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House committees to vote on bills on D.C. statehood and reparations

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Washington — Two House committees are taking up measures long championed by progressives on Wednesday, signaling that congressional Democrats are willing to move forward with their priorities despite narrow majorities in the House and Senate. One panel will vote......

Pelosi aims to have Biden infrastructure passed before August

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Speaker Nancy Pelosi expressed hope that Congress would pass President Biden’s $2 trillion infrastructure proposal ahead of the August recess. During her weekly press conference on Thursday, Pelosi said that House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chair Peter DeFazio believes......

Rep. Alcee Hastings dies, narrowing Democratic House majority to just 7

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Rep. Alcee Hastings, D-Fla., listens to students speak about their experiences with gun violence during the The Gun Violence Prevention Task Force panel Wednesday afternoon May 23, 2018. Sarah Silbiger | CQ-Roll Call, Inc. | Getty Images Rep. Alcee Hastings,......

Fourth stimulus checks are unlikely. Here’s what federal aid could be coming next

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here As vaccines ramp up and the economy reopens, many individuals and families may be eager to see this side effect of the Covid-19 pandemic continue: government stimulus checks. A recent poll from Data for Progress found 65% of Americans are......

House to vote on immigration bills with paths to citizenship for

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here The House is set to vote Thursday on two proposals that would legalize subsets of the estimated 11 million immigrants living in the U.S. without legal permission, as Democrats gauge the chances of approving immigration legislation and sending it......

House GOP votes to reverse internal ban on earmarks

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Washington — House Republicans voted Wednesday morning to reverse an internal ban on earmarks, which allow lawmakers to direct funding in spending legislation to pet projects, according to a Republican familiar with the vote. The Democratic majority in the......

Watch Live: DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas testifies before lawmakers as migrant surge grows

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Washington — Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas is facing tough lines of questioning from lawmakers as he appears before Congress on Wednesday for the first time since being confirmed as the head of overseeing a sprawling department charged with......

New York House Democrats call on Cuomo to resign

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here A growing number of New York’s Democratic House members are calling on Governor Andrew Cuomo to resign amid multiple sexual harassment allegations against him. At least nine House Democrats have released statements urging the embattled governor to step down,......

House approves $1.9 trillion COVID relief package, sending bill to Biden

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Washington — The House approved the final version of President Biden’s $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief bill on Wednesday, a significant legislative victory for the new president as he works to stabilize an economy still struggling to rebound from the......

Next Covid bill would provide a tax waiver on up to $10,200 of unemployment insurance benefits. Here’s what you need to know

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here The latest updates to the $1.9 trillion federal coronavirus relief package could save millions of people from a surprise tax bill. The Senate on Saturday passed a version of the Covid relief package that is slightly different than the one......

House passes sweeping government and elections reform bill

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Washington — The House on Wednesday passed H.R. 1, a sweeping government and elections reform bill and a key legislative priority for the Democratic majority. The House on Wednesday also passed the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act, although......

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......

Congress is moving ahead with $1,400 stimulus checks. Here’s how soon the money could arrive

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here New $1,400 stimulus checks could be on the way to millions of Americans now that the House of Representatives has passed the latest coronavirus relief bill. The fate of those payments now rests in the hands of the Senate, which......

The $1.9 trillion stimulus bill would make health insurance more affordable for millions

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Brothers91 | E+ | Getty Images If getting health insurance through a public exchange has been too pricey for you, that could soon change. The $1.9 trillion Covid stimulus package that’s expected to clear the House of Representatives on Friday......

House passes budget resolution, moving forward with $1.9 trillion Covid relief plan

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) speaks to reporters a day after supporters of U.S. President Donald Trump occupied the Capitol, during a news conference in Washington, January 7, 2021. Erin Scott | Reuters The House passed a budget resolution......

Biden has promised to reform Social Security — some changes could come as soon as this year

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here U.S. President Joe Biden speaks about his administration’s plans to fight the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic during a COVID-19 response event at the White House in Washington, January 21, 2021. Jonathan Ernst | Reuters Newly elected President Joe Biden has......

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