Congress Votes to Raise Debt Ceiling

The House voted 221 to 209 early Wednesday morning to raise the debt limit by $2.5 trillion, meaning the government will likely avoid default until at least early 2023. The party-line vote followed Senate action on the legislation on Tuesday. Senate passage was enabled by a deal between Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and… Read more »

Democrats Renew Push for Voting Rights Bill

With President Biden’s nearly $2 trillion social spending package stalled, Senate Democrats turned their attention this week back to voting rights legislation they say is necessary to counter changes to election laws in Republican-led states. Though Senate Republicans have blocked three previous attempts to pass the For the People Act, Freedom to Vote Act and… Read more »

Senate Republicans Want to Restrict IRS Funding Boost

Senate Republicans plan to offer an amendment to Democrat’s Build Back Better Act that would restrict the IRS from using additional funding in the package to audit households making $400,000 or less. The House-passed reconciliation bill includes an additional $80 billion in funding for the IRS, and Democrats have said increased IRS enforcement to collect… Read more »