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Washington Post PoliticsJul 29, 2021
Congress passes $2.1 billion in emergency funding for Capitol security and Afghan resettlement
Leaders of the Capitol Police and National Guard units warned of imminent cuts if Congress did not act to backfill expenditures made in the wake of the Capitol attack.

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CNN PoliticsJul 29, 2021
Senate passes $2 billion Capitol security funding bill in response to January 6 insurrection
The Senate voted on Thursday to approve a roughly $2 billion Capitol Hill security spending bill in response to the deadly January 6 insurrection.

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Yahoo PoliticsJul 29, 2021
U.S. senators upbeat on prospects for bipartisan infrastructure bill -- for now


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National security adviser calls bipartisan infrastructure bill 'urgent national security imperative' (CNN Politics)

Yahoo PoliticsJul 29, 2021
U.S. Congress passes $2.1 billion for Capitol Police and Afghans


Democracy NowJul 29, 2021
"This Is Not a Climate Bill": Leah Stokes on Why Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal Doesn't Go Far Enough
Senate Democrats have announced that they have joined with 17 Republicans to vote in favor of taking up a $1.2 trillion infrastructure deal. The plan includes new spending on climate and environment measures, but critics say it falls far short of what is needed. Democrats say they hope to include additional climate measures in a $3.5 trillion reconciliation package that could advance without being blocked by a Republican filibuster if it is backed by all 50 Democrats. Climate and energy policy researcher Leah Stokes says the bipartisan bill does include positive measures but nowhere near enough. "There are some good investments and important things, but they are in many cases cents on the dollar," she says.

Washington Post PoliticsJul 29, 2021
Fair Fight Action, CAP Action will bring people to D.C. to lobby lawmakers face-to-face for voting rights bills
Stacey Abrams's voting rights group has been urging voters to call members of Congress, and now it's bringing them to Washington to lobby lawmakers in person.

Politics - U.S. SenateJul 28, 2021
Democrats Call Infrastructure Bill a Down Payment on Climate
A bipartisan package includes the largest-ever federal spending for electric vehicle charging stations, public transit and clean water.

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Sinema opposes $3.5 trillion price tag for Democrats' sweeping social safety net bill (Yahoo Politics)

CNN PoliticsJul 28, 2021
Here are the 17 Republican senators who voted to advance the $1 trillion infrastructure bill
When the Senate voted Wednesday to open debate on a roughly $1 trillion infrastructure package, more than a dozen Republicans sided with Democrats to advance the legislation.

Yahoo PoliticsJul 28, 2021
Rep. Cori Bush's 'Unhoused Bill Of Rights' Calls On Congress To End Homelessness

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