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    The head of a right-wing organization with ties to the Koch network offered words of encouragement to Democratic Sen. Kyrsten Sinema on Thursday amid reports that she's holding up her party's budget reconciliation package over its proposed tax hikes on the rich and big businesses. Citing two unnamed Senate Democratic aides, Insider reported Thursday that "a major holdup" on ongoing...
    President BidenJoe BidenMcAuliffe holds slim lead over Youngkin in Fox News poll Biden signs bill to raise debt ceiling On The Money — Progressives play hard ball on Biden budget plan MORE on Friday made a personal appeal for his economic agenda, recalling his struggle to care for his sons after his first wife and daughter died in a car...
    Moderate Democratic Sen. Kyrsten Sinema is in Europe this week fundraising as President Joe Biden's multi-trillion reconciliation bill remains in limbo.  The New York Times reported Wednesday that Sinema had participated in fundraising for the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, with one source saying an event had occurred in Paris.  The chairman of the DSCC, Sen. Gary Peters, is also in Europe...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Progressive leaders in Congress are warning colleagues against a “false choice” over what to keep or cut as Democrats scale back President Joe Biden’s now-$2 trillion package of social services and climate change strategies. In a letter Wednesday to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Biden and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, the leaders of the Congressional Progressive Caucus...
    STANISLAUS COUNTY (CBS13) — Authorities are investigating a suspicious package that was found at a mobile home park near Waterford on Wednesday. The Stanislaus County Sheriff’s Office is currently investigating a suspicious package call at the Riverview Mobile Home Park located at 8200 Jantzen Rd outside of Waterford. Portions of the park have been evacuated while the bomb team...
    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) on Tuesday lamented the media’s failure to sell the $3.5 trillion spending bill proposed by congressional Democrats. “Well, I think you all could do a better job of selling it, to be very frank with you,” said at a daily press briefing with reporters, in response to a question about the proposal. “Because every time...
    The House and Senate are out for most of this week, observing Indigenous People's Day/Columbus Day. The House, however, will have a short session Tuesday to finish the job of temporarily lifting the debt ceiling, taking up the bill the Senate passed last week to extend the nation's borrowing limit to pay its bills until December 3. The hellish Fall...
    The House and Senate are out for the majority of this week, observing Indigenous People’s/Columbus Day. The House, however, will have a short session Tuesday to finish the job of temporarily lifting the debt ceiling, taking up the bill the Senate passed last week to extend the nation’s borrowing limit to pay its bills until December 3. The hellish Fall we...
                      by Andrew Trunsky  Democrats are pushing to permanently expand monthly child tax credits in their spending package, but a new poll shows that just 35% of Americans support extending the payments beyond July 2022. The expanded payments began in July as a part of President Joe Biden’s coronavirus relief package...
    Democrats are pushing to permanently expand monthly child tax credits in their spending package, but a new poll shows that just 35% of Americans support extending the payments beyond July 2022. The expanded payments began in July as a part of President Joe Biden’s coronavirus relief package signed in March. While the Politico/Morning Consult poll released Wednesday found that 50%...
    Illegal aliens living in the United States would stand to get about $80 billion over a 10-year period if a filibuster-proof budget reconciliation package by Senate Democrats passes through Congress, a new analysis concludes. For months, Senate Democrats have sought to pass a $3.5 trillion budget reconciliation package that would need only majority support in the House and Senate. The...
    Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) kept the $1.5 trillion reconciliation signed deal with Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) hidden from Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) until this week, Rep. Debbie Dingell (D-MI) told CNN on Friday. “She had no knowledge of that until this week,” Dingell said of the senators’ agreement that was revealed Thursday. The signed document by both men states the “topline” number for...
    On a Thursday afternoon outside the Senate, Sen. Joe Manchin stood in a crush of reporters, ready to deal a death blow to President Joe Biden's Build Back Better agenda. Manchin, a West Virginia Democrat and the state's former governor, announced in no uncertain terms he would not support his party's $3.5 trillion social welfare spending package packed with...
