Congress

In/Site: Senator Jerry Moran (R-KS)

On Thursday, June 21st, Bloomberg Government will hosted a client-exclusive breakfast with Senator Jerry Moran (R-KS). Senator Moran is a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee and chairman of the Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies Subcommittee. The conversation covered a wide range of topics, including FY19 appropriations, VA reforms and the farm bill.

ZTE Restrictions Stay in U.S. Senate Defense Policy Bill

In a rebuke to President Donald Trump, the U.S. Senate voted 85-10 to pass a defense authorization bill that would restore penalties on Chinese telecommunication giant ZTE Corp.

Higher Education Bill Needs More Homework, House Republicans Say

A bill to update dozens of aspects of higher education still needs some more work to better its chances of passage with GOP-only votes, according to interviews with more than a dozen House Republicans.

Senators Go to Bat for More Funding to Protect Themselves

Senate appropriators marked the one-year anniversary of the congressional baseball practice shooting that almost killed House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) by voting to boost spending on police protection for Congress.

Big Anti-Sanford Vote Got Bigger: BGOV Election Analysis

The unseating of Rep. Mark Sanford (R-S.C.) may give pause to GOP candidates who are thinking about brandishing their independence from a president who punishes perceived disloyalty.

Senators Said to Eye New Vehicle to Block Trump’s ZTE Deal

Senators of both parties are looking at an appropriations bill as a possible vehicle to block the Trump administration’s deal with the Chinese telecommunications company ZTE, congressional aides said.

Senate Sends Trump Message on Drones, Transit in Spending Bill

President Donald Trump’s administration should follow the lead of Congress on transportation priorities, Senate appropriators made clear in a spending bill and accompanying committee report.

Congress Responds to Hacker Attempts on House and Senate

In response to more than 300 million attacks logged by Capitol Hill computer systems every month, lawmakers today will begin debating a bill that would allow greater spending next year on cyber defenses.

New York and LA Team Up With Schumer on Self-Driving Car Rules

New York City and Los Angeles, worried that a Senate self-driving car bill would make them hand over control of their streets to the federal government, have found a powerful ally: Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.).

Vietnam War Vets in Congress Dwindle, Signaling `End of an Era’

The Senate’s most famous Vietnam War veteran, John McCain, is part of a waning generation in Congress.