Tag : Federal Budget (US)

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Neera Tanden, Biden’s Budget Nominee, Faces Challenge to Confirmation

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WASHINGTON — Senator Joe Manchin III announced on Friday that he would oppose the nomination of Neera Tanden, President Biden’s pick to lead the Office...
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Minimum Wage Hike Would Help Poverty but Cost Jobs, Budget Office Says

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WASHINGTON — Raising the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour — a proposal included in the package of relief measures being pushed by President...
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C.B.O. Report Says U.S. Economy Is Healing, But Workers Have A Ways to Go

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WASHINGTON — The United States economy will return to its pre-pandemic size by the middle of this year, even if Congress does not approve any...
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Republicans Pitch Biden on Smaller Aid Plan as Democrats Prepare to Act Alone

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WASHINGTON — A coalition of 10 Republican senators took a stimulus counterproposal to the White House on Monday evening, urging President Biden to scale back...
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Effort to Include $15 Minimum Wage in Relief Bill Poses Test for Democrats

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Other lawmakers, including some Republicans, have argued that the pandemic relief package should be scaled down, with items like the minimum wage provision left for...
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Democrats Prepare to Move on Economic Aid, With or Without the G.O.P.

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WASHINGTON — Democrats are preparing to bypass Republican objections to speed President Biden’s $1.9 trillion economic aid package through Congress, rather than pare it back...