Joe Biden’s nominee for head of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF), David Chipman, is reportedly losing ground in the Senate on his path to confirmation.
Lawmakers on both sides of the aisle seem to be growing more optimistic in coming together on a bipartisan infrastructure package.
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said no legislator would think an infrastructure bill is perfect, but it’s an important government duty.
The Senate passed a procedural vote to advance a $1.2 trillion infrastructure package. In a 67-to-32 vote Wednesday, the Senate reached bipartisan support to move forward on the bill after weeks of no progress.
Joe Biden’s promise of unity appears to be nowhere to be seen on Capitol Hill. The two major parties continue to clash on the bipartisan infrastructure deal as Senate Republicans block a vote to open debate on the nearly $1 trillion measure.
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said Republicans won’t support raising the debt ceiling.
Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) plans to move forward with a test vote on a bipartisan infrastructure bill. The New York Democrat made the announcement on the Senate floor Monday.
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell has said all Republican lawmakers will vote against the Democrats’ $3.5 trillion budget bill.
Congressional Democrats released a sweeping immigration reform bill, which Republicans are calling a non-starter. Thursday’s proposal, backed by Joe Biden, includes a path to citizenship for up to 30 million illegal aliens living in the U.S. It includes immediate green cards for DACA recipients and farm workers, an increase in VISA allocations and more funding for immigration judges. Republicans said the plan will take jobs away from Americans and threaten security as the bill seeks to undo President Trump’s hardline policies. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.)slammed the legislation as blanket amnesty, which incentivizes people to rush here illegally. OAN’S White House Correspondent Jenn Pellegrino has more.