Senate ‘vote-a-rama’ continues as Democrats watch finish line for sweeping climate and health care bill

CNN — The Senate continues to work on a series of back-to-back amendment votes on Sunday as Democrats hope to pass their extensive healthcare and climate program. The amendment process, known on Capitol Hill like a “vote-a-ramabegan Saturday night shortly after 11:30 p.m. ET. A final vote on the bill will take place at the … Read more

The Senate is on track to hold a key vote on Saturday to advance Democrats’ sweeping health care and climate bill

The package is the product of painstaking negotiations and will give Democrats a chance to achieve major political goals ahead of the upcoming midterm elections. Senate Democrats are using a special process to pass the package without a Republican vote. Once the legislation passes the Senate, it will then need to be approved by the … Read more

Indiana becomes first state after Roe to pass law banning most abortions

CNN — Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb on Friday signed a bill banning most abortions – the first state to pass a restrictive law against the procedure since Roe v. Wade was canceled earlier this summer. The Indiana House and Senate passed the GOP-sponsored bill earlier Friday. The bill would provide exceptions for cases where the … Read more

White House summons Chinese ambassador to condemn provocations after Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan

“After China’s actions overnight, we summoned PRC Ambassador Qin Gang to the White House to lobby him about the PRC’s provocative actions. We condemned the PRC’s military actions, which are irresponsible, inconsistent with our longstanding goal of maintaining peace and stability in and across the Taiwan Strait,” National Security Council Coordinator for Strategic Communications John … Read more

Pentagon rejects DC mayor’s request for National Guard to assist migrants arriving in nation’s capital

Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin denied the request because the MoD “determined that providing this support would negatively impact DCNG’s readiness and have adverse effects on the organization and its members. “, said the official. The official said the grants provided through FEMA’s emergency food and shelter program were sufficient. “We understand that EMS First Response … Read more

White House summons Chinese ambassador to condemn provocations after Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan

“After China’s actions overnight, we summoned PRC Ambassador Qin Gang to the White House to lobby him about the PRC’s provocative actions. We condemned the PRC’s military actions, which are irresponsible, inconsistent with our longstanding goal of maintaining peace and stability in and across the Taiwan Strait,” National Security Council Coordinator for Strategic Communications John … Read more

Kyrsten Sinema says she’ll ‘move forward’ on economic bill, putting Biden’s agenda close to Senate approval

Washington CNN — Senator Kyrsten Sinema offered critical support Thursday night for President Joe Biden’s National Agenda after party leaders agreed to change new tax proposals at her request, indicating she would ‘move forward’ on the Democrats’ sweeping economic package that has been the product of intensive negotiations for more than a year . Sinema’s … Read more

Kyrsten Sinema says she’ll ‘move forward’ on economic bill, putting Biden’s agenda close to Senate approval

Sinema’s support means Democrats will likely have 50 votes in their caucus to push the bill through their chambers by the end of the week, before it returns to the House next week for final approval. . And while the plan is scaled back from Biden’s initial Build Back Better package, the latest bill – … Read more

Monkeypox: Biden administration declares outbreak a public health emergency

The announcement was made during a briefing with the Department of Health and Human Services. The administration has at times been criticized for its handling of the outbreak, and some have called on the government to declare a national emergency without delay. Since the first US case of monkeypox was identified in mid-May, more than … Read more

Exclusive: Trump lawyers in talks with Justice Department over Jan. 6 criminal probe

The talks revolve around whether Trump would be able to shield conversations he had while chairman from federal investigators. Over the past few weeks, investigators have aggressively entered Trump’s orbit, subpoenaing former top White House officials, focusing on efforts to nullify the 2020 election and running searches for lawyers who sought to assist these efforts. … Read more