Kelsey Snell

Kelsey Snell appears in the following:

Disappointing election results may have lit a fire under Democrats

Thursday, November 04, 2021

Democrats say they are closing in on votes to turn much of President Biden's domestic agenda into law. Some Democrats say the bargaining has taken on a new urgency after Tuesday's election losses.

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What happened in last night's elections — and what it means for Democrats

Wednesday, November 03, 2021

Democrats are trying to figure out what lies ahead after election setbacks, like a big loss in Virginia and a shockingly close governor race in New Jersey.

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What is and isn't in Biden's infrastructure framework — and where it goes from here

Thursday, October 28, 2021

President Biden outlined a framework that he said would win support from all 50 Senate Democrats and pass the House. But it's unclear whether that is true.

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Biden unveils a smaller spending framework. But not all Democrats are onboard

Thursday, October 28, 2021

The Biden administration believes the resulting legislation will still be transformative, but it is far less than what the president originally proposed.

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Senate Democrats unveil a plan for a new tax on billionaires

Wednesday, October 27, 2021

Democrats say the tax on billionaire assets would help pay for President Biden's social spending bill.

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Democrats seek a middle ground on Biden's plans without gutting them

Friday, October 15, 2021

Top Democrats are currently working behind the scenes to cut the cost of programs without undermining their policy goals.

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Democrats haggle over how to scale back their spending plan to win over centrists

Thursday, October 14, 2021

Democrats in Congress are trying to thread a seemingly impossible needle. They say they want to address things like child care, climate change and poverty. But they also need to keep the price down.

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Voting rights set for Senate vote as Democrats push Biden's agenda

Thursday, October 14, 2021

Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., says the Senate will vote next week on voting rights as Democrats try to advance much of President Biden's agenda.

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The Senate votes for a short-term increase in the federal debt ceiling

Thursday, October 07, 2021

After a deal was reached with Republicans, Senate Democrats passed a bill to avoid the immediate threat of default by shifting the debt limit deadline to early December.

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Senate leaders aim to finalize a deal to avoid the immediate threat of default

Thursday, October 07, 2021

The leaders appear to have reached an agreement to raise the debt limit to December. But Democrats and Republicans aren't moving off their positions for how to achieve a long-term fix.

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The current debt ceiling issue might feel familiar. Here's why

Wednesday, October 06, 2021

The issue of the debt ceiling crops of every few years, floats in the public consciousness and then vanishes. Why do we pay so much attention to it?

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Democrats say they'll accept the GOP's offer of a temporary debt fix

Wednesday, October 06, 2021

The agreement could push the fight over how to raise the nation's borrowing limit to December.

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Biden Signs Funding Bill, Avoiding A Shutdown, But Other Standoffs Persist

Thursday, September 30, 2021

The short-term spending bill avoids a partial government shutdown, but other major issues, such as suspending the debt limit, remain unresolved.

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Democratic Lawmakers Feel The Pressure To Get Things Done On Their To-Do List

Thursday, September 30, 2021

Democrats haven't come together to pass an infrastructure bill or agree on the size of the reconciliation measure. They've yet to pass a bill to keep the government funded or raise the debt ceiling.

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From Infrastructure To The Debt Limit, Negotiations In Congress Are On

Wednesday, September 29, 2021

House leaders are trying to pass a bipartisan infrastructure deal on Thursday. But that's one piece of a larger legislative puzzle that could stymie the Democratic agenda in Congress.

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Senate Republicans Block A Government Funding Bill In A Battle Over The Debt Limit

Monday, September 27, 2021

Republicans' opposition leaves the federal government teetering on the brink of a partial shutdown.

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House Democrats Face Critical Deadlines All This Week

Monday, September 27, 2021

Democrats must untangle a potential government shutdown Thursday, a potential federal default, a vote on a $1 trillion infrastructure bill and a related vote on as much as $3.5 trillion in spending.

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Congress Faces A Week of Critical Deadlines

Monday, September 27, 2021

Democrats must untangle a potential government shutdown Thursday, a potential federal default, a vote on a $1 trillion infrastructure bill and a related vote on as much as $3.5 trillion in spending.

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What To Know About The High-Stakes Congressional Standoff

Saturday, September 25, 2021

The U.S. government is facing the possibility of having to shut down on Thursday evening. On Capitol Hill, talks to avoid that are getting increasingly complicated.

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White House, House Democrats Agree On A Framework To Pay For Their Spending Plan

Friday, September 24, 2021

House leaders on Thursday announced an agreement with the White House on a loose framework for how they will pay for their spending package. No specifics were announced about the framework.

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