Courting Hispanic Vote in 2022, GOP Talks Tough on Texas Border

House Republicans hope their continued spotlight on the increase in immigrants at the southern border and their support of President Trump’s policies there will resonate with a coveted constituency—Hispanic voters in Texas.

Rural Broadband Fix Gets Year-End Priority for Farm Panel Chair

The top Democrat on the House Agriculture Committee is pressing to expand by the end of the year high-speed internet access to all 24 million Americans without it.

DOD to Flex CSO Fast-Track Buying Powers for Consulting Services

U.S. Space Force, an arm of the Defense Department, is considering contracting for management consulting services using a novel procurement strategy typically reserved for cutting-edge commercial technologies.

Internal Census Emails Show Bureau Concern Over Data Fuzzing

The U.S. Census Bureau expert in charge of providing redistricting data to states raised alarm that a new privacy-protecting process could hurt small towns and make data too inaccurate for redrawing district maps, internal emails show.

What to Know in Washington: Biden Calls For Police-Reform Bill

President Joe Biden said the conviction of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin was “a giant step forward in the march toward justice in America,” and called on lawmakers to ensure the legacy of George Floyd wasn’t his murder, but lasting law-enforcement reform.

HEALTH CARE BRIEFING: Dueling Fentanyl Ban Extensions Offered

The House and Senate are moving forward with dueling extensions of a ban on highly addictive fentanyl analogues that expires on May 6.

Lobbying Firms Prosper as Biden, Congress Push Ambitious Agenda

Lobbying firms in Washington posted revenue gains in the first quarter of the year as President Joe Biden moved to implement his ambitious agenda with congressional Democrats, who preside over narrow majorities in both chambers.

DHS Plans $300 Million Law Enforcement Data Analytics Platform

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), an arm of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), seeks up to three industry partners to help it build the agency’s next-generation investigations support platform.

Place Your Bets on Alabama or New York: Ballots & Boundaries

As we get closer to the promised release of official 2020 Census numbers, politicians in Alabama and New York have reason to sweat a bit.

What to Know in Washington: Businesses to Reap Earmark Benefits

Businesses could end up the big winners in the of return of earmarks even though lawmakers specifically limited funding for these projects to state and local governments and non-profit groups.
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