The drug-pricing plan was negotiated with Senator Joe Manchin III of West Virginia, but Democrats remain short of agreement on what else would be included in any domestic policy package.
“Roe is 45 years old, it has been reaffirmed many times, lots of people care about it a great deal,” the justice told the senator, according to notes from a private meeting before his confirmation.
To make the 2022 elections a referendum on Roe, Democrats have to put protecting Roe and abortion rights on the table.
The window for congressional action on climate is closing — potentially for quite a while.
The Democrat from Connecticut, who has spent his decade in the Senate trying and failing to enact gun safety bills, says his party should make the issue the core of its 2022 midterm message.
The incumbent-on-incumbent Republican primary between Representatives Alex Mooney and David McKinley on Tuesday will again test the former president’s grip on the G.O.P.
In announcing a Wednesday vote on doomed legislation to enshrine abortion rights into federal law, the top Senate Democrat teed up a political fight for the midterm campaign.
The Republican senator is leaning into her centrist credentials and bipartisan ties in her re-election race, hoping that voters will reward moderation as the G.O.P. has lurched to the right.
Congress is back. Does President Biden’s agenda still have a chance?
The death of Biden’s child tax credit expansion is an American tragedy. Can it be revived?
A bipartisan Child Tax Credit expansion may actually be within reach.
It’s time to stop slathering so much attention on Joe Manchin.
Rising costs at the pump, war in Ukraine, an emboldened fossil fuel industry and stalled legislation have imperiled President Biden’s climate agenda.
The president’s federal spending proposal for the next year contains almost $45 billion to deal with global warming. We looked at the details.
How the West Virginia lawmaker intervened on behalf of a coal plant, and earned millions along the way.
At every step of his political career, Joe Manchin helped a West Virginia power plant that is the sole customer of his private coal business. Along the way, he blocked ambitious climate action.
The support of the centrist from West Virginia shows that Democrats are unifying behind Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson’s nomination in the face of strong Republican opposition.
Sarah Bloom Raskin did not appear to have the votes for Senate confirmation as Fed vice chair for supervision after a key Democrat withheld his support.
Ms. Raskin was already facing a tough road to confirmation given Republican opposition to her nomination as the Fed’s top cop.
Republicans and Democrats on Capitol Hill are pursuing the ban to punish Russia for its invasion of Ukraine, but the White House is opposed, warning of energy price spikes.
President Biden has made “harm reduction” a central pillar of his plan to fight a record number of drug-related deaths, but a conservative backlash is threatening the effort.
Democrats are looking to revamp their legislative agenda to focus on relief for rising prices before November’s midterm elections while trying to salvage their social policy bill.
Senators working to overhaul the law said recent revelations about former President Donald J. Trump’s efforts to overturn the 2020 election made their work even more crucial.
There is no way to bypass the arduous, contentious work of building a politics that can sustain a better democracy.
Responses to a focus group of independent voters. Also: President Biden and the economy; Boris Johnson; sanctions against Russia; debtors and lawyers.
Senators involved in the negotiations underway say the discussions are serious and substantive, but some Democrats remain wary.
Arguments about the filibuster need the right context.
As discussions resumed over how to whittle down Democrats’ marquee plan, Senator Joe Manchin, a key holdout, said any talks would be “starting from scratch.”
Some Democrats want to forge ahead with a stand-alone climate bill, but their solution could mean abandoning other parts of President Biden’s agenda.
Prominent Democrats are expressing rage at their party’s two filibuster holdouts, rather than at Republicans who are blocking their voting rights bill.
A Senate without the filibuster would be different, but majority parties would still sometimes have difficulty legislating.
The strange strategy of a staggering presidency.
Readers criticize the court’s decision to reverse a vaccine mandate for large businesses. Also: Intransigent senators; Senate rules; “Don’t Look Up”; smoking.
Senator Kyrsten Sinema’s comments came after the House approved a set of voting rights measures on a party-line vote of 220 to 203.
Democrats used an arcane maneuver to pass the legislation, denying Republicans in the Senate the ability to block it from being brought up, as they have done four times previously.
Senator Joe Manchin III is caught between the mine workers’ union, which supports President Biden’s social policy and climate bill, and mine owners in his state who oppose it.
The expansion has expired, and a bill to renew it has stalled. Public opinion is favorable but not overwhelmingly so, for several reasons.
Mounting challenges will make the coming months critical for the president’s environmental agenda, analysts say.
A pandemic benefit that many progressives hoped to make permanent has lapsed in a congressional standoff. Researchers say it spared many from poverty.
The party has always struggled to figure out how to represent a diverse group of voters with different interests and goals.
The strategy Barack Obama used to resuscitate the A.C.A. offers clues that may help revive the Build Back Better Act, and President Biden’s precarious standing.
What do the president, vice president, former president and party leaders want in 2022? We made our best guess.
Readers discuss how to salvage Build Back Better, and praise and decry Mr. Manchin. Also: Pause pro sports; the Jan. 6 inquiry.
The senator’s history suggested he could vote for Build Back Better. Why didn’t he?
The Democrats have to stop playing games with expiration dates and do fewer things better. Thanks to Manchin, maybe they finally will.
President Biden and Senator Joe Manchin III have many differences over the proposed domestic policy bill, but one issue stands out: the child tax credit.
Senator Mitch McConnell, the Republican leader, says Democratic outrage over Senator Joe Manchin’s opposition to sweeping policy bills shows he is not welcome in his party any longer.
Democrats have been left hoping that the West Virginian, who fashions himself as an old-school centrist dealmaker, will eventually budge on President Biden’s agenda.
The solar farms, planned for the California desert, would generate enough electricity to power about 132,000 homes, the Interior Department said.