Analysts and antiwar critics say any increase in the Defense Department’s bloated budget would be unacceptable.
Manchin wants a “new era of bipartisanship” — something Republicans have not indicated they’re willing to get behind.
McConnell’s usual scare tactics may fail if Biden’s new infrastructure bill delivers tangible economic benefits.
Biden’s plan lifts the corporate tax rate set by Trump, but it’s still less than what it was under Obama.
The president has promised not to raise any taxes for individuals earning under $400,000 per year.
The bill could help the U.S. catch up in areas where the country’s quality of life lags behind other wealthy countries.
Voilà! All sorts of great stuff can suddenly be passed with a simple majority under the auspices of reconciliation.
Activists say Biden must reverse decades of U.S. foreign policy in Central America in order to stop the exodus.
“These numbers absolutely suggest Democrats can go bigger,” Data for Progress analyst Ethan Winter said.
The interpretation of an obscure Senate rule gives President Biden and the Democrats a new means to pass their agenda.