Bloomberg Exclusives

2018 Post-Election Briefing with Bloomberg Government and Holland & Knight

On November 8, Bloomberg Government and Holland & Knight’s Public Policy & Regulation Group joined together for a post-election briefing, providing in-depth analysis of the midterm elections results.

Air Force Head Used Ex-House Perk During Space Corps Fight

Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson used her special access as a former lawmaker to talk directly to members on the House floor—at a time when she was actively fighting a legislative proposal to create a dedicated military space corps.

Suspending the Rules with Bloomberg Government’s New Analyst-Hosted Podcast

Bloomberg Government’s new podcast, Suspending the Rules, put a new spin on what’s happening in Washington. In this newly launched podcast, BGOV analysts Adam M. Taylor and Adam Schank, take on issues impacting the federal government, policy, The White House and Washington.

Student Loan, Gainful Employment Rules Delayed, Official Says

The Education Department will miss a crucial deadline to reach a final regulation on forgiving loans made to students who say colleges used deceptive recruiting, potentially giving those students an extra year of debt forgiveness under more lenient standards.

The delay comes after the department received more than 38,000 comments on its draft “borrower defense” regulation and needed more time to review them, a Trump administration official said Tuesday.

Compromise Aviation Legislative Language Possible Friday

The House and Senate transportation committees are aiming for a Friday release of legislative language on a compromise aviation bill, according to three congressional aides with knowledge of the ongoing negotiations.

Capuano Tested By Pressley In Massachusetts Democratic Primary

Democrats are once again favored to win every House seat in Massachusetts, a one-party streak that extends more than two decades.

Tuesday’s primary will tell us how many new Democratic faces will be in the state’s delegation for the 116th Congress beginning in January.

Aviation Compromise Could Ride Stopgap Funding, GOP’s Thune Says

Bicameral, bipartisan staff meetings that began Monday to negotiate a compromise aviation bill could lay the groundwork for a bill to ride along with an appropriations agreement into law, Sen. John Thune (R-S.D.) told Bloomberg Government.

Senator Gary Peters (D-MI) Talks Self-Driving Cars

Senators, industry and interest groups continue their negotiations over the chamber’s self-driving car bill AV START (S. 1885).
Sen. Gary Peters (D-Mich.), a co-author of the bill, returned in August from a five-day motorcycle tour of Michigan where he had long stretches of road to think about how autonomous technology could be deployed.
Bloomberg Government’s Shaun Courtney recently sat down with Peters in his Washington office to talk about his love of motorcycles, and how riding influenced his approach to writing the AV START legislation.

Democrats Tops in Cash Among Midterm Election House Challengers

Democrats dominate the best-funded House candidates seeking to unseat incumbents in November.

All 25 challengers with the most campaign cash-on-hand are Democrats, as are all but three of the 46 with at least $500,000 in their accounts, according to a Bloomberg Government review of reports filed with the Federal Election Commission.

Formerly ‘Unacceptable’ Trump’s With Roby in Alabama Runoff

How much is a presidential endorsement tweet worth? Rep. Martha Roby (R-Ala.) is about to find out.

Less than two years after castigating candidate Donald Trump as an “unacceptable” Republican nominee for president, Roby now has Trump’s backing as she tries to keep her seat in Tuesday’s Republican runoff against ex-Rep. Bobby Bright.