House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is confident her party is close to an agreement on the reconciliation package. The California representative declared an early victory during a Thursday presser.
Joe Biden took an opportunity to push his Build Back Better agenda while speaking at an event honoring Martin Luther King Junior. On Thursday, the Democrat spoke in front of the MLK Memorial in Washington D.C. to honor its 10th anniversary.
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After weeks of wrangling and division, Democrats may be coming together over Joe Biden’s partisan spending plan. On Tuesday, Biden met with progressive members of the House Democrat Caucus to discuss the scaled down reconciliation package.
Joe Biden approved legislation raising the debt ceiling until early December. He signed the measure Thursday ahead of an October 18 deadline to avoid defaulting on the debt limit.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said she’s “very disappointed” Democrats are not going ahead with the proposed $3.5 trillion reconciliation bill. During a press conference this week, she claimed the spending package would have been very transformative, but insisted it will still lead to extensive reform.
California Rep. Maxine Waters (D) is blasting Democrat Senators Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) and Kyrsten Sinema (D-Ariz.) over their hesitation toward Joe Biden’s multi-trillion-dollar reconciliation bill.
The Senate voted to increase the debt ceiling by $480 billion. In a 50-to-48 vote on Thursday, the Senate narrowly voted to raise the debt limit through Dec. 3. This comes just after the Senate voted to finish debate on the bill, narrowly passing the 60-vote threshold needed to do so.
Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) has refused to fast-track additional Iron Dome defense system funding to Israel. While speaking on the Senate floor Monday, the Republican blocked a motion to consolidate debate down to just two-hours to expedite a vote.