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Biden’s Big Dreams Meet the Limits of ‘Imperfect’ Tools

WASHINGTON — President Biden’s move this week to cancel student loan debt for tens of millions of borrowers and reduce future loan payments for millions more comes with a huge catch, economists warn: It does almost nothing to limit the…

Biden Signs Climate, Health Bill Into Law as Other Economic Goals Remain

WASHINGTON — President Biden signed into law a landmark tax, health and energy bill on Tuesday that takes significant steps toward fulfilling his goal to modernize the American economy and reduce its dependence on fossil fuels. The vast legislation will…

Biden Signs Expansive Health, Climate and Tax Law

WASHINGTON — President Biden on Tuesday signed a long-awaited bill meant to reduce health costs, reduce greenhouse gas emissions and raise taxes on corporations and wealthy investors, capping more than a year of on-again, off-again negotiations and cementing his early…

A Detailed Picture of What’s in the Democrats’ Climate and Health Bill

Democrats in Congress have had to scale back their legislative ambitions since last year, but the Inflation Reduction Act, passed by the House on Friday and sent to President Joseph R. Biden Jr. for his signature, is still a substantial…

House Delivers Biden Victory, and a Bet on America’s Future

“My instinct is that these don’t add up to transformative matters on the scale of Social Security, Securities Exchange Act, Federal Housing Administration, Civil Rights Act of ’64,” said David M. Kennedy, a historian at Stanford University and the author…

House Is Set to Pass Climate, Tax and Health Package

With Republicans unanimously opposed to the package, Democrats used the fast-track budget reconciliation process to navigate the legislation through both chambers, as they did last year with the $1.9 trillion pandemic aid package. Cut entirely out of the process, Republicans…

How Democrats Salvaged a History-Making Bill

michael barbaro From The New York Times, I’m Michael Barbaro. This is “The Daily.” [music] archived recording (chuck schumer) Today, after more than a year of hard work, the Senate is making history. michael barbaro Over the weekend, Senate Democrats…

Chuck Schumer Delivers on Climate Change and Health Care Deal

WASHINGTON — Senator Chuck Schumer was huddled in his Capitol office on Thursday evening awaiting a climactic meeting with Kyrsten Sinema, a critical holdout on his painstakingly negotiated climate change, tax and health care deal, when the loud booms and…

Here’s How Democrats’ Big Domestic Agenda Bill Has Shrunk

WASHINGTON — The sweeping climate change, health care and tax package that is on track to clear Congress this week is a major victory for President Biden and Democrats in Congress, who toiled for months to salvage as much as…

Climate and Tax Bill Clears Test Vote in Senate

WASHINGTON — A divided Senate took a crucial step on Saturday toward approving Democrats’ plan to tackle climate change, bring down health care costs and raise taxes on large corporations, with a test vote that paved the way to enact…

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