Kelsey Snell

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Liz Cheney Loses Leadership Post Upon House Vote

Wednesday, May 12, 2021

House Republicans voted Wednesday to strip Congresswoman Liz Cheney of her leadership post over her continued trashing of Donald Trump, illustrating the former president's stranglehold on the GOP.


House Republicans Prepare To Oust Liz Cheney

Monday, May 10, 2021

House Republicans are expected to vote Liz Cheney out from her ranking as number three because she continues to criticize former President Trump and call out his misinformation on the 2020 election.


Democrats Outline 'Care Infrastructure' Plan, With Paid Leave And Child Care

Tuesday, April 27, 2021

House Democrats are further expanding the definition of infrastructure with a plan to provide paid leave and family benefits for the vast majority of Americans.


Countering Biden, Senate Republicans Unveil Smaller $568 Billion Infrastructure Plan

Thursday, April 22, 2021

The five-year spending outline is much more narrowly focused on traditional infrastructure than the president's sweeping proposal.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.