Tag: National budgets

Dems hit McConnell, who says GOP won’t back debt limit boost

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WASHINGTON — Senate Democrats accused Republicans on Wednesday of a “shameless, cynical” ploy that would damage the economy and the government's credit rating after...

EXPLAINER: How Democrats hope to enact Biden domestic agenda

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WASHINGTON — Lawmakers’ most consequential battle this year over President Joe Biden’s expansive domestic agenda will snake through a legislative maze that's eye-rolling even...

Senator: Bipartisan infrastructure bill loses IRS provision

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WASHINGTON — A proposal to strengthen IRS enforcement to crack down on tax scofflaws and help fund a nearly $1 trillion bipartisan infrastructure spending...

Klobuchar: Infrastructure bill could include voting measures

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ATLANTA — Congressional Democrats are exploring ways to include financial incentives for states to expand voting access as part of a massive infrastructure bill,...

Top Senate Dem sets infrastructure vote, pressures lawmakers

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WASHINGTON — Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer is pressuring lawmakers to reach agreement by next week on a pair of massive domestic spending measures,...

Senate Democrats’ $3.5T budget deal backs up Biden’s goals

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WASHINGTON — this story is a refire/new doc of last night's story with new material wire embargoed for 6 a.m. EDT Wednesday; lead with...

Climate activists hail Dem budget spending on clean energy

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WASHINGTON — Environmental groups hailed a sweeping $3.5 trillion domestic spending plan announced by Democrats, saying it would make “transformational investments” in clean energy...

Democrats eye immigration action in budget, but outlook hazy

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WASHINGTON — Congressional Democrats and immigration advocates are staring at their best chance in years to overcome Republican opposition and give millions of people...

US deficit for current budget year climbs to $2.24 trillion

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WASHINGTON — The U.S. government's deficit for the first nine months of this budget year hit $2.24 trillion, keeping the country on track for...

Sanders, Biden meet as infrastructure bill swells past $3.5T

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WASHINGTON — Emerging from a private meeting at the White House, Sen. Bernie Sanders said Monday that he and President Joe Biden are on...