    The massive $3.5 trillion spending bill being floated by Democrats in Congress contains tens of billions of dollars in spending that advances progressive ideology and liberal causes.  In a lengthy Twitter thread, Grabien Media Founder Tom Elliot outlined several provisions in the spending bill including $15 million dollars to resource centers for people "who are underserved due to their sexual...
    As Democrats work to move their $3.5 trillion budget through a bitterly divided Congress, many, including President Joe Biden, have assured that the package is fully paid for in a bid to shore up support from moderates. “My Build Back Better Agenda costs zero dollars,” Biden said Saturday. “Instead of wasting money on tax breaks, loopholes, and tax evasion...
    (CNN)When Democrats passed a one-year expansion of the child tax credit in their Covid relief bill earlier this year, it was seen by many in the party as a triumph, a move that could reduce child poverty by nearly half this year. Ever since Democrats won two seats in Georgia in January giving the party a Senate majority, Democratic Sens....
    Democrats are hanging a $0 price tag on their $3.5 trillion social and climate spending spree ahead of Thursday's crucial vote on President Joe Biden's legislative agenda. Liberal Democrats have joined the White House in contending the expansive partisan reconciliation package is deficit-neutral in the hope it will entice centrist members of their party to support it. The liberals are...
    Every Republican in Congress opposes President Joe Biden's $3.5 trillion investment plan to improve social welfare. President Joe Biden and congressional Democrats are working to finalize legislation to implement the Build Back Better agenda. Republicans, who unanimously oppose the $3.5 trillion framework, are relying on several false claims to attack the...
    Infighting continues to consume congressional Democrats as the House nears a vote on Thursday to pass the $1.2 “bipartisan” infrastructure bill. The infighting has pitted the radical left against more moderate Democrats who want a legislative win they can tout heading into the 2022 midterms. But the radical left House members are opposed to the $1.2 trillion bill because it...
    Sen. Kyrsten SinemaKyrsten SinemaBudget impasses mark a critical turning point in Biden's presidency Democrats urge Biden to go all in with agenda in limbo Why Democrats opposing Biden's tax plan have it wrong MORE (D-Ariz.) is reportedly scheduled to hold a fundraiser this week with business groups opposed to the $3.5 trillion budget reconciliation package being crafted by her party....
    Sen. Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona has reportedly told her Democratic colleagues that she will not support any tax hikes on corporations or wealthy individuals, a stance that could derail the party's plan to fund its sprawling safety net and climate package. According to the New York Times, Sinema's "resistance to tax rate increases" that Democrats have proposed to finance their...
    A group of pro-tax millionaires is calling on progressives to reject the bipartisan infrastructure bill the Senate passed last month unless the multi-trillion dollar reconciliation package that is still being negotiated on Capitol Hill is approved as well. The group, dubbed Patriotic Millionaires, penned a letter to Congressional Progressive Caucus Chairwoman Pramila JayapalPramila JayapalDemocrats seek to cool simmering tensions House panel...
                        U.S. Representative Drew Ferguson (R-GA-03) said this week Democrats on the U.S. House Ways and Means Committee blocked every amendment he added to what he called that party’s $3.5 trillion tax-and-spend budget proposal. Ferguson serves on the committee. “In an effort to improve the legislation, on Tuesday, I...
    The highest-ranking Republican on the powerful House Ways and Means Committee slammed Democrats’ massive trillion-dollar budget reconciliation package, arguing it raises taxes on working class Americans. Ways and Means Ranking Member Kevin Brady said the $3.5 trillion legislation, titled the Build Back Better Act, would fuel inflation, devastate small business and set the U.S. back economically relative to competing...
    A chief architect of the 2017 tax cuts said Democrats’ multitrillion-dollar tax and spending package is the “most dangerous” he has seen during his more than two decades in Congress. Rep. Kevin Brady, the ranking member of the powerful House Ways and Means Committee, told the Washington Examiner that he has been working tooth and nail to fight the...
