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Senate Advances Bill Seeking To Address Hate Crimes Against Asian Americans

Senate Advances Bill Seeking To Address Hate Crimes Against Asian Americans

US EditionU.S.CLOSEFollow usPart of HuffPost Politics. ©2021 BuzzFeed, Inc. All rights reserved.BREAKING NEWSTap here to turn on desktop notifications to get the news sent straight to you.A bill meant to address the during the coronavirus pandemic advanced in the U.S. Senate on a bipartisan vote on Wednesday — but its future remains murky, given tepid support from ., by Sen. Mazie Hirono (D-Hawaii) and Rep. Grace Meng (D-N.Y.), would expedite a federal review of coronavirus-related hate crimes, expand public reporting of such incidents, and provide guidance detailing best practices to...

Apr 14
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Jim Clyburn On Joe Manchin: 'How Would He Have Me Compromise' On Voting Rights?

Jim Clyburn On Joe Manchin: 'How Would He Have Me Compromise' On Voting Rights?

US EditionU.S.CLOSEFollow usPart of HuffPost Politics. ©2021 BuzzFeed, Inc. All rights reserved.BREAKING NEWSTap here to turn on desktop notifications to get the news sent straight to you.Rep. Jim Clyburn (D-S.C.), the third-highest ranking member of leadership in the House, isn’t done taking aim at Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) over his position on federal legislation to protect voting rights.Clyburn on Friday questioned Manchin’s stated reason for doubling down on bipartisan congressional cooperation, which the pivotal moderate Democrat detailed in an interview with .“Jan. 6 changed me,”...

Apr 9
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Joe Manchin Demands Changes To Joe Biden's Infrastructure Plan

Joe Manchin Demands Changes To Joe Biden's Infrastructure Plan

US EditionU.S.CLOSEFollow usPart of HuffPost Politics. ©2021 BuzzFeed, Inc. All rights reserved.BREAKING NEWSTap here to turn on desktop notifications to get the news sent straight to you.Sen. (D-W.Va.) said he wants to see changes to the way President ’s infrastructure plan is financed before supporting it.“If I don’t vote to get on it, it’s not going anywhere,” Manchin told radio host Hoppy Kercheval at West Virginia MetroNews on Monday. “So we’re going to have some leverage here ― it’s more than just me. There are six or seven other Democrats who feel very strongly about this.”Biden’s...

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GOP Congressman 'Happy' To Tout COVID-19 Stimulus Funds That He Voted Against

GOP Congressman 'Happy' To Tout COVID-19 Stimulus Funds That He Voted Against

US EditionU.S.CLOSEFollow usPart of HuffPost Politics. ©2021 BuzzFeed, Inc. All rights reserved.BREAKING NEWSTap here to turn on desktop notifications to get the news sent straight to you.Rep. Madison Cawthorn (R-N.C.) sent out a tweet Tuesday touting some funds that community health centers in his district will be receiving ― even though he voted against the legislation that made the money possible.Cawthorn wrote that he was “happy” to announce that North Carolina’s 11th District received a number of grants from the Department of Health and Human Services.“Proud to see tax-payer dollars...

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Joe Biden To Unveil $2 Trillion Infrastructure And Jobs Plan

Joe Biden To Unveil $2 Trillion Infrastructure And Jobs Plan

US EditionU.S.CLOSEFollow usPart of HuffPost Politics. ©2021 BuzzFeed, Inc. All rights reserved.BREAKING NEWSTap here to turn on desktop notifications to get the news sent straight to you.Calling all HuffPost superfans!Sign up for membership to become a founding member and help shape HuffPost's next chapterDo you have information you want to share with HuffPost?Today is National Voter Registration Day!We made it easy for you to exercise your right to vote!

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Mar 31
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Fight Over Landmark Voting Rights Bill Begins As Republicans Say Voter Suppression Isn't A Problem

Fight Over Landmark Voting Rights Bill Begins As Republicans Say Voter Suppression Isn't A Problem

US EditionU.S.CLOSEFollow usPart of HuffPost Politics. ©2021 BuzzFeed, Inc. All rights reserved.BREAKING NEWSTap here to turn on desktop notifications to get the news sent straight to you.The Senate on Wednesday took its first step toward  as the Senate Rules & Administration Committee held the first hearing on a major voting rights, campaign finance, gerrymandering and ethics reform legislative package.The For The People Act is the top legislative priority of congressional , and was introduced as the first bill in both the House and Senate. Its expansion of voting rights is touted as the...

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Mar 24
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Jon Ossoff Is 44th Democratic Senator To Back D.C. Statehood

Jon Ossoff Is 44th Democratic Senator To Back D.C. Statehood

US EditionU.S.CLOSEFollow usPart of HuffPost Politics. ©2021 BuzzFeed, Inc. All rights reserved.BREAKING NEWSTap here to turn on desktop notifications to get the news sent straight to you.Freshman Sen. Jon Ossoff (D-Ga.) is the latest senator to endorse the admission of Washington, D.C., as the nation’s 51st state.Ossoff is currently one of eight senators in the ’s caucus who have not co-sponsored the Washington, D.C. Admission Act introduced by Sen. Tom Carper (D-Del.). He told HuffPost on Tuesday, however, that he supports D.C. statehood.Sen. Jon Tester (D-Mont.) also backs statehood for...

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Mar 23
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Democratic Senators Plot Path Forward On Raising Minimum Wage

Democratic Senators Plot Path Forward On Raising Minimum Wage

US EditionU.S.CLOSEFollow usPart of HuffPost Politics. ©2021 BuzzFeed, Inc. All rights reserved.BREAKING NEWSTap here to turn on desktop notifications to get the news sent straight to you.Senate are slated to discuss the next steps toward raising the federal minimum wage on Tuesday, according to a Democratic source.The meeting is the party’s first attempt at restarting efforts to hike the minimum wage after a progressive push to include a $15 per hour  in the COVID-19 relief bill died earlier this month.Seven Democrats ― Sens. Joe Manchin (W.Va.), Kyrsten Sinema (Ariz.); Chris Coons (Del.);...

Mar 22
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Republicans Mock Rescue Plan While Pushing A Tax Cut For The Richest

Republicans Mock Rescue Plan While Pushing A Tax Cut For The Richest

US EditionU.S.CLOSEFollow usPart of HuffPost Politics. ©2021 BuzzFeed, Inc. All rights reserved.BREAKING NEWSTap here to turn on desktop notifications to get the news sent straight to you.The 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act doubled the estate tax exemption to $11 million for individuals and $22 million for couples, meaning the government only taxes the portion of an estate above those amounts and lower-valued estates go tax-free.Calling all HuffPost superfans!Sign up for membership to become a founding member and help shape HuffPost's next chapterDo you have information you want to share with...

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Senate Passes Bill Seeking To Address Hate Crimes Against Asian Americans

Senate Passes Bill Seeking To Address Hate Crimes Against Asian Americans

US EditionU.S.CLOSEFollow usPart of HuffPost Politics. ©2021 BuzzFeed, Inc. All rights reserved.BREAKING NEWSTap here to turn on desktop notifications to get the news sent straight to you.The Senate on Thursday passed a bill to address the  and violence during the coronavirus pandemic ― a rare show of bipartisanship on an issue that gained fresh urgency after a series of shootings at Atlanta-area spas last month. , introduced by (D-Hawaii) and Rep. Grace Meng (D-N.Y.), would expedite a federal review of coronavirus-related hate crimes, expand data collection and public reporting of such...

Apr 22
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