Rep. Ocasio-Cortez curses at Congress’s inner workings

New York 02/15/22, 12:22

A democratic socialist from New York profanely criticized the way federal politics operates. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez openly cursed at U.S. Congress's inner workings, and the lawmaking process, for poor planning and missed opportunities. "Honestly, it is a [expletive] show, it is scandalizing every single day [and] ... it never stops being scandalizing," ...

Biden pitches $1 Trillion infrastructure package while visiting collapsed bridge

U.S. 01/30/22, 21:37

Crumbling infrastructure inspired the president to promote significant federal spending on Jan. 28. Joe Biden used his visit to Pennsylvania to invite every American to support his administration's recently signed $1 trillion infrastructure legislation. Biden blamed outdated engineering for the Fern Hollow Bridge collapse at Frick Park, about 6 miles east of ...

Biden signs costly infrastructure bill into law amid rising inflation

D.C. 11/15/21, 21:26

President Joe Biden signed a Democrat-drafted $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill into law on Monday, Nov. 15, sealing one of the most expensive measures in U.S. history. The hard-fought bill was signed after it passed the House in a 228-206 vote, in which 13 Republicans bucked their party to support the measure and six Democrats also ...

Biden spending will make Americans pay world’s highest taxes

U.S. 11/10/21, 16:27

Joe Biden's tax and spending reconciliation bill could bring the developed world's highest tax rates to America. Advocacy group Americans for Tax Reform predicts taxes could exceed 50% in all 50 states. When federal and state income taxes are added, the combined rate could soar to 66.2% in New York State ...

Trump outraged at 13 Republicans who voted for ‘infrastructure’ bill

New York 11/10/21, 15:58

A controversial infrastructure bill would not have passed without support from GOP representatives, a previous president said on Nov. 8. Donald Trump used his speech to the annual National Republican Congressional Committee dinner to strongly criticize 13 party members who supported the $1.2 trillion package. The following Republican representatives supported the Democrat-led ...

Pete Buttigieg criticized for spending $1 billion on fixing ‘racist’ roads

U.S. 11/09/21, 16:19

Joe Biden's administration promised to demolish prejudice against people belonging to another race that is physically "built into" major infrastructure on Nov. 8. The transportation secretary accused national highways of being constructed on racist principles. "If a highway was built for the purpose of dividing a white and a black neighborhood, or ...

Liberals: Settle party divisions or no infrastructure bill vote

Washington 09/30/21, 02:36

Liberal Democrats on Tuesday, Sept. 28, said they would strike down the $1.2 trillion bipartisan infrastructure bill unless conservative-leaning Democrats change their stance over a broader social policy and climate package. Using the infrastructure bill as a leveler, the liberals demand that Sens. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) and Kyrsten Sinema (D-Ariz.) show ...

Infrastructure bill: Republicans to add ‘Buy America’ rules

U.S. 09/25/21, 01:12

A group of House Republicans is acting out to have "Buy America" requirements upheld in the infrastructure bill. The GOP members responded to H.R. 3864; a bipartisan bill passed last month that offers heads of federal agencies the chance to let firms circumvent the "Buy America" policies. "As the bill is written, ...

House Democrats approve $3.5 trillion budget without GOP support

U.S. 08/25/21, 00:21

U.S. Congress approved framework for a $3.5 trillion budget bill and $1 trillion infrastructure plan with no House Republican votes on Aug. 24. In a party-line decision 220 Democrats voted for the Path Forward for Build Back Better Act and Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill, and 212 GOP House members opposed it. CNBC reported ...

Senate Democrat leader intends to finish infrastructure bill on weekend

D.C. 08/07/21, 00:48

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) aims to finish the $1 trillion infrastructure bill at the weekend after senators hit additional problems though working into the night on Thursday, Aug. 5. “I believe we’re very close to an agreement and see no reason why we can’t complete this important bipartisan bill,” Schumer ...

Pro-Biden ad campaign promotes $3.5 trillion infrastructure package

U.S. 08/02/21, 18:11

Several progressive groups will spend $100 million on touting the president's infrastructure package in coming weeks. More than 1,000 actions are planned, including television and digital ads that aim to win votes from legislators to approve the $3.5 trillion infrastructure bill. The advertising blitz is also hoped to convince Americans about ...

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