Rep. Yarmuth says he's retiring from CongressRep. John Yarmuth (D), chairman of the House Budget Committee, announced on Tuesday that he will not be seeking re-election. Lawmakers gear up for spending bill, infrastructure votesLawmakers on Sunday took to the political news shows to express varying views on three major bills expected to come to the House floor this week; a $3.5 trillion social spending package with key Biden administration proposals, a $1 Biden, Needing a Win, Enters a Sprint for His Economic AgendaAs his poll numbers slide, the president and his aides have mounted an aggressive pitch in Congress and around the country for his spending plans on infrastructure and more. Former Cummings staffer unveils congressional bidJimmy Fremgen, a former staffer to the late Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.), announced Tuesday that he will seek the House seat in California's Sixth Congressional District, held by Rep. Doris Matsui (D). Pelosi rebuffs McConnell on infrastructureSpeaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) on Tuesday amplified her plans to link a bipartisan infrastructure agreement to a second package of Democratic economic priorities, rebuffing an appeal from Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) to decouple In hunt for infrastructure deal, every Dem has leverageTop congressional Democrats are trying to craft legislation financing President Joe Biden’s multitrillion-dollar agenda of bolstering the economy and helping families Democratic patience runs out on bipartisan talksDemocratic tensions over infrastructure and the Biden agenda showed signs of boiling over Tuesday as one progressive lawmaker after another blasted a bipartisan framework negotiated by centrists in both parties. Democrats' $1.9 trillion stimulus clears key House panel, now on course for floor vote within daysPresident Joe Biden said on Monday he is open to hearing ideas about reducing the size of the package. Republicans oppose it as too costly.