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Sahil Kapur

Sahil Kapur is a national political reporter for NBC News.

Sahil Kapur is a national political reporter for NBC News.

Latest from Sahil Kapur

4h ago

Manchin open to Biden's 'human infrastructure' plans and undoing some Trump tax cuts

The West Virginia Democrat's remarks are significant because his vote would be needed on any bill in an evenly split Senate.
5h ago

Voting legislation blocked in Senate as Republicans unite for filibuster

Democrats unified in favor of debating the bill. But it failed to get 60 votes to advance.
2d ago

Progressives crank up filibuster pressure on Sinema with million-dollar ad buy in Arizona

The ad campaign accuses the Democratic senator of putting a "Jim Crow relic" above voting rights. She supports the bill but not nixing the 60-vote rule that could keep it from passing.
2d ago

Democrats face filibuster stress test on key voting bill. It's not just Manchin and Sinema.

The worst-kept secret in Washington is that those two moderate senators aren’t alone in opposing nuking the 60-vote threshold.
5d ago

Democrats face divide over how to craft a multitrillion-dollar bill without GOP

From price tag to policy, the party faces a series of internal splits about how to write a budget resolution that can bypass the Senate filibuster.
5d ago

Stacey Abrams backs Manchin's voting rights compromise as Senate eyes vote

Voting rights advocate Stacey Abrams threw her support behind Sen. Joe Manchin’s voting legislation compromise, handing him a key endorsement.
5d ago

What now? Congress eyes new era of health policy after Obamacare survives

Democrats want to build on the law, add a public option and expand Medicare. Republicans say they still support rolling back parts of the ACA.

11 GOP senators back infrastructure deal as Democrats plot two-track approach to passage

Some progressive lawmakers have recently drawn hard lines, saying they won't vote for a bill that excludes priorities like mitigating climate change.
6d ago

Manchin proposes compromise on voting bills ahead of crucial Senate vote

Sen. Joe Manchin opened the door to a compromise on voting legislation with a memo proposing a slew of changes to the Democratic bills.
7d ago

Democrats plot a path forward on infrastructure — with or without Republicans

The White House floated taking an extra seven to 10 days to see whether a bipartisan deal is possible.
8d ago

Senate confirms Ketanji Brown Jackson to be judge on powerful appeals court

Jackson is widely seen in Democratic circles as a potential Supreme Court justice.