Four Democrats want to make the pandemic-era free school lunch program permanent. It's currently available to all children in grades K through 12.
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McConnell is pushing for a more targeted $600 billion infrastructure plan, devoid of corporate tax increases, that Senate Republicans could support.
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Senate Democrats have been urging Congress to pass recurring relief checks to stave off financial difficulty brought on by the pandemic.
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President Joe Biden has proposed boosting corporate tax rates up to 28% and several other rates up to 39.6%. Morgan Stanley sees just one as likely.
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Lawmakers on Wednesday sent letters to Johnson & Johnson, Pfizer, and Moderna to ask if the companies plan to share their intellectual property.
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The IRS shed over 30,000 full-time positions as Republicans cut its budget by a fifth over the last decade. Audits declined 42% between 2010 and 2017.
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Photo by James Bareham / The Verge Two Senate Democrats are urging federal regulators to take “corrective actions” against Tesla to prevent further misuse of the company’s advanced driver assist feature. The request comes in the aftermath of a fatal crash in which two men from Texas were killed after their Tesla Model S crashed with no one in the driver’s seat. In a letter sent to National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Acting Administrator Steven Cliff, Senators Ed Markey (D-MA) and Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) implored the agency to determine the exact cause of this recent crash to “better inform” future legislation around advanced driver assist systems like Tesla’s Autopilot. “We strongly urge you to conduct a complete investigation into Saturday’s fatal Tesla... Continue reading…
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The current rate is 21% after Trump slashed it from 35% in 2017. Biden has proposed a 28% rate to pay for his $2 trillion infrastructure plan.
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Republicans are putting together an infrastructure plan of up to $800 billion, and wooing Joe Manchin and Kyrsten Sinema. He wants to go bigger.
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Congress has the power to set the number of justices and the count previously fluctuated before settling on nine in 1869.
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Sinema, a Democrat, voted against including a $15 minimum wage increase in the $1.9 trillion stimulus. Romney is one of the few moderate Republicans.
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A new plan from Sens. Ron Wyden and Michael Bennet would also set up a $250 weekly unemployment benefit for gig workers to keep them in the program.
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Most respondents, 36%, said they don't have a strong feeling about the filibuster, while 17% think the bill delaying measure is fine as is.
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During a CNN interview, Warnock said that while passing an infrastructure bill is vital, protecting voting rights has to be a legislative priority.
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Bernie Sanders and Ron Wyden on one side and Joe Manchin and Kyrsten Sinema on the other are set to talk today about ways forward on the minimum wage.
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Sen. Feinstein has long been leery of dramatically altering the procedural tool, pushing instead for bipartisan consensus on a range of legislative issues.
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Mitch McConnell's comments set the stage for Democrats to bypass the GOP on a follow-up economic recovery bill, similar to the stimulus.
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The IRS requires an amended tax return for the stimulus' exemption on the first $10,200 of unemployment benefits. 21 Senators want that to change.
The administration said Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen was "focused like a laser" on getting checks out the door this month.
Treasury Sec. Janet Yellen also dispelled fears the relief plan would spark rampant inflation, as price growth was weak when unemployment hit 3.5%.
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