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Voting Rights Bills Once Again Blocked By Republicans

Senate Republicans once again blocked a pair of voting rights bills in a Wednesday evening procedural vote, holding firm in their opposition to a top priority of President Joe Biden and prompting Democrats to take up filibuster reform – even without full party support. In an expected loss, Democrats failed to …

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Abortion Rights Groups Tie Their Fight To Voting Rights

Barbara Rodriguez, Amanda Becker Originally published by The 19th The abortion rights group NARAL said Tuesday it will no longer back candidates who don’t support Democratic efforts to pass federal voting rights legislation, just hours after the similarly aligned Emily’s List said it will pull its endorsement of U.S. Sen. …

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Democrats Announce Deal On Prescription Drug Pricing

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On Tuesday, Congressional Democrats announced they had agreed on a plan to overhaul prescription drug pricing in the country. “Fixing prescription drug prices consistently has been a top issue for Americans year after year,” Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said at a news conference. “We’ve heard this from people across …

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President Biden Signs Consider Teachers Act Into Law

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Last week, President Joe Biden signed the Consider Teachers Act into law. The bill, co-led by Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC), Congresswoman Victoria Spartz (R-IN), Senator Mike Braun (R-IN), and Senator Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ), will correct a problem with the TEACH Grant Program that has caused thousands of teachers to …

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Senate Passes $1 Trillion Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill

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The Senate on Tuesday passed a $1.2 trillion bipartisan Infrastructure bill in a 69-30 vote. The Infrastructure Investment And Jobs Act puts $110 billion into roads, bridges, and other major projects, $66 billion into passenger and freight rail, $65 billion into broadband, $55 billion into water systems, and $39 billion into …

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Bipartisan Group Announces Infrastructure Proposal Agreement

A group of bipartisan lawmakers tapped by President Joe Biden announced Thursday that they had reached an infrastructure deal to present to Congress. The group of 10 Democrats and Republicans said they had reached an agreement on a “realistic, compromise framework to modernize our nation’s infrastructure and energy technologies” and …

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TSA Extends Transportation Mask Requirement Until Sept. 13

The Transportation Security Administration is extending the Biden-era transportation mask mandate. Airline officials and politicians joined flight attendants in calling for an extension of the Transportation Security Administration mandate to wear face masks in U.S. airports and on all flights. The mandate was enacted to help combat the coronavirus pandemic. The …

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