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.

#china, #computer-chips, #factories-and-manufacturing, #law-and-legislation, #schumer-charles-e, #senate, #supply-chain, #united-states-economy, #united-states-politics-and-government, #young-todd-1972

Gun Bill’s Progress Reflects Political Shift, but G.O.P. Support Is Fragile

Only two of the 14 Republicans who broke ranks to support taking up gun legislation are facing voters this year, showing how difficult such deals could be in the future.

#blunt-roy-d, #burr-richard-m, #capito-shelley-moore, #collins-susan-m, #cornyn-john, #ernst-joni, #graham-lindsey, #gun-control, #law-and-legislation, #mass-shootings, #mcconnell-mitch, #murkowski-lisa, #portman-rob, #second-amendment-us-constitution, #tillis-thomas-r, #united-states-politics-and-government, #uvalde-tex-shooting-may-24-2022, #young-todd-1972

War in Ukraine Rallies Support in Congress for More Military Spending

A bipartisan consensus in Congress to increase the Pentagon’s budget is growing stronger as Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has created a sense of insecurity.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #cruz-ted, #defense-department, #federal-budget-us, #house-of-representatives, #luria-elaine-goodman, #malinowski-tom, #omar-ilhan, #putin-vladimir-v, #risch-james-e, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #senate, #slotkin-elissa, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces, #united-states-politics-and-government, #young-todd-1972

Senate Weighs Investing $120 Billion in Science to Counter China

The legislation has drawn bipartisan support amid the coronavirus pandemic as Democrats and Republicans have become increasingly concerned about Beijing’s supply chain dominance.

#china, #computer-chips, #energy-department, #factories-and-manufacturing, #innovation, #labor-and-jobs, #laboratories-and-scientific-equipment, #law-and-legislation, #manchin-joe-iii, #national-aeronautics-and-space-administration, #research, #scholarships-and-fellowships, #semiconductor-industry-assn, #senate, #shortages, #united-states-politics-and-government, #young-todd-1972

Facing Backlash, Republicans Confront Trump’s Effect on Their Party

In encounters with their constituents this week, Republican lawmakers have grappled with the consequences of their yearslong alliance with President Trump: an angry, misinformed base.

#capitol-building-washington-dc, #house-of-representatives, #republican-party, #senate, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #washington-dc, #young-todd-1972

Photos Inside the Capitol: The Sound of the Mob Came First

Not long after Senator Mitch McConnell warned his Republican colleagues that their efforts to overturn an election would send democracy into a “death spiral,” fear surged through the Senate chamber.

#demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #house-of-representatives, #klobuchar-amy, #mcconnell-mitch, #merkley-jeffrey-a-1956, #pelosi-nancy, #presidential-election-of-2020, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-capitol-police, #young-todd-1972