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Senate infrastructure talks in political jeopardy as infighting spills out into the open

Republican initially said they had hoped to finalize a more robust blueprint by today so that debate could quickly start in the chamber, but the prospect now seems unimaginable given the sheer scope of the fights that negotiators must resolve.
  • Jul 26, 2021

Republicans block debate on infrastructure bill, but final deal could solidify within days

Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer pressed ahead with a vote on the unfinished package, but senators of both parties said they hope for an agreement by next week.
  • Jul 21, 2021

Republicans threaten to hold up debt ceiling days before deadline, raising potential for political showdown

The new ultimatum marked a reversal for Republicans, who agreed to raise the ceiling — the statutory amount the government can borrow to pay its bills — multiple times to advance policies under now-former President Donald Trump that added trillions of dollars to the federal deficit.
  • Jul 21, 2021

Republicans seek to delay early infrastructure vote amid lingering disputes over $1 trillion deal

The new rift emerged less than 24 hours before the chamber was set to take a critical step toward considering a still-forming, roughly $1 trillion agreement to improve the nation's roads, bridges, pipes, ports and Internet connections.
  • Jul 20, 2021

Infrastructure deal in precarious state as endgame nears

As Republicans back away from a key funding element in the plan, Biden complains, “We shook hands on it.”
  • Jul 19, 2021

Schumer sets new infrastructure deal deadline as IRS provision faces strong blowback

Conservatives want to block new funding for the tax agency as a vote on the bipartisan infrastructure package could come as soon as Wednesday.
  • Jul 15, 2021

Biden rallies Democrats on Capitol Hill for his spending plans

The president is trying to sell some members of his party on a bipartisan infrastructure bill and build momentum for a Democrats-only social spending package.
  • Jul 14, 2021

Senate Democrats announce plans for $3.5 trillion budget package to expand Medicare, advance Biden priorities

Agreement would mark effort to bridge differences between liberal, centrist wings of party.
  • Jul 13, 2021

Biden calls passing voting legislation ‘a national imperative’ and castigates voting restrictions based on ‘a big lie’

In a speech Tuesday in Philadelphia, the president intensified his rhetoric but did not call for changes to the filibuster.
  • Jul 13, 2021

Biden hits the road for his infrastructure plan, but potholes loom

As the president visited Wisconsin to push the deal as a boon for blue-collar workers, his aides back in Washington scrambled to keep liberal lawmakers on board.
  • Jun 29, 2021