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Sahil Kapur


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Recent articles by Sahil:

Sen. Kyrsten Sinema signs off on Democrats' big agenda bill, paving the way for Senate passage

Sinema had long been opposed to a provision in the recent deal that involved closing the so-called carried interest tax loophole, NBC News reports. → Read More

With Manchin's surprise, Democrats finally feel they have robust agenda to run on

Democrats suddenly feel like they have a robust agenda to run on heading into the fall midterms after Sens. Joe Manchin and Chuck Schumer cut a deal on climate, health care and taxes. → Read More

Manchin strikes major deal with Schumer on climate, taxes and health care

Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., announced he will support a reconciliation bill that includes provisions to address climate change and taxes on the wealthy. → Read More

Manchin makes his deal but what will Kyrsten Sinema do?

The Arizona centrist has voiced opposition of the carried interest provision in the past. → Read More

House passes legislation to enshrine a right to contraception in federal law

The bill now goes to the Senate, where its prospects are uncertain. → Read More

Senators are advancing a computer chips bill. They don't know what's in it yet.

Senators are moving forward this week on a scaled-back package to boost domestic computer chip production. They just don’t know what’s in the bill yet. → Read More

House votes to protect same-sex marriage in case the Supreme Court rescinds it

The Democratic-controlled chamber sent the bill to the Senate where its prospects are uncertain as it'll require at least 10 Republican votes to pass. → Read More

Democrats vent their fury as Joe Manchin shelves action on climate change

“I don’t want to spend one more minute thinking about what Joe Manchin will or won’t do," said Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney, chair of the Democrats' House campaign arm. → Read More

Manchin balks at climate and tax pieces of Biden agenda bill but backs health care provisions

Manchin’s position leaves Democratic leaders with a grueling choice: They can either drop the package or pass the provisions he supports. → Read More

Republicans block bill to protect women who travel to other states for abortions

Senate Republicans blocked a Democratic bill Thursday that would protect the rights of women to travel to other states to access abortion care legally. → Read More

Senators are close to releasing a bill to stop candidates from stealing elections

A bipartisan group of senators has agreed to changes clarifying the vice president's role in certifying the Electoral College count in the wake of Jan. 6. → Read More

Senate confirms Steven Dettelbach as ATF director, overseeing enforcement of gun laws

The Senate confirmed Steven Dettelbach as director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the first permanent leader of the agency since 2015. → Read More

Senate hits the gas on Biden agenda bill as House Democrats plan abortion votes

It's shaping up to be a packed July on Capitol Hill, with more Jan. 6 hearings this week as lawmakers return from a two-week recess. → Read More

Senate Democrats reach an agreement to raise taxes on some high earners

The money would be used to pay for Medicare to try to keep the federal health care program from going bankrupt, said one source familiar with the proposal. → Read More

Would the new gun law have prevented the Highland Park shooting? It’s doubtful

The suspect is likely to have passed an enhanced background check, but Sen. Chris Murphy said a “well-run red flag law might have done the trick here.” The law provides funding. → Read More

Manchin weighs options for extending ACA funding to avert premium hikes

As Democrats try to head off health care insurance increases, W. Va. senator Joe Machin looks at options to include it in reconciliation. → Read More

By ending national abortion rights, Supreme Court lights a fire in the 2022 election

Democrats immediately sought to channel the backlash into votes in the fall midterm elections. Republicans were split, with some celebrating and others downplaying the ruling. → Read More

Senate passes most sweeping gun bill in decades, setting up House vote

The measure would enhance background checks, tackle the "boyfriend loophole" and provide "red flag" grants to states, NBC News reports. → Read More

Senators release text of bipartisan gun bill, seek final passage this week

A bipartisan group of senators overcame some last-minute hurdles and released legislative text Tuesday on a narrow set of provisions to combat gun violence. → Read More

Senate negotiators reach framework deal on bipartisan gun package

The deal, negotiated by Sens. Chris Murphy, D-Conn., and John Cornyn, R-Texas, could be the most significant federal action on gun violence in nearly three decades. → Read More