What’s Next in ‘Never-Never Land’: Ballots & Boundaries (1)

What to Know in Washington: Potential Hurdles on Infrastructure

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer’s (D-N.Y.) plan to pass a $550 billion infrastructure bill this week hit a potential obstacle from a surprising source when a key Republican announced he tested positive for Covid-19 and would quarantine for 10 days.

HEALTH CARE BRIEFING: House Eyes Drug Cost Cap in Employer Plans

House Democrats agree with employer, labor and consumer groups that commercial health plans should be included in sweeping health-care legislation designed to curb drug prices, according to sources.

Meet the Technocrat Who Keeps Killing Trump Voter Fraud Claims

Christopher Thomas took a consulting gig last year thinking he’d use his decades of experience as Michigan’s elections director to help Detroit prepare for a recount.

Energy Cyber Role Unfilled Over Power Struggle as Hacks Increase

A showdown is brewing between Congress and the Biden administration over whether a political appointee or a nonpartisan civil servant should lead the Energy Department’s cybersecurity office, a role that’s become critically important given the increased frequency of cyberattacks on energy infrastructure.

Advocates Restart Border Suit After Negotiations Hit Impasse (1)

Immigrants’ rights advocates are pushing ahead