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Biden surveys flood damage in Kentucky, pledges more help

LOST CREEK, Ky. (AP) — President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden on Monday witnessed the damage from deadly and devastating storms that have resulted in the worst flooding in Kentucky’s history, as they visited the state to meet with families and first responders. At least 37 people ...

Senate Democrats pass budget package, a victory for Biden

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats pushed their election-year economic package to Senate passage Sunday, a hard-fought compromise less ambitious than President Joe Biden’s original domestic vision but one that still meets deep-rooted party goals of slowing global warming, moderating ...

What’s in Democrats’ big bill? Climate, health care, savings

WASHINGTON (AP) — Not as robust as the proposal President Joe Biden once envisioned to rebuild America’s public infrastructure and family support systems, the Democrats’ compromise of health care, climate change and deficit-reduction strategies is still a substantial undertaking. The ...

Manchin tells story behind ‘Inflation Reduction Act’

WHEELING — U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin said in recent weeks he never stopped trying to reach deals regarding energy security, lowering healthcare costs and curbing inflation growth. Manchin, D-W.Va., addressed state and national media Thursday via Zoom while still in isolation with COVID-19. His ...

Capito says Electoral Count Act will resolve confusion

CHARLESTON — As the U.S. House of Representatives focuses on the work of the Jan. 6 Committee, U.S. Sen. Shelley Moore Capito said a bipartisan bill in the Senate will clear up the issue that caused supporters of former President Donald Trump to storm the Capitol in the first place. Speaking ...