Joe Manchin Threatens To Leave The Democratic Party According To Report – The Rational National

According to a new report, Senator Joe Manchin is threatening to leave the Democratic Party.

Senate Republicans again block sweeping voting rights bill

Party-line vote will significantly increase pressure on Democrats to do away with the filibuster Senate Republicans again blocked a sweeping voting rights bill on Wednesday, a move that will significantly increase pressure on Democrats to do away with the filibuster, a Senate rule that has stymied the most significant priorities in Congress. The vote was 49-51Continue reading “Senate Republicans again block sweeping voting rights bill”

Mitch McConnell says the GOP will vote for the US to default on its debt

Pelosi and Schumer said they would attach a debt-ceiling suspension to the government-funding bill. McConnell quickly struck down the idea, saying the GOP would not vote for the legislation. They effectively dared him to vote for the US to default on its debt, and he met their dare. As the White House stressed the urgencyContinue reading “Mitch McConnell says the GOP will vote for the US to default on its debt”

3 Senate Democrats draft plan to end federal ban on marijuana

Three top Senate Democrats have a draft plan to end the federal ban on cannabis and implement a series of programs to help communities that have been harmed by the war on drugs, which have disproportionately tended to be communities of color.   Senators Chuck Schumer, the majority leader, Ron Wyden of Oregon and CoryContinue reading “3 Senate Democrats draft plan to end federal ban on marijuana”

Bernie Sanders Delivers As Democrats Unveil $3.5T Plan – The Rational National

Schumer backing plan to add dental, vision and hearing coverage to Medicare

Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) on Sunday threw his support behind a push, led by Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), to add dental, vision and hearing coverage to Medicare. “There is a gaping hole in Medicare that leaves out dental, vision, and hearing coverage. This is a serious problem,” Schumer wrote on Twitter. “I’m working with @SenSanders to push toContinue reading “Schumer backing plan to add dental, vision and hearing coverage to Medicare”

Justice Department national security chief resigns over snooping on Democrats

John Demers, a Trump appointee, will step down next week The head of the US Justice Department’s national security division will step down amid reports that the agency sought phone records and other information from at least two Democratic members of Congress and their families over a leak investigation. The New York Times reported on MondayContinue reading “Justice Department national security chief resigns over snooping on Democrats”

Congress to probe ‘rogue’ actions of Trump’s Justice Dept

The top two Democrats in the U.S. Congress on Sunday vowed to probe the “rogue” actions of the Justice Department during former President Donald Trump’s term, including its move to seize the communications records of Democratic lawmakers. Those reviews will run parallel with an investigation by the department’s own internal watchdog into its moves to subpoena phoneContinue reading “Congress to probe ‘rogue’ actions of Trump’s Justice Dept”

Biden pushes for US voting rights law as restrictions mount

President Joe Biden used the 100th anniversary of Tulsa’s race massacre to make a plea for sweeping legislation in Congress to protect the right to vote as Republican-led governments in Texas and other states pass new restrictions making it tougher to cast ballots. Biden, marking the centennial in Oklahoma on Tuesday, called out lawmakers in Congress —Continue reading “Biden pushes for US voting rights law as restrictions mount”

Manchin breaking with Democrats on voting rights

Sen. Joe Manchin said that he is backing a narrower piece of voting rights legislation that he believes could garner bipartisan support, breaking with Democrats on the party’s sweeping voting rights efforts. The West Virginia Democrat told ABC News this week that he intends to support the John Lewis Voting Rights Act, which he hopes could “start getting confidence back in ourContinue reading “Manchin breaking with Democrats on voting rights”

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