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Biden urges climate action: ‘We don’t have much more than 10 years’

Many Senate Democrats have pushed to include either a direct tax on emissions or an indirect one, like a tariff on goods imported from high-emission countries such as China.

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House Democrats’ plan to tax the rich leaves vast fortunes unscathed

Facing the delicate politics of a narrowly divided Congress, senior House Democrats opted to be more mindful of moderate concerns in their party than of its progressive ambitions.

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On infrastructure, Biden tests the limits of having it both ways

Biden aspires to go down in history as a transformational president akin to Franklin D. Roosevelt or Lyndon B. Johnson, on the wings of a wholesale re-imagining of the federal role in the economy…

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The Biden administration is quietly keeping tabs on inflation

Traditional readings of price increases are beginning to turn upward as the recovery accelerates

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Republican attorneys general press Biden over restrictions on state aid in stimulus plan

They take issue with a restriction that lawmakers included in a $350 billion relief effort for state, local and tribal governments that prevents them from using the federal funds 'to either…

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Biden plans messaging blitz to sell economic aid plan

The effort will start with Biden’s scheduled prime-time address to the nation Thursday and include travel by the president and Vice President…

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Crisis spurs Congress toward big measures to lift families from poverty

The plans vary in duration, design and the amount they would add to the federal debt, but they share a new, central premise in the policy debate over how to help the poor

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A second economic crisis for Biden, but a different first response

The $1.9 trillion economic rescue package that Biden proposed Thursday is significantly larger and more targeted toward the economy’s biggest problems than the stimulus he and President Barack…

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