New History Headlines
Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer has presided over a 50-50 split Senate longer than any other previous majority leader, and led his caucus of 48 Democratic and 2 Independent Senators (Bernie Sanders of Vermont and Angus King of Maine) along with Vice-President Kamala Harris' tie-breaking vote to pass the historic, Inflation Reduction act of 2022.
What does the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 Do?
- Lowers out-of-pocket costs for prescription drugs, bringing prices down and capping drug costs at $2,000 per year.
- Locks in lower premiums under the Affordable Care Act, saving 13 million families an average of $800 a year.
- Powers transition to a clean energy future and fights the climate crisis.
- Invests in reducing the deficit by nearly $2 trillion over two decades, driving down inflation in the long-term.
Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer
This is one of the most comprehensive and impactful bill's congress has seen in decades.
It will help every citizen in this country and make America a much better place
The time is now to move forward with big, bold package for the American people. To fight inflation and make it easier for people to afford everything from trips to the doctor's office to trips to the pharmacy. To hold drug companies accountable and empower medicare to negotiate the cost of prescription drugs. To help families pay their utilities with the boldest clean energy package in American history.
Garland's Mar-a-Lago Gauntlet
Attorney General Merrick Garland
First, I personally approved the decision to seek a search warrant in this matter.
Second, the Department does not take such a decision lightly. Where possible, it is standard practice to seek less intrusive means as an alternative to a search, and to narrowly scope any search that is undertaken.
Third, let me address recent unfounded attacks on the professionalism of the FBI and Justice Department agents and prosecutors. I will not stand by silently when their integrity is unfairly attacked.
Al Qaeda's Ayman al-Zawahiri Killed
President Joe Biden
After relentlessly seeking Zawahiri for years under Presidents Bush, Obama, and Trump, our intelligence community located Zawahiri earlier this year. He had moved to downtown Kabul to reunite with members of his immediate family.
After carefully considering the clear and convincing evidence of his location, I authorized a precision strike that would remove him from the battlefield once and for all.
NATO Plus Two
President Joe Biden
The Senate overwhelmingly endorsed our close partners Finland and Sweden joining NATO. This historic vote sends an important signal of the sustained, bipartisan U.S. commitment to NATO, and to ensuring our Alliance is prepared to meet the challenges of today and tomorrow. I thank the members of the Senate – especially Majority Leader Schumer, Minority Leader McConnell, Senator Menendez and Senator Risch — for their leadership and for quickly advancing the ratification process, the fastest Senate process for a NATO protocol since 1981. Finland and Sweden joining the Alliance will further strengthen NATO’s collective security and deepen the transatlantic partnership.