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    Sen. Ron Johnson seemed to suggest that one reason why Washington, D.C., residents shouldn't be granted statehood is because they are too "elite" – a point that was quickly rebuked by Mayor Muriel Bowser during a Senate hearing Tuesday on whether to make D.C. the 51st state. In addition to the constitutional concerns and political ramifications of admitting a new...
    (CNN)President Joe Biden ramped up his push to move his legislative agenda forward in private meetings Monday with two key Democratic lawmakers. Biden spoke with the Democrats -- Arizona Sen. Kyrsten Sinema and West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin -- in separate meetings, according to a White House official.The two lawmakers represent a crucial players in Biden's efforts to move his...
    Sen. Lindsey GrahamLindsey Olin GrahamCentrists gain foothold in infrastructure talks; cyber attacks at center of Biden-Putin meeting Graham quips key to working with Trump: We both 'like him' Centrists gain leverage over progressives in Senate infrastructure battle MORE (R-S.C.) said Sunday that President BidenJoe Biden 64 percent of Iowans say 'time for someone else' to hold Grassley's Senate seat: poll Philadelphia...
                        The Michigan Conservative Coalition Thursday demanded that the Republican-controlled state Senate conduct an audit of the 2020 election, like the one being conducted in Arizona. The group said that “as co-sponsor of the ‘Let Freedom Ring’ rally on June 17, will deliver over 7,000 notarized affidavits demanding a...
    Former Vice President Mike Pence, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, and Sen Ted Cruz of Texas are among the GOP leaders addressing a conference of top social conservative activists and leaders that aims to build momentum for Republicans to win back majorities in the House and Senate in the 2022 midterm elections. While Pence, DeSantis and Cruz are all considered potential...
          Welcome to The Hill’s Morning Report. It is Thursday! We get you up to speed on the most important developments in politics and policy, plus trends to watch. Alexis Simendinger and Al Weaver are the co-creators. Readers can find us on Twitter @asimendinger and @alweaver22. Please recommend the Morning Report to friends and let us know what...
    (CNN)President Joe Biden now turns to a puzzle almost as thankless as negotiating with Vladimir Putin -- pushing his stalled agenda through a deadlocked Congress.Air Force One delivered Biden back to Washington after his talks with the Russian President that capped his European tour. He now gets to wrestle with the limits of a 50-50 Senate, Republican obstruction and splits...
    A group of 10 more senators announced support Wednesday for a $974 billion, five-year bipartisan infrastructure framework unveiled last week, giving the proposal a crucial political boost in the nick of time. Republican Sens. Richard BurrRichard Mauze BurrPast criticism of Trump becomes potent weapon in GOP primaries Trump endorsement shakes up GOP Senate primary in NC House Democrats to Schumer:...
    Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer announced Tuesday that Senate Democrats are fully prepared to go it alone on a bold infrastructure plan that addresses climate change. That's the essence of what he announced, anyway, when he said that he was "convening a meeting with all 11 Democratic members of the Senate Budget Committee regarding a fiscal year ‘22 budget resolution"...
    The White House is giving senators “about a week or 10 days more” to strike a bipartisan infrastructure deal, Steve Ricchetti, counselor to the president, said Tuesday to House Democrats. Negotiations on an infrastructure plan have been ongoing, with President Joe Biden and Senate Republicans going back-and-forth for months. Both sides have made changes to their various proposals in an...
    (CNN)Momentum is building in the Senate behind a $1.2 trillion infrastructure proposal, as liberals are showing a new willingness to accept the package with key assurances and Republican leaders predicting the potential of wide support within their conference. There are still many details that need to be sorted out -- both on the details of the bill and the process...
    (L-R) U.S. Sens. Mark Warner (D-VA), Joe Manchin (D-WV), Mitt Romney (R-UT), Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Susan Collins (R-ME) and Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ) take a break from a meeting on infrastructure for going to a vote at the U.S. Capitol June 8, 2021 in Washington, DC.Alex Wong | Getty Images An infrastructure plan crafted by a group of Senate Democrats and...
