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.
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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