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At a federal level, but that attempt remains stuck in Congress. The vice president talks how to move forward. So what does that look like? It includes resources and attention being given to registering people to vote. I'm Michael Hill. It's morning edition from NPR and W N. Y. C. Texas Republicans look to press on with their restrictive voting bill after Democratic lawmakers left the state. The new federal budget agreement includes big spending to fight the climate crisis will talk to the head of the EPA and the high School senior from Queens describes her family's experience through the pandemic. And what you learned about the science of stress. It's Wednesday, July 14th. The news is next. Live from NPR News in Washington on Korova Coleman. Senate Democrats have reached an agreement among themselves on a major budget deal. The plan spends $3.5 trillion over the next decade on issues such as climate change, healthcare and social issues. NPR's Susan Davis reports. The spending plan is a priority for President Biden. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer announced the deal along with all 11 Democrats on the Budget committee. 3.5 trillion is far less than progressive Democrats had hoped for, but near the maximum of what moderate Democrats were willing to spend. A few details of the plan are locked in. But Schumer said it would expand Medicare to help seniors pay for dental vision and hearing coverage. Virginia Senator Mark Warner said the plan would be fully paid for Democrats have previously indicated they plan to roll back some of the trump tax cuts affecting corporations and the wealthy. To pay for expanding the social safety net for the middle class. Susan Davis NPR NEWS Washington Separately, a bipartisan group of senators has been working on an infrastructure package that's backed by President Biden. It would spend $1 trillion on traditional items such as roads, bridges and water systems. It's less than when Biden originally sought later today, the president will meet a bipartisan group of governors and mayors at the White House. They'll talk about the infrastructure proposal. There's continuing unrest in both Cuba and Haiti. The U. S is warning residents of those countries against trying to reach the United States by C. NPR's Gile Snyder says the caution is from Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas. Secretary Mayorga says there has not been a surgeon efforts to migrate to the US by sea, but after widespread protests broke out Sunday in Cuba And the assassination of Haiti's president. He warns that it's not worth risking the dangerous crossing and that any migrants intercepted at sea will be sent back home. He says the Coast Guard is monitoring the Florida Straits for any increase in unsafe migration. NPR's Gile Snyder prepared that report. Federal Reserve chair Jerome Powell is likely to be grilled about inflation today when he testifies before a congressional committee. NPR's Scott Horsley reports that the Labor Department says inflation is the highest that it's been in 13 years. Consumer prices jumped by 5.4% in the last 12 months, the sharpest increase since 2000 and eight The price hikes come as demand is roaring back from the pandemic recession, While many businesses are struggling to keep up Car makers, for example, have been limited by a shortage of semiconductors, which in turn has led to a dramatic spike in the price of used cars. The Federal Reserve believes this and other bottlenecks will eventually come unstuck and demand will cool off last month. Fed policymakers raised their forecast for inflation this year, but said they still expect price hikes to moderate to just over 2% next year. Scott Horsley. NPR NEWS Washington You're listening to NPR news. You're listening to W. N. Y C in New York at 604 Good morning. I'm Michael Hill Fog and drizzle this morning shower and thunderstorm chances this afternoon in a high near 90 delays on New Jersey transits Pascal Valley line this morning. W. N. Y C has obtained a recording of the Republican nominee for governor in New Jersey, Jack to the rally, making false comments about the state's L G B T Q. Curriculum w N. Y. C is Matt Katz reports. She literally was meeting with voters at a gun range when he referenced to recent changes to the state curriculum that mandate the inclusion of LGBT Q people and their accomplishments in classroom instruction. In the recording, he falsely alleges New Jersey students are being taught sex acts in school and says he'll reverse the changes. We're not teaching gender idea in sexual rotation kindergarten. We're not teaching sodomy in sixth grade. The curricula doesn't call for teaching, sexual orientation or sodomy. Gay rights activists in the state describe the comments as intolerant in a statement to W. N. Y. C should have really said he hears from parents all the time. The governor Phil Murphy, is infringing on parental rights to educate their kids about personal and intimate topics. Women candidates who won in the June primary elections are taking a victory lap after making history in the New York City Council. David Cruz has more than that. Happens when women run women way What happens when women run? That was the chance at a news conference celebrating the Democratic primary wins and will put more than two dozen women on the council, giving it a female majority for the first time in the city's history. Former Council speaker Melissa Mark Viverito says the next question will be who should lead the council as speaker. And I look forward to.

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