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House Approves $1.7 Trillion Funding Package And Sends It To Biden

Speaker Nancy Pelosi

Jennifer Shutt, Georgia Recorder The U.S. House voted Friday to approve a sweeping $1.7 trillion government spending package that carries along with it dozens of new initiatives, including an update to how Congress certifies electoral votes for president and new protections for pregnant workers. The 225-201 bipartisan vote, with one member voting present, sends …

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Congress Heads Back To D.C. For A Hectic Lame-Duck Session


Jennifer Shutt, Georgia Recorder Congress returns to Capitol Hill and a lengthy to-do list next week, following a six-week midterm elections break that saw Democrats outperform expectations and Republicans barely inch toward the U.S. House majority. On the agenda are same-sex marriage legislation, a huge defense bill, changes in how …

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What Does the 2022 Election Mean for You?


by Karim Doumar and Cynthia Gordy Giwa This story was originally published by ProPublica. Series: A User’s Guide to Democracy Want a personalized voting guide for the 2022 midterms? Sign up for the User’s Guide to Democracy email series to see detailed information about voting in your congressional district. Who …

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House Passes Bipartisan $40 Billion Ukraine Aid Package

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by Jennifer Shutt, Missouri Independent May 11, 2022 WASHINGTON — The U.S. House voted overwhelmingly Tuesday to provide an additional $40 billion in economic, humanitarian and military assistance to Ukraine as its troops continue fighting back against Russia’s invasion. The legislation, released just hours before, now goes to the U.S. …

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House Passes $1 Trillion Infrastructure Bill; Sends To Biden

The House of Representatives on Friday night passed a bipartisan $1 trillion infrastructure bill after months of delay and negotiations, sending the long-waited legislation to President Joe Biden for his signature. The bill was approved by a vote of 228-206, with 13 Republicans joining Democrats in support of the legislation. …

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