    Ron Wyden and Bernie Sanders. A bipartisan group of 10 senators announced a broad, if somewhat vague agreement on infrastructure Thursday afternoon, triggering a group of Democrats to warn that they wouldn't allow a goal of "bipartisanship" to outweigh the critical goals of addressing climate change and rebuilding the nation. Among those sending a warning is a powerful committee chair, Sen. Ron...
     Presented by Facebook     Welcome to The Hill’s Morning Report. It is Friday! TGIF! We get you up to speed on the most important developments in politics and policy, plus trends to watch. Alexis Simendinger and Al Weaver are the co-creators. Readers can find us on Twitter @asimendinger and @alweaver22. Please recommend the Morning Report to friends and let us...
    Democrats are itching to get going on infrastructure as they see an increasingly condensed legislative calendar in the months ahead. Almost six months into the Biden administration, Democrats know they have only a matter of weeks to get a major spending package to the president’s desk unless they punt infrastructure to the fall, setting the stage for a potential end-of-year...
    Ten Senate Republicans and Democrats struck a deal Thursday in what they believe is a “realistic” compromise on an infrastructure framework. Sens. Bill Cassidy (R-LA), Susan Collins (R-ME), Joe Manchin (D-WV), Lisa Murkowski (D-AK), Rob Portman (R-OH), Mitt Romney (R-UT), Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ), Jon Tester (D-MT), and Mark Warner (D-VA) said in a statement: Our group –...
    Former Vice President Al GoreAlbert (Al) Arnold GoreDemocratic super PAC targets Youngkin over voting rights Biden's no-drama White House chief Trump won't move on, but most Americans want to MORE reportedly urged President BidenJoe BidenWhite House announces major boost to global vaccine supply U.S. in talks to buy Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine to send abroad: report Pentagon to consider authorizing airstrikes...
    White House officials were briefed Thursday on a $1.2 trillion infrastructure deal reached by a group of 10 bipartisan senators earlier in the day, but it remains unclear whether President BidenJoe BidenWhite House announces major boost to global vaccine supply U.S. in talks to buy Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine to send abroad: report Pentagon to consider authorizing airstrikes in Afghanistan if...
    The bipartisan group of senators working on an infrastructure proposal came to an agreement Thursday that inches closer to President Joe Biden’s spending demands. The plan, developed by 10 senators, totals $1.2 trillion over eight years ($974 billion over five years) and has $579 billion in new spending on top of funds set aside in previous agreements, Forbes reported. This...
    (CNN)Liberal Senate Democrats are unloading on a bipartisan group of senators working on an infrastructure deal, warning that any pared-back measure to win GOP backing almost certainly would fail to deliver on their party's promises and could lead to a revolt from the left.The criticism is growing louder by the day, underscoring the growing tension within the ranks as moderates...
    (L-R) U.S. Sen. Bill Cassidy (R-LA), U.S. Sen. Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ), U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), and U.S. Sen. Mitt Romney (R-UT) hold a bipartisan meeting on infrastructure in the basement of the U.S. Capitol building after original talks fell through with the White House on June 8, 2021 in Washington, DC.Samuel Corum | Getty Images Senators from both parties...
    Washington — A bipartisan group of senators is working on crafting a deal on infrastructure legislation, after President Biden ended negotiations with a team of Republican senators on Tuesday. But some Democrats have raised concerns about any agreement that may be reached by this bipartisan group of moderates, worrying that it will not address some of the key provisions included...
    Sen. Mitt RomneyWillard (Mitt) Mitt RomneyHillicon Valley: Biden gives TikTok and WeChat a reprieve | Colonial Pipeline CEO addresses Congress again | Thomson Reuters shareholders want review of ICE ties On The Money: Bipartisan Senate group rules out tax hikes on infrastructure | New report reignites push for wealth tax Romney presses Microsoft over missing Tiananmen Square images MORE (R-Utah),...
    Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellOvernight Energy: Company officially nixes Keystone XL pipeline | Government watchdog finds failings, but no Trump influence, in clearing of Lafayette Square Ocasio-Cortez: Democrats 'burning precious time' with GOP talks Democrats blast Biden climate adviser over infrastructure remarks MORE (R-Ky.) said on Thursday that Republicans "haven't given up hope" for a bipartisan infrastructure...
