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Aris Folley

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Past articles by Aris:

Democrats pounce on GOP ‘woke-waste’ attacks

The culture wars have entered the budget battle, as GOP leaders take aim at “woke” spending and Democrats push back with charges of bigotry. Democrats are pouncing as Republicans sharpen their focu… → Read More

These 9 House Republicans broke from the party to vote for stopgap funding bill

Nine House Republicans voted with Democrats on Wednesday to pass a stopgap funding bill that will avert a government shutdown, despite GOP leadership recommending a “no” vote. The House… → Read More

Manchin’s call for Social Security, Medicare deal stokes GOP optimism

Sen. Joe Manchin’s (D-W.Va.) comments signaling support for working across the aisle on entitlement programs like Social Security are getting a warm reception from some fiscal conservatives, despit… → Read More

Biden nominee fails on Senate floor

The Senate on Wednesday voted against President Biden’s nominee for an assistant secretary post for the Labor Department, with Vice President Harris in Los Angeles and unable to cast a tiebreaking … → Read More

Schumer firms up gun negotiation deadline, but talks may take longer

Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) said Tuesday he would give negotiators until the end of the week to strike an agreement on gun violence-related legislation even as some senators say… → Read More

Five areas California’s reparations panel says the state should focus upon

A California panel tasked with studying and establishing proposals for reparations for African Americans has released an extensive report documenting the impact of slavery and systemic discriminati… → Read More

Senate GOP signals an openness to talking about gun legislation

Senate Republicans are signaling an openness to talks with Democrats on gun violence in the aftermath of back-to-back mass shootings. As pressure builds around gun reform on Capitol Hill following … → Read More

Mass shootings put focus on Democrats’ push to confirm Biden’s guns nominee

Back-to-back mass shootings in New York and Texas have cast a spotlight on a Senate battle to approve a leader for a key agency aimed at reducing gun violence. Senate Democrats on Wednesday cited t… → Read More

Two years after George Floyd’s murder, frustrations growing

Two years after George Floyd’s murder by a Minneapolis police officer, the nation is struggling to deliver progress on a host of issues critical to race, policing and inequality in American life. &… → Read More

Baby formula bill faces rocky terrain in Senate

Emergency funding legislation aimed at addressing the infant formula shortage is facing rocky terrain in the Senate, as Republican leaders are reluctant to say if they’ll support the Democratic-bac… → Read More

Black Caucus leaders want Biden meeting on student debt

The Congressional Black Caucus is seeking a meeting with President Biden to discuss student loan debt, calling on the White House to approve broad-based cancellation of federal debt through executi… → Read More

Warnock says he’s meeting with Biden to push for student loan forgiveness

Sen. Raphael Warnock (D-Ga.) on Wednesday said he’ll be meeting with President Biden to push for student loan debt forgiveness that will be enough “to actually make a difference.” “I’m … → Read More

Senate GOP resists calls for gun control after Buffalo shooting

Senate Republicans are resisting calls for gun reform in response to the recent mass shooting in Buffalo, N.Y., frustrating their colleagues across the aisle who say more action is needed in wake o… → Read More

Manchin pushes for his gun reform bill in wake of Buffalo mass shooting

Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) on Monday reiterated his support for legislation aimed at expanding gun background checks while also calling for “mental illness reform” in the wake of the weekend’… → Read More

Schumer headed to Buffalo in wake of mass shooting

Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) said Monday that he will be heading to Buffalo with President Biden on Tuesday in the wake of a racist mass shooting in a predominantly Black neighbo… → Read More

Over 20 lawmakers sign on to bipartisan push for cannabis bill

More than 20 senators have signed on to a growing bipartisan push to include marijuana banking legislation in a larger package aimed at boosting U.S. competitiveness with China, despite previous re… → Read More

Experts warn overturning Roe would hit poor people hardest

Experts say overturning Roe v. Wade would likely have a disproportionate impact on lower-income households and people of color, warning the most vulnerable Americans stand to bear outsized costs fr… → Read More

Treasury secretary warns of ‘damaging’ economic effects of limiting abortion

Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen on Tuesday warned of the potentially damaging effects that curtailing abortion access could have on the country’s economy, as tensions mount nationwide over a recent… → Read More

Racial justice groups press Biden to form reparations commission

Racial justice groups and other organizations are pressing President Biden to use his executive authority to form a federal commission to study and develop reparations proposals for African America… → Read More

GOP senator calls gender-affirming surgeries for minors ‘almost grotesque’ during hearing

Sen. Mike Braun (R-Ind.) pressed Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra over health care for transgender youth at a budget hearing on Wednesday, during which he characterized gender-aff… → Read More