Build Back Better

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) spoke for more than eight hours on topics ranging from economy and Hitler to Abraham Lincoln and Elon Musk — all to delay the House vote on the Build Back Better spending bill.
An eleventh-hour deal between unions and rail companies has averted a strike that would have caused widespread disruption to passengers and businesses.
The bill was renamed the “Inflation Reduction Act” and focuses on tackling climate change and lowering bills, while raising some taxes on businesses.
The deal Democrats struck late Thursday includes a historic $369 billion in clean energy and climate investments, but also requires new oil and gas leasing.
During an interview on ABC, Sen. Bernie Sanders went after Sen. Joe Manchin for saying he wouldn’t support a spending plan that includes combating climate change.
“The problem was that we continued to talk to Manchin like he was serious. He was not.”
Record inflation is threatening to derail Democratic efforts to pass a domestic spending bill before the November midterm elections.
Medicare negotiations for lower prescription prices have become the cornerstone of a new domestic policy bill.
The Senate Republican leader voted for a bipartisan semiconductor bill but said he'll oppose it if Democrats try to advance a new version of Build Back Better.
Amid dwindling poll numbers, President Joe Biden celebrated the passage of his infrastructure bill through Congress.