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    New York : Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer. Photo: Drew Angerer / . The Senate is facing serious problems passing the $ 1.9 trillion economic stimulus package, due to divisions among Democrats and Republicans pushing against the minimum wage and funding to state and local governments. Although the bill passed the House of Representatives, the majority leader in the Senate, Chuck schumer (New York), faces problems keeping its caucus at bay, like senators Joe manchin (West Virginia) and Kyrsten sinema (Arizona). There are two problems to which Schumer must find a solution: how to respect the Budget Reconciliation rules to keep the promise of increasing the minimum wage to $ 15 and prevent your caucus from being divided and complicating the simple majority vote to endorse the aid package promoted by the president Joe biden. Manchin has become one of the biggest problems for Schumer,...
    The U.S. Chamber of Commerce, one of the biggest spenders, sent an open letter to President Joe Biden and all members of Congress, urging them to consider the Republican proposals and not allow their American Rescue Plan of 1.9 trillion dollars is approved by a simple party majority. « The fastest and most effective way to provide immediate relief to American families and workers still recovering from the pandemic is through strong, bipartisan engagement, » said the Executive Vice President and Policy Director of the US Chamber of Commerce. the United States, Neil Bradley, in a statement. The open letter (pdf) was sent on behalf of Bradley. « If the majority insist on pushing for legislation that uses reconciliation, then they risk succeeding in the future on long-overdue priorities including infrastructure, immigration reform and climate change. » Bradley also pointed out that raising the minimum wage should not be included in the bailout plan....
    WASHINGTON -- The House passed the Senate-amended budget resolution in a 219-209 vote, unlocking the next phase in drafting the COVID-19 rescue package.Maine Rep. Jared Golden was the only Democrat to vote no.This is a breaking news update. A previous version of this report is below.President Joe Biden met Friday with leading House Democrats who aim to put his $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief package on a fast track to becoming law, drawing on new signs of strain in the economy to push for its approval."We can't do too much here, we can do too little," he told them. "Real, live people are hurting. And we can fix it. And we can fix it and the irony of all ironies is when we help them, we are also helping our competitive capacity, through the remainder of this decade."The Senate early Friday approved a measure that would let Democrats muscle the relief...
    WASHINGTON -- The Senate early Friday approved a budget resolution that's a key step toward fast-track passage of President Joe Biden's $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief plan without support from Republicans. Vice President Kamala Harris was in the chair to cast the tie-breaking vote, her first.Democrats in the chamber applauded after Harris announced the 51-50 vote at around 5:30 a.m. The action came after a grueling all-night session, where senators voted on amendments that could define the contours of the eventual COVID-19 aid bill.The budget now returns to the House, where it will have to be approved again due to the changes made by the Senate. Final passage will unlock the next phase in drafting of the virus relief bill, with the work divided among several congressional committees.EMBED More News Videos The Senate just wrapped its budget reconciliation process with the tie-breaking vote cast by Vice President Kamala Harris. Senate Majority...
    Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer introduced their budget proposal on Monday that also will pave the way for Joe Biden to pass his $1.9 trillion COVID relief plan without any Republican support.  The Democratic congressional leaders dropped their plan an hour before Biden was to meet with Republican senators at the White House to discuss a compromise proposal from the GOP - one that is considerably less than the president's, clocking in at $600 billion for coronavirus relief.   Pelosi and Schumer's resolution contains a provision for a process called 'reconciliation' - a legislative procedure that allows them to prevent the use of the filibuster in the Senate and lets the legislation pass with a simply majority of 51 votes.  With an even 50-50 split in the upper chamber and Vice President Kamala Harris the tie breaker, Biden would be able to get his $1.9 trillion plan without any Republicans on board.  Republicans...
    A group of 10 Republican senators is headed to the White House Monday to discuss a potential compromise on a coronavirus relief plan that could gain bipartisan support to pass the Senate, in the first sign of significant talks between the parties on the issue.  The move comes as Democrats in Congress this week are taking the procedural steps necessary to pass a relief bill without any Republican support, using a brute-force legislative tactic called budget reconciliation that would allow them to circumvent a GOP filibuster.  And it follows a week in which Republicans were vocal that they felt left out of negotiations on the bill, and the White House was using aggressive pressure tactics to ensure moderate Democrats were on board with their coronavirus plan. The group of 10 Republicans, which is led by Sen. Susan Collins of Maine announced a $600 billion plan Sunday which they say they will discuss...
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