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In shift, McConnell begins talks with Schumer to stave off debt crisis

The two top leaders in the Senate have opened discussions to find a way out of a looming debt crisis, a sharp departure from the standoff a month ago that took the United States to the brink of a first-ever default. → Read More

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Republicans stalling action on defense bill, as they push Schumer to drop China competition bill from it

Senate Republicans are holding up action on the annual defense policy bill, upset that Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer wants to add to it an unrelated bill aimed at increasing US economic competition with China. → Read More

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Manchin outlines main concerns over Biden agenda but says deal possible by Thanksgiving

Sen. Joe Manchin said Tuesday that he has chief concerns that will need to be addressed in order to secure his vote for the $1.75 trillion economic package -- climate change, taxes, Medicare and immigration -- while also expressing new optimism that a deal could ultimately be reached that would win his support on President Joe Biden's domestic agenda. → Read More

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Some Democrats warn they could vote against giant spending bill if key climate provisions nixed

Several Senate Democrats expressed concerns Monday about Sen. Joe Manchin's refusal to support key climate change provisions in the sweeping spending and tax package backed by President Joe Biden, with some going as far as warning they may withdraw their support for the package if it significantly weakens the climate proposals. → Read More

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McConnell floats debt ceiling proposal amid partisan stalemate

Democrats and Republicans remain locked in a stalemate over how to address the debt limit, but Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell is now publicly floating two potential options to avert a default. → Read More

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Senate Republicans block bill to suspend debt limit and avert shutdown in key vote

Senate Republicans blocked a House-passed bill to suspend the debt limit and avert a government shutdown from advancing in the Senate on Monday. → Read More

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The Senate is expected to vote Monday on continuing government funding and raising debt ceiling

The Senate is expected to vote Monday on a key procedural motion to advance a temporary government funding bill that includes a suspension of the debt ceiling, according to senators and aides in each party. → Read More

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Democrats eye end-of-month showdown with GOP on debt ceiling as anxiety grows in the ranks

Democratic leaders are actively discussing attaching an increase to the national debt limit onto a must-pass spending bill to keep the government open, setting up an end-of-the-month partisan standoff with Republicans on the eve of a key deadline to keep federal agencies operating. → Read More

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Schumer does not rule out including debt limit in Democrats' economic package

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer did not rule out including raising the nation's borrowing limit in the Democrats' massive economic plan which is currently being written. → Read More

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Capitol Police arrest man with bayonet and machete in truck near DNC headquarters

US Capitol Police say they arrested a California man who had multiple knives in his truck, which had a swastika and other White supremacist symbols painted on it, near the Democratic National Committee headquarters early Monday morning. → Read More

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Biden's bipartisan infrastructure deal could face key Senate GOP defections

Several GOP senators who initially endorsed a bipartisan infrastructure deal are warning they may ultimately vote against it as it moves through the legislative process, a sign of the daunting hurdles ahead as proponents try to push the massive proposal through the evenly divided chamber by next month. → Read More

Senate unanimously passes a bill to make Juneteenth a federal holiday

The Senate unanimously passed a resolution on Tuesday establishing June 19 as Juneteenth National Independence Day, a U.S. holiday commemorating the end of slavery in the United States. → Read More

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Senate unanimously passes a bill making Juneteenth a federal holiday

The Senate unanimously passed a resolution on Tuesday establishing June 19 as Juneteenth National Independence Day, a US holiday commemorating the end of slavery in the United States. → Read More

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Senate unanimously passes a bill making Juneteenth a federal holiday

The Senate unanimously passed a resolution on Tuesday establishing June 19 as Juneteenth National Independence Day, a US holiday commemorating the end of slavery in the United States. → Read More

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Senate passes massive bipartisan bill to combat China's growing economic influence

The Senate passed rare bipartisan legislation on Tuesday aimed at countering China's growing influence by investing more than $200 billion in American technology, science and research. → Read More

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Senate advances bipartisan legislation to counter China's growing influence

The Senate on Thursday advanced bipartisan legislation that would counter China's growing influence by investing over $200 billion in American technology, science and research, after marathon negotiations Thursday. → Read More

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Senate Republicans expected to block vote on January 6 commission

Senate Republicans are expected to block on Thursday a bill creating a commission to investigate the pro-Trump riot at the US Capitol on January 6, which left five dead and about 140 police officers injured. → Read More

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Senate Republicans expected to block vote on January 6 commission

Senate Republicans are expected to block on Thursday a bill creating a commission to investigate the pro-Trump riot at the US Capitol on January 6, which left five dead and about 140 police officers injured. → Read More

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GOP senators warn they may block China competition bill, angry over lack of amendments

Several Republican senators raised fresh doubts Wednesday that enough of them would join Democrats in breaking a filibuster of the Endless Frontiers Act, a bipartisan bill aimed at boosting US competitiveness with China that faces a key procedural vote Thursday. → Read More

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Romney says Republicans blocking January 6 commission 'would be seen as not wanting to let the truth come out'

Sen. Mitt Romney warned Republicans they would be blamed for hiding the truth if they block a bill to investigate the January 6 Capitol attack, as another GOP senator announced her support for advancing a plan that their colleagues are poised to filibuster on Thursday. → Read More