President Joe Biden suffered a series of domestic policy defeats this week that could mark the worst seven-day stretch in his first term.
Moderate Senator Kyrsten Sinema vowed to support the White House’s election reform law, while vowing to protect the filibuster and preserve the chamber’s 60-vote supermajority.
Recent economic data showed inflation rising 7% in December, the biggest 12-month jump since June 1982.
The Supreme Court also ruled Thursday that the President’s vaccine mandate on private businesses with 100 or more employees could not proceed and was an overreach of executive authority.
“Although Congress has indisputably given OSHA the power to regulate occupational dangers, it has not given that agency the power to regulate public health more broadly,” the court wrote in an unsigned opinion.
“Requiring the vaccination of 84 million Americans, selected simply because they work for employers with more than 100 employees, certainly falls in the latter category,” the court wrote.