(The Center Square) – Republicans in the U.S. Senate managed to block consideration of a bill Friday that would establish a commission to investigate the Jan. 6 violence at the U.S. Capitol, drawing the ire of Democrats who describe the event as an insurrection by supporters of former President Donald Trump.
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(The Center Square) – U.S. Senate Republicans are expected to release a proposal for a pared back infrastructure bill this week, but disagreements over increased taxes and Internal Revenue Service enforcement may be a poison pill for the negotiations.
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WASHINGTON — In the first Republican-dominated Congress to confront President Barack Obama, GOP leaders will focus on bolstering the economy and cutting the budget — and oh yes, avoiding self-inflicted calamities that make voters wonder if the party can govern competently.
WASHINGTON — During political campaigns, candidates usually tell voters what they would do if elected. But Sen. Mitch McConnell had a different idea.