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Biden begs Congress to raise the debt ceiling yet he voted against it as Senator

Winning control of the White House apparently does strange things to people. Going back to the early 2000s, we’ve seen a Southern conservative turn into a big-government chief executive whose government spends money like a drunken sailor. A social progressive who drones the heck out of the Middle East. As far as the current occupant…

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Congress promised debt relief to farmers of color. They might not get it.

In the heart of Arkansas, Abraham Carpenter, a Black farmer, grows fruits and vegetables across 1,500 acres alongside 35 of his family members. The multi-generational farm was started in 1973 by Abraham’s mother, Katie Carpenter, with the planting of just one acre of peas. But this year, heavy rain and floods destroyed hundreds of acres…

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Here’s how Congress could hold the EPA accountable for its ‘dereliction of duty’

At the height of the COVID-19 pandemic last year, the Environmental Protection Agency under the Trump Administration announced a policy that relaxed federal environmental monitoring and reporting requirements for polluting industries across the country. The March announcement meant that the agency, which is charged with enforcing the country’s environmental laws, wouldn’t likely seek penalties from…

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Congress, Biden continue infrastructure negotiations through weekend

President Joe Biden delivers remarks to members of the news media before departing the South Lawn of the White House by Marine One in Washington, D.C., on Saturday. Photo by Michael Reynolds/UPI | License Photo Oct. 2 (UPI) — President Joe Biden and divided Congressional Democrats will have more time to work out disagreements over…

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When a Delay in Congress Is Actually a Win

All day long on Thursday, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi insisted she would move the bipartisan infrastructure bill to the floor, even though there was no agreement on the Democrats’ historic child care, elder care, Medicare-enhancing, climate-change-fighting reconciliation bill. “So far, so good,” she told reporters Thursday morning. It turned out it wasn’t good. And Pelosi…

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Congress must raise debt limit by Oct. 18, Treasury Secretary Yellen warns in new letter as default looms

Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen testifies during a Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee hearing on the CARES Act, at the Hart Senate Office Building in Washington, DC, U.S., September 28, 2021.Kevin Dietsch | ReutersTreasury Secretary Janet Yellen on Tuesday told House Speaker Nancy Pelosi that Congress has just under three weeks to address the…

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Why Congress is bringing US to the brink of default

Like a bad date, Republicans are trying to “dine and dash” after racking up trillions in debt, Democratic Sen. Majority Leader Chuck Schumer grumbled this week. The GOP, for its part, is basically saying, “Why should we share that bill when you’re ordering a 10-course meal over our objections?”The analogy is imperfect – but it…

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Members of Congress, Spouses Find Oasis of Calm Amid Washington’s Political Conflicts at Alabaster House

It’s all politics, all the time in Congress, so escaping the drumbeat of favor-seekers, lobbyists and fund-raising pressure via the sanctuary provided by Randy and Kimberly Genau is special, according to Desiree Loudermilk, wife of Rep. Barry Loudermilk (R-Ga.). “Kimberly is really non-political, she never talks about issues or things like that, she just wants…

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Can Congress stay bipartisan on Olympic oversight?

FacebookTwitterEmailRedditBy Jason Dick, Niels Lesniewski, and Evan CampbellPosted September 15, 2021 at 5:37pmCongress is deeply split, but not when it comes to the Olympics. Former U.S. women’s national gymnastics team doctor Larry Nassar’s serial sexual abuse of female gymnasts provoked bipartisan action to toughen oversight of the Olympics organizing committee and amateur athletics. But there…