    There are fewer ideologically rigid members in the House and Senate these days, but they wield outsize leverage over legislation meant to serve as the centerpiece of the Democratic agenda. Senate Democrats missed a self-imposed Sept. 15 deadline for committees to produce the legislative text for a massive social welfare spending package. Instead, party lawmakers sat on the...
    Congress’s approval rating has dropped 13 points since President Biden took office in January, a Thursday Monmouth University poll revealed. With 35 percent of respondents approving of Congress in January of 2021, the number has since dropped to 22 percent in September. The poll also suggests Congress’s disapproval has also risen from 51 percent to 65 percent, a 14 point...
    White House Chief of Staff Ron Klain claimed Wednesday the $3.5 trillion infrastructure package would “cost zero.” “We have found a way to pay for every part of the spending with taxes,” Klain told finance specialists at the Annual Salt Conference in New York, the New York Post reported. “The net cost of ‘Build Back Better’ is zero,” he said of...
    President BidenJoe BidenOvernight Defense & National Security — Milley becomes lightning rod Democrats hope Biden can flip Manchin and Sinema On The Money — Presented by Wells Fargo — Democrats advance tax plan through hurdles MORE on Thursday went after big corporations and wealthy Americans while promoting his economic agenda that congressional Democrats are working to get across the finish...
    House Democrats this week wrapped up the bulk of committee work on a $3.5 trillion package of social benefits and climate programs — a massive undertaking that advances what would be a legacy-defining domestic agenda for President BidenJoe BidenOvernight Defense & National Security — Milley becomes lightning rod Democrats hope Biden can flip Manchin and Sinema On The Money —...
    House Democrats are fighting hard to pass a multitrillion-dollar reconciliation package full of new spending and tax measures. While the exact scope and funding of the bill are not yet finalized, here are highlights of what Democrats have laid out in legislation at the committee level this week: SPENDING MEASURES Workplace leave Democrats hope to create...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden’s “build back better” agenda is poised to be the most far-reaching federal investment since FDR’s New Deal or LBJ’s Great Society — a prodigious effort to tax the rich and shift money into projects and programs touching the lives of nearly every American. The thousands of pages being drafted and debated in Congress are...
    The House Ways and Means Committee on Wednesday approved a major portion of Democrats’ $3.5 trillion social spending package, including provisions that would raise taxes on high-income individuals and corporations in order to offset the cost of new spending. The committee advanced the legislation by a near party-line vote of 24-19. Rep. Stephanie MurphyStephanie MurphyThis week: Democrats kick off chaotic...
    The House Ways and Means Committee advanced a slate of tax increases designed to fund Democrats’ multitrillion-dollar infrastructure and social welfare reconciliation package. On a party-line vote, the committee advanced the legislation on Wednesday after several days of discussion and failed Republican amendments. The total tax increases are forecast to raise more than $2 trillion. "Our action today...
    RAISING a child can be challenging financially – and now many are wondering if the new child tax credits are here to stay.   The child tax credits are a part of the American Rescue Plan, which was signed into law by President Joe Biden in March. 1The $3,600 child tax credits may not last forever if Conngress doesn't extend them How child...
    Senate and House Democratic centrists who object to a $3.5 trillion social welfare spending package will find it easier to support the measure if it is paid for with new revenue. At least that’s the thinking among top Democrats promoting efforts to offset much of the cost of the bill with new revenue. “We are going to make...
    Sen. Jon TesterJonathan (Jon) TesterATF nominee's fall is just latest defeat for gun control advocates Biden's ATF nominee withdraws amid bipartisan pushback David Sirota: Seven Democrats who voted against fracking ban trying to secure future elections MORE (Mont.), a Democratic moderate, on Monday joined maverick Sen. Joe ManchinJoe ManchinWarner says .5 trillion package 'falls short' on housing assistance Manchin responds...
