Hours after the U.S. Senate approved a $3.5 trillion budget blueprint chock-full of investments in new domestic programs, new fissures emerged between the moderate and liberal wings of the Democratic Party over the size and scope of the spending. Lisa Bernhard produced this report.
A $1 trillion infrastructure package that is a top priority for U.S. President Joe Biden secured enough votes to pass in the Senate on Tuesday, a bipartisan victory for the White House as it aims to provide the nation's biggest investment in decades in roads, bridges, airports and waterways. This report produced by Chris Dignam.
In this preview from the CNN special “Being .. AOC,” Dana Bash asks Rep. Alexandria Ocasio Cortez (D-NY) on if she plans to mount a challenge against Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer (D-NY) in 2022. Watch “Being … AOC” August 9 at 9 P.M. ET on CNN.
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.
Senate Republicans blocked a House-passed bill to suspend the debt limit and avert a government shutdown from advancing in the Senate. The move comes after Republicans had insisted that Democrats act alone to address the debt limit and leaves Congress without a clear plan to keep the government open with the threat of a potential shutdown looming by the end of the week.
House Progressive Caucus Chairwoman Rep. Pramila Jayapal tells CNN’s Jake Tapper that progressives need agreement from the House and Senate on the language of the reconciliation bill before they pass the bipartisan infrastructure plan.
As Kentucky’s Covid-19 hospitalization rate soars, the governor has deployed National Guard members to help hospitals nearing their breaking point. Dr. Will Melahn, the Chief Medical Officer at St. Claire Healthcare in Kentucky, talks to CNN’s Kate Bolduan about his biggest challenges.