Articles by Sahil Kapur Is A National Political Reporter For Nbc News.


nbcnews.com Dec 05, 2021

A turbulent week of GOP infighting raises the stakes for the 2022 elections
Sahil Kapur Is A National Political Reporter For Nbc News.

WASHINGTON — Republican divisions spilled out on both sides of the Capitol last week, providing a glimpse into the dynamics of a potential GOP takeover of Congress with the party historically favored to make gains in the 2022 elections. The week revealed the limits of Democrats' grip on power, despi . . .

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nbcnews.com Dec 02, 2021

Senate Republicans divided on effort to shut down government over vaccine mandates
Sahil Kapur Is A National Political Reporter For Nbc News.

WASHINGTON — Some Republicans are growing increasingly concerned about the political ramifications if a few conservative senators shut the government down to crusade against Covid-19 vaccine mandates. Mike Lee, of Utah; Ted Cruz, of Texas; and Roger Marshall, of Kansas — who are insisting the Senate . . .

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nbcnews.com Dec 02, 2021

If Roe is gutted, Democrats are unlikely to make it law. But they'll run on it.
Sahil Kapur Is A National Political Reporter For Nbc News.

WASHINGTON — If the Supreme Court overturns or guts abortion rights in a major case that was argued Wednesday, the Democratic-led Congress is unlikely to have the votes to counteract it legislatively. You will see an outcry like you've never seen before.”The House passed the Women’s Health Protectio . . .

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nbcnews.com Dec 01, 2021

GOP Sen. Susan Collins supports codifying Roe v. Wade abortion protections into law
Sahil Kapur Is A National Political Reporter For Nbc News.

WASHINGTON — Sen. Susan Collins, the moderate Republican from Maine, favors passing legislation to enshrine the protections of Roe v. Wade into law, her office said Wednesday. "Senator Collins supports the right to an abortion and believes that the protections in the Roe and Casey decisions should b . . .

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nbcnews.com Nov 29, 2021

Congress faces jampacked end to 2021
Sahil Kapur Is A National Political Reporter For Nbc News.

"Second thing, the debt ceiling. Here are the big issues facing Congress in the final weeks of 2021. But neither side wants a shutdown, so Congress could fall back on another stopgap measure to preserve funding at current levels. The federal government is already functioning at levels agreed to duri . . .

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nbcnews.com Nov 22, 2021

Paid leave, immigration: What's likely to change as Senate weighs Build Back Better Act
Sahil Kapur Is A National Political Reporter For Nbc News.

I think we can come up with a bill that's a very, very good bill that works for states like Montana and other states in the union." The Senate is expected to turn to the legislation after it returns next week from Thanksgiving recess. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., told reporters Satu . . .

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nbcnews.com Nov 20, 2021

Build Back Better vote eases Democratic tensions, raises McCarthy's profile
Sahil Kapur Is A National Political Reporter For Nbc News.

And House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy won plaudits from conservatives for a lengthy floor speech that delayed passage of the Build Back Better Act. From a political perspective, all sides had something to crow about after Friday’s largely party-line vote on the $1.7 trillion spending package. For . . .

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nbcnews.com Nov 19, 2021

House passes Biden's $1.7 trillion social safety net and climate package
Sahil Kapur Is A National Political Reporter For Nbc News.

The House voted 220 to 213 to pass Biden's Build Back Better bill, with one Democrat joining all Republicans in opposing the measure. Cheers erupted on the House floor after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi declared the bill passed, followed by chants of "Nancy" by Democrats. If you are a parent, a senior . . .

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nbcnews.com Nov 18, 2021

Republicans hint at retribution after Democrats throw Rep. Gosar off committees
Sahil Kapur Is A National Political Reporter For Nbc News.

In 2019, Republicans acted on their own to kick former Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, off committees for speaking positively about white supremacy. Democrats took matters into their own hands by booting Gosar and Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, R-Ga., from committees. All hold highly-sought committee assignm . . .

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nbcnews.com Nov 16, 2021

McCarthy tries to tamp down Republican infighting over infrastructure bill
Sahil Kapur Is A National Political Reporter For Nbc News.

McCarthy suggested they should focus their fire on Democrats’ Build Back Better bill, one of the sources said. Trump has threatened to work to unseat those Republicans who supported the bipartisan infrastructure law that was a key piece of President Joe Biden's legislative agenda. Some of the lawmak . . .

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