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Recent articles by Alan:

Conservatives want to boot Cheney, Kinzinger from House GOP

WASHINGTON (AP) — Conservative lawmakers made a push Thursday to boot Republican Reps. Liz Cheney and Adam Kinzinger out of the House GOP because the two defied party leaders and joined the chamber's special committee investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol attack by supporters of then-President Donald Trump. The effort by the hard-right House Freedom Caucus faces uncertain prospects. → Read More

Infrastructure deal: Senate suddenly acts to take up bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate has voted to begin work on a nearly $1 trillion national infrastructure plan, acting with sudden speed after weeks of fits and starts once the White House and a bipartisan group of senators agreed on major provisions of the package that’s key to President Joe Biden’s agenda. Biden welcomed the accord as one that would show America can “do big things. → Read More

Infrastructure deal: Senate suddenly acts to take up bill

The Senate voted Wednesday night to begin work on a nearly $1 trillion national infrastructure plan, acting with sudden speed after weeks of fits and starts once the White House and a bipartisan group of senators agreed on major provisions of the package that’s key to President Joe Biden’s agenda. → Read More

Infrastructure bill: Biden, senators reach $1T deal

President Joe Biden and a bipartisan group of senators reached agreement Wednesday on a $1 trillion national infrastructure package, and the Senate appeared ready to begin consideration of the key part of the administration's agenda. → Read More

Infrastructure deal: Senate ready to move ahead on $1T bill

By LISA MASCARO, KEVIN FREKING and ALAN FRAM Associated Press → Read More

Senate Votes to Start on a $1 Trillion Infrastructure Plan

President Joe Biden hailed the package—a key part of his presidential agenda—as one that would show America can “do big things.” → Read More

Senate ready to move ahead on $1T bill

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden and a bipartisan group of senators reached an agreement Wednesday on a $1 trillion national infrastructure package, → Read More

Infrastructure talks expose the difficulty of dealing with Republicans

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden’s latest leap into the Senate’s up-and-down efforts to clinch a bipartisan $1 trillion infrastructure deal comes with even more at stake than his coveted plans for boosting road, rail and other public works projects. → Read More

Infrastructure talks leave Biden's entire agenda at risk

President Joe Biden's latest leap into the Senate's up-and-down efforts to clinch a bipartisan $1 trillion infrastructure deal comes with even more at stake than his coveted plans for boosting → Read More

Infrastructure talks leave Biden's entire agenda at risk

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden's latest leap into the Senate's up-and-down efforts to clinch a bipartisan $1 trillion infrastructure deal comes with even more at stake than his coveted plans for boosting road, rail and other public works projects. The outcome of the infrastructure bargaining, which for weeks has encountered one snag after another, will impact what could be the crown jewel… → Read More

Infrastructure deal: Senate votes to start work on $1T bill

The Senate voted Wednesday night to start work on a nearly $1 trillion infrastructure package after President Joe Biden and a bipartisan group of senators reached agreement on the key part of the White House agenda. The outcome after weeks of negotiations showed the interest among senators in starting the process. → Read More

Beware of budget gimmicks in push for massive spending deals

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senators fashioning a pair of colossal bills that would deliver more than $4 trillion for infrastructure, health care, environment and other initiatives insist they will fully pay for both plans. Will they? In a Washington ritual as reliable as panic-buying when light snow is forecast, both parties have long relied on toothless budget gimmicks to help finance their priorities. → Read More

Dems hit McConnell, who says GOP won't back debt limit boost

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democrats accused Republicans Wednesday of a “shameless, cynical” ploy that would damage the economy and the government's credit rating after the chamber's GOP leader said his party would vote against raising the federal debt limit. In the latest chapter of a broad budget battle likely to linger well into autumn, Democrats reacted after Senate Minority Leader Mitch… → Read More

McConnell: Not a ‘single Republican’ is going to back raising the debt ceiling

Senate Democrats accused Republicans on Wednesday of a "shameless, cynical" ploy that would damage the economy and the government's credit rating after the chamber's GOP leader said his party would vote against raising the federal debt limit. → Read More

Biden Meets Dems At Capitol To Firm Up Support For Reconciliation Package

The meeting was the start of Biden’s efforts to firm up support for a mammoth $3.5 trillion legislation for domestic programs. → Read More

President Biden meets Democrats on Capitol Hill to firm up support for spending

The meeting comes a day after party leaders announced a compromise for pouring federal resources into climate change, health care and family service programs. → Read More

Biden meets Dems at Capitol to firm up support for spending

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden stepped up his bid to push his multitrillion-dollar domestic plans through Congress Wednesday, lunching with Senate Democrats a day after party leaders a… → Read More

Senate Democrats say they reached $3.5 trillion budget agreement that backs up Biden's goals

Included is money to expand Medicare coverage for vision, hearing and dental benefits. → Read More

Biden pitches huge budget, says Dems will ‘get a lot done’

President Joe Biden has made a quick trip to the Capitol to seek support for his multitrillion-dollar domestic agenda. → Read More

Biden pitches huge budget, says Dems will ‘get a lot done’

President Joe Biden has made a quick trip to the Capitol to seek support for his multitrillion-dollar domestic agenda. → Read More