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Biden open to shortening length of programs in spending bill

Oct. 15, 2021 19:40 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — President Joe Biden said Friday he would prefer to cut the duration of programs in his big social services and climate change package rather than eliminate some entirely, as Democrats struggle to win support from moderates by trimming what had been a $3.5 trillion...

Illinois Democrats look to increase edge with new House maps

Oct. 15, 2021 16:50 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois Democrats are poised to approve new congressional district maps that would give Democratic candidates an advantage in elections over the next decade as their party fights to keep control of the U.S. House in 2022. Democrats who control state...

Trump's not going away — and neither is investigator Schiff

Oct. 15, 2021 16:40 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Nearly a year out of the White House, Donald Trump continues to circle the Republican Party, commanding attention and influence as he ponders another run for the presidency. And still circling Trump is Rep. Adam Schiff. Schiff,...

Biden signs debt limit hike, but December standoff looms

Oct. 14, 2021 20:08 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden on Thursday signed into law a bill raising the nation's debt limit until early December, delaying the prospect of an unprecedented federal default that would cause economic disaster. The House passed the $480...

Quarreling Dems must put aside differences, Schumer warns

Oct. 14, 2021 10:41 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer warned fellow Democrats on Thursday they “must put aside our differences” as the party struggles to coalesce around President Joe Biden's huge but now-scaled-back package of social services and climate change strategies. ...

Progressives warn against 'false choice' in Biden bill trims

Oct. 13, 2021 18:15 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Progressive leaders in Congress are warning colleagues against a “false choice” over what to keep or cut as Democrats scale back President Joe Biden's now-$2 trillion package of social services and climate change strategies. In a letter Wednesday...

Ex-Michigan Rep. Dale Kildee dies; was in Congress 36 years

Oct. 13, 2021 17:19 PM EDT

FLINT, Mich. (AP) — Former Michigan Rep. Dale Kildee, who represented his hometown of Flint and the surrounding area in Congress for 36 years, died Wednesday. He was 92. Kildee's death was announced by his nephew, Rep. Dan Kildee, who succeeded him after his 2012...

House sends debt limit hike to Biden, staving off default

Oct. 13, 2021 07:01 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House has approved a short-term increase to the nation's debt limit, ensuring the federal government can continue fully paying its bills into December and temporarily averting an unprecedented default that would have decimated the economy. The $480...

Kentucky US Rep. John Yarmuth won't seek reelection in 2022

Oct. 12, 2021 19:35 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Democratic U.S. Rep. John Yarmuth, the influential chairman of the House Budget Committee who has played a key role in pushing for President Joe Biden's agenda to expand the nation's social safety net, announced on Tuesday that he will not seek another term in next...

House sends debt limit hike to Biden, staving off default

Oct. 12, 2021 19:28 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Members of the House on Tuesday pushed through a short-term increase to the nation's debt limit, ensuring the federal government can continue fully paying its bills into December and temporarily averting an unprecedented default that would have decimated the economy. ...