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In 2016, Bustos also pressured former Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner to commit to the extension of passenger rail service from Chicago to Moline at a time when continued federal funding for the project was in question. Subsequently, she and other lawmakers got a commitment from the federal government to extend the $177 million set aside …

The ruling is a key step for Democrats as they weigh their options for moving infrastructure legislation, potentially giving them a route to pass new legislation without Republican votes. It’s important to note, however, that some details are still going to have to be worked out with the parliamentarian, and it was not immediately clear …

Here is a fact check of some of the claims lawmakers made at the hearing; the Republicans present made a larger number of checkable assertions about what is in the bill, so we checked more claims from them than from the Democrats present. Republican Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas claimed: “Under this bill, there’s automatic …

Rep. Henry Cuellar of Texas was back in the headlines this week over border security and immigration – issues that have landed him in the political spotlight over the years. The longtime Democratic congressman from the border city of Laredo, Texas – a focal point of the influx of migrants at the nation’s southern border – released photos from a …

Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-Calif.), who chairs the Administration panel that will adjudicate the first part of this case, has said her panel members are keeping an open mind and that nothing is predetermined. | Jose Luis Magana-Pool/Getty Images Big vaccine news overnight … CNN: “AstraZeneca vaccine is 79% effective against symptomatic Covid-19, company says” Just …

“It’s really about Obama versus Bush, and Biden versus Trump, not the other way around,” Mr. Emanuel said. “We built long-lasting, robust economic growth. And I think comparing one to the other is, is historically not accurate. And also, more importantly, it’s strategically not advantageous.” David Axelrod, who served as a chief strategist to Mr. …

The new arrangement would also make the first $10,200 worth of benefits tax-free. This is a significant change from the House bill, which would provide an extra $400 a week through August 29 and continue the two pandemic programs for the same period. The House bill does not contain the tax provision. But West Virginia …

“The American people deserve to hear the Administration’s rationale for these strikes and its legal justification for acting without coming to Congress,” said Kaine, who sits on the Armed Services and Foreign Relations Committees. “Offensive military action without congressional approval is not constitutional absent extraordinary circumstances,” he added. “Congress must be fully briefed on this …

Democratic lawmakers have a new message for the health care industry: bring down patient costs by 2024, or face competition from a government-controlled plan. That’s the gist of a “public option” bill some lawmakers plan to introduce when the session resumes next week. “I think it’s important to bring back the public option this year, …

Yet Greene has allied herself with Trump, and many House Republicans say she shouldn’t be punished for views expressed before she was an elected member of Congress — even as lawmakers in both parties are alarmed at revelations that she suggested school massacres were staged events and made many other shocking and racist claims. House …