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Biden says he's open to shortening length of new programs

Oct. 16, 2021 00:40 AM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — President Joe Biden says 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 proposal....

Biden open to shortening length of programs in spending bill

Oct. 15, 2021 21:39 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...

Vermont to receive $49M in heating aid this winter

Oct. 14, 2021 17:01 PM EDT

The state of Vermont will be receiving more than twice the money it usually receives to help low-income Vermonters heat their homes this winter, officials said Thursday. The three members of the state's congressional delegation and Gov. Phil Scott said Vermont will...

Ohio's top Democrat backs US Rep Tim Ryan in US Senate race

Oct. 13, 2021 15:24 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio's top elected Democrat endorsed U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan for Senate on Wednesday, an expected move aimed at further strengthening the party's efforts to flip a key seat next year. U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, one of the politically divided state's most...

Praise for border reopening plan across northern New England

Oct. 13, 2021 14:39 PM EDT

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Political and business leaders from across northern New England on Wednesday praised plans by the Biden administration to begin allowing people who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to enter the United States across the land border with Canada. ...

Councilmember removed from leadership after offensive mailer

Oct. 12, 2021 20:01 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — The Metropolitan King County Council voted Tuesday to remove Councilmember Kathy Lambert from her leadership role on committees as punishment for a mailer sent out by her campaign that featured a colleague and was widely condemned as racist. After...

'Difficult decisions' as Biden, Democrats shrink plan to $2T

Oct. 12, 2021 17:53 PM EDT

With the calendar slipping toward a new deadline, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is warning that “difficult decisions must be made” to trim President Joe Biden’s expansive plans for reimagining the nation’s social service programs and tackling climate change. ...

Congress off the rails? Lawmakers barrel toward fall fights

Oct. 11, 2021 10:10 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Year-end pileups of crucial legislation and the brinkmanship that goes with them are normal behavior for Congress. This autumn, lawmakers are barreling toward battles that are striking for the risks they pose to both parties. Though few doubt that...

Councilmember apologizes for mailer condemned as racist

Oct. 08, 2021 20:13 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — King County Councilmember Kathy Lambert apologized Friday for a political mailer condemned as racist, after supporters of her campaign and a longtime donor withdrew their endorsements. The Seattle Times reports Lambert, who’s facing a tough re-election...

The AP Interview: Jayapal pushes Biden for $3T spending bill

Oct. 08, 2021 00:48 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Washington Rep. Pramila Jayapal, the head of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, says she has pushed President Joe Biden to hold the line and keep his ambitious social spending plan closer to $3 trillion instead of the $2 trillion range that he has floated to Democrats...