Democrats try delicate tax maneuvers for $3.5 trillion bill – The Denver Post

WASHINGTON — House Democrats on Tuesday began the serious work of trying to implement President Joe Biden’s expansive spending plan, but getting there will require remarkable legislative nimbleness, since Biden has said the revenue to pay for it must come only from Americans who earn more than $400,000 a year. Republicans, who have vowed lockstep… Continue reading Democrats try delicate tax maneuvers for $3.5 trillion bill – The Denver Post

House Democrats push Biden for lower capital gains tax hike

Sen. Sanders spending bill would increase taxes, inflation: Sen. Portman Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, argues a $6 trillion spending package would ‘really hurt’ the economy and working families across America. President Biden is facing pushback from some House Democrats over his plan to substantially raise taxes on investment gains – a key part of funding… Continue reading House Democrats push Biden for lower capital gains tax hike

Texas Democrats Return, End 38-Day Holdout Over Voting Bill

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A standoff in Texas over new voting restrictions that gridlocked the state Capitol for 38 consecutive days ended Thursday when some Democrats who fled to Washington, D.C., dropped their holdout, paving the way for Republicans to resume pushing an elections overhaul. It abruptly and messily drew to a close one of… Continue reading Texas Democrats Return, End 38-Day Holdout Over Voting Bill

Judge rules Democrats can have only limited access to Trump's financial records

WASHINGTON — A federal judge in Washington gave a partial victory Wednesday to a House committee in its long-running effort to get financial records from Donald Trump's accounting firm. But the ruling also gave some ground to the former president by limiting the nature and scope of the records sought. U.S. District Court Judge Amit… Continue reading Judge rules Democrats can have only limited access to Trump's financial records

Cory Booker giddy as Democrats vote against 'defund the police': GOP senator 'has given us the gift'

Democrats divided over defund the police movement ahead of 2022 midterm elections Congressional correspondent Chad Pergram reports on divide within the Democratic party over defunding the police. A fired-up Sen. Cory Booker praised GOP Sen. Tommy Tuberville for forcing a vote Tuesday in the Senate on defunding the police, saying he wanted to “hug” his… Continue reading Cory Booker giddy as Democrats vote against 'defund the police': GOP senator 'has given us the gift'

Senate Democrats take their voting rights push on the road with a hearing in Atlanta.

ATLANTA — Senate Democrats will take their campaign for far-reaching federal voting rights legislation on the road to Georgia on Monday, convening a rare hearing in a state at the center of a national fight over elections. At a field hearing in Atlanta, senators are scheduled to hear testimony from Georgians directly affected by the… Continue reading Senate Democrats take their voting rights push on the road with a hearing in Atlanta.

With Disasters Mounting By The Day, The U.S. May Finally Enact Real Climate Policy

It’s the summer of cascading disasters in the United States: Downpours have made rivers of major metropoles’ transit lines, a coastal condo collapsed, flames have engulfed vast swaths of land, and triple-digit heat has roasted typically temperate regions. The catastrophes have brought a mounting death toll and incalculable trauma. But, for the first time in… Continue reading With Disasters Mounting By The Day, The U.S. May Finally Enact Real Climate Policy

Senate Democrats unveil plan for federal marijuana legalization

Fox Business Flash top headlines for July 14 Check out what’s clicking on FoxBusiness.com. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., Senate Finance Chairman Ron Wyden, D-Ore., and Senator Cory Booker, D-N.J., introduced a discussion draft on Wednesday for the Cannabis Administration and Opportunity Act, which aims to legalize marijuana at the federal level. "This is… Continue reading Senate Democrats unveil plan for federal marijuana legalization

Harris says Democrats who fled Texas 'in line' with legacy of Frederick Douglass, Selma marchers, suffragettes

Texas Democrats leaving state to block new voter law a ‘stunt’: Karl Rove Fox News contributor Karl Rove reacts to Democrats’ efforts to block the passage of Republican-backed voting legislation. Vice President Kamala Harris said Democratic lawmakers who fled Texas in an effort to block the state’s new election legislation from passing are “in line”… Continue reading Harris says Democrats who fled Texas 'in line' with legacy of Frederick Douglass, Selma marchers, suffragettes

Texas Democrats dig in after exodus; GOP threatens arrest

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas Democrats who hurriedly fled to Washington to block sweeping new election laws back home acknowledged Tuesday they can't stay away forever and urged Congress to act on voting rights, while Republican Gov. Greg Abbott threatened them with arrest the moment they return.  As Democratsgathered at the U.S. Capitol, Republicans in… Continue reading Texas Democrats dig in after exodus; GOP threatens arrest

Democrats eye immigration action in budget, but outlook hazy

WASHINGTON — Congressional Democrats and immigration advocates are staring at their best chance in years to overcome Republican opposition and give millions of people in the U.S. without legal authorization a way to become citizens. Their goal is to stuff the language into a huge measure this fall financing many of President Joe Biden’s priorities… Continue reading Democrats eye immigration action in budget, but outlook hazy

Democrats' plan for $15 minimum wage a jobs killer: Grover Norquist

Raising minimum wage to $15 ‘kills’ jobs: Grover Norquist Americans for Tax Reform President Grover Norquist provides insight into President Biden’s plans for the minimum wage. Americans for Tax Reform President Grover Norquist said he supports the "Ensuring Economic Recovery Act," which mandates an investigation into the impact of Democrats’ proposed $15 per hour federal minimum… Continue reading Democrats' plan for $15 minimum wage a jobs killer: Grover Norquist

