Budget Committee Chairman Sen. Bernie Sanders tells CNN’s Dana Bash he thinks House progressives should torpedo the bipartisan infrastructure deal if the Senate doesn’t approve a $3.5 trillion reconciliation bill, but adds that he still believes both bills will pass.
Sean Penn tells CNN’s Michael Smerconish that people who are unvaccinated need to realize that resisting getting the shot is not a sign of independence, rather it’s in opposition to the kind of inter-dependence that has made the country successful.
CNN’s Michael Smerconish discusses the US’ chaotic withdrawal from Afghanistan and argues that to extent mistakes where made – and they were – it doesn’t tarnish the service and sacrifice of those whose boots were on the ground.
At an event in Pikeville, Kentucky, Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell said that “there isn’t going to be an impeachment” of President Joe Biden over the withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan, noting that Democrats control the House and Senate.
Former NFL star Herschel Walker is the leading Republican candidate in the Georgia Senate race, but his candidacy is worst-case scenario for Minority Leader Mitch McConnell to try to oust freshman Democratic Sen. Raphael Warnock. In the latest episode of The Point, CNN’s Chris Cillizza outlines why Donald Trump’s support explains the Walker run.
The U.S. Senate voted to advance a $1 trillion infrastructure package on Saturday, an important procedural step forward after months of negotiations between President Joe Biden and a bipartisan group of senators. This report produced by Freddie Joyner.
[NFA] The U.S. Senate will try to complete work this week on a $1 trillion infrastructure investment bill that would bring long-awaited improvements to roads, bridges and mass-transit systems and deliver a rare bipartisan victory to President Joe Biden. This report produced by Zachary Goelman.
The price tag of the Democrats’ economic proposals is important, but “the human mind doesn’t actually know what 3.5 trillion is,” David Leonhardt says. He says the bill’s opponents “really want to emphasize its size… but what it does is also relevant.” April Ryan says “the issue is, how does it impact me?”