Thursday, December 9 2021

Reuters Videos

Biden pushes for action on his legislative agenda

U.S. President Joe Biden on Tuesday pushed members of his own party to fund not just his infrastructure bill but also his broader $3.5 trillion spending package as talks over both intensified. Biden met privately with lawmakers, including conservative Democratic Senators Kyrsten Sinema and Joe Manchin, who have balked at the size of the spending packages. Those meetings came as Congress wrestles over a $1 trillion roads, bridges and pipes bill that has drawn support from some Democrats and Republicans, as well as separate legislation making $3.5 trillion of investments in childcare, healthcare and housing. Most Senate Republicans have lined up against Biden’s spending agenda. That has left the president and his allies on Capitol Hill with the task of convincing virtually all of his party’s delegation to support him. Some Democrats would prefer to support only the infrastructure measure, while others have said they would only support the infrastructure bill if the larger social spending bill is also passed.Democratic leadership in both chambers privately tried to beat back concerns about whether they stand on sufficiently firm political footing to pass both bills, as well as a set of emergency measures to keep the government from shutting down and defaulting on its debt.HOUSE SPEAKER NANCY PELOSI: “Well, we have to, we have to lift the debt limit.”Government funding is set to expire on Thursday. Its borrowing authority is due to run out on Oct. 18th. Biden scrapped his planned trip to Chicago on Wednesday in order to continue leading crucial negotiations over his agenda.

Source: Yahoo Sports


Florida Baseball's 2021 Class Ranks No. 1 Nationally


Joel Embiid calls Ben Simmons' situation 'borderline disrespectful,' says 76ers are built around Simmons

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Check Also

Pro Sports Media

Trending Now

Barcelona Schedule: Fixtures, Start Times, TV, How to Watch, Live Stream

The 2021-22 La Liga fixtures have been announced, and below are the details on all Barcelona fixtures including dates, times, opponents, and more. [ LIVE: La Liga stats, standings, scoreboard ] Barcelona game coverage is only available on ESPN+ in the USA. The serial contenders navigating a first season without Lionel Messi in a long […]

Read More

Detroit Tigers select right-handers Elvis Alvarado, Nick Kuzia in 2021 MiLB Rule 5 draft

The Detroit Tigers added a pair of right-handed relievers — Elvis Alvarado and Nick Kuzia — to the organization in Wednesday’s minor-league phase of the 2021 Rule 5 draft. International signees or high school draft picks from 2017 and college draftees from 2018 needed to be protected from this year’s Rule 5 draft. Among these […]

Read More

NBA DFS: Tyler Herro and top DraftKings, FanDuel daily Fantasy basketball picks for Dec. 8, 2021

Getty Images The NBA schedule offers a full slate of games on Wednesday, but many of its teams are playing with decidedly incomplete rosters. Several teams are feeling the pinch with multiple players out due to injury or health and safety protocols, but that sometimes leads to hidden value in the NBA DFS player pool. […]

Read More