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Beyond Manchin: Dems' $2T bill faces Senate gauntlet

Nov. 24, 2021 01:25 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — It took half a year but Democrats have driven President Joe Biden’s $2 trillion package of social and climate initiatives through the House. It gets no easier in the Senate, where painful Republican amendments, restrictive rules and Joe Manchin lurk. ...

Senate confirms Biden's nominee for US Attorney for Arizona

Nov. 19, 2021 19:21 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — The U.S. Senate has confirmed President Joe Biden's choice to be the top federal law enforcement officer in Arizona. Gary M. Restaino was confirmed as the United States Attorney for Arizona on Friday. He has been a federal prosecutor in Arizona since 2003...

Buttigieg touts new infrastructure bill in Arizona visit

Nov. 19, 2021 19:16 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg was in Phoenix Friday to tout the recently passed infrastructure bill in a state that will be crucial in determining control of the U.S. Senate. Buttigieg appeared at events throughout the day with Democratic...

GOP paints Biden's choice for bank regulator as radical

Nov. 18, 2021 14:34 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden’s choice to become one of the top banking regulators endured a contentious nomination hearing Thursday, with Republican senators warning she would nationalize the U.S. banking system and Democrats saying she's eminently qualified and would be tough...

Biden's nominee for bank regulator faces hostile opposition

Nov. 17, 2021 14:13 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A fierce battle is being waged in Washington over President Biden's choice to lead a typically low-profile agency that oversees the banking industry. Saule Omarova, 55, was nominated in September to be the nation’s next comptroller of the currency. If...

Vermont Democratic Sen. Leahy, 81, is retiring after 8 terms

Nov. 15, 2021 18:34 PM EST

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Democratic Sen. Patrick Leahy of Vermont said Monday he won't seek reelection next year to the seat he's held since 1975, signaling an end to a career that's included major roles on issues such as civil liberties and financing the government and that began before four...

White House confident Biden's bill will pass House this week

Nov. 14, 2021 15:13 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden’s top economic adviser expressed confidence Sunday that the White House's $1.85 trillion domestic policy package will quickly pass the House this week and said approval couldn’t come at a more urgent time as prices of consumer goods spike. ...

Sinema's shift: 'Prada socialist' to corporate donor magnet

Nov. 13, 2021 14:50 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Twenty years ago, a Green Party activist running for the Phoenix City Council named Kyrsten Sinema likened raising campaign cash to “bribery.” Now a first-term senator from Arizona, she no longer has such qualms. Once a...

US allocates $54M for forest restoration work in Arizona

Nov. 11, 2021 13:56 PM EST

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — The head of the U.S. Forest Service says the agency is allocating $54 million for forest restoration work in northern Arizona in the wake of its recent cancellation of a contract for a larger multiyear project in the region. Forest Service Chief...

Biden asking Democrats do so much with so little in Congress

Nov. 09, 2021 08:45 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Rarely have the leaders of Congress been asked to do so much, with so little, as in navigating President Joe Biden’s big domestic vision into law. Reaching for FDR-style accomplishments with slimmer-than-ever Democratic majorities has been...