Democrats’ Sweeping Voting Rights Legislation Is Headed For Failure In The Senate

Democrats’ massive election overhaul bill aimed at protecting and expanding voting rights and reforming campaign finance laws is all but guaranteed to stall in the Senate on Tuesday. It doesn’t have the support to advance over a procedural hurdle that would allow the legislation to come up for a debate. The bill, known as the… Continue reading Democrats’ Sweeping Voting Rights Legislation Is Headed For Failure In The Senate

Moderate Democrats Flex Their Power In The Senate, Making Progressives Impatient

Democrats who hoped that narrow control in Washington, D.C., would lead to a rush of votes to approve new progressive policies are facing a major roadblock — moderates in their own party. Moderate Senate Democrats from Republican-leaning states and swing states are flexing the power that comes along with a 50-50 Senate, where every vote… Continue reading Moderate Democrats Flex Their Power In The Senate, Making Progressives Impatient

Texas Democrats Walk Out, Stop Republican’s Sweeping Voting Restrictions

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Democrats pulled off a dramatic, last-ditch walkout in the Texas House of Representatives on Sunday night to block one of the most restrictive voting laws in the U.S. from passing before a midnight deadline. The sudden revolt torpedoed the sweeping measure known as Senate Bill 7, which would have reduced polling… Continue reading Texas Democrats Walk Out, Stop Republican’s Sweeping Voting Restrictions

Democrats, GOP team up on bill targeting China as U.S. suffers microchip shortage

These days, it can feel like are very few issues Democrats and Republicans agree on. That is, of course, unless someone’s proposing a bill aimed at challenging Beijing’s growing global influence. The United States Innovation and Competition Act of 2021, a wide-ranging piece of legislation expected to cost about $200 billion, seeks to do just… Continue reading Democrats, GOP team up on bill targeting China as U.S. suffers microchip shortage

Democrats Outline ‘Care Infrastructure’ Plan, With Paid Leave And Child Care

Congressional Democrats are further expanding the definition of infrastructure with a plan to provide paid leave and family benefits for the vast majority of Americans. Democrats are specifically calling the proposal “care infrastructure,” adding to a party-wide push to redefine infrastructure beyond physical projects like roads, bridges and waterways. Republicans have almost universally rejected this… Continue reading Democrats Outline ‘Care Infrastructure’ Plan, With Paid Leave And Child Care

Democrats Used To Run From Big Government Label; They’re Now Embracing It

After years of avoiding words such as redistribution and labels such as socialist, the core of the Democratic Party is embracing big government. The coronavirus pandemic, a changing party makeup and a softening approach to debt and deficit have combined to give Democrats the space to embrace expensive policies and federal government expansion that would… Continue reading Democrats Used To Run From Big Government Label; They’re Now Embracing It

In Push To End Filibuster, Democrats Point To Its Civil Rights-Era History

Former President Barack Obama, addresses the service during the funeral for the late Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, Thursday, July 30, 2020. (Alyssa Pointer/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP, Pool)

Democrats working to dismantle the filibuster as a major impediment to their legislative agenda say the procedural maneuver is a threat to civil rights. They are working to reframe the push to abolish the 60-vote procedural hurdle as a fight to protect those rights and follow through on promises Democrats made to voters — particularly… Continue reading In Push To End Filibuster, Democrats Point To Its Civil Rights-Era History

The COVID-19 Relief Bill Passed. What’s Biden’s Next Big Move?

US President Joe Biden, with Vice President Kamala Harris (R), speaks about the American Rescue Plan in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, DC, on March 12, 2021. (Photo by Olivier DOULIERY / AFP) (Photo by OLIVIER DOULIERY/AFP via Getty Images)

Now that Democrats have passed President Biden’s $1.9 trillion COVID relief bill, all eyes turn to what’s next. But what that is isn’t exactly clear. “I would expect the president’s agenda, moving forward, will reflect the Build Back Better agenda that he talked about on the campaign trail,” White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said… Continue reading The COVID-19 Relief Bill Passed. What’s Biden’s Next Big Move?

Democrats to unveil one-year plan to send up to $3,600 per child to households

Democrats in the House are expected on Monday to unveil their plan to send up to $3,600 per child to families, a vast but temporary expansion of relief to households that experts have projected could lift millions from poverty. The proposal, a copy of which was obtained by NBC News, would add more detail to… Continue reading Democrats to unveil one-year plan to send up to $3,600 per child to households

How Democrats Found Thousands Of New Voters And Flipped Georgia’s Senate Seats

MARIETTA, GEORGIA - JANUARY 05: People listen to Georgia Democratic candidate Rev. Raphael Warnock speak at his Labor Canvass Launch at IBEW Local 613 on January 05, 2021 in Marietta, Georgia. Polls have opened across Georgia in the two runoff elections, pitting incumbents Sen. David Perdue (R-GA) and Sen. Kelly Loeffler (R-GA) against Democratic candidates Rev. Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff. (Photo by Michael M. Santiago/Getty Images)

It’s been about a month since Democrats flipped Georgia’s two Senate seats in high profile January runoffs, sending Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff to Washington and handing the party narrow control of the chamber. One key to the stunning upsets were the roughly 225,000 new voters who didn’t vote in November but turned out in… Continue reading How Democrats Found Thousands Of New Voters And Flipped Georgia’s Senate Seats