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Democrats pressure Biden to welcome Afghan refugees

A group of 16 Democratic lawmakers, led by Rep. Ruben Gallego of Arizona, wants President Joe Biden to create an Afghan Refugee Resettlement Advisory Council that would enlist Afghans already in the United States in assisting federal agencies in resettling their compatriots. In a letter sent to the White House Friday, the lawmakers said that the evacuation…

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Republicans, Democrats and the Debt Ceiling (Audio)

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Democrats Roll the Dice on Sweeping Abortion Rights Bill — Again

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Progressive Democrats Fight to Limit Defense Spending

The United States may have completed its military withdrawal from Afghanistan last month, but Washington remains as committed as ever to expanding American empire. The House is poised to pass a military budget this week that’s even bigger than President Joe Biden requested, but left-leaning lawmakers are putting up a fight. House progressives are leading…

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House Democrats press forward with effort to curtail presidential powers after Trump

WASHINGTON — House Democrats introduced legislation Tuesday aimed at preventing abuses of presidential power in what supporters of the measures say is largely a response to Donald Trump’s actions as president.House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., will highlight the Protecting Our Democracy Act during a news conference alongside its chief sponsor, Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., chairman…

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Democrats Dealt a Blow on Immigration Plans

National “We are deeply disappointed in this decision but the fight to provide lawful status for immigrants in budget reconciliation continues.” Senate Parliamentarian Elizabeth MacDonough (left, with former Vice President Mike Pence) wrote that the “policy changes of this proposal far outweigh the budgetary impact scored to it and it is not appropriate for inclusion…

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Democrats tie government funding to debt bill, GOP digs in

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic congressional leaders backed by the White House say they will push ahead with a vote to fund the government and suspend the debt limit, all but daring Republicans who say they will vote against it despite the risk of a fiscal crisis.Congress is rushing headlong into an all-too-familiar stalemate: The federal…

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Progressive Democrats Set Out to Defund the Fossil Fuel Industry

Today, Democratic Representatives Mondaire Jones of New York, Ayanna Pressley of Massachusetts, and Rashida Tlaib of Michigan introduced a bill that would require the Federal Reserve to phase out the financing of fossil fuel projects. The legislation, known as the Fossil Free Finance Act, would mandate that big banks and other financial institutions align their…

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Democrats tout California recall result ahead of 2022 midterms

Some Democrats touted California Gov. Gavin Newsom’s landslide victory Tuesday in a recall election as a good sign for their chances in the 2022 midterms, as some Republicans and strategists downplayed any connection between the result and what might happen in congressional races more than a year away.Democrats suggested that high turnout in the recall…

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Democrats’ tax plan would cut bills for most Americans -congressional estimate

Please try another search Economy2 hours ago (Sep 14, 2021 11:02PM ET) © Reuters. FILE PHOTO: The U.S. Capitol Building is pictured in Washington, U.S., August 20, 2021. REUTERS/Elizabeth Frantz By Richard Cowan and David Lawder WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. tax code changes sought by Democrats in the House of Representatives to help fund $3.5…