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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...

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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,”...

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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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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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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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Chuck Schumer Holds The Line

Chuck Schumer Holds The Line

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.“If we [don’t] stay united, if [one] person says, ‘I’m only going to vote for it if it has this’ ... we lose,” Schumer said Saturday.“But at the same time, we cannot be timid,” he said. “You know, I helped push [President Joe] Biden to have a bigger stimulus package.”“We told him if Portman’s bill passed, it would be dead,” Schumer said. “It took him about three or four hours to realize that and when he...

Mar 6
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Democrats Reach Deal On Unemployment Benefits After Objections From Joe Manchin

Democrats Reach Deal On Unemployment Benefits After Objections From Joe Manchin

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.UPDATE: 8:16 p.m. EST Friday ― reached a deal to extend the enhanced unemployment benefits in the next coronavirus relief bill through Sept. 6 at $300 per week. The proposal would also provide tax relief to those who received benefits last year. Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), a key holdout, announced his support for the agreement, clearing the way for President ’s $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief bill to move...

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Senate Republicans Threaten To Delay Passage Of COVID-19 Relief Bill

Senate Republicans Threaten To Delay Passage Of COVID-19 Relief Bill

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.are threatening to drag out the passage of President ’s $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief plan in the Senate this week, accusing of advancing a partisan bill full of wasteful spending that isn’t related to the health crisis.Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) on Wednesday said he planned to force a verbal reading of the entire bill — which is expected to be hundreds of pages long — prior to the start of debate in the...

Mar 3
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Congress Is About To Send You A Pile Of Money

Congress Is About To Send You A Pile Of Money

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 family of four with $100,000 of income would have received $9,500 in rebate checks and tax credits in 2020, but it also stands to receive $22,600 this year from the December bill, plus the additional payments and tax credits in the new bill, according to Marc Goldwein, an economist with the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget.A group of centrist Democrats met virtually with Biden on Monday to...

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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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