Americans support Biden’s COVID-19 package by big margins

Stressing the need to act quickly, congressional Democrats laid the groundwork for passing President Biden’s COVID-19 package with a simple majority vote via the budget reconciliation process. Early Friday morning, after a chaotic process called “vote-a-rama,” the Senate voted 51-50 to advance the budget bill that will serve as the legislative vehicle—Vice President Harris cast


Cardona gets bipartisan support at confirmation hearing

The cordial Feb. 3 confirmation hearing for Dr. Miguel Cardona, President Biden’s nominee for Secretary of Education, was a stark contrast to the hotly contested nomination of Betsy DeVos four years ago. Members of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee from both sides of the aisle expressed support for Cardona. “I will

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5 things we learned from Miguel Cardona’s confirmation hearing

Photo of Miguel Cardona, Feb. 2, 2021, by Anna Moneymaker/The New York Times via AP By Amanda Menas  Dr. Miguel Cardona, President Biden’s nominee for Education Secretary, spoke with the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions during a hearing on Wednesday, Feb. 2. Educators across the country were excited to hear from