– Data Covid-19 USA – The new law allocates $11.7 billion for wastewater and stormwater projects. Will it get to the impoverished communities who need it most?
– Data Covid-19 USA – A key Democrat’s decision to pull support from the president’s sprawling climate and social agenda is rooted in the scope of the bill.
“I cannot vote to continue with this piece of legislation,” Mr. Manchin said on ‘Fox News Sunday,’ citing concerns about adding to the national debt.
Republican governors who criticized the $1.9 trillion Covid relief bill as wasteful are championing state projects funded by the money.
Lawmakers tossed out some bipartisan provisions as they rushed to advance the bill, which would increase the Pentagon’s budget by more than what President Biden had requested.
Ms. Young, the acting head of the Office of Management and Budget, would be the first Black woman to hold the post on a permanent basis.
The White House and the Congressional Budget Office are at odds over how much revenue the Internal Revenue Service could recoup from tax cheats.
House Democrats are poised to lift a cap on the state and local tax deduction, a gift to wealthy homeowners in some blue states.
The head of the Congressional Budget Office said on Monday that beefed-up tax enforcement would raise far less money than the White House projected.
Lawmakers want detailed estimates on the effects of the big Democratic bill, but that can take longer than they think, slowing the process.
Budget experts say true cost of legislation could be $4 trillion as lawmakers rely on sleights of hand to bring down the price tag.
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