Paid-leave advocates are turning to an old ally to fight for a new entitlement program guaranteeing all workers access to some paid medical and parental leave—Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra.
A Hispanic-majority congressional district in south Texas that was a Democratic stronghold until the 2020 election emerged from redistricting as the state’s only battleground district and a test case for Republicans.
Senate Democrats are embracing many of the hardball judicial confirmation tactics they once criticized Republicans for using as they press to fill dozens of federal vacancies before the 2022 midterm elections.
House Democrats plan to advance an already rejected immigration proposal to offer a pathway to legal status for millions of undocumented people, though whether the provision will land in a final package remains to be seen.
Democratic lawmakers say a deal on their tax and social spending plan is imminent, but members are still negotiating issues such as bank data reporting and state and local tax breaks. Meanwhile, President Joe Biden tapped Jessica Rosenworcel to be the first woman to serve as permanent chair of the Federal Communications Commission today, teeing…
President Joe Biden will likely be unable to keep one of his key campaign promises—to roll back his predecessor’s historically unpopular 2017 tax cuts—because of unyielding resistance among even some in his own party to raise taxes.
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