The $15 minimum wage hike didn't make it into Biden's party-line stimulus law, but Berkeley economists have proposed a way to include it in a new one.
Bernie Sanders and Ron Wyden on one side and Joe Manchin and Kyrsten Sinema on the other are set to talk today about ways forward on the minimum wage.
The proposal by Sen. Bernie Sanders was abandoned in the Senate on Friday after eight Democrats voted against raising the minimum wage to $15 an hour.
Sen. Chris Coons reportedy said that senators wanted to get home and not call impeachment witnesses. Senators were at the time deliberating over calling witnesses in Trump’s impeachment trial. Ultimately a deal was struck meaning no witnesses were called. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Sen. Chris […]
With a slim majority in the Senate, Biden’s agenda could often hinge on one or two Democrats. Moderate Democrats like Joe Manchin and Kyrsten Sinema are poised to have overwhelming influence in the early part of Biden’s era. The debate over the filibuster has already shown why the narrow Democratic […]
Several Democrats have signalled they might drop demands for aid for state and local governments in a COVID-19 stimulus bill,The Associated Press reported. Sens. Dick Durbin and Chris Coons said they would back a slimmed-down $US748 billion compromise deal that omits the support. A bipartisan group trimmed off the parts […]
Congress passed a spending bill that gives it another week to try to agree on a coronavirus stimulus package before Christmas, but there are no signs they will be able to strike an agreement in that time. The two parties have been negotiating for months without coming to an agreement, […]
Democratic Delaware Senator Chris Coons said on Sunday he is open to expanding the Supreme Court in an interview on CNN’s “State of the Union.” Coons said if Biden were to be elected, “we’ll have to look at what the right steps are to rebalance our federal judiciary.” Biden most […]
Democratic Delaware Senator Chris Coons said the push to confirm Judge Amy Coney Barrett as Supreme court Justice “constitutes court-packing” in an interview with Chris Wallace on Fox News Sunday. He also said Barrett’s views on issues like the Affordable Care Act and Roe v. Wade were “too extreme to […]
Republicans and Democrats are fighting back and forth in the Senate over the Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation. The process has resulted in considerable animosity between the two parties, leading some lawmakers to think there could be real damage done. WASHINGTON – Throughout every fight, even the ugliest ones, […]
In a “60 Minutes” interview that aired Sunday, Sens. Jeff Flake and Chris Coons detailed their bipartisan effort to force an FBI investigation into Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. Flake, a Republican representing Arizona who is set to retire this year, said he never would have been to side with […]
Sen. Jeff Flake said his shock move in calling for a delay of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation vote was because the Senate is “just falling apart.” In an interview published Saturday, Flake said he was overwhelmed by the frenzy surrounding the vote and discouraged by lawmakers on the […]
President Donald Trump has rejected the latest bipartisan proposal to codify the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals immigration program into law. The bill from Sens. John McCain and Chris Coons – introduced separately from the latest short-term funding legislation, which does not address immigration or DACA – would provide a […]
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