On Memorial Day, presidents past and present honor the Americans who made the ultimate sacrifice for their country. Over the weekend, President Joe Biden also sent a warning to countries that violate human rights. Abraham Lincoln said in the Gettysburg Address that the fallen soldiers “gave the last full measure of devotion” and called on Americans to “highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain—that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom—and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.”
The White House and Senate Republicans are still several hundred million dollars apart on a deal to improve U.S. roads, bridges, and other projects. Republican Senator Shelley Moore Capito told Fox News Sunday, “I think we can get to real compromise, absolutely, because we’re both still in the game.” Capito leads a group of six Senate Republicans who have been in regular contact with the White House.
Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer is pushing ahead with the controversial election reform bill H.R. 1, or “For the People Act.” While it passed in the Democrat-controlled House, its fate in the Senate is uncertain, as it needs at least 60 supporting votes in the evenly split upper chamber to bypass a filibuster. President Joe Biden has said he would sign the bill into law if it reaches his desk.
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