Democrats present case to legalize immigrants through budget bill

The slim Democratic majority in Congress is pushing forward with an ambitious plan to legalize an estimated 8 million immigrants living in the U.S. without legal status through a budget bill that would circumvent the 60-vote threshold typically needed to pass major legislation in the Senate. Democratic staff were expected to meet with the Senate…

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Nine centrist House Democrats threaten to oppose budget without infrastructure

Nine Democrats, led by New Jersey Rep. Josh Gottheimer, are threatening to vote against the fiscal 2022 budget resolution until the House passes and President Joe Biden signs the Senate-passed bipartisan infrastructure bill. “We will not consider voting for a budget resolution until the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act passes the House and is…

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Moderate House Dems say they won’t support budget vote until infrastructure bill passes

WASHINGTON — Nine House Democrats are warning Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., that they won’t vote for a budget resolution until the House passes the bipartisan infrastructure bill advanced by the Senate this week.“With the livelihoods of hardworking American families at stake, we simply can’t afford months of unnecessary delays and risk squandering this once-in-a-century, bipartisan…

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Senate Democrats unveil $3.5T spending plan intended to pass with no GOP support

Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer speaks to reporters last Thursday at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C.  Photo by Bonnie Cash/UPI | License Photo Aug. 9 (UPI) — Senate Democrats on Monday released a $3.5 trillion budget blueprint for overhauling laws related to healthcare, climate change and other top priorities — a resolution they intend…

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Shontel Brown defeats Nina Turner in a high-profile Ohio special House election

Shontel Brown defeated Nina Turner in the special Democratic primary election in Ohio’s 11th District. The safely-Democratic, Cleveland-based seat was formerly held by HUD Sec. Marcia Fudge. Polls in Ohio closed at 7:30 pm ET. Follow along for more live election results.  LoadingSomething is loading. Cuyahoga County Council member Shontel Brown will defeat former state…

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47 percent of Republicans say time will come ‘to take the law into their own hands’: poll

About 47 percent of Republicans believe that a time will come when “patriotic Americans have to take the law into their own hands,” according to a George Washington University poll on Americans’ faith in election systems and democratic values. The GW Politics Poll, conducted among more than 1,700 registered voters from June 4 to June 23…

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Democratic hawks want to go bigger than Biden on defense spending

The Senate Armed Services Committee’s move to authorize significantly more defense spending next year than President Joe Biden wants demonstrates that there’s still a sizable number of Democratic hawks in the Senate willing to challenge the party’s dovish progressive wing.At the committee’s Wednesday markup of the fiscal 2022 National Defense Authorization Act, Oklahoma’s James M.…

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Democrats introduced a bill to rename more than 1,000 forests, lakes, and mountain peaks named with racist slurs or offensive language

Over 1,000 places in the US, like streams and mountain peaks, have been flagged for offensive names. Democrats in Congress introduced a bill aimed at reviewing and revising the offensive names. Places that have been flagged include slurs for Black people, Native Americans, and Mexicans living in the US. LoadingSomething is loading. Congressional Democrats introduced…

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Democrats demand Barr, Sessions testify on Apple data subpoenas

The top two Senate Democrats on Friday called for multiple investigations into the Department of Justice’s (DOJ) decisions in 2017 and 2018 to issue subpoenas seeking metadata records of House Intelligence Committee members as the Trump administration pursued leak investigations.Senate Majority Leader Charles SchumerChuck SchumerBiden seeks to unite allies on China Manchin insists he supports…

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Progressive Democrats restless over Biden’s infrastructure talks with Republicans

Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal, (D-WA), looks on during a hearing of the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Antitrust, Commercial and Administrative Law on “Online Platforms and Market Power”, in the Rayburn House office Building on Capitol Hill, in Washington, U.S., July 29, 2020. Graeme Jennings/Pool via REUTERS Progressive Democrats in the U.S. Congress are getting uneasy with…

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Texas Democrats stage walkout to block passage of sweeping election overhaul package

Texas Democrats walked off the state House floor late Sunday night to prevent the passage of a massive overhaul of state elections procedures that would add new impediments to voting in future elections and limit the availability of certain types of voting predominantly used by low income and handicapped people. The late-night drama came after hours of debate and procedural…

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Democrats to introduce legislation to expand Supreme Court from 9 to 13 justices

WASHINGTON — Congressional Democrats will introduce legislation Thursday to expand the Supreme Court from nine to 13 justices, joining progressive activists pushing to transform the court.The move intensifies a high-stakes ideological fight over the future of the court after President Donald Trump and Republicans appointed three conservative justices in four years, including one who was…

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