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House Democrats introduce $1B funding bill for Israel’s Iron Dome

Politico
Politico.com – For more and to sign up click here “The United States’ commitment to the security of our friend and ally Israel is ironclad. Replenishing interceptors used to protect Israel from attacks is our legal and moral responsibility,” DeLauro (D-Conn.) said in a statement Wednesday. “While this funding would......

House unanimously passes bill to aid

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here The House of Representatives on Tuesday unanimously passed a bill that would authorize payments to those impacted by “Havana Syndrome” — a mysterious illness known to produce neurological symptoms that has affected scores of U.S. officials and personnel in multiple......

Top House Democrat to introduce separate bill to provide funding for Israel’s Iron Dome

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Though the $1 billion in funding allocated for the aerial defense system had initially been included in the bill that the House considered Tuesday, the provision was removed from the final version to appease a group of progressives who......

House unanimously passes bill to aid

CBS News
CBS News – For more and to sign up click here The House of Representatives on Tuesday unanimously passed legislation that would authorize payments to those impacted by “Havana Syndrome” — a mysterious illness known to produce neurological symptoms that has affected scores of U.S. officials and personnel in multiple......

House Passes Spending Bill and Debt Limit Increase Over G.O.P. Opposition

New York Times
WASHINGTON — The House on Tuesday approved legislation to keep the government funded through early December, lift the limit on federal borrowing through the end of 2022 and provide emergency money for Afghan refugees and natural disaster recovery, setting up a fiscal showdown as Republicans warn they will block the......

House passes bill to avoid government shutdown, suspend debt limit — but it faces Senate roadblocks with deadlines near

CNBC
CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) leaves after holding her weekly press conference at the U.S. Capitol on August 25, 2021 in Washington, DC. Kevin Dietsch | Getty Images The House passed a bill Tuesday that would both prevent......

Military aid for Israel removed from U.S. funding bill, but leadership pledges vote later this week

Reuters
WASHINGTON, Sept 21 (Reuters) – Democratic lawmakers on Tuesday removed $1 billion in military funding for Israel from legislation to fund the U.S. government after objections from liberals in the House of Representatives, but party leaders pledged to bring the matter up again later this week. Some House Democrats objected......

House sends bill aiding ‘Havana Syndrome’ victims to Biden’s desk

Politico
Politico.com – For more and to sign up click here The bill, dubbed the HAVANA Act, authorizes new funding for treatment and gives the CIA director and the secretary of state increased flexibility on how the money is spent. It also requires both to report regularly to Congress on the......

Post Trump, U.S. Democrats offer bill to rein in presidential powers

Reuters
WASHINGTON, Sept 21 (Reuters) – U.S. House of Representatives Democrats introduced legislation on Tuesday seeking to pull back powers from the presidency, part of an ongoing effort to rein in the White House in a rebuke to the administration of former Republican President Donald Trump. House leaders said the “Protecting......

Rep. Bush, Sen. Warren introduce bill to reinstate federal eviction moratorium

CNBC Real Estate
Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., left, hugs Rep. Cori Bush, D-Mo., outside of the Capitol on Tuesday, August 3, 2021. Rep. Bush was preparing to do a tv interview while waiting for official word from the Biden administration on an eviction moratorium renewal. Bill Clark | CQ-Roll Call, Inc. | Getty......

House prepares to vote on bill to avert shutdown and suspend debt limit

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Government funding is set to expire on September 30, but the stop-gap bill the House will take up would extend funding and keep the government open through December 3. In addition, the measure includes a debt limit suspension through......

Pelosi says House members would not vote on spending bill topline higher than Senate’s

USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Mychael Schnell House Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiBiden pushes back at Democrats on taxes Yarmuth and Clyburn suggest .5T package may be slimmed Of partisan fights and follies, or why Democrats should follow Manchin, not Sanders MORE on Monday said......

Democrats will put a debt limit suspension in bill that aims to prevent a government shutdown

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., conducts news conference in the Capitol Visitor Center with House Democrats on achievements including the For The People Act and the agenda for the remainder of the year, on Friday, July 30, 2021.......

Senate parliamentarian likely dooms plan to legalize immigrants through budget bill

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here The Senate parliamentarian on Sunday ruled against a plan to legalize immigrants living in the U.S. without legal permission through a budget bill, dealing a significant, if not fatal, blow to an effort Democrats viewed as their best chance......

Bill Gates secures hundreds of millions from U.S. firms for climate fight

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Bill Gates at Munich Security Conference on February 17, 2017 in Munich, Germany. Michael Gottschalk | Getty Bill Gates has raised hundreds of millions from seven large U.S. companies to develop clean technologies that could play a key role in......

Medicare Expansion Clashes With Health Care for the Poor as Budget Bill Shrinks

New York Times
WASHINGTON — Democrats are facing tough moral and political decisions over how to pursue their century-old dream of universal health care now that their ambitious $3.5 trillion social safety net bill will almost certainly have to be trimmed back. As they try to reduce the bill’s cost, members of the......

Senate parliamentarian likely dooms plan to legalize immigrants through budget bill

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here The Senate parliamentarian on Sunday ruled against a plan to legalize immigrants living in the U.S. without legal permission through a budget bill, dealing a significant, if not fatal, blow to an effort Democrats viewed as their best chance......

Democrats blocked from including immigration reform in party-line spending bill

Politico
Politico.com – For more and to sign up click here Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said Sunday evening that Democrats are “deeply disappointed in the decision” but plan to meet with the Senate parliamentarian in the coming days and pursue other options. “Our economy depends more than ever on immigrants,”......

Senate bill to end ETF tax break is ‘pretty unlikely to pass,’ market analyst says

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here One Senate Democrat’s proposal to end a tax break for exchange-traded funds is “pretty unlikely to pass,” ETF Trends chief investment officer and director of research Dave Nadig told CNBC’s “ETF Edge” this week. “I think the chances are fairly......

Nine minutes, 1,500 words, 1 wink: Bill Belichick’s long-snapper dissertation

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FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — On many things, it simply “is what it is” for New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick. But not special teams. He loves ’em. The most recent example came Friday during his virtual news conference when asked about long-snapper becoming a specialized position. Belichick kept going and going......

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