Congress (page 5)

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    $1.1 Trillion Federal Infrastructure Bill Tees Up $3.5 Trillion Spending Spree

    The infrastructure bill (H.R. 3684), passed by the U.S. Senate with bipartisan support on August 10, expands government power, puts America into more debt and sets the stage for a dangerous $3.5 trillion spending spree.  The $3.5 trillion plan passed the Senate the next day, on August 11, though this time on…
    Paige Terryberry, August 23, 2021
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    Democrats on Capitol Hill Push New Voting Measure

    Sarah Westwood of the Washington Examiner highlights the latest voting legislation from congressional Democrats. House Democrats are poised to pass a sweeping election bill that would reestablish provisions of the Voting Rights Act the Supreme Court has already struck down in an effort to advance voting reforms that…
    Mitch Kokai, August 20, 2021
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    Good For Thee, Not For Me: Rashida Tlaib Edition

    Chuck Ross and Collin Anderson of the Washington Free Beacon report inconvenient facts for one member of the Democratic “Squad.” Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D., Mich.) collected up to $50,000 in rent payments last year, even as she publicly criticized landlords and supported an eviction moratorium that has…
    Mitch Kokai, August 19, 2021
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    GOP Targets High-Profile Congressional Democrats

    Kerry Picket reports for the Washington Examiner on Republican congressional leaders’ interest in taking away power from particular Democrats. Reps. Ilhan Omar and Eric Swalwell top the list of Democratic members Republicans want to see removed from their committees if the GOP takes back the House in November…
    Mitch Kokai, August 10, 2021
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    Leading Senator Wants to End Extended Federal Unemployment

    Brittany Bernstein writes for National Review Online about a key Democrat who has no interest in extending federal unemployment benefits. Senator Joe Manchin (D., W. Va.) signaled on Saturday that he would not support including an extension of federal jobless aid for gig workers and long-term unemployed Americans…
    Mitch Kokai, August 10, 2021
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    New Carolina Journal Online Features

    David Bass reports for Carolina Journal Online on congressional action that could hurt public charter schools. Ray Nothstine’s CJ Opinion asks whether the 2022 midterm elections will resemble 1994’s Republican tidal wave.
    Mitch Kokai, July 29, 2021
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    Pelosi’s Days Numbered as U.S. House Speaker?

    Miranda Devine argues at FoxNews.com that Nancy Pelosi could be on her way out as speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives. Nancy Pelosi used to point her angry finger at Donald Trump, but she leaves him in the dust when it comes to busting norms, dividing Congress…
    Mitch Kokai, July 28, 2021
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    Leading GOP Lawmaker Calls Biden More Dangerous Than Obama

    Zachary Halaschak of the Washington Examiner reports one leading Republican congressman’s assessment of Biden administration policies. Longtime Rep. Kevin Brady said that the Democratic agenda under President Joe Biden is far more extreme than when Barack Obama was president. The Texas Republican, who is the top Republican on…
    Mitch Kokai, July 28, 2021