    Capitol Police arrest man carrying machete, bayonet in truck near DNC headquarters Julius Jones death sentence in 1999 Oklahoma murder should be commuted, panel finds WASHINGTON — House Democrats unveiled Monday a series of proposals to fund the party's upcoming priorities with a series of tax hikes on the wealthiest Americans and corporations.  Biden announces sweeping new vaccine rules...
    Democrats released the first look at proposed tax changes for their multitrillion-dollar spending plan, and glaringly absent were changes to the SALT cap . A vocal contingent of congressional Democrats in high-tax states have pressed for the proposed $3.5 trillion package to raise the cap on federal tax deductions for paid state and local taxes, a move that would...
    Conservative group Americans for Tax Reform (ATR) announced Monday they will launch an ad campaign in House battle ground districts to oppose President Joe Biden’s “tax-and-spend blowout” $3.5 trillion reconciliation package. ATR told Politico Playbook the group’s public relations campaign will feature a seven figure ad buy of 30 second television ads and digital impressions that oppose the package’s far-left initiatives,...
    House Democrats have outlined plans to raise the top marginal income tax rate from 37% to 39.6% as part of a wide menu of tax increases to pay for their multitrillion-dollar spending package. The hike would affect individuals making over $400,000 or married couples filing jointly who bring in more than $450,000 in annual income, according to materials released...
    House Democrats are plotting to raise the capital gains rate as one of several mechanisms to raise trillions of dollars for their new spending package. The current proposal is that the capital gains rate for high-income individuals be increased from 20% to 25%, a number that falls short of President Joe Biden’s initial pitch to hike the rate by...
    Sen. Ron Wyden has released a duo of tax proposals that Democrats are looking at to help fund their $3.5 trillion spending package. As Congress works to piece various policy proposals into a coherent reconciliation bill, Wyden, who is the chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, proposed two tax hikes that could bring in billions in funding for the...
    Senate Democrats on the Finance Committee are exploring a wide array of tax options outside of just raising the corporate and capital gains tax rate to pay for their proposed spending package. Democrats are threading the needle on the package, which leadership hopes to clock in at $3.5 trillion, because of how slim their majorities are in both the...
    EXCLUSIVE – A newly formed conservative group steered by a veteran GOP operative is going up with an ad blitz taking aim at two Democratic senators who may face challenging reelections next year over their party’s $3.5 trillion spending proposal.The new campaign, by the Common Sense Leadership Fund (CSLF), a newly formed conservative nonprofit organization, was shared first with Fox...
    The Biden administration released a new analysis Thursday touting the president's economic agenda, as outlined in the $3.5 trillion budget reconciliation package, as providing tax benefits for millions of small businesses. The analysis, performed by the Treasury Department and distributed by the White House, estimates that 3.9 million small business owners will see reduced tax burdens should Congress pass the...
    President Joe Biden and Republicans are still struggling to reach an amenable infrastructure deal. As the two sides work to craft a deal, several interested parties, some surprising, are watching what happens with bated breath. Hundreds of business organizations and other groups signed a coalition letter in February urging lawmakers to adopt a fiscally and environmentally responsible infrastructure spending...
    By Alan Fram | Associated Press WASHINGTON — Hours after clinching an initial budget victory, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer conceded Wednesday that Democrats face a tough pathway to delivering a package surging $3.5 trillion into family, health and environment programs to President Joe Biden’s desk. Schumer, D-N.Y., made the remarks after the Senate approved a budget resolution outlining Democrat’s...
    Cryptocurrency advocates are lobbying to change the House version of the bipartisan infrastructure package after lawmakers and the industry failed to fix a controversial tax provision in the legislation that passed the Senate Tuesday. The advocates already had some success in garnering bipartisan support in the Senate for their proposed changes to the legislation. Still, they fell short when Republican...
    Democrats are seeking substantial investments in climate, caregiving, and other 'human' infrastructure. Senate Republicans launched a series of misleading attacks on Democrats' $3.5 trillion investment plan on Tuesday, which aims to fund the so-called "human infrastructure" elements President Joe Biden was forced to remove from his initial infrastructure plan, to...