SCRANTON, Pa. (AP) — In an abrupt change, the White House is floating new plans to pay for parts of President Joe Biden’s $2 trillion social services and climate change package, shelving a proposed big increase in corporate tax rates though also adding a new billionaires' tax on the investment gains of the very richest Americans.
WASHINGTON — Democrats and Republicans alike have long expected next year's midterm elections to hinge on the state of the coronavirus pandemic, the job market and former President Donald Trump's influence on the GOP.
WASHINGTON — For more than 55 years, Medicare followed a simple policy: covered benefits are the same, no matter if you're rich, poor, or in-between.
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden is entering a crucial two weeks for his ambitious agenda, racing to conclude contentious congressional negotiations ahead of both domestic deadlines and a chance to showcase his administration’s accomplishments on a global stage.
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden on Thursday signed into law a bill raising the nation's debt limit until early December, delaying the prospect of an unprecedented federal default that would cause economic disaster.
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WASHINGTON (AP) — The House has approved a short-term increase to the nation's debt limit, ensuring the federal government can continue fully paying its bills into December and temporarily averting an unprecedented default that would have decimated the economy.
The relief provided by passage of the legislation will only be temporary though, forcing Congress to revisit the issue in December.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Members of the House on Tuesday pushed through a short-term increase to the nation's debt limit, ensuring the federal government can continue fully paying its bills into December and temporarily averting an unprecedented default that would have decimated the economy.
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WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell said Friday he would not again help Democrats extend the government's borrowing authority, raising fresh doubts about how Congress will avert a federal default when a temporary patch expires in December.
WASHINGTON — Nearly all Americans agree that the rampant spread of misinformation is a problem.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Nearly all Americans agree that the rampant spread of misinformation is a problem.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate dodged a U.S. debt disaster Thursday night, voting to extend the government’s borrowing authority into December and temporarily avert an unprecedented federal default that experts warned would devastate the economy and harm millions of Americans.
A bill to raise the U.S. debt limit cleared the Senate on Thursday night, likely staving off a default crisis. House approval is still needed.
An agreement has been reached to extend the government's borrowing authority into December, temporarily averting a debt crisis.
Last week saw a rare triumph of substance over politics in Washington. In testimony before the House Financial Services Committee, Treasury Se…
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden and congressional Democrats' push for a 10-year, $3.5 trillion package of social and environmental initiatives has reached a turning point, with the president repeatedly conceding that the measure will be considerably smaller and pivotal lawmakers flashing potential signs of flexibility.
President Joe Biden accused Republican lawmakers on Monday of blocking efforts to increase the government's borrowing authority, by committing…
President Joe Biden blasted Republican lawmakers Monday for attempting to block efforts to increase the government's borrowing authority, sayi…