Nearly 75 percent of the federal government is already funded, so if Congress and President Donald Trump are unable to reach a deal to avert a partial government shutdown, it may be difficult to detect. But those who have weathered them say they’re incredibly disruptive.
Despite outcry several years ago, U.S. banks are back in the spotlight as more Muslim customers say they’ve had accounts frozen and/or closed with no explanation given. Is it discrimination or bank prudence?
Outgoing U.S. Rep. Kevin Yoder of Kansas wants the national Republicans to conduct a thorough “autopsy” to examine why the party lost so many seats in the House of Representatives in November — including his own.
Democrats from California and other high-tax states will push to restore the state and local tax deduction when the party takes control of the House in 2019. Republicans’ 2017 tax overhaul capped those deductions at $10,000.
Reforms to prison systems in Texas, Georgia and Kentucky have saved the states big money on incarceration, but a new report from the Congressional Budget Office says newly released federal prisoners could be eligible for a host of expensive government programs.
Cuban Americans will still carry clout in foreign affairs and push an anti-socialism message in the next Congress, where Venezuela will be the top priority for lawmakers like Marco Rubio and Bob Menendez.
GOP leaders scrapped the idea of a House vote on a border wall after members left town following the farm bill vote. There could be more absent Republican seats as the holidays approach, which puts Trump’s proposed wall in even greater jeopardy.
Lawmakers finally came to an agreement on standards of how to deal with allegations of sexual harassment in Congress, key lawmakers said Wednesday, months after the respective chambers passed very different bills on the subject.
Rep. Adam Smith, about to become the chair of the House Armed Services Committee, said Wednesday that Congress’ War Powers Resolution would do little to stop the White House from being involved with the conflict in Yemen.
Kevin Yoder was supposed to broker a compromise on a border wall. Instead, he’s watching from the sidelines as President Donald Trump’s standoff with Democratic leaders threatens to shut down the federal government.
The Senate easily passed a farm policy bill that makes few changes to the federal food assistance program. It now heads to the House, where some Republicans are still bristling over concessions in the final bill.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky will allow a vote on criminal justice overhaul legislation, succumbing to the pressure from President Donald Trump, members of his own party and conservatives in his home state.