Bloomberg Exclusives

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.

Under-the-Radar Races Could Upend Power in State Capitols

Democrats are vying to reverse a decade of diminishing power in state capitals by building on special-election victories and capitalizing on discontent with President Donald Trump.

Government Makeover Fans Look to Obama Era for Strategy

Republicans who want to expedite execution of President Donald Trump’s plan to merge several federal agencies are getting inspiration from an unlikely source: Senate Democrats under Obama.

Who Should File as a Foreign Agent Is a Tough One to Figure Out

A $39 billion merger needed U.S. government approval, so executives of Germany’s Deutsche Telekom asked for guidance on staying on the right side of American laws requiring agents of foreign government to file disclosure reports.