President Joe Biden said he’s optimistic that more Americans are getting back to work after the country’s unemployment rate fell in a mixed jobs report today. Meanwhile, the House next week may take up a compromise defense policy bill in order to overcome an impasse on the legislation in the Senate.
Lawmakers sent President Joe Biden a stopgap spending measure last night, avoiding a lapse in government funding that was set to expire after midnight tonight. Republicans are learning lessons from last month’s elections, and are pushing to make education a central feature of their 2022 campaigns.
Hospital and provider groups are growing fearful that Congress won’t act to prevent billions in cuts to Medicare payments scheduled to start next year after lawmakers failed to deal with them in a government spending bill that lawmakers cleared yesterday.
The U.S. government is less than two days from shutting down, as lawmakers yesterday continued to negotiate—without a deal—how to sustain funding for federal programs into January while appeasing Republicans who vowed to delay a vote. If a single Senate Republican votes against unanimous consent, the chamber would need to begin a process that would…
The U.S. Supreme Court’s conservatives suggested they are poised to curb abortion rights and uphold Mississippi’s ban on the procedure after 15 weeks of pregnancy, as the court tackled its most consequential reproductive-rights case in a generation.
More than 20 House Democrats, including several facing tough re-elections, are asking Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) to allow votes on legislation to ease supply chain bottlenecks that have led to shortages, shipping delays and rising inflation and have contributed to a decline in President Joe Biden’s approval ratings.
The Wisconsin Supreme Court’s decision to adopt a minimal approach to redrawing the state’s political districts is a win for Republicans and a setback for Democrats, who could lose one of their three current congressional seats in the state next year as the party labors to hold its slim House majority.
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