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Lauren Fox

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'Toxic is spot-on': House members describe roiling animosity among lawmakers

Many members within the House of Representatives have told CNN in recent days that they find themselves in a toxic work environment, wrought with bitter exchanges, threats and fears about what the erosion of decorum in the chamber will mean for a body that has still not recovered 10 months after the Capitol Hill riot. → Read More

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This could actually be the week Biden's Build Back Better passes the House

Don't look now, but House Democrats may be inching closer to actually passing the Build Back Better plan this week. → Read More

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Democrats expect CBO to show shortfall on Biden's bill as White House moves to ease concerns

The White House and top Democrats are expecting a highly anticipated estimate from the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office to show that their sweeping plan to expand the social safety net will fail to meet President Joe Biden's promise to not add to the federal deficit. → Read More

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The moment has come for Biden and Pelosi to close the deal on his sweeping agenda

In the wake of jarring election results in several states on Tuesday, the one thing Democrats appeared to agree on was that they needed action in Congress. → Read More

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The implosion that didn't happen -- and the very real issues Biden still confronts on his agenda

For about 30 minutes on Monday, it appeared as if West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin had rolled a hand grenade down the hallway in which President Joe Biden's $3 trillion, two-bill domestic agenda was patiently waiting to move through the House as soon as this week. → Read More

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This is the week that Biden might actually clinch the deal on his legislative agenda. Seriously.

President Joe Biden's sweeping $3 trillion domestic agenda is finally coming together. → Read More

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Paid leave falls out of Democratic package in urgent scramble to secure Manchin's support

Democrats are expected to scrap paid family and medical leave from their cornerstone economic and climate package, discarding one of the central planks of President Joe Biden's proposal as they scramble to strike a deal with holdout senators, according to multiple people familiar with the talks. → Read More

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The outstanding issues are still outstanding and a deal on Biden's agenda needs to happen today

Democrats seemed to move further apart over the course of the last 24 hours, laying bare the very real risk that President Joe Biden will fall short in his effort to secure an agreement before he arrives on the global stage later this week. → Read More

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The search for creative solutions to the thorniest issues in Biden's agenda as deadline pressure kicks into high gear

There comes a point in every major legislative negotiation when a deal is in sight, but not close enough to be a sure thing. → Read More

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Democrats drive toward a scaled back $1.75 trillion spending agreement

Listening mode is done. Informational meetings are over. Public posturing and private positioning are a thing of the past. Now -- after what seems like roughly a dozen straight "critical weeks" for President Joe Biden's sweeping multi-trillion agenda -- is the moment the rubber meets the road. → Read More

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Biden pushes private talks into the open as the White House keeps its foot on the gas

For weeks White House officials have deliberately avoided delving into the details of President Joe Biden's private negotiations over the scope and scale of his mult-trillion dollar domestic agenda. → Read More

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Democrats struggle to overcome sticking points as they try to close social safety net deal

The prospects for reaching a tentative agreement on President Joe Biden's sweeping social safety net package by the end of the week are increasingly dire with Democrats still haggling over critical details of what to include and how to pay for the President's signature legislation. → Read More

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Democrats push to close the deal on Biden's agenda: 'This part of the process needs to be handled with care'

Democrats aren't there yet on cracking a deal on a President Joe Biden's sweeping, if now scaled back, economic and climate package. But the over the course of the next 36 hours, those involved in these talks think it is possible to get at least one of the two Senate moderates to sign off on a final and detailed framework. → Read More

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Democrats grapple with pared down Build Back Better agenda

Forced to pare down their bill to expand the social safety net, Democrats are now having to make tough calls on what they can cut from the proposal, prompting fresh concerns from members who had been working for years on provisions that once had been included in President Joe Biden's Build Back Better agenda and now may be on the chopping block. → Read More

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Sinema's opposition to raising the corporate tax rate leaves White House scrambling to pay for Biden's agenda

Top Biden administration officials are now weighing a range of different ideas to finance a sweeping economic and climate package as opposition from Democratic Sen. Kyrsten Sinema has thrown initial plans to raise the corporate tax rate into doubt, according to two people familiar with the matter. → Read More

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Biden enters the complicated and fluid end game for his agenda as scaled back proposal takes shape

Welcome to the end game. → Read More

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'It really is just a godsend': Capitol Police welcome peer support dog Lila

The US Capitol Police has unleashed a special new member to its patrol: a 3-year-old Labrador named Lila. → Read More

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Pramila Jayapal faces key choice: Bargain or dig in

The House's progressive leader is willing to bargain on the massive social policy bill. But she is willing to go only so far. → Read More

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The real debate among Democrats over Biden's agenda is just beginning

With a debt ceiling crisis punted until December, Democrats are turning their sights back to their own agenda, a move that will shake the party's resolve and test whether it can make hard choices and compromise a reality. → Read More

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The last-minute deal on the debt ceiling that only saves the economy for now

A rare moment Wednesday on Capitol Hill gave way to a potential deal on the debt ceiling. → Read More