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House moves toward OK of Dems' sweeping social, climate bill

Nov. 18, 2021 23:48 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats brushed aside months-long divisions and approached House passage of their expansive social and environment bill late Thursday, as President Joe Biden and his party neared a defining win in their drive to use their control of government to funnel its resources...

Reviving Biden's big bill, Democrats look to regain momentum

Nov. 17, 2021 13:45 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Regaining momentum, Democratic leaders are pressing ahead on President Joe Biden’s big domestic policy bill, with the House expected to vote later this week and the Senate vowing to follow by Christmas in hopes of boosting the party's standing and delivering on a main...

Reviving Biden's big bill, Democrats look to regain momentum

Nov. 17, 2021 13:15 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Regaining momentum, Democratic leaders are pressing ahead on President Joe Biden’s big domestic policy bill, with the House expected to vote later this week and the Senate vowing to follow by Christmas in hopes of boosting the party's standing and delivering on a main...

Today in History

Nov. 16, 2021 00:07 AM EST

Today in History Today is Tuesday, Nov. 16, the 320th day of 2021. There are 45 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Nov. 16, 1914, the newly created Federal Reserve Banks opened in 12 cities. ...

House Dems delay huge social bill, plan infrastructure vote

Nov. 05, 2021 15:33 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Top Democrats abruptly postponed an expected House vote Friday on a 10-year, $1.85 trillion social and environment measure, as leaders' long struggle to balance demands from progressives and moderates once again dogged the pillar of President Joe Biden’s domestic agenda....

Democrats reach drug price deal, Biden upbeat on Manchin

Nov. 02, 2021 19:44 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats reached agreement Tuesday on a plan to lower prescription drug costs for most older people, capping out-of-pocket Medicare costs at $2,000 and reducing the price of insulin, salvaging a campaign promise as part of President Joe Biden's $1.75 trillion domestic...

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...

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. ...

Senate dodges US debt disaster, voting to extend borrowing

Oct. 07, 2021 22:50 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate dodged a U.S. debt disaster Thursday night, voting to extend the government’s borrowing authority into December and temporarily avert an unprecedented federal default that experts warned would devastate the economy and harm millions of Americans. ...

House OKs $1 billion for Israel's Iron Dome defense system

Sep. 23, 2021 16:17 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House overwhelming passed a bill Thursday to provide $1 billion for Israel’s Iron Dome missile defense system as Democrats moved to quash criticism from Republicans that their party is wavering in support of Israel. ...