Laura Litvan and Erik Wasson

Government, Business

Biden Economic Bill Pushed to 2022 Amid Democrats’ Discord

Biden Economic Bill Pushed to 2022 Amid Democrats’ Discord President Joe Biden (Evan Vucci/Associated Press)

Senate Democrats are abandoning efforts to pass President Joe Biden’s $2 trillion economic agenda this year, delivering a political blow to the White House, which has failed to rally the fractious party around its signature legislation.

December 16, 2021
Government, Business, Safety

Republicans Balk at Infrastructure Deadline

Maine Senator Susan Collins Sen. Susan Collins of Maine, speaking at a June event, says there is "no point" in having a procedural vote on July 21. (Andrey Rudakov/Bloomberg News)

Senate Republicans in bipartisan talks on a $579 billion infrastructure deal are warning Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) that if he goes through with a July 21 vote to start debate on the plan he won’t have their support and his attempt to enforce a deadline will fail.

July 19, 2021
Government, Business, Safety

Doomed-to-Fail Senate Vote Will Usher Final Scene on Stimulus

Mitch McConnell speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill on Sept. 9. Mitch McConnell speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill on Sept. 9. (Stefani Reynolds/Bloomberg News)

The U.S. Senate is poised to vote Sept. 10 on whether to advance a slimmed-down Republican-crafted pandemic relief bill, opening what’s likely to be the final stage of the monthslong partisan battle over fiscal stimulus.

September 10, 2020
Government, Business

Trump’s Executive Actions Fail to Jolt Stalled Relief Talks

Steven Mnuchin and Mark Meadows speak to media members on Aug. 7. Steven Mnuchin and Mark Meadows speak to members of the media at the U.S. Capitol on Aug. 7. (Stefani Reynolds/Bloomberg News)

Two days after President Donald Trump moved to implement scaled-down coronavirus relief without congressional approval, there’s no indication the tactic will get Republicans and Democrats back to the negotiating table for a comprehensive stimulus.

August 10, 2020