Tag: Legislative Branch

Debt-ceiling fight delayed, but Yellen warns potential for ‘catastrophe’ remains

U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen warned Sunday of “catastrophe” if Senate Republicans’ unwillingness to raise the debt ceiling causes the U.S. to default in December. Following a long standoff, the Senate late Thursday approved a bill to extend the debt ceiling through Dec. 3. But Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., and other Republicans have […]

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Pelosi scraps Thursday’s House vote on infrastructure bill as Democrats can’t reach agreement

Speaker Nancy Pelosi late Thursday called off a planned vote in the U.S. House of Representatives on a $1 trillion bipartisan infrastructure bill, as Democratic lawmakers remained unable to agree on their spending proposals. Progressive House Democrats had promised to block the infrastructure PAVE, -2.16% bill, already passed by the Senate, unless the party’s $3.5 […]

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Senate Democrats tee up bill that would just prevent government shutdown

The Democratic-run Senate is expected to vote Thursday on legislation that would just avoid a partial government shutdown by keeping the federal government funded into early December. “Tomorrow, the Senate will vote on legislation to prevent a needless shutdown, provide long-sought emergency funding to help Americans still reeling from natural disasters, and provide funding to help re-settle […]

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