The president's COVID-19 mandate, which would oblige employers with 100-plus workers to ensure they are vaccinated or tested, is on hold after an appeal court decision.
Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said his goal is to pass the $1.75 trillion social and climate spending package by Christmas.
Monthly Child Tax Credit payments are set to end in December, but legislators are hoping to continue them through 2022.
The Build Back Better Act now heads to the 50-50 split Senate, where Democrats must navigate major challenges with no room for error.
The New York lawmaker cautioned that "the trust that was already so delicate will have been broken" if the legislation doesn't get approved.
"We'll work on it, I believe, probably up until Christmas," said Senator Tim Kaine.
The top Senate Minority Leader also doubled down on defending his decision to vote for President Joe Biden's bipartisan infrastructure bill.
A proposed rise in federal deductions arising from state and local taxes could benefit the wealthiest Americans.
"If we did not put those 'no' votes on the board and raise the stakes to force the party to deliver on all of these IOUs, I don't know if this vote would have happened tonight," Ocasio-Cortez said.
House Democrats are expected to vote on President Joe Biden's $1.75 trillion social safety net package this week.
Fellow senator and Democratic moderate Joe Manchin said he's been approached about switching parties "every day."
Manchin said that inflation had hit West Virginians "extremely hard" when asked about Biden's plan one day after a poll showed his home state approval rating exceeded 60 percent.
More favorable tax policies for working families would create a more productive economy, inspiring GDP growth rates and broad expansion of wealth.
"I disagree with Joe that Build Back Better is going to add to inflation," said the Democrat, pointing out economists have called the bill "anti-inflationary."
Dr. Robert Califf's nomination as FDA commissioner has been twice opposed by Sen. Joe Manchin. Manchin instead is calling for a culture change at the FDA.
The West Virginia Democrat has raised concerns about the massive social bill's impact on inflation and the national debt.
Senator Joe Manchin has previously suggested a multi-trillion dollar spending package could worsen inflation.
The conservative Democrat expressed his concern over new data that showed inflation worsened in October.
The Republican legislator objects to the inclusion of universal preschool in President Joe Biden's plan.
The group of environmental activists followed the West Virginia senator from his houseboat to his car in a D.C. garage.
It pays to oppose popular progressive programs: Big Business says yes to Democratic lawmakers who say no.
"We're going to pass both bills, but in order to do so we have to have votes for both bills and that's where we are," Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi said.
The protesters called for the West Virginia senator to be removed from his position chairing the Energy and Natural Resources Committee.
The West Virginia Senator has spoken about federal parental leave after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi reinserted it in the "Build Back Better Act."
The New York congresswoman said Democrat Terry McAuliffe failed to "excite" and "energize" a progressive base in the gubernatorial race.
Democrats are reportedly aiming to include four weeks of paid family leave in their massive social safety net package.
The National Debt totals over $28 trillion, and Joe Manchin has said he does not want Biden's bill to make things worse.
Abby Leedy tells Newsweek why she confronted the West Virginia Senator in Washington, D.C. last week for not supporting a transformative climate change bill.
Manchin said that Democrats were using "shell games and budget gimmicks" to hide the cost of the bill.