As Manchin pulls energy plan, Pa.’s Toomey votes against advancing stopgap spending bill
Democrats and Republicans voted 72-23 to move the measure toward a final vote later this week.
A third of U.S. House Dems, including Pa., oppose Manchin permitting deal in stopgap spending bill
Pa. U.S. Reps. Dwight Evans, Madeleine Dean and Mary Gay Scanlon are among the opposition.
Here’s how broken Washington is: Democrats agreeing with each other is big news | John L. Micek
Our pugilistic politics are exhausting the voters — who rightfully expect better. But how to get there?
Climate change legislation still could pass Congress this year, Manchin insists
U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin III on Friday held open the prospect of Congress passing significant climate legislation yet this year, denying reports he’s tanked the effort by walking away from talks with leadership. The reports have brought a flood of criticism for Manchin from fellow members of Congress, who say the very survival of the […]
U.S. Senate Dems advance Medicare prescription drug negotiation plan
The proposal would allow Medicare to begin negotiating some prescription drug prices starting in 2023.
Tax cuts cause inflation, too. We need to resist quick fixes | Bruce Ledewitz
The bottom line: Inflation is far worse than higher taxes.
Biden’s Fed pick in doubt with Manchin’s opposition; Pa.’s Toomey a skeptic too
Toomey, the ranking Republican on the Senate Banking Committee, said GOP lawmakers are ready to vote on the White House's 4 other Fed picks.
Here’s why spending $2T won’t make inflation worse than it already is | Opinion
I'm an economist. U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin's opposition to President Joe Biden's domestic agenda is misguided.
Schumer vows U.S. Senate action on voting rights and social policy, as Manchin rift deepens
In a letter to Democratic colleagues Monday, Schumer, of New York, said the Senate would vote in early January on a new version of President Joe Biden’s $1.85 trillion social spending and climate bill, as well as voting rights legislation deemed essential by many Democrats in advance of the midterm elections.
Manchin’s support for nat.gas could derail Biden’s climate goals. Here’s how | Opinion
The federal budget isn’t the end game. It’s only one step. This bill has to be about financial incentives and penalties
These are the four big climate items in the reconciliation bill in Congress | Analysis
Fighting climate change is key for House progressives. Many won't support the $1.2T bipartisan infrastructure bill unless a more robust climate bill also passes
U.S. Sen. John Fetterman, D-W.Va? How the Dem Senate hopeful is trying to turn progressive rage over Joe Manchin into votes | Monday Morning Coffee
Channeling grasoots rage may pay off in the short-term. But will it play in the clubby confines of the Senate Democratic conference?