Kelsey Snell

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Sanders And Top Progressives Push To Make College Free For Most Americans

Wednesday, April 21, 2021

They are introducing legislation that would eliminate tuition and fees at public, four-year institutions for those from families earning up to $125,000 and make community college free for everyone.

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Democrats Used To Run From Big Government Label; They're Now Embracing It

Monday, April 12, 2021

The pandemic, a changing party makeup and a softening approach to debt and deficit have combined to give the party space to embrace expensive policies that would have been unheard of a few years ago.

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Biden, Democrats Bet On Bigger Government With Stimulus Bill, Infrastructure Plan

Friday, April 09, 2021

The core of the Democratic Party has worked to avoid words like redistribution and labels like socialist. But in the past three months many Democrats are embracing a new era of big government.

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Ruling By Senate Parliamentarian Opens Up Potential Pathway For Democrats

Monday, April 05, 2021

The decision from the nonpartisan parliamentarian means Democrats could advance more of President Biden's agenda without the support of Republicans.

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In Push To End Filibuster, Democrats Point To Its Civil Rights-Era History

Tuesday, March 30, 2021

Organizers say abolishing the 60-vote procedural hurdle is a way to follow through on electoral promises. But Republicans insist the maneuver isn't racist — and note its past use by Democrats.

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Democrats Say The Fight To Abolish The Filibuster Is About Protecting Civil Rights

Monday, March 29, 2021

Democrats say voter protections, police reform, climate change — virtually the entire Biden agenda — will be abandoned if the Senate does not abolish the filibuster.

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Sen. Bernie Sanders Aims To Reshape A 'Rigged' Tax System

Thursday, March 25, 2021

Independent Senator Bernie Sanders helped push Democrats to the left in two presidential campaigns. As chairman of the budget committee, he's working to drive the Democratic Party from the inside.

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Sen. Bernie Sanders' Next Progressive Frontier: Reshaping A 'Rigged' Tax System

Thursday, March 25, 2021

Sanders will introduce legislation Thursday to restore the corporate tax rate to 35% and add a new progressive tax on the estates of the wealthiest Americans.

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The House Has Approved $1.9 Trillion Coronavirus Relief Package

Wednesday, March 10, 2021

The House of Representatives approved a $1.9 trillion coronavirus spending bill that now heads to President Biden's desk for his signature. No Republicans voted for the measure.

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A Single Centrist Senator Can Have Significant Influence In Today's Congress

Monday, March 08, 2021

Democrats hold narrow majorities in the House and Senate and moderates in their caucus are already having an outsized impact. West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin got concessions in the COVID-19 bill.

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Lawmakers In The House Are Poised To Pass COVID-19 Relief Bill

Monday, March 08, 2021

President Biden's far-reaching coronavirus relief package is a step closer to becoming law. After Senate passage Saturday, it goes back to the House this week for final approval.

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Senate Democrats Cut Back Planned Unemployment Benefits Extension

Friday, March 05, 2021

The change is a compromise between progressive members who wanted enhanced benefits for several more months and moderate Democrats who wanted to curb the weekly payments.

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Democrats Tweak COVID-19 Relief Package In Hopes Of Speedy Senate Approval

Thursday, March 04, 2021

The new changes come after leaders agreed to narrow the income eligibility for those getting the next round of stimulus checks, as some moderate Democrats wanted. GOP amendments are expected to fail.

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Senate Democrats, White House Agree To Tighter Income Limits For Stimulus Checks

Wednesday, March 03, 2021

Moderate Democrats have demanded that the $1,400 stimulus checks be targeted at low- and moderate-income people. The change, if adopted, means the House will need to vote again on the package.

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Democrats Say Relief Programs Could Become This Generation's New Deal

Friday, February 26, 2021

On top of the small business loans and money for health care included in previous bills, the latest round of relief includes longtime Democratic priorities for lifting people out of poverty.

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Senate Can't Vote On $15 Minimum Wage, Parliamentarian Rules

Thursday, February 25, 2021

The Senate parliamentarian informed lawmakers that a plan to gradually increase the federal minimum wage to $15 by 2025 does not fit the complicated rules that govern budget bills in the Senate.

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Democrats Say Relief Programs Could Become This Generation's New Deal

Thursday, February 25, 2021

Democrats are using the $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill to introduce measures they say will reduce poverty. People already at risk for falling behind have seen big setbacks over the past year.

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House Expected To Pass $1.9 Trillion COVID-19 Relief Package

Monday, February 22, 2021

The House Budget Committee is expected to pass the $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief package, setting up a partisan vote in the full House later this week.

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Here's What's In House Democrats' $1.9 Trillion COVID-19 Relief Plan

Monday, February 22, 2021

The legislation is set for a vote on the House floor at the end of the week. The Senate is then expected to modify it to ensure it can pass procedural hurdles.

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Senate Votes To Call Witnesses Then Decides Not To

Saturday, February 13, 2021

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The Senate voted Saturday morning to call witnesses in the impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump, then backtracked.

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