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Susan Cornwell

Explainer-Could Biden steer the U.S. Senate into changing the filibuster?

Oct 22 2021

WASHINGTON U.S. President Joe Biden has sounded increasingly open over the past month to changing the Senate's filibuster tradition to bypass a Republican roadblock that has imperiled key aspects of the Democratic agenda.

U.S. House votes for short-term debt ceiling fix, averting default

Oct 13 2021

WASHINGTON (Reuters) -The Democratic-controlled U.S. House of Representatives gave final approval on Tuesday to legislation temporarily raising the government's borrowing limit to $28.9 trillion, pushing off the deadline for debt default only until December. | Video

Progressives in U.S. Congress open to cutting cost, not scope, of Biden bill

Oct 12 2021

WASHINGTON (Reuters) -U.S. Congress progressives on Tuesday signaled a new willingness to shrink the cost, but not the scope, of President Joe Biden's multi-trillion-dollar plan to broaden social programs and tackle climate change, as they struggle to reach a deal with party moderates.

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.

U.S. Senate appears near temporary truce in debt-ceiling standoff

Oct 06 2021

WASHINGTON The U.S. Senate appeared near to a temporary deal to avert a federal debt default in the next two weeks, after Democrats said on Wednesday they might accept a Republican proposal to defuse the partisan standoff that threatens the broader economy. | Video

Explainer-What is the U.S. Senate filibuster and why is everyone talking about it?

Oct 06 2021

WASHINGTON Faced with the risk of the U.S. federal government defaulting on its debt in the next two weeks, President Joe Biden on Tuesday for the first time said he was open to a one-time change in the Senate's filibuster custom to bypass a Republican roadblock.

U.S. Senate Democrats plan debt-limit vote after Biden hints filibuster could go

Oct 06 2021

WASHINGTON, Oct 6 Senate Democrats are set to try again on Wednesday to extend the U.S. government's borrowing authority to head off a catastrophic default, after President Joe Biden suggested they could change the chamber's rules to bypass a Republican roadblock.

Biden: 'Real possibility' Democrats might change Senate rules for debt hike

Oct 05 2021

WASHINGTON President Joe Biden said on Tuesday that his Democrats might make an exception to a U.S. Senate rule to allow them to extend the government's borrowing authority without Republican help, which could head off an economically crippling debt default. | Video

U.S. Capitol Police arrest man who parked suspicious vehicle outside Supreme Court

Oct 05 2021

WASHINGTON U.S. Capitol Police said they extracted a man from a suspicious vehicle parked illegally in front of the U.S. Supreme Court where the nine justices were hearing oral arguments on Tuesday.

Biden says Republican stonewalling on debt ceiling risks U.S. default

Oct 05 2021

WASHINGTON (Reuters) -President Joe Biden said on Monday the federal government could breach its $28.4 trillion debt limit in a historic default unless Republicans join Democrats in voting to raise it in the two next weeks. | Video

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