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Johnson Halts Action on Stimulus Bill With a Demand to Read it Aloud

Asked when the process would end, Senator Mike Braun, Republican of Indiana, observed, “I think that we’re just a captive of the time here.” Setting…

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After Riot, Capitol’s Police Board Faces Overhaul

WASHINGTON — The congressional inquiry into the security failures surrounding the Jan. 6 Capitol assault has barely begun, but one outcome already seems certain: The…

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Biden Agrees to Lower Income Caps For Stimulus Payments

The legislation, which Democrats hope to push through the Senate by the weekend, remains among the largest federal relief packages in modern American history. It…

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Empty Office Buildings Squeeze City Budgets as Property Values Fall

WASHINGTON — At a meeting with Treasury Secretary Janet L. Yellen last month, Jeff Williams, the mayor of Arlington, Texas, laid out his grim economic…

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With Demise of Wage Increase, Biden and Democrats Face Progressive Ire

Others fault the Senate parliamentarian, Elizabeth MacDonough, for her guidance, questioning why she would reject the provision when she has allowed other seemingly unrelated initiatives…

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After Stimulus, Biden to Tackle Another Politically Tricky Issue: Infrastructure

Mr. Biden campaigned on a sprawling infrastructure agenda, with trillions of dollars invested in transportation, water and sewer lines, and the scaffoldings of an energy…

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Covid Stimulus Bill Heads to the Senate

WASHINGTON — President Biden’s agenda is facing its most consequential test as Democrats prepare to maneuver his $1.9 trillion stimulus package through the evenly divided…

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Democrats Move to Salvage Minimum Wage Hike

If Democrats cannot find a way to include the wage increase in the stimulus measure, the bill could lose support from progressives, although Ms. Pelosi…

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