The money, which was previously allocated in the infrastructure bill, will go to the Second Avenue Subway extension and new Hudson River train tunnels, two of the most long-awaited transit projects in the region.
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Lawmakers Clamor for Action on Child Migrant Labor as Outrage Grows
Members of Congress are pressing for changes to the law and the Biden administration’s approach as federal and state enforcement agencies begin a crackdown on companies that employ underage migrants.
After Mass Shootings, Parties Remain Gridlocked Over Gun Control
The new House speaker is from California and the president is again asking for a bill to reimpose an assault rifle ban, but Congress is unlikely to muster any bipartisan consensus.
Senate Moves to Pass Spending Package After Immigration Dispute Delays Votes
An effort to force a vote to maintain Title 42, a pandemic-era border policy, had stalled the scramble to pass the spending package before a midnight Friday deadline.
Congress Awards Gold Medals to Police Who Protected the Capitol on Jan. 6
Lawmakers recounted the horrors of Jan. 6, 2021, as they granted the Congressional Gold Medal to officers of the Capitol Police and the Metropolitan Police Department.
As Shootings Continue, Prospects for Gun Control Action in Congress Remain Dim
With Republicans taking control of the House in January, the chances that Congress will consider any added restrictions in next two years are also exceedingly slim.
With Federal Aid on the Table, Utilities Shift to Embrace Climate Goals
As billions in government subsidies were at stake, the electric utility industry shed its opposition to clean-air regulation and put its lobbying muscle behind passing President Biden’s climate bill.
The Republican Party and the Scourge of Extremist Violence
A fight for the soul of the G.O.P. is underway, and it has consequences for everyone.
President Biden Turns 80, Making Him the First Octogenarian in the Oval Office
The president’s milestone birthday has brought new attention to the gerontocracy that has led both parties for years and raised questions about when a new generation will come forth.
Brooklyn’s in the House. And the Senate.
With Hakeem Jeffries and Chuck Schumer poised to lead the Democrats in Washington, New York’s biggest borough enters the political spotlight.
Republicans Barely Won the House. Now Can They Run It?
A thin margin, ideological differences and competing pressures could make managing the “people’s House” virtually impossible. But the G.O.P. majority, however slim, will still be a challenge for President Biden.
Schumer Urges Republicans to Jettison Trump and Work With Democrats
The top Senate Democrat said the G.O.P. should join with his party on bipartisan initiatives, but Republicans were in no mood to cooperate after their electoral loss.
Schumer Can Take the Insults, if It Helps Keep Democrats in Power
Senator Chuck Schumer, heavily favored to defeat his Republican challenger, Joseph Pinion, argued in a debate as much for his party as for his re-election.
Jan. 6 Panel Votes to Subpoena Trump as It Wraps Up Its Case
“He must be accountable,” the committee’s chairman said as it presented a sweeping summation of its findings. But the prospect of the former president testifying appeared unlikely.
New Jan. 6 Video Shows Pelosi and Schumer Scrambling to Secure the Capitol
Tense video, shot by Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s daughter, underscored how deeply leaders feared for the safety of their colleagues and staff members.
Putin’s New Cold War: Freeze Europe
To defeat petro-Putinism in Europe, U.S. energy policy has to be the arsenal of democracy.
Chuck Schumer to Push $15 Million Into Democrats’ Fight to Hold Senate
Chuck Schumer, the Senate majority leader, is said to be planning to transfer part of his war chest to key Democratic candidates as well as to the party’s Senate campaign arm.
All Biden Has to Do Now Is Change the Way We Live
The president’s legacy — and our climate future — will turn on what actually gets built, and how fast,
Biden Had Doubts on Student Debt Relief. After Months of Pressure, He Gave In.
At the White House and aboard Air Force One, advocates of debt cancellation made a sustained push to win over the president, who feared the plan would be seen as a giveaway to the privileged.
In the Lanternfly War, Some Take the Bug’s Side
Even as the invasive pest spreads across 11 states and threatens agriculture, lanternflies are winning sympathizers who resist kill-on-sight orders.
Chuck Schumer Delivers on Climate Change and Health Care Deal
The Senate majority leader managed to resurrect and pass a signature climate change and health care deal with help from Republican missteps.
Manchin’s Donors Include Pipeline Giants That Win in His Climate Deal
The controversial Mountain Valley Pipeline is one of several projects the senator has negotiated major concessions for, benefiting his financial supporters.
A Clean Energy Future is in the Hands of Congress
The Inflation Reduction Act may be the single-most important piece of climate legislation in American history.
Pitching G.O.P. on Gay Marriage Bill, Tammy Baldwin Leaves Nothing to Chance
The second-term Democrat was the first openly gay woman elected to Congress. Now she is leading the effort to rally Republican support for legislation that would protect marriage equality nationwide.
The Carried Interest Loophole Survives Another Political Battle
The latest effort to narrow the preferential tax treatment used by private equity executives failed after Senator Kyrsten Sinema objected.
