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Biden’s minimum wage increase runs afoul of budget rules
The Senate parliamentarian has issued a ruling that could jeopardize the rest of the president’s $1.9 trillion Covid relief package.
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Minimum wage hike strategy vexes Senate Democrats
As both parties anticipate the Senate parliamentarian’s decision, there is no official Plan B.
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Historic LGBTQ rights bill passes — after exposing GOP divisions
Some Republicans worry that this week's controversial antics from Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) have stomped on their attempts to sensitively communicate why they are opposed.
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Capitol Police chief: We asked for National Guard help early on Jan. 6
Acting Capitol Police Chief Yogananda Pittman says she pulled former chief Steven Sund’s phone records and confirmed he reached out to the House and Senate sergeants-at-arms
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Biden, Harris to headline House Dem retreat next week
The virtual meeting will focus on upcoming legislative priorities.
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Team Biden taps Asian American groups to help save Tanden
As Biden’s choice for budget chief flounders in the Senate, the White House has rallied her allies in the South Asian community to her defense.
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Biden's big task: Keeping 50 Democrats in line
With two other Cabinet nominations under GOP fire and a massive Covid aid package coming up, Democrats need rock-solid unity.
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Stephen Miller tangles with Florida GOP freshman at House immigration meeting
The former White House adviser spoke before the Republican Study Committee alongside other former Trump administration immigration officials.
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USPS' DeJoy to Congress: 'Get used to me'
The postmaster general has faced intense criticism amid mail delays but said he has no plans to leave.
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DCCC chair: Criticisms on socialism, defund the police are 'Republican caricature'
Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney (D-N.Y.) also said the party expects to hold the majority in 2022.
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McConnell throws cold water on Dems' proposed 1/6 Commission
Sen. Mitch McConnell indicated that he would be open to a commission narrowly focused on security on the Hill.
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House Freedom Caucus opposes earmarks, setting up internal GOP debate
Republicans — who first banned earmarks when they took over the House majority following the 2010 Tea Party wave — have been divided over the issue, with some warming to the idea in recent years.
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Democrats' $1.9T Covid aid bill faces the Senate chopping block
The package's minimum wage hike, and other major provisions, could get trimmed today.
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Neera Tanden's Senate committee votes postponed
The White House so far is showing little sign of accepting defeat and has insisted she could still have the votes for confirmation.
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