What lawmakers slipped into the $460 billion spending package

Mar 12, 2024
Earmarks promise to spend money on specific projects requested by individual members of Congress.
In this latest funding package, there are more than 6,000 earmarks totaling more than $12 billion, according to an analysis by Bloomberg Government.
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As the GOP makes inroads with South Texas voters, political ad spending is soaring

Oct 26, 2022
Democrats aren't used to spending in districts that were once a lock for them.
A man wearing a "Latinos for America" t-shirt attends a campaign event for Republican Monica De La Cruz, running for Congress, and US Representative Mayra Flores (R-TX), on October 10, 2022 at the University Drafthouse in Mcallen, Texas.
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In the Rio Grande Valley, Texas Republicans make inroads with lifelong Democrats

Oct 25, 2022
Some residents feel Democrats have taken their votes for granted.
U.S. Representative Mayra Flores (R-TX), takes a photo with a supporter at a joint campaign event with Monica De La Cruz, Republican candidate for Congress, at the University Drafthouse in Mcallen, Texas, on October 10, 2022.
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Why Republican consumers are glum and Democrats upbeat

Aug 31, 2022
Consumer sentiment increasingly splits along party lines, with partisans of whoever holds the White House far more optimistic.
Data shows consumer sentiment is increasingly split along party lines. Right now, the gap between political tribes is nearly 35 points, according to the University of Michigan's survey.
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Democrats pass major agenda items, but they have a lot of hard work ahead

Democrats need to make the Inflation Reduction Act live up to its promise, Felicia Wong of the Roosevelt Institute says.
What are some potential obstacles that await Democrats as they prepare to implement the Inflation Reduction Act?
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Congress returns to funding, Build Back Better attempt

Jan 31, 2022
Talk of a Supreme Court nomination is on everyone's lips these days, but Congress has an economic laundry list to address.
With Congress back in session, Democrats will want another try at passing at least portions of the Build Back Better agenda.
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Consumer confidence shows wide partisan divide

Feb 4, 2021
Republicans are bumming and Democrats are buoyant after the Biden inauguration, according to Morning Consult, a reverse of the Trump years.
Political victory or defeat can translate into economic hope or despair.
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Oil and gas companies are donating more to Democrats

Oil and gas companies are trying to protect their interests if Biden wins.
Oil and gas companies are increasing their share of campaign donations to Democrats this year. Still, 85% of that industry's donations have gone to President Trump’s campaign or to Republican candidates and conservative causes.
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Republicans more upbeat on the economy than Democrats

Dec 11, 2019
New Pew survey: Most Americans say current economy helps the rich, hurts the poor and middle class.
Partisan views of the economy have historically been tied to the president.
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The economic issues Native American voters care about most

Aug 19, 2019
The first presidential forum on Native American issues happened this week.
Marie Jones, a member of the Navajo Nation, receives her monthly water delivery in the town of Thoreau on June 06, 2019 in Thoreau, New Mexico.
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