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Tax breaks for the wealthy, Medicaid cuts for low-income in Senate health care bill

Tax breaks for the wealthy, Medicaid cuts for low-income in Senate health care bill

Senate Republicans released their long-awaited bill Thursday to dismantle much of Barack Obama's health care law, proposing to cut Medicaid for low-income Americans and erase tax boosts that Obama imposed on high-earners and medical companies to finance his expansion of coverage.The bill would provide less-generous tax credits to help people buy insurance and let states get waivers to ignore some coverage standards that "Obamacare" requires of insurers. And it would end the tax penalties under Obama's law on people who don't buy insurance — the so-called individual mandate — and on larger...

June 22, 2017
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Congress OKs $1.9T virus relief bill in win for Biden, Dems

Congress OKs $1.9T virus relief bill in win for Biden, Dems

AP NEWSADVERTISEMENThttps://apnews.com/article/33f4902ca9a2aed4e76274af6bb2ea5cClick to copyhttps://apnews.com/article/33f4902ca9a2aed4e76274af6bb2ea5cClick to copyRelated topicsWASHINGTON (AP) — A Congress riven along party lines approved the landmark $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill Wednesday, as President Joe Biden and Democrats claimed a major triumph on legislation marshaling the government’s spending might against twin pandemic and economic crises that have upended a nation. The House gave final congressional approval to the sweeping package by a near party line 220-211 vote...

Mar 10
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By slimmest of margins, Senate takes up $1.9T relief bill

By slimmest of margins, Senate takes up $1.9T relief bill

AP NEWSADVERTISEMENThttps://apnews.com/article/joe-biden-ap-top-news-legislation-coronavirus-pandemic-bills-2ffd868f5d3abed426e34e9427174813Click to copyhttps://apnews.com/article/joe-biden-ap-top-news-legislation-coronavirus-pandemic-bills-2ffd868f5d3abed426e34e9427174813Click to copyRelated topicsWASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate voted by the slimmest of margins Thursday to begin debating a $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill, after Democrats made eleventh-hour changes aimed at ensuring they could pull President Joe Biden’s top legislative priority through the precariously divided...

Mar 4
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Biden, Dems prevail as Senate OKs $1.9T virus relief bill

Biden, Dems prevail as Senate OKs $1.9T virus relief bill

AP NEWSADVERTISEMENThttps://apnews.com/article/298ad8c447e9a121ece9529221e83136Click to copyhttps://apnews.com/article/298ad8c447e9a121ece9529221e83136Click to copyRelated topicsWASHINGTON (AP) — An exhausted Senate narrowly approved a Saturday as President Joe Biden and his Democratic allies notched a victory they called crucial for hoisting the country out of the pandemic and economic doldrums.After laboring all night on a mountain of amendments — nearly all from Republicans and rejected — bleary-eyed senators approved the sprawling package on a 50-49 party-line vote. That sets up final...

Mar 6
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Biden, Dems prevail as Senate OKs $1.9T virus relief bill

Biden, Dems prevail as Senate OKs $1.9T virus relief bill

AP NEWSADVERTISEMENThttps://apnews.com/article/298ad8c447e9a121ece9529221e83136Click to copyhttps://apnews.com/article/298ad8c447e9a121ece9529221e83136Click to copyRelated topicsWASHINGTON (AP) — An exhausted Senate narrowly approved a Saturday as President Joe Biden and his Democratic allies notched a victory they called crucial for hoisting the country out of the pandemic and economic doldrums.After laboring all night on a mountain of amendments — nearly all from Republicans and rejected — bleary-eyed senators approved the sprawling package on a 50-49 party-line vote. That sets up final...

Mar 6
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Dem split on jobless benefits slows relief bill in Senate

Dem split on jobless benefits slows relief bill in Senate

AP NEWSADVERTISEMENThttps://apnews.com/article/fa965b1b413d811ad10549b3460c6643Click to copyhttps://apnews.com/article/fa965b1b413d811ad10549b3460c6643Click to copyRelated topicsWASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats set aside one battle over boosting the minimum wage but promptly descended into another internal fight Friday as the party haltingly tried moving its $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill through the Senate. Hours after asserting they’d reached a deal between party moderates and progressives over renewing emergency unemployment benefits, lawmakers said Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., now...

Mar 5
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House set to vote on virus relief, Biden on cusp of triumph

House set to vote on virus relief, Biden on cusp of triumph

AP NEWSADVERTISEMENThttps://apnews.com/article/joe-biden-personal-taxes-legislation-coronavirus-pandemic-bills-33f4902ca9a2aed4e76274af6bb2ea5cClick to copyhttps://apnews.com/article/joe-biden-personal-taxes-legislation-coronavirus-pandemic-bills-33f4902ca9a2aed4e76274af6bb2ea5cClick to copyRelated topicsWASHINGTON (AP) — Congress is poised to approve , placing President Joe Biden on the cusp of an early triumph that advances Democratic priorities and showcases the unity his party will need to forge future victories.The House was expected to give final congressional approval Wednesday to...

Mar 10
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Minimum wage hike all but dead in big COVID relief bill

Minimum wage hike all but dead in big COVID relief bill

AP NEWSADVERTISEMENThttps://apnews.com/article/e2e975f9c62ea596bc1738df64af35e1Click to copyhttps://apnews.com/article/e2e975f9c62ea596bc1738df64af35e1Click to copyRelated topicsWASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats’ efforts to include a minimum wage increase in their $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill seemed all but dead Monday as Senate leaders prepared to begin debate on their own version of the House-passed aid package.Top Democrats abandoned a potential amendment threatening tax increases on big companies that don’t boost workers’ pay to certain levels, Senate aides said. Four days after the...

Mar 1
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House passes $1.9T pandemic bill on near party-line vote

House passes $1.9T pandemic bill on near party-line vote

AP NEWSADVERTISEMENThttps://apnews.com/article/house-vote-virus-bill-minimum-wage-hike-7545455cccec525285a8ea3c35892c70Click to copyhttps://apnews.com/article/house-vote-virus-bill-minimum-wage-hike-7545455cccec525285a8ea3c35892c70Click to copyRelated topicsWASHINGTON (AP) — The House approved early Saturday in even as top Democrats tried assuring agitated progressives that they’d revive their derailed drive to boost the minimum wage.The new president’s vision for flushing cash to individuals, businesses, states and cities battered by COVID-19 passed on a near party-line 219-212 vote. That...

Feb 26
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Despite headwinds, House set to OK Dems' immigration bills

Despite headwinds, House set to OK Dems' immigration bills

AP NEWSADVERTISEMENThttps://apnews.com/article/joe-biden-politics-bills-legislation-immigration-6473456708357fc5e151218fa2820f25Click to copyhttps://apnews.com/article/joe-biden-politics-bills-legislation-immigration-6473456708357fc5e151218fa2820f25Click to copyRelated topicsWASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats seem poised to claim victory in the House’s first votes this year on immigration, but moving legislation on the divisive issue all the way through Congress to President Joe Biden is an uphill fight. The House was set to vote Thursday on one bill giving over 2 million young Dreamer immigrants...

Mar 18
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