Senate Approves Making Daylight Saving Time Permanent

Legislation that passed unanimously would end the practice of setting clocks back one hour in the fall. Its prospects were uncertain in the House.

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Covid-19 Commission Modeled on 9/11 Inquiry Draws Bipartisan Backing

A broad, bipartisan group of senators is coalescing around a plan for an independent panel to investigate the origins of the coronavirus and the U.S. response.

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Racing the Clock, Democrats Grasp for a Deal on Biden’s Agenda

Democrats struggled to bridge crucial differences over what to include in and how to pay for their social policy and climate plan.

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America Is Brutal to Parents. Biden Is Trying to Change That.

We’re finally on the cusp of a humane family policy.

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How Murray and DeLauro Scored Big Wins in Biden’s Stimulus

After working for decades on the issue, Senator Patty Murray and Representative Rosa DeLauro teamed up to ensure that the stimulus law included a lifeline to the nation’s poorest families.

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Schumer and a Teachers’ Union Boss Secure Billions for Private Schools

The pandemic relief bill includes $2.75 billion for private schools. How it got there is an unlikely political tale, involving Orthodox Jewish lobbying, the Senate majority leader and a teachers’ union president.

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Changes in FAFSA May Reduce College Aid for Some Families

A new formula will no longer offer a break to many parents who have multiple children in college at the same time, experts say.

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A Regulatory Rush by Federal Agencies to Secure Trump’s Legacy

With the president’s re-election in doubt, cabinet departments are scrambling to finish dozens of new rules affecting millions of Americans.

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‘Sole Source’ Contract for Covid-19 Database Draws Scrutiny From Democrats

But two top federal health officials defended the decision, saying that the new database was necessary to expedite and streamline data.

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Should the Child Care Industry Get a Bailout?

Democrats propose $50 billion for a business that is in danger of widespread failure — and that many parents need before they can return to work.

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