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Budget bill reopens moderate vs. progressive divide for Dems

Sep. 16, 2021 11:03 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — One side is energized by the prospect of the greatest expansion of government support since the New Deal nearly a century ago. The other is fearful about dramatically expanding Washington's reach at an enormous cost. They're all Democrats. Yet each...

Biden $3.5T plan tests voter appeal of expansive gov't role

Sep. 16, 2021 00:11 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden’s “build back better” agenda is poised to be the most far-reaching federal investment since FDR’s New Deal or LBJ’s Great Society — a prodigious effort to tax the rich and shift money into projects and programs touching the lives of nearly...

House panel rejects drug pricing plan in setback to Biden

Sep. 15, 2021 19:59 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A House committee dealt an ominous if tentative blow Wednesday to President Joe Biden’s huge social and environment package, derailing a money-saving plan to let Medicare negotiate the price it pays for prescription drugs. The House Energy and...

Biden $3.5T plan tests voter appeal of expansive gov't role

Sep. 15, 2021 19:16 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden’s “build back better” agenda is poised to be the most far-reaching federal investment since FDR’s New Deal or LBJ’s Great Society — a prodigious effort to tax the rich and shift money into projects and programs touching the lives of nearly...

Biden pitches spending plan as key to fight climate change

Sep. 14, 2021 23:00 PM EDT

ARVADA, Colo. (AP) — President Joe Biden tried to advance his domestic spending plans on Colorado on Tuesday by warning about climate change's dangers while highlighting how his clean-energy proposals would also create good-paying jobs. The trip to the National...

Out West, Biden points to wildfires to push for big rebuild

Sep. 13, 2021 22:54 PM EDT

MATHER, Calif. (AP) — President Joe Biden on Monday used his first Western swing in office to hold out the wildfires burning across the region as an argument for his $3.5 trillion rebuilding plans, calling year-round fires and other extreme weather a climate change reality the nation can no...

Manchin favors trimming Biden budget plan by more than half

Sep. 12, 2021 14:54 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Democratic senator vital to the fate of President Joe Biden’s $3.5 trillion plan for social and environmental spending said Sunday he won’t support even half that amount or the ambitious timetable envisioned for passing it. The stand by Sen. Joe...

White House, Democrats tangle over Biden bid to raise taxes

Sep. 11, 2021 08:44 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden has a simple message for fellow Democrats about his plan to raise taxes to remake large swaths of the American economy: look beyond the bottom line. Biden is trying to persuade Democrats to embrace a more emotional argument, namely...

House Dems begin moving parts of Biden $3.5T domestic plans

Sep. 09, 2021 18:32 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats began pushing plans for providing paid family and medical leave, easing climate change and bolstering education through House committees Thursday as they battled Republicans and among themselves over President Joe Biden's $3.5 trillion vision for reshaping...

Top Dems leave door open to trimming Biden's $3.5T price tag

Sep. 08, 2021 17:10 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress' two top Democrats seemed to leave the door open Wednesday to ultimately reducing the $3.5 trillion price tag of President Joe Biden's plan to boost social and environment programs, illustrating party divisions they will spend weeks trying to resolve. ...