Senate gives Biden a big tool to work around GOP filibuster

WASHINGTON — With a powerful new tool, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer has fresh options for potentially advancing President Joe Biden’s infrastructure package and other priorities past Republican obstruction in the 50-50 split Senate. Republicans still pledge to do all

Biden dispatches U.S. senator to Ethiopia over humanitarian crisis

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Joe Biden is sending Senator Chris Coons to Ethiopia to meet with Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and convey the president’s “grave concerns” over the humanitarian crisis in the Tigray region, where thousands have died following

Factbox: Yellen to negotiate multilateral tax deals, study SALT deduction

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Treasury nominee Janet Yellen underscored on Thursday the Biden administration’s intent to remake tax and trade policy after making domestic investments on workers and infrastructure in written answers to senators’ questions. The Senate Finance Committee plans