Republicans dangle ‘easy’ win for trimmed Biden plan

Republicans dangle ‘easy’ win for trimmed Biden plan

Republicans opened the door Sunday to supporting a pared down version of Joe Biden’s $2 trillion infrastructure plan, saying concentrating on physical improvements would deliver an “easy bipartisan win” for the US president. Biden’s American Jobs Plan — the second massive spending initiative of his 10-week old administration, after a $1.9 trillion short-term Covid rescue […]

Senate passes Biden’s $1.9tr COVID-19 bill on party-line vote

US Senator Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ), who said she thinks the issue of minimum wage should be debated separately, gives a

The final bill includes $400 billion in one-time payments of $1,400 to most Americans, $300 a week in extended jobless benefits for the 9.5 million people thrown out of work in the crisis, and $350 billion in aid to state and local governments that have seen the pandemic blow a hole in their budgets. The […]