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U.S. Senate approves temporary lift of debt ceiling, averts default

Oct 07 2021

WASHINGTON The U.S. Senate approved legislation on Thursday to temporarily raise the federal government's $28.4 trillion debt limit and avoid the risk of a historic default this month, but put off until early December a decision on a longer-lasting remedy. | Video

U.S. Senate Democrats, Republicans haggle over short-term debt fix

Oct 07 2021

WASHINGTON, Oct 7 U.S. Senate Democrats and Republicans were expected to continue negotiating on Thursday to avert a debt crisis after Democrats showed openness to a Republican offer to allow an extension of the federal debt ceiling into December.

'What more can we take?': Haitian-Americans reel from earthquake

Aug 17 2021

When Haitian-born Mathieu Eugene walks in the Brooklyn neighborhood he represents on the New York City Council, other immigrants from the country approach him to express their grief.

Democratic divisions emerge on U.S. Senate's $3.5 trillion spending plan

Aug 11 2021

WASHINGTON (Reuters) -Hours after the U.S. Senate approved a $3.5 trillion budget blueprint chock-full of investments in new domestic programs, fissures emerged between the moderate and liberal wings of the Democratic Party over the size and scope of the spending. | Video

U.S. Senate debate on $3.5 trillion spending plan enters second day

Aug 11 2021

WASHINGTON, Aug 11 Debate on a $3.5 trillion spending blueprint for President Joe Biden's top priorities entered a second day Wednesday in the U.S. Senate, where lawmakers sparred over the need for massive spending to fight climate change and poverty.

UPDATE 2-U.S. Senate trudges toward passing $1 trillion infrastructure bill

Aug 08 2021

WASHINGTON, Aug 8 The U.S. Senate moved slowly on Sunday toward passing a $1 trillion bipartisan infrastructure bill, held back by one Republican lawmaker who opposed speeding up a vote on the nation's biggest investment in roads and bridges in decades.

U.S. Senate edges toward passage of $1 tln infrastructure bill

Aug 08 2021

WASHINGTON, Aug 8 The U.S. Senate will try to move toward passage of a $1 trillion infrastructure bill on Sunday, as Republicans struggle to heal a rift within their ranks that has inhibited party efforts to amend the legislation.

U.S. Senate advances infrastructure bill, inches slowly toward passage

Aug 07 2021

WASHINGTON The U.S. Senate voted to advance a $1 trillion infrastructure package on Saturday but remained on a slow path toward passage with two Republicans openly opposing behind-the-scenes efforts to wrap up work on one of President Joe Biden's top priorities. | Video

AFL-CIO President Trumka, prominent U.S. labor leader, dies

Aug 05 2021

WASHINGTON (Reuters) -AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka, head of the largest U.S. labor organization and a key figure in Democratic politics who voiced concern about corporate power and a growing income gap between rich and poor, has died at age 72, the group said on Thursday.

Slow slog in U.S. Senate for $1 trillion infrastructure bill

Aug 03 2021

WASHINGTON (Reuters) -The U.S. Senate made gradual progress on Tuesday on a $1 trillion infrastructure investment bill to upgrade roads, bridges, mass transit and broadband services as the Democratic and Republican leaders squabbled over debate on amendments.

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