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Democrats finalizing $3.5 trillion spending bill

Lawmakers on Capitol Hill are working to push through their ongoing budget battle. Senate Democrats are finalizing the final text of their $3.5 trillion spending bill. But as CBS News' Skyler Henry reports, the Senate Parliamentarian delivered a blow to the party on its immigration plans. This comes as both House and Senate Democrats unveiled a spending measure to avoid a government shutdown coupled with a suspension to the national debt ceiling. Siobhan Hughes, a congressional reporter for The Wall Street Journal, joins CBSN's Elaine Quijano with more on how Republicans are reacting to the plan.


U.S. troops to leave Afghanistan by August 31

America's longest war is coming to an end, with President Biden announcing the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan will conclude by August 31. CBS News senior White House and political correspondent Ed O'Keefe, Politico White House correspondent and associate editor Anita Kumar, and The Washington Post's Capitol Hill reporter Rhonda Colvin join CBSN's "Red & Blue" with more on the impact, as well as the latest push by Democrats to protect voting rights.

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