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Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., and Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D- N.Y., stand together at a press conference in Washington D.C.

Congress approves bill to end forced arbitration in sexual assault cases

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (NPR) — The Senate approved legislation banning the practice of using clauses in employment contracts that force victims of sexual assault and harassment to pursue their cases in forced arbitration, which shields accused perpetrators. Sen. Kirstin Gillibrand, D-N.Y., and Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., introduced the bill five years ago and lawmakers negotiated with… Read More

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., arrives at the Capitol Thursday to update reporters on the must-pass priority of funding the government.

Congress approves a short-term funding bill to avoid a government shutdown

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Updated December 2, 2021 at 9:25 PM ET WASHINGTON, D.C. (NPR) — A day before the federal government is scheduled to run out of money, Congress on Thursday approved a short-term spending bill that will keep federal agencies running through Feb. 18, 2022. The legislation now goes to President Biden, who needs to sign it… Read More

The U.S. Capitol

Here’s what we know is in the scaled back Biden budget bill and what got cut

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (NPR) — Democratic leaders have set the end of this week as a deadline to try to get a detailed framework for their domestic policy bill that sweeps up all of President Joe Biden’s top priorities. After months of infighting, there was a new sense of urgency and optimism this week that a… Read More

Sens. Kyrsten Sinema, D-Ariz., and Joe Manchin, D-W.Va.

United Against Higher Spending, Centrist Democrats Don’t Agree On What To Cut Or Keep

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (NPR) — Democratic leaders on Capitol Hill have set the end of October as the time frame to nail down an agreement on a scaled-back version of President Biden’s Build Back Better Agenda. After initially setting the price tag at $3.5 trillion over 10 years to enact sweeping health care, climate, education and… Read More