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Apr 27 2023
Vermont forms reconciliation panel after eugenics apology
SHELBURNE, Vt. (AP) — Two years ago, the Vermont Legislature apologized to all Vermonters and their families who were harmed by state-sanctioned eugenics policies that started in the early 1900s and led to institutionalizations and sterilizations, targeting Native Americans, French Canadians and disabled and poor people. Legislators also vowed to do more. Now the state has formed a truth andSFGATE
Mar 24 2022
The impossible task of truth and reconciliation
Karen Hughes White searched for Robert Hughes for 30 years. Her grandfather’s brother wasn’t listed alongside his other siblings in the 1910 census records. She searched elsewhere, too — coroner’s inquests, news accounts, grand jury summons. Within the family, it was said that Robert Hughes simply “went off.”
White is a researcher of African American history, including that of theVox
Jul 29 2022
What tax hikes are in the Manchin-Schumer reconciliation bill?
Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., and Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., unveiled the outline of a new tax, climate and health care proposal on Wednesday, a stunning reversal that marks a major breakthrough for President Biden's long-stalled economic agenda.
The reconciliation bill — repackaged by Democrats as the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 — would raise an estimated $739Fox Business
Jul 11 2022
Schumer making last-ditch bid to pass reconciliation bill this summer
Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) is making a last-ditch effort to pass a budget reconciliation bill during the July and early August work period.
Schumer and centrist Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) have made progress on proposals to lower the cost of prescription drugs, extend Medicare’s solvency and raise taxes on some high-income earners.
Manchin and SchumerThe Hill
Oct 12 2021
Democrats Contemplate ‘Horrible Possibility’ That Reconciliation Bill Will Die
Senate Democrats left for their weeklong recess on Friday in a dour mood.
After weeks of negotiations, the majority of the Democratic caucus remains in a standoff with Sens. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) and Kyrsten Sinema (D-Ariz.) over just how much to invest in President Joe Biden’s agenda.
Democrats’ hopes of passing major legislation before the midterm elections rest on theirHuffPost
Sep 02 2020
Amid anger and destruction, Kenoshans seek reconciliation
The world’s picture of Kenosha, Wisconsin, is of the city set ablaze by riots after the police shooting of Jacob Blake. Today, its streets show the nuance of America’s racial narrative and the humanity that is never extinguished.
Andre Ross is leaning against the hood of his white Pontiac, drinking McDonald’s coffee in front of what used to be Uptown Restaurant. He’s staring at theChristian Science Monitor
Mar 08 2021
Sanders: Next Reconciliation Bill Will Deal with Climate Change
On Monday’s broadcast of CNN’s “AC360,” Senate Budget Committee Chairman Bernie Sanders (I-VT) said that the next piece of budget reconciliation legislation will deal with “structural problems,” such as “how we can create millions of good-paying jobs, rebuilding our crumbling infrastructure, and transforming our energy system to protect us from climate change.”
Sanders stated, “[O]Breitbart News
Jul 28 2022
Lawmakers react after Manchin, Schumer agree to reconciliation deal: 'Build Back Broke'
Republicans are not pleased with the prospect of a revived version of Build Back Better after Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va. and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer announced they came to an agreement on a reconciliation package.
While some details of the reconciliation package are unclear, Manchin said in a statement that the bill will contain a minimum 15% tax on companies worth more thanFox News (Online News)
Sep 30 2021
Manchin Sets $1.5 Trillion Ceiling For Democrats’ Reconciliation Bill
Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) on Thursday said he favors a $1.5 trillion price tag for Democrats’ budget reconciliation bill, a spending package focused on social programs, which puts him far out of step with progressives who are threatening to tank a $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill Manchin strongly supports.Forbes
Oct 23 2015
Why Key Conservatives Are Opposing the Reconciliation Bill
Friday, Congress will vote on H.R. 3762, a reconciliation bill that will strike key parts of the Affordable Care Act, such as the individual and employer mandates. Yet, like many pieces of legislation, it has done little to reconcile competing forces on the hill. Prominent conservatives say it doesn't go far enough.Townhall