Speaker Pelosi Delays Vote on Infrastructure Bill

Speaker Nancy Pelosi of California said that the House would take up the $1 trillion bill on Thursday, hours before government funding is scheduled to lapse.

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For Schumer and Pelosi, the Challenge of a Career With No Margin for Error

The top two Democrats in Congress face a daunting pile of legislative imperatives. With President Biden’s agenda hanging in the balance and few votes to spare, can they get it done?

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Democrats’ Spending Fight Carries High Stakes for Their Candidates

Failure of moderates and progressives to reach a deal would fuel Republican attacks on their competence — with consequences as soon as November in Virginia, and in the midterms next year.

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Biden to Meet With Democrats on Pushing His Economic Agenda

The president will sit down separately with Democratic leaders and lawmakers from both chambers as he seeks to advance trillions of dollars in spending.

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Democrats Begin Effort to Curb Post-Trump Presidential Powers

But to appeal to Republicans, a bill being introduced in the House to impose checks on executive authority may be broken into pieces in the Senate.

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Democrats to Pair Spending Bill With Raising Debt Ceiling, Pressuring G.O.P.

The approach essentially dares Republicans to follow through on their threats to oppose increasing the debt limit, by coupling it with urgently needed federal spending.

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Sept. 18 Was No Jan. 6.

Sept. 18 was no Jan. 6.

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Man With Assault Rifle Pleads Guilty to Threatening Pelosi

Cleveland Grover Meredith Jr. wrote the day after the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol that he would put “a bullet in her noggin on Live TV.”

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House Panels Start Writing $3.5 Trillion Social Policy and Climate Bill

Five committees will start drafting the components of Democrats’ far-reaching legislation in an arduous process that could take several days.

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Trump Wants Your Money. Again.

The former president pines for his team to mention your name.

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Back on the Trail, Bernie Sanders Campaigns for the $3.5 Trillion Budget Plan

Senator Bernie Sanders is barnstorming the country again, but not for the presidency. Instead, he’s making the case for a $3.5 trillion bill that would be a once-in-a-generation achievement.

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Democrats Scrounge for Votes to Pass $3.5 Trillion Budget Plan

With moderates balking, Speaker Nancy Pelosi was working to secure their support for the budget by committing to an eventual vote on the bipartisan infrastructure plan.

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Behold Barack Antoinette

He hated politics. But he loves post-politics. 

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Moderates Threaten Stalemate Over Budget Vote and Infrastructure

The letter from nine Democrats, enough to block passage, threatens their party’s two-track plan to pass both a $3.5 trillion social policy budget blueprint and an infrastructure bill.

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Their Careers and Romance Took Root in Politics

Henry Connelly, the communications director for House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, and Samantha Warren, the chief of staff for Representative Bill Foster, became fast friends and confidants when they met in Washington.

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Already Distorting Jan. 6, G.O.P. Now Concocts Entire Counternarrative

In the Republicans’ disinformation campaign, the arrested Capitol rioters are political prisoners and Speaker Nancy Pelosi is to blame for the attack.

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Cheney to Join Jan. 6 Inquiry, Drawing Threats of G.O.P. Retribution

Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s decision to offer a slot to the Wyoming Republican was an effort to bring a veneer of bipartisanship to an investigation the G.O.P. has denounced as one-sided.

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House Opens Jan. 6 Investigation Over Republican Opposition

With all but two Republicans voting no, the House created a select committee, controlled by Democrats, to scrutinize the security failures and root causes that contributed to the Capitol riot.

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Pelosi Will Move to Create a Select Panel to Investigate the Capitol Riot

The top Democrat had signaled for weeks that she would take matters into her own hands after Republicans blocked an independent bipartisan commission to scrutinize the storming of the Capitol.

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Pelosi to Create Select Committee to Investigate Jan. 6 Assault on Capitol

“It is imperative that we seek the truth,” Speaker Nancy Pelosi said on Thursday.

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Tech Giants, Fearful of Proposals to Curb Them, Blitz Washington With Lobbying

Executives, lobbyists, and more than a dozen groups paid by Big Tech have tried to head off bipartisan support for six bills meant to undo the dominance of Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google.

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In Rift With Biden, a Dramatic Show of Force by a Conservative Catholic Movement

A vote by the U.S. bishops was the most dramatic example of the conservative Catholic movement’s reach since Joseph R. Biden was elected. But the contingent had been gaining strength throughout the Trump era.

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Targeting Biden, Catholic Bishops Advance Controversial Communion Plan

The decision was aimed at the nation’s second Catholic president and exposed bitter divisions in American Catholicism.

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Congress Backs National Memorial Designation for Former Pulse Nightclub Site

Congress has adopted legislation to formally designate the site of the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Fla., as a memorial to the 49 people who were killed there on June 12, 2016.

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Why a New Mexico House Race Is a Crucial Test of the G.O.P. Focus on Crime

In a special election to replace Deb Haaland, Democrats are bolstering their nominee, taking no chances that a law-and-order argument against her will cost them what should be a safe House seat.