    The Senate’s months-long effort to clinch bipartisan deals — and prove the body can still function — is quickly running out of gas. The Senate passed legislation this week aimed at combating China’s competitiveness, in a win claimed by both sides as an example of how the embattled chamber can cut and pass meaningful agreements. But senators are facing a...
    On Wednesday, Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg expressed optimism that bipartisan negotiations in the Senate will yield Republican support for an infrastructure package sought by the White House. Speaking with Wolf Blitzer one day after the Biden administration ended infrastructure negotiations with a group of Republicans led by Sen. Shelley Capito (WV), Buttigieg said, “At this point I would say...
    FALMOUTH, England (CNN)President Joe Biden came to Europe this week in part because he's grown tired of virtual meetings and telephone calls with world leaders, which he believes can't capture the essence of a face-to-face relationship. So, it's a little ironic that at the very moment his top domestic priority appears on the brink, he will be reduced to phoning...
    More On: infrastructure Biden breaks off $1.7T infrastructure talks with GOP negotiator Capito Biden shoots down latest GOP infrastructure proposal Biden’s big FDR-style agenda is already sputtering to a halt Backpedaling Biden now willing to drop corporate tax hike to seal infrastructure deal Two bipartisan groups of lawmakers — one in the House and one in the Senate —...
    WASHINGTON - President Joe Biden ended talks with a group of Republican senators on a big infrastructure package  on Tuesday and started reaching out to senators from both parties in a new effort toward bipartisan compromise, setting a summer deadline for Congress to pass his top legislative priority. The president is walking away from talks with lead Republican negotiator ...
    U.S. Senator Mitt Romney (R-UT) departs after attending a bipartisan work group meeting on an infrastructure bill at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, U.S., June 8, 2021.Evelyn Hockstein | Reuters Bipartisan groups in Congress will try to craft an infrastructure bill after talks between President Joe Biden and Republicans collapsed.  But the lawmakers are running into one of the issues...
    (CNN)The richest people in the world reportedly have been paying shockingly little in US federal income taxes. And it's all perfectly legal. Here's what you need to know to Get Up to Speed and On with Your Day. (You can also get "5 Things You Need to Know Today" delivered to your inbox daily. Sign up here.)1. White HousePresident Biden...
    Talks between President Joe Biden and Republican West Virginia Sen. Shelley Moore Capito on infrastructure are dead, the senator said in a statement Tuesday. Capito, the top negotiator for Senate Republicans regarding Biden’s infrastructure proposal, spoke to the president on the phone for about five minutes Tuesday afternoon, CNN congressional correspondent Lauren Fox noted. Capito and Biden have previously spoken...
    Democratic rising star Stacey Abrams's group Fair Fight Action on Tuesday unveiled a new campaign aimed at mobilizing youth voters of color to get behind the For the People Act, Democrats’ sweeping election reform bill that’s currently stalled in the Senate. Dubbed Hot Call Summer, the campaign will run through the end of June and feature a “three-stop regional virtual tour”...
    A bipartisan group of Senators on Tuesday released its report on the deadly Capitol riot on Jan. 6 and offered recommendations to help prevent another security breach. The Government Affairs Committee and the Senate Committee on Rules and Administration announced the investigation two days after the riot occurred. The months-long investigation included two hearings and committees reviewed thousands of documents,...
    Senate Republicans are wooing Hispanic voters in battleground states crucial to recapturing the majority in 2022, with the GOP aiming to capitalize on the gains made with this key demographic last November. The National Republican Senatorial Committee implemented a Spanish-language advertising and media outreach program in January as the Senate GOP campaign arm looks to boost Hispanic support for the...
    A group of Senate Republicans negotiating with the White House on an infrastructure package warned President BidenJoe BidenSan Jose shooting victims, shooter identified Romney blasts political extremes in speech accepting JFK award Senate passes bill requiring declassification of information on COVID-19 origins MORE on Thursday not to rely on the budget reconciliation process to pass his own proposal without any GOP...
