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Biden acknowledges $2T bill stalled, but vows it will pass

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden has all but acknowledged negotiations over his sweeping domestic policy package will likely push into the new year, as he does not yet have the votes in the Senat...

Biden's big bill on brink of House votes, but fights remain

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats in the House appear on the verge of advancing President Joe Biden’s $1.85 trillion-and-growing domestic policy package alongside a companion $1 trillion infrastructure bil...

Biden can't budge fellow Dems with big overhaul at stake

WASHINGTON (AP) — His government overhaul plans at stake, President Joe Biden appeared unable to swiftly strike agreement with two wavering Democratic senators trying to trim back his potentially hist...

Democrats see tax 'framework' to pay for huge $3.5T package

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House and congressional Democrats have agreed to a framework of options to pay for their huge, emerging social and environment bill, top Democrats said Thursday. Now they f...

Officials seek $750 billion in economic aid to thwart virus

WASHINGTON (AP) — With an urgency unseen since the Great Recession, Congress is rushing to develop a sweeping economic lifeline for American households and businesses suddenly capsized by the coronavi...

Pelosi urges Democratic unity amid Sanders' campaign surge

WASHINGTON (AP) — Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Wednesday urged party unity amid Bernie Sanders' surge in the presidential race, even as House Democrats worry about a volatile election season that could put...

Takeaways from State of the Union: Economy not impeachment

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump leaned hard on the strong U.S. economy as he made the case for his reelection in the State of the Union address — and he threw in a few theatrical flourishes. ...

The big question for new House Dems: Will you back Pelosi?

WASHINGTON (AP) — The big first question for the new Democrats in the House is whether they will vote for Nancy Pelosi as speaker. The escalating power struggle over Pelosi's future ...

Freshman Dems face thorny first vote: Yes or no on Pelosi

WASHINGTON (AP) — It's the thorny first question confronting newly elected House Democrats: Will you vote for Nancy Pelosi? Even before they've taken office, the freshmen swept in by...

Conservatives push for change after GOP loses the House

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrat Nancy Pelosi is trying to wrangle another go-round as House speaker. And on the Republican side of the House, Kevin McCarthy faces a challenge from conservative Freedom Cauc...

Conservatives agitate for change after GOP loss of House

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi is wrangling votes for House speaker, but another leadership battle is playing out on the Republican side of the aisle. California Re...

Senate confirms 15 more judges, wrapping up a GOP priority

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate has confirmed 15 more judges, all but wrapping up its pre-election session with a big finish days after Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation to the Supreme Court. ...

Key senators undecided as Senate poised to vote on Kavanaugh

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate is taking a crucial vote Friday to advance Brett Kavanaugh's nomination to the Supreme Court. Key GOP senators remain undecided amid allegations of sexual misconduct and i...

Senate Republicans plowing ahead on Kavanaugh choice

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Republicans are plowing forward with a committee vote Friday on Brett Kavanaugh's nomination. Voting at the Senate Judiciary Committee comes after an extraordinary and highly ...

House GOP struggles with immigration bill ahead of recess

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans focusing on a slimmed-down bill to stem the crisis of separating immigrant families at the border are already running into uncertainty over its fate. ...