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The Catholic Church’s Abortion Fight and What’s Behind It

It’s time to take a look at the role religion plays in American law and jurisprudence.

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Leaders Position House G.O.P. Against Independent Accounting for Jan. 6 Riot

Representative Kevin McCarthy, the top House Republican, said he would oppose the independent commission, and urged the party’s rank and file to do the same.

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Biden Courts Democrats and Republican Leaders on Infrastructure

The meeting produced little progress, underscoring the political challenge for President Biden as he seeks to exploit the narrowest of majorities in Congress to revive the country’s economy.

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Chuck Schumer Looks to Bring Biden’s Vision to Life

The Senate majority leader, observing his own 100 days in charge, is responsible for turning sweeping Democratic plans into law.

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‘We Have to Prove Democracy Still Works’

In his first address to Congress, President Biden made a case for vastly expanding the role of government — and taxing the wealthiest to pay for it.

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4 Takeaways From Biden’s Address to Congress

President Biden struck a hopeful tone on the pandemic, and history was made with two women on the dais.

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With Cameras Rolling, an Uneasy and Isolated Capitol Receives Biden

Under the cloud of a pandemic and an insurrection, a locked-down Capitol provided an unusual backdrop for President Biden’s first address to a joint session of Congress.

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Harris and Pelosi Are First Women Behind a President at Joint Session

President Biden is delivering his speech while standing in front of two women — Vice President Kamala Harris and Speaker Nancy Pelosi of California.

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Pelosi Invites Biden to Address Joint Session of Congress

The session would lay out the president’s plan after his first 100 days in office.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #house-of-representatives, #pelosi-nancy, #senate, #united-states-politics-and-government

House Taps Military Official to Lead Security

The selection of Maj. Gen. William J. Walker as House sergeant-in-arms will place the security of both chambers of Congress in the hands of accomplished military leaders after the Jan. 6 riot.

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Postal Service Plans Price Increases and Service Cuts to Shore Up Finances

The 10-year plan, which would lengthen promised delivery times and reduce post office hours, among other provisions, drew immediate condemnation from Democrats in Congress.

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House Reviews Mariannette Miller-Meeks’s Narrow Election Victory in Iowa

After one of the closest contests in American history, the House must now decide whether to unseat Mariannette Miller-Meeks, a Republican.

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As Republicans Shun Vaccines, Congress Toils to Return to Normal

A quarter of lawmakers have yet to receive a coronavirus vaccine, even though they have been available since December.

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Tribal Communities Set to Receive Big New Infusion of Aid

President Biden’s $1.9 trillion relief package provides $31 billion for tribal nations and Indigenous people to address longstanding problems like poor health care.

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After Capitol Riot, Lawmakers Chafe at Security Measures

There is bipartisan interest in removing fencing around the Capitol and dismissing the National Guard troops deployed there, but law enforcement officials fear new threats.

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Democrats Move to Salvage Minimum Wage Hike

As the House prepared to pass President Biden’s $1.9 trillion stimulus package as early as Friday night, Democrats were searching for a Plan B to raise the minimum wage.

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Lawmakers Clash Over Call for Special Panel to Investigate Capitol Assault

The disputes are reminiscent of the fight surrounding the creation of the independent commission that conducted an inquiry into the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks.

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National Guard Deployment at the Capitol Riot Was Delayed by Confusion and Inaction

As violence grew out of control on Jan. 6, the head of the Capitol Police made an urgent request for the National Guard. It took nearly two hours to be approved.

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Pelosi Vows to Move Forward With Independent Inquiry Into Capitol Riot

Calls have grown among lawmakers for a 9/11 Commission-style panel to be established, which would most likely require legislation.

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A Year of Hardship, Helped and Hindered by Washington

For Kathryn Stewart, a struggling single mother in Michigan, the past year showed how much safety net programs can help — and how the nation’s fickleness about them can add confusion and uncertainty to fear and worry.

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Democrats Push to Borrow More Money as Deficit Is Set to Shrink Slightly in 2021

Top Democrats and some of President Biden’s advisers are considering borrowing money to fund a sweeping infrastructure package as the nation’s fiscal situation improves more rapidly than expected.

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Queens Man Wanted ‘Execution’ of Schumer and Ocasio-Cortez, U.S. Says

Brendan Hunt, a fervent supporter of President Trump, is also accused of urging the killing of members of Congress before Inauguration Day.

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More Access, More Anxiety: The Job of Photographing Trump

In an interview, Doug Mills, a Times photographer in the Washington bureau, reflects on a relentless four years.

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Pelosi Holds Back Impeachment Article as House Builds Case

The speaker called the impeachment of President Trump “urgent,” but did not send the charge to the Senate to prompt the start of a trial, nor commit to when she would do so.

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Rare Pentagon Mission: Armed Troops in Capital

The troops will be the National Guard and not active-duty. But officials know such events are fraught with risk and cite Kent State in 1970, Tiananmen Square in 1989 and Tehran in 2009.

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