Carried Interest Is Back in the Headlines. Why It’s Not Going Away.
Changes demanded by Senator Kyrsten Sinema will preserve a tax loophole that Democrats have complained about for years.
Sinema Agrees to Climate and Tax Deal, Clearing the Way for Votes
The Arizona Democrat had been her party’s last remaining holdout on the package, now slated to move forward on Saturday and pass the Senate within days.
With Climate Deal in Sight, Democrats Turn Hopes on Sinema
Now that Senator Joe Manchin III of West Virginia is on board, the Arizona Democrat has emerged as the final holdout on Democrats’ domestic agenda. So far, she’s staying characteristically silent.
Reduce Climate Emissions and the Deficit? It Might Yet Be Possible.
The Schumer-Manchin compromise is a step in the right direction.
Democrats’ Climate Deal Isn’t Done Yet. Here Are the Remaining Hurdles.
An agreement with Senator Joe Manchin III of West Virginia salvaged a key piece of President Biden’s agenda. But Democrats still have a few crucial steps to take before it becomes law.
What Would the New Carried Interest Loophole Proposal Do?
Legislation agreed to by top Democrats falls far short of closing a tax loophole that party leaders have complained about for years but would narrow its preferential treatment.
After Clash, Manchin and Schumer Rushed to Reset Climate and Tax Deal
The West Virginia Democrat said he had relented and agreed to sign on to a climate, energy and tax package after returning to negotiations to draft a version that would combat inflation.
Seven Key Provisions in the Climate Deal
The $369 billion climate and tax bill would affect every aspect of U.S. energy production, with incentives for producers and consumers to move away from fossil fuels.
A Deal, for Now
Joe Manchin’s climate announcement has the potential to be a very big deal.
Senate Advances Expansive Industrial Policy Bill to Counter China
The vote indicated bipartisan support for the legislation, which had been at risk of being scaled back substantially until Republicans rallied around a more extensive bill.
Same-Sex Marriage Bill, Considered Dead on Arrival, Gains New Life
The larger-than-expected G.O.P. vote in the House in support of legislation to codify marriage equality caught both parties off guard, suggesting there could be a narrow path to enactment.
How Inflation Upended Biden’s Climate Agenda
Rising prices, party infighting and the aftershocks from Russia’s invasion of Ukraine have hurt the president’s plans to speed an energy transition.
How Joe Manchin Doomed the Democrats’ Climate Plan
Senator Joe Manchin III of West Virginia led his party and his president through months of tortured talks, with nothing to show for it as the planet dangerously heats up.
Manchin Pulls Plug on Climate and Tax Talks, Shrinking Domestic Plan
The West Virginia Democrat’s decision dealt a crushing blow to President Biden’s domestic agenda, effectively ruling out action on anything beyond prescription drug pricing and health care subsidies.
Manchin, Playing to the Home Crowd, Is Fighting Electric Cars to the End
The West Virginia senator, who holds the swing vote in negotiations for a budget plan, wants to cut incentives. The president and most Senate Democrats say buyer credits are crucial to fight climate change.
Democrats Propose Raising Taxes on Some High Earners to Bolster Medicare
The draft plan, which is expected to be unveiled in the coming days, is part of talks over how to salvage pieces of President Biden’s domestic agenda.
Democrats Press the White House for a More Assertive Response to Roe’s Fall
The initial response by President Biden and other Democratic leaders to the overturning of Roe struck many Democrats as painfully inadequate.
Gun Talks Put Senate’s Tattered Credibility on the Line
After a string of Democratic failures on marquee issues, Senator Chuck Schumer’s decision to give bipartisan gun talks time is a test of the Senate — and of democracy itself.
Congress Is Paralyzed on Guns. Here’s Why Chris Murphy Is Still Hopeful.
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.
House Poised to Pass Nearly $40 Billion Ukraine Aid Package
As lawmakers have embraced more than $50 billion to Kyiv within two months, they have largely refrained from raising concerns or questioning the Biden administration’s strategy.
How Democrats Want to Put Republicans on the Defensive on Abortion
While conservatives control the courts and key states, the public tends to lean in favor of abortion rights. Democratic leaders are trying to translate that sentiment into victories for the party.
Democrats Plan a Bid to Codify Roe, but Lack the Votes to Succeed
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.
Democrats Vow Response to Roe v. Wade Ruling but Have Few Options
With neither the 60 votes needed to break a filibuster of legislation to protect abortion rights nor the 50 votes to pass it, Senate Democrats said they would try anyway.
Democrats Aim to Fill as Many Court Vacancies as Possible by End of 2022
Democrats aim to fill as many court vacancies as possible by the end of 2022, when Senate Republicans are in reach of winning control and slamming the brakes on President Biden’s picks.
How Chuck Schumer Avoided a Primary Challenge From the Left
Despite months of speculation, no prominent progressive has so far come forward to challenge the Democratic majority leader, who has worked hard to shore up his left flank.