Erik Wasson

Government, Business, Fuel

Dems Consider Legislative Moves to Cut Gas Prices

Sens. Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi Sens. Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi by Stefani Reynolds/Bloomberg News

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer met on April 27 to discuss possible legislation to reduce gas prices, according to a Democratic aide.

Erik Wasson | Bloomberg News
April 27, 2022
Government

House Nears Vote on Stopgap Bill to Avert Shutdown

Rep. Rosa DeLauro by Al Drago/Bloomberg News House Appropriations Chair Rosa DeLauro by Al Drago/Bloomberg News

The House released a short-term government funding bill and plans to vote on it Feb. 8 to stave off a federal shutdown after Feb. 18.

Erik Wasson | Bloomberg News
February 7, 2022
Government

Manchin Calls ‘Build Back Better’ Plan Dead

Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) by Sarah Silbiger/Bloomberg News

Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin said President Joe Biden’s $2 trillion Build Back Better plan is “dead,” and any talks on reviving key parts of it must start from scratch.

Erik Wasson | Bloomberg News
February 1, 2022
Government, Business

Key Lawmakers Reach Stopgap Spending Deal to Avert Shutdown

Key Lawmakers Reach Stopgap Spending Deal to Avert Shutdown The U.S. Capitol stands in Washington, D.C. (Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg)

House Democrats released a bipartisan short-term spending bill to keep the government open after midnight Dec. 3 and plan to put it to a House vote later Dec. 2.

Erik Wasson | Bloomberg News
December 2, 2021
Government

Congress Clears Government Funding Bill to Avert Shutdown

Capitol Hill The bill passed after Democrats dropped an earlier attempt to attach a debt-ceiling suspension to the bill in face of implacable Republican opposition to that measure. (Associated Press)

The House passed a nine-week spending bill to avert a U.S. government shutdown hours before it was set to begin on an 254-175 vote. The legislation passed the Senate earlier Sept. 30 and was signed by President Joe Biden.

Erik Wasson | Bloomberg News
September 30, 2021
Government

House GOP Squeezes Pelosi on Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi House Speaker Nancy Pelosi by Samuel Corum/Bloomberg News

House GOP leaders are urging Republican lawmakers to vote against the $1 trillion bipartisan infrastructure bill, increasing the likelihood that Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) will have to postpone a planned Sept. 27 vote on the bill given opposition in her own caucus.

Erik Wasson | Bloomberg News
September 22, 2021
Government, Business

House Passes Debt Limit Suspension, Sets Up Standoff in Senate

The U.S. Capitol The U.S. Capitol by Stefani Reynolds/Bloomberg News

The Democratic-controlled House passed a bill that would suspend the U.S. debt ceiling into December 2022 and provide the government funding to operate past Sept. 30. Republicans have vowed to block it when it reaches the Senate over the debt limit provision.

Erik Wasson | Bloomberg News
September 21, 2021
Government

Top House Democrat Still Eyes Passing Biden Agenda This Month

Top House Democrat Still Eyes Passing Biden Agenda This Month Rep. Jim McGovern (D-Mass.) during an interview on Bloomberg TV. (Bloomberg TV)

The chairman of the powerful House Rules Committee said Sept. 1 that Democrats are trying to complete work on President Joe Biden’s $4 trillion economic agenda by the end of September.

Erik Wasson | Bloomberg News
September 2, 2021
Government, Business

Infrastructure Deal in Sight After Medicare Agreement

Sen. Joe Manchin meets with the press “The pay-fors are pretty much lined up," says Sen. Joe Manchin. (Al Drago/Bloomberg News)

A bipartisan group of senators is closing in on a $579 billion infrastructure deal after agreeing to pay for it in part by delaying a Trump-era Medicare regulation, a key Democratic senator said July 22.

Erik Wasson | Bloomberg News
July 22, 2021
Government, Business, Safety

Bipartisan House Group Backs Biden-Senate Infrastructure Deal

Infrastructure Construction workers carry a sheet of wood on the Frederick Douglass Memorial Bridge in Washington, D.C. (Al Drago/Bloomberg News)

A bipartisan group of House lawmakers on July 6 publicly endorsed President Joe Biden’s $579 billion infrastructure deal with a group of Republican and Democratic senators, giving the compromise fresh momentum at the start of a crucial month for the administration’s agenda.

Erik Wasson | Bloomberg News
July 6, 2021

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