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Thanks to Joe Manchin, Schumer Announces That “Build Back Better” Plan Will Not Pass This Year

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) announced that talks between President Joe Biden and Senator Joe Manchin (D-W. Va.) will continue, hurting plans to pass the “Build Back Better” plan before the holiday recess. Schumer did not offer a timeline in his remarks on the Senate floor. “The president requested more time to continue his…

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Schumer on McConnell: “I’m Not Going to Give This Blustery Threat Any Credence”

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) dismissed Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell‘s (R-Ky.) threat to employ “scorched earth” tactics if Democrats successfully get rid of the filibuster. “We used to call the Senate, when he was in charge, the legislative graveyard,” Schumer told Stephen Colbert during an interview on The Late Show. “The House would send…

Schumer says public pressure is getting to McConnell
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Schumer: Dems Are Moving “Full Steam Ahead” on Covid Relief as Impeachment Trial Begins

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) said Democrats are moving “full steam ahead” on Covid-19 relief even as the second impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump begins, pushing back against any assertion that his party can’t balance two priorities at once. “To the pundits who said we can’t do both at once, we say…

Schumer and Biden to use reconcilliation to pass COVID relief
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Schumer and McConnell Reach Power-Sharing Deal, Securing Democratic Control of Committees

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) have reached a power-sharing deal that secures Democratic control over committees in the upper chamber. The announcement comes after several weeks of negotiations. Schumer said the organizing resolution will be passed later today. Negotiations were tense at the start, with significant outrage…

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Democrats Knock Down McConnell’s Attempt to Protect the Filibuster

Democrats knocked down Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell‘s attempt to protect the filibuster as part of the Senate’s power-sharing deal. McConnell (R-Ky.) had wanted Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) to include protecting the filibuster in any deal they agree to on how to organize the evenly-split Senate. “We’re not going to give him what…

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Chuck Schumer and Mitch McConnell Re-Elected As Senate Leaders

Senate Democrats have re-elected Senator Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) to be the Senate’s Democratic leader. Senators Cory Booker (D-N.J.) and Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) have also ascended to leadership roles. Schumer has urged his Republican colleagues to break from President Donald Trump‘s claims that the election is fraudulent. Republican leaders in Congress should also do the…

Ted Cruz trashes Trump At CNN Republican town hall
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Ted Cruz: Election Could Be “A Bloodbath of Watergate Proportions” for Republicans

Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas) warned that the upcoming election could be “a bloodbath of Watergate proportions” for the GOP if people are in dire financial straits as a result of the economic impacts of the coronavirus pandemic. “If people are going back to work, if they’re optimistic, if they’re positive about the future, we could…

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