    A group of Senate Republicans announced a $928 billion counteroffer on infrastructure on Thursday, a marked increase from their initial proposal. But their offer is still significantly smaller than the slimmed-down alternative to President Biden's original massive proposal and is focused solely on physical infrastructure needs that do not incorporate the president's priorities on bolstering "human infrastructure." The proposal by a group led by...
    EXCLUSIVE: A conservative outside group with ties to Senate Republican leadership is doubling down on its campaign to weaken support for the congressional Democrats' wide-ranging election and campaign finance reform bill.One Nation, the nonprofit advocacy arm of the pro-GOP group American Crossroads, is launching new ads taking aim at S.1 – the Democrats' bill – arguing that it would put "Washington bureaucrats in charge"...
    A bipartisan group of senators Saturday announced it is introducing a bill to provide new funding for transportation priorities as Congress debates a broader infrastructure package. Sens. Tom CarperThomas (Tom) Richard CarperCarper urges Biden to nominate ambassadors amid influx at border DC statehood bill picks up Senate holdout The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - Cheney poised to be...
    The Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday advanced President BidenJoe BidenIsrael-Hamas ceasefire could come as soon as Friday: report US opposes UN resolution calling on Israel-Gaza ceasefire Parents of 54 migrant children found after separation under Trump administration MORE's first group of judicial nominees, teeing up five potential judges for a confirmation vote. The batch of nominees includes Ketanji Brown Jackson,...
    A left-leaning watchdog group on Wednesday sued the Arizona Senate for records pertaining to the "partisan" audit of the Maricopa County 2020 election. The filing comes after American Oversight said in April it requested documents on Cyber Ninjas, the private firm conducting the inquiry, the audit's funding and investigation techniques, and other matters. The organization said that by May 4,...
    A group of Senate Republicans sent a letter Wednesday to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Department of Health and Human Services (DHS), demanding answers on reopening schools across the country. In a letter first obtained by the Daily Caller, addressed to CDC director Rochelle Walensky and DHS Sec. Xavier Becerra, Republican Senators Ron Johnson of...
    President Joe Biden delivers remarks on the April jobs report from the East Room of the White House in Washington, U.S., May 7, 2021.Jonathan Ernst | Reuters A group funded by anonymous donors is launching a new multimillion dollar influence campaign this week that will pressure moderate lawmakers to pass key pieces of President Joe Biden's agenda. WorkMoney, a 501(c)(4)...
    Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Mark WarnerMark Robert WarnerBiden signs executive order to improve federal cybersecurity Overnight Defense: Former Pentagon chief to testify about Capitol riot Wednesday | Senate Intelligence chairman wants Biden to review US Space Command move Wyden: Funding infrastructure with gas tax hike a 'big mistake' MORE (D-Va.) said in an interview that aired Sunday that enacting laws for reporting cyber breaches...
    EXCLUSIVE – In his campaign to protect the Senate’s filibuster, Tim Phillips says with the country so closely divided, now’s not the time "to jam though" a partisan agenda.Phillips, the president of the influential conservative advocacy organization Americans for Prosperity (AFP), is currently crisscrossing the country,  as part of his group’s "Save the Filibuster, Save America" campaign to put pressure...
    Fact check: COVID-19 vaccinated people don’t ‘shed’ viral particles from the vaccine The green schism threatening Bidens climate plan A group calling for an overhaul of the campaign finance system has announced its first Senate endorsements for the 2022 cycle, backing five Democratic incubments.  © Provided by Roll Call Arizona Democratic Sen. Mark Kelly is one of five senators...
    A group of Senate Republicans urged President Joe Biden to stand with Israel and stop offering sanction relief to Iran, which funds Palestinian Islamist group Hamas. “In light of … recent attacks by Hamas against Israel, the United States should take all steps necessary to hold Tehran accountable and under no circumstances, provide sanctions relief to Iran,” the Republicans...
    It’s no surprise that the American Conservative Union, the organization that puts on the annual CPAC conference, isn’t fond of Minnesota’s Democratic politicians. Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar, often noted for her willingness to compromise with Republicans, garnered a paltry 5% on ACU’s 2020 vote rating, which is used to determine who gets invited to CPAC and other ACU regional events....