrastructure deal to the reconciliation bill. Says in a statement his comments “created the impression that I was issuing a veto threat on the very plan I had just agreed to,...
    (CNN)President Joe Biden on Saturday tried to walk back remarks from earlier this week when he said he wouldn't sign a bipartisan bill on infrastructure unless it came paired with a reconciliation proposal for "human infrastructure," the latest in a series of cleanup efforts from the White House seeking to stem defections from the newly-announced bipartisan agreement.Biden wrote in the...
    U.S. President Joe Biden deliver remarks to commemorate LGBTQ+ Pride Month in the East Room of the White House, Washington, June 25, 2021.Jonathan Ernst | Reuters President Joe Biden on Saturday said he doesn't plan to veto a bipartisan infrastructure bill if it comes without a reconciliation package, walking back a declaration last week that he would refuse to sign...
    President BidenJoe BidenSenate Republicans urge CDC to lift public transportation mask mandate AOC said she doubts Biden's win would have been certified if GOP controlled the House Overnight Defense: Intel releases highly anticipated UFO report | Biden meets with Afghan president | Conservatives lash out at Milley MORE on Saturday sought to clarify remarks that he made earlier this week...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- Our Weekend Watch takes a look at President Biden's federal infrastructure plan.Most people think of infrastructure as repairing, improving or building new roads. Biden's proposal takes a different look at what "infrastructure" means: It emphasizes money for public transit, cutting pollution and helping modernize existing urban neighborhoods vs providing incentives for suburban sprawl.Biden's plan stands in stark...
    Biden delivers remarks on infrastructure. Grist: What’s in the new bipartisan infrastructure deal It’s light on climate provisions — but Biden has a plan to pass them another way. “There ain’t no infrastructure bill without the reconciliation bill,” House Majority Leader Nancy Pelosi told reporters on Thursday. Biden made a similar promise. “If this is the only thing that comes to me,...
    Republican senators are threatening to sink a recently negotiated bipartisan infrastructure compromise after President Joe Biden said that its adoption was conditioned on the passage of a complementary bill containing top Democratic priorities. Multiple senators who took part in bipartisan negotiations during the bill’s creation have already said that they may now withhold their support, jeopardizing its passage given the...
    Things seemed fine in Washington for about five minutes Thursday, when President Biden and a coalition of bipartisan senators announced a pact on an infrastructure plan."No one got everything they wanted in this package," said Sen. Kyrsten Sinema, D-Ariz., in the White House driveway. "We gave some to get some."Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, echoed Sinema."We’ve agreed on the price tag,...
    House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) on Friday sent a strong signal to President Joe Biden that his demand to tie a multi-trillion reconciliation package to the bipartisan infrastructure deal has very little chance of passing the House of Representatives. “I think my members need a chiropractor ‘cause they got whiplash after watching the president yesterday say there was a deal...
    President Joe Biden and a bipartisan group of senators have reached an agreement to significantly boost infrastructure spending, though considerable hurdles remain before the blueprint unveiled Thursday becomes reality. The White House says the agreement calls for about $579 billion in new spending over the next five years for roads, bridges, public transit and other public works. Add to that...
    Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez suggested that any bipartisan deal in Washington is inherently racist as she pointed out all lawmakers who reached the infrastructure compromise Thursday with President Joe Biden are white. 'The diversity of this 'bipartisan coalition' pretty perfectly conveys which communities get centered and which get left behind when leaders prioritize bipartisan dealmaking over inclusive lawmaking (which prioritizes delivering the...
                        Senator Mark Warner (D-Virginia) and other members of a bipartisan team of senators announced an infrastructure plan that includes $579 billion in new spending over the next five years. President Joe Biden also announced his support for the deal on Thursday. Warner and Biden highlighted it as a...
    (CNN)President Joe Biden is using words not heard in Washington for many a long year, like "trust," "consensus" and "compromise." He's even convinced that "friends" on the other side of the nation's deep political chasm will keep their word.The unusual outbreak of civility heralded by a bipartisan infrastructure deal may well turn out to be a rare exception to the...
    President Biden soured what was a point of rare bipartisan agreement on Capitol Hill when he ultimately promised not to sign a narrow $1 trillion infrastructure bill forged by Democrats and Republicans unless Congress also passes a multi-trillion-dollar non-traditional infrastructure plan chock full of left-wing priority items, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., said Thursday on "Special Report." The second...
    President Joe Biden stepped out on the White House driveway Thursday afternoon and announced 'we have a deal' on an infrastructure package.  The White House revealed the package will include $1.2 trillion in infrastructure spending over an eight-year period. Over a five-year period, there will be $973 billion in infrastructure spending. It is mainly based on investment in traditional infrastructure including...
    An Illinois organization is calling out President Joe Biden’s infrastructure bill for pork projects. The Illinois chapter of the group Americans for Prosperity will once again be handing out pork sandwiches Thursday to highlight the pork included in Biden’s infrastructure bill. The group plans to set up outside U.S. Rep. Lauren Underwood’s West Chicago office in the 14th District....
    By Daniella Diaz and Clare Foran | CNN House Speaker Nancy Pelosi made clear on Thursday that the House won’t take up the bipartisan infrastructure bill until the Senate passes a larger, more sweeping infrastructure package through budget reconciliation. “Let me be really clear on this: We will not take up a bill in the House until the Senate passes...
    The bipartisan infrastructure deal the White House signed off on Thursday includes investments in key climate provisions President BidenJoe BidenSchumer vows to advance two-pronged infrastructure plan next month Biden appoints veteran housing, banking regulator as acting FHFA chief Iran claims U.S. to lift all oil sanctions but State Department says 'nothing is agreed' MORE has pushed for, but scales down investment...
    Washington (CNN)Congress still has a long way to go before they get to a vote on infrastructure, but President Joe Biden said Thursday that he has agreed to a deal with a bipartisan group of senators. While many details of what it contains remain unclear, the total cost of the proposed deal announced Thursday is $1.2 trillion over eight years,...
    (CNN)House Speaker Nancy Pelosi made clear on Thursday that the House won't take up the bipartisan infrastructure bill until the Senate passes a larger, more sweeping infrastructure package through budget reconciliation. "Let me be really clear on this: We will not take up a bill in the House until the Senate passes the bipartisan bill and a reconciliation bill. If...
    New York (CNN Business)Stocks are rallying Thursday after President Joe Biden announced a bipartisan agreement on an infrastructure deal. The S&P 500 (SPX) and Nasdaq Composite (COMP) are on track to hit new record highs and the Dow (INDU) is up about 350 points."We have a deal," Biden told reporters Thursday. Even though it is a proposal with support from...
    WASHINGTON (CBS News) — A group of bipartisan senators announced an agreement on a framework for an infrastructure proposal on Wednesday evening, even as the White House and congressional Democrats continue to pursue two tracks in passing President Biden’s multi-trillion dollar plan. The group of 21 senators, 10 Democrats and 11 Republicans, previously reached an agreement on an infrastructure proposal costing...
    Senate progressives are signaling they aren't ready to bless a bipartisan infrastructure deal unless they can secure firm commitments on a separate Democratic-only bill. The early pushback comes as President BidenJoe BidenSchumer vows to advance two-pronged infrastructure plan next month Biden appoints veteran housing, banking regulator as acting FHFA chief Iran claims U.S. to lift all oil sanctions but State Department...
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    (CNN)President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris will meet with a bipartisan group of senators on Thursday in the Oval Office after White House officials and the senators had a massive breakthrough the night before in their infrastructure negotiations. Both Republican and Democratic senators said Wednesday evening there was an agreement reached with White House officials and 10 senators...
    (CNN)The massive breakthrough Wednesday night on infrastructure breathes new life for President Joe Biden's hope of a bipartisan agenda that could cement his legacy as a dealmaker and open the door to more breakthroughs down the line, but it also is just the beginning of a fraught, multi-week effort that will test Democratic unity and reveal schisms within the party.Bottom...
    WASHINGTON D.C. (KDKA) — Details still need to be worked out, but a potential bipartisan plan on infrastructure has been reached by senators. Today, they’ll be meeting with President Joe Biden to discuss. Last night, the senators involved in the talks did not share the details on what was decided specifically but did say they agreed on spending...