Month: November 2021

Manchin Sees Chance to “Take Care of the Debt Ceiling”

Before Thanksgiving, Senate Majority Leader Schumer and Minority Leader McConnell seemed to be moving toward an agreement to raise the federal debt limit. But progress froze over the break, and The Hill reported Monday that the two now “don’t appear to be anywhere close to a deal.” Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) says there is still …

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Supply Chain Bottlenecks Continue as Holiday Shopping Season Begins

The holiday shopping season kicked off this weekend, but supply chain issues and surging inflation threaten the retail recovery. The rapid spread of the Omicron variant of coronavirus could also amplify the forces driving up inflation. Axios says Democrats “are scrambling to show action and deflect blame,” with the White House saying reports of empty …

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Five Facts on Major Social Spending Programs

Congress is currently considering the Build Back Better Act, the third major spending proposal of Joe Biden’s presidency following the American Rescue Plan Act and the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act. Initially intended to include about $3.5 trillion in new spending, the size of the package has been reduced — but it would still …

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