Lawmaker Seeks to Stop Postal Service Contract With Limited EVs

A House Democrat who has advocated for the U.S. Postal Service to electrify its vehicle fleet vowed Thursday to block a contract the service awarded to Oshkosh Corp. earlier this week.

Former GOP Sen. Pat Roberts Joins Lobbying Firm Capitol Counsel

Former Sen. Pat Roberts, who retired in January, has joined top lobbying shop Capitol Counsel.

Ex-Biden Aide Doubles Client List With Energy, Education Clients

Chris Putala, a former Judiciary Committee aide to then-Sen. Joe Biden, has signed up four renewable and clean energy clients, according to newly filed forms.

Competing Covid Relief Plan Offered by House Farm Panel GOP (1)

House Agriculture Committee Republicans plan to introduce their own Covid-19 relief plan Thursday, showcasing their priorities for a bipartisan package.

What to Know in Washington: Biden Targets States With Aid Appeal

Joe Biden’s White House is targeting key states in an appeal for public support for his $1.9 trillion pandemic-relief bill, an effort aimed at both solidifying crucial votes and test-running what’s set to be an even tougher sales job on his next stimulus package.

Consumer Brands Group Rebounds as Companies Applaud Policy Shift

The lobbying group for the $2 trillion consumer goods industry is bouncing back after a series of disappointing years, boosting its membership ranks by a third in 2020.

HEALTH CARE BRIEFING: Becerra Assuages GOP on ‘Medicare for All’

Xavier Becerra, President Joe Biden’s pick to lead the Health and Human Services Department, assured lawmakers yesterday that as HHS secretary he’d build on the existing private sector insurance scheme in the U.S. rather than push for Medicare for All.

Lawmaker’s Widow Enters 2021’s Most Competitive Special Election

Texas is likely to host the House’s most competitive special election this year after Gov. Greg Abbott (R) set the date to fill the 6th District for May 1.

Biden ‘Middle Ground’ on School Testing Fails to Please Everyone

The Biden administration sought to thread the needle on a vexing debate over school testing nationwide, but the decision this week left some on both sides of the issue unsatisfied.

What to Know in Washington: Biden to Order Supply Chain Review

President Joe Biden on Wednesday will order a government review of U.S. supply chains, seeking to end the country’s reliance on China and other adversaries for crucial goods.
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