Latest from Marianna Sotomayor

Where the White House economic plan stands: From taxes to health to climate to immigration

Democrats have started signaling which parts of the White House agenda could be cut and which are likely to be approved.
  • Oct 22, 2021

House votes to hold Bannon in contempt for refusing to comply with the Jan. 6 subpoena

The former White House chief strategist has argued through his attorney that he is unable to respond to the subpoena because of executive privilege asserted by former president Donald Trump.
  • Oct 21, 2021

Biden hits the road to sell economic agenda as Democrats scramble for a deal on new spending and tax policies

For Biden and his allies in Congress, the next few days could be critical: Democratic leaders hope they can finally broker a truce to end the public feuding between the party’s ambitious liberals and spending-weary moderates
  • Oct 20, 2021

Biden tells Democrats that package of up to $1.9 trillion should be new target of talks

The president met with key party members as they race to secure a pact.
  • Oct 19, 2021

Two veteran Democratic House members announce they will retire

The departures of Reps. David E. Price (D-N.C.) and Mike Doyle (D-Pa.) raise questions about whether veteran lawmakers are leaving because they fear power will return to the GOP.
  • Oct 18, 2021

Liberal Democrats have become the mainstream of the party and less willing to compromise with dwindling moderates

As many of members of the Congressional Progressive Caucus have recently pointed out — President Biden’s agenda is their agenda.
  • Oct 10, 2021

Democrats begin to narrow their differences on Biden’s social spending bill

In a private meeting, President Biden suggested a top figure of $2.2 trillion for his sweeping package, while liberals countered with at least $2.5 trillion — a much smaller gap than earlier.
  • Oct 5, 2021

For Democrats and the Biden agenda, it’s becoming a matter of trust

Democratic leaders’ ability to rebuild unity and get their two-pronged legislative strategy back on track will be paramount to whether they close out the year having delivered on the promises they made to voters.
  • Oct 3, 2021

Biden urges Democrats to compromise, have patience as he tries to revive economic agenda

For the second time in as many days, Democrats did not appear to have an immediate way forward on the proposal, which would invest new sums to fix the nation’s roads, bridges, pipes, ports and Internet connections.
  • Oct 1, 2021

House Democrats delay planned vote on $1 trillion infrastructure bill amid dispute between party moderates and liberals

The source of the Democratic stalemate was a second, roughly $3.5 trillion package that proposes to expand Medicare, combat climate change and boost federal safety-net programs, all financed through tax increases on wealthy Americans and corporations.
  • Sep 30, 2021