Alan Fram

Government, Business

Biden, House Leaders Brokered Late-Night Breakthrough

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi meets with the press during a break in Friday's discussions Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, flanked by House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md., left) and House Majority Whip James Clyburn (D-S.C.), addresses the media during a break in discussions. (J. Scott Applewhite/Associated Press)

WASHINGTON — The House of Representatives approved a $1 trillion package of road and other infrastructure projects late Nov. 5 after Democrats resolved a monthslong standoff between progressives and moderates, notching a victory that President Joe Biden and his party had become increasingly anxious to claim.

Alan Fram | Associated Press
November 5, 2021
Government, Business, Safety

House to Vote on Virus Bill

Schumer Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer answers questions at a past news conference. (J. Scott Applewhite/Associated Press)

WASHINGTON — Democrats are ready to shove a $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief package through the House on Feb. 26, despite a setback that means a minimum wage boost is unlikely to be in the final version that reaches President Joe Biden.

Alan Fram | Associated Press
February 26, 2021