Laura Litvan

Government, Business

Manchin Urges Pause on $3.5 Trillion Bill

West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin “Let’s sit back. Let’s see what happens. We have so much on our plate,” Manchin said. (Al Drago/Associated Press)

Sen. Joe Manchin is demanding a “strategic pause” in action on President Joe Biden’s economic agenda, potentially imperiling the $3.5 trillion tax and spending package that Democratic leaders plan to push through Congress this fall.

Laura Litvan | Bloomberg News
September 2, 2021
Government, Business

McConnell Demands Infrastructure Be De-Linked From Fast-Track Bill

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell. (Samuel Corum/Bloomberg News) Samuel Corum/Bloomberg News

Senate GOP Leader Mitch McConnell demanded that President Joe Biden pressure Democratic congressional leaders to follow him in separating a bipartisan $579 billion infrastructure plan from a larger tax and spending bill that would carry out the rest of his economic agenda.

Laura Litvan | Bloomberg News
June 28, 2021
Government, Business

Infrastructure Bill Could Pass Committee in May, Carper Says

Delaware Sen. Tom Carper Delaware Sen. Tom Carper chairs the Senate's Environment and Public Works Committee. (Leigh Vogel/UPI via Bloomberg News)

The centerpiece of President Joe Biden’s massive transportation infrastructure package could move through a key Senate committee by the end of May, according to Sen. Tom Carper.

Laura Litvan | Bloomberg News
March 10, 2021
Government, Business

House Passes Bill For $15 an Hour Minimum Wage

Minimum Wage Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg News

The U.S. House approved legislation that would more than double the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour, fulfilling a campaign promise of Democrats who control the chamber and intend to capitalize on the pro-worker issue again in 2020.

Laura Litvan | Bloomberg News
July 18, 2019