McConnell says ‘era of bipartisanship is over’ as talks in Congress grind to a halt – live

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First Lady Jill Biden is addressing US Air Force personnel and their families stationed at Royal Air Force Mildenhall in Suffolk right now in the United Kingdom.

She spoke of the importance of making sure military families have access to quality childcare and education, as well as mental health services as they provide support for their military loved ones.


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Joe Biden just landed in Britain on the first overseas trip of his presidency while, amid high-stakes international talks, his domestic agenda has hit a wall back home with key legislation going nowhere.

As Republican Senate minority leader Mitch McConnell declared that bipartisanship is “over” amid the wreckage of talks between the US president and Republican Senators that went nowhere, Biden’s big plans for progressive transformation of voting rights and massive infrastructure spending to provide jobs and tackle the climate crisis have been halted.

During the Obama admin, folks thought we’d have a 60 Dem majority for a while. It lasted 4 months.

Dems are burning precious time & impact negotiating w/GOP who won’t even vote for a Jan 6 commission. McConnell’s plan is to run out the clock.

It’s a hustle. We need to move now.

The GOP voted no on the relief package, took the dough, and bragged to their constituents about it.

They’ll do the exact same thing on the Jobs and Families Plan. It’s time to go big, bold, and fast — without them.

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