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Biden signs Democrats’ climate investments and drug pricing bill

WASHINGTON- At a time when American democracy looks increasingly vulnerable, President Biden and the Democrats have pointed to their landmark third bill as proof that American government is working again. An investment of nearly $400 billion in clean energy subsidies will mark the most serious effort by the United States to date to combat climate

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Congo tests democracy and climate action during Blinken visit

KINSHASA, Democratic Republic of Congo — On Wednesday, America’s top diplomat hoped to show the potential for democracy and climate action here in one of Africa’s biggest nations. But retrograde reality got in the way. Hours after Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken arrived in the Democratic Republic of Congo – amid repeated calls for

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Senate Democrats pass sweeping health care, tax and climate bill

WASHINGTON- Senate Democrats on Sunday passed a sweeping health care, tax and climate change bill that will allow Medicare to negotiate prescription drug costs – a significant political victory as the party attempts to send a message ahead of the midterm elections that he is keeping his promises. The drug pricing plan is the centerpiece

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Democrats’ health, tax and climate bill gets first vote

WASHINGTON- Senate Democrats advanced their long-delayed health care, tax and climate bill on Saturday after months of back and forth over whether the party would be able to pass major legislation addressing some of their progressive priorities ahead of the midterm elections. The Senate voted along party lines, 50 to 50, to kick off debate

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