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McConnell-Schumer agreement attempts to block unauthorized action

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January 24, 2019  ·  James Wallner
Last year, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., announced shortly before the Senate adjourned for the holidays that he and Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-NY., agreed that the… Read More

Trump’s shutdown tactics borrow from the Freedom Caucus

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January 23, 2019  ·  Matthew Green
When President Donald Trump declared last month that he was willing to risk a partial government shutdown to secure funding for a wall on the southern US border, most… Read More

Senate and House Legislative Branch subcommittee members appointed

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January 22, 2019  ·  Marian Currinder
The Legislative Branch subcommittees of the Senate and House Appropriations Committees contain several newcomers in the 116th. Newly elected Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-MS) will chair the subcommittee on… Read More

ICYMI: Top reads on Congress

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January 18, 2019  ·  Marian Currinder
Paul Blumenthal, “Congress Might Actually Do Something To Stop Itself From Sucking So Much,” Huffington Post: “It’s hard to find agreement in the politically polarized environment of Washington, but… Read More

Pelosi’s revenge?

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January 16, 2019  ·  Marian Currinder
The Hill was abuzz on Wednesday with news that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi had “exacted revenge” on one of her most vocal detractors, Rep. Katherine Rice (D-NY). A former… Read More