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Democrats want to send more unemployment benefits. Some workers never got the last round

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Volunteers load shopping bags with food assistance for laid off workers at a food distribution event on Dec. 12, 2020 in Orlando, Florida. Paul Hennessy/NurPhoto via Getty Images Democrats are poised to send more unemployment benefits to laid-off workers. Meanwhile,......

Senate Democrats to reduce jobless aid boost in Covid relief bill but extend it another month

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here U.S. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) speaks to reporters at the U.S. Capitol, on Capitol Hill in Washington, February 10, 2021. Al Drago | Reuters Senate Democrats have agreed to cut the weekly unemployment insurance supplement in their $1.9......

Wisconsin Democrats continue to doubt Foxconn’s future

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Democrats at the Wisconsin Capitol continue to discount and dismiss Foxconn’s future. Rep. Gordon Hintz, D-Oshkosh, on Thursday said he doesn’t believe anything that Foxconn says, including the recent announcement of a partnership with the electric carmaker Fisker. “It’s......

Private Insurance Wins in Democrats’ First Try at Expanding Health Coverage

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Democrats spent much of the 2020 presidential primary debating the best way to expand public health insurance. They sparred over whether to enroll everyone in public coverage — the preferred policy of Senator Bernie Sanders — or to give everyone a choice to do so, the public option plan that......

Allegations against Cuomo become headache for Democrats from Albany to Washington

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Politico.com – For more and to sign up click here The governor’s weakened standing as a result of the recent accusations by three women has emboldened many of Cuomo’s frequent intra-party critics, many of whom have chaffed under his decadelong death-grip on state politics and are keen to cast him......

Nancy Pelosi’s Capitol pawns: Devine

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Miranda Devine Have we really reached the point where National Guard soldiers in their third month of protecting the Capitol are poisoned with rotten food, worms and metal shavings and no one cares? The contempt shown to these soldiers by their Washington, DC, masters is as sickening as the rancid......

Democrats Narrow Stimulus Payments as Biden Works to Keep Aid Plan on Track

New York Times
The legislation, which Democrats hope to push through the Senate by the weekend, remains among the largest federal relief packages in modern American history. It would deliver hundreds of billions of dollars for vaccine distribution, hospitals, state and local governments and families struggling to recover from the economic toll of......

Senator Sheldon Whitehouse accuses FBI of withholding information from Democrats

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here FBI Director Christopher Wray committed to greater transparency following intense questioning from Democratic Senator Sheldon Whitehouse of Rhode Island during a Judiciary Committee hearing on Tuesday. Senator Whitehouse joins “Red and Blue” anchor Elaine Quijano with more on how......

Cuomo harassment scandal poses fresh #MeToo test for Democrats

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Politico.com – For more and to sign up click here Sen. Mazie Hirono (D-Hawaii) went the furthest of any Democratic senator asked about the issue. Although she put trust in the attorney general’s investigation, she suggested that “there may come a tipping point with regard to Gov. Cuomo where he......

Senate Democrats still finishing their Covid relief bill as time runs out this week

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here In a furious last-minute push, Democrats are scrambling to put their final touches on a $1.9 trillion Covid-19 relief bill that the entire caucus will have to support, a task that has proven difficult in the final hours of......

House Democrats charge ahead with progressive bills likely to stall Senate

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Washington — House Democrats are pursuing an ambitious agenda to approve several progressive bills supported by President Biden in the coming weeks, but these measures face an uncertain future in the evenly divided Senate, where most legislation will require support......

Democrats aim to send $1.9 trillion Covid relief bill to Biden by the end of next week

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (R), Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) (C) and Representative Steny Hoyer, speak with the media after meeting with US President Donald Trump at the White House in Washington, DC on October 16, 2019.......

11 Senate Democrats push Biden to include recurring checks, jobless aid in next big bill

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Eleven Senate Democrats are pushing President Joe Biden to put recurring direct payments and enhanced jobless benefits in the economic recovery plan he will try to pass this year. In a letter to the president announced Tuesday, the lawmakers said......

House Democrats strike deal with moderates on anti-corruption bill

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Politico.com – For more and to sign up click here “Sometimes a win is not what you initially shot for,” said Luria, who will support the final bill after securing an amendment to clearly state that any public financing for campaigns would not come from taxpayer dollars. “Sometimes a compromise......

Senate Democrats negotiating changes to coronavirus bill

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Jordain Carney Senate Democrats are discussing potential changes to a $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief package, saying they want to further target the House-passed legislation. A group of Democrats met with President BidenJoe BidenBiden offers support to union organizing efforts......

GOP may hold keys to Democrats’ long-sought minimum wage hike

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Politico.com – For more and to sign up click here “It is a more durable solution if it’s 60 votes,” Coons said on Monday after a couple of “very preliminary” weekend discussions with Republicans on raising the wage. Republicans “realize it’s got to be raised,” said Sen. Angus King (I-Maine).......

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