House Democrats knock Omar over tweet equating US, Hamas, Taliban

More On: Ilhan Omar Rep. Ilhan Omar claims America has committed ‘unspeakable atrocities’ Strife of the party: Divided Dems in 2022 danger Letters to the Editor — May 18, 2021 Far-left House Democrats break with Biden, blast Israel in speeches A dozen House Democrats urged Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) late Wednesday to “clarify” a Twitter… Continue reading House Democrats knock Omar over tweet equating US, Hamas, Taliban

Tucker Carlson: Democrats are waging a new war, against you

Tucker: Jan 6th commission is the new ‘Russia Russia Russia’ ‘Tucker Carlson Tonight’ host examines the politics behind the 9/11-style commission A mysterious letter appeared on Capitol Hill this week. It was addressed to every member of the United States Congress. The letter arrived on the official letterhead of the U.S. Capitol Police. But it… Continue reading Tucker Carlson: Democrats are waging a new war, against you

Black Democrats, Conflicted on a Voting Rights Push, Fear It’s Too Late

JACKSON, Miss. — The right to vote is what Frank Figgers fought for in the 1960s as a student at a racially segregated high school in Jackson, Miss. It is what Medgar Evers died for when he was shot to death outside his home in the city in 1963, after his work with the state… Continue reading Black Democrats, Conflicted on a Voting Rights Push, Fear It’s Too Late

Democrats pressure Biden to support permanent expansion of the child tax credit

Biden’s ‘high individual tax hikes are going to affect everyday people’: Westwood Sarah Westwood of the Washington Examiner discusses Biden’s proposed tax hikes, comparing the president’s proposals to those of the late Walter Mondale. A group of Democratic lawmakers is calling on the White House to include a permanent expansion of the child tax credit… Continue reading Democrats pressure Biden to support permanent expansion of the child tax credit

David Bossie: Democrats' China syndrome – this is why they're tough on Georgia, soft on communists in Beijing

Sen. Paul slams MLB over moving All-Star Game, doing business with China The American left has a China problem.  As the fascist woke mob continues the politics of personal destruction by punishing the state of Georgia over false allegations about its new voting law, the Biden administration, Major League Baseball, and companies like Coca-Cola and… Continue reading David Bossie: Democrats' China syndrome – this is why they're tough on Georgia, soft on communists in Beijing

The Most Consequential Policy In The COVID-19 Relief Law Is Still A Big Mystery

Democrats have said the expansion of the child tax credit might be the most important part of the American Rescue Plan, the coronavirus relief bill President Joe Biden signed into law last week.  The bill provides one-time payments worth $1,400 to most Americans, but the child tax changes will give most parents an additional $3,000… Continue reading The Most Consequential Policy In The COVID-19 Relief Law Is Still A Big Mystery

Get ready, America, Democrats think tax hikes are the answer to everything: Grover Norquist

Biden’s tax policies will slow economic growth: Grover Norquist Americans for Tax Reform President Grover Norquist warns the White House is ‘heading in the wrong direction’ with tax increases to make up for economic losses during the coronavirus pandemic. If your only tool is a hammer, everything looks like a nail. For Democrats today, the… Continue reading Get ready, America, Democrats think tax hikes are the answer to everything: Grover Norquist

House Democrats pass extensive voting and campaign finance reform bill, H.R. 1

Senate Democrats scramble to shore up votes for COVID relief bill FOX News congressional correspondent Chad Pergram joins ‘Your World’ with the latest from Capitol Hill The House of Representatives Wednesday passed Democrats’ signature voting and campaign finance reform legislation that aims to expand access to the polls, fight partisan gerrymandering and set up new public funding for… Continue reading House Democrats pass extensive voting and campaign finance reform bill, H.R. 1

Democrats seek to capitalize off Texas storm devastation

Texas faces food shortage after extreme winter weather wreaks havoc Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller reports on the current conditions in Texas on ‘The Faulkner Focus’ Top Democrats are zeroing in on the recent winter storm devastation in Texas, calling for investigations into Republicans’ handling of the crisis and amplifying their support for radical environmental policies… Continue reading Democrats seek to capitalize off Texas storm devastation

CBO Report Says $15 Minimum Wage Would Reduce Poverty But Cost Jobs

A new report from the Congressional Budget Office may complicate Democrats’ effort to push their $15 per hour minimum wage bill through the Senate without any help from Republicans. The CBO report released Monday estimates that 27 million workers would benefit from the law by 2025, the year in which the minimum wage would hit… Continue reading CBO Report Says $15 Minimum Wage Would Reduce Poverty But Cost Jobs

Republicans put Democrats on the spot over stimulus checks, taxes in hours-long 'vote-a-rama'

Dems eye Senate tool to pass COVID relief bill ‘Special Report’ anchor Bret Baier breaks down the new COVID relief bill, White House press briefing ethics, Vice President Kamala Harris’s West Virginia mistake, and more on ‘America Reports.’ Democrats inched closer toward passing their $1.9 trillion relief package along a path that requires no Republican… Continue reading Republicans put Democrats on the spot over stimulus checks, taxes in hours-long 'vote-a-rama'

Schumer: Democrats are prepared to pass Biden's coronavirus relief package without GOP support

Economy is ‘struggling’ from coronavirus pandemic and needs ‘more help’: Zandi Moody’s Analytics chief economist Mark Zandi says the $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief package President Biden has proposed is ‘a good step.’ Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said Thursday that Democrats are prepared to pass President Biden’s massive coronavirus relief package without GOP support if… Continue reading Schumer: Democrats are prepared to pass Biden's coronavirus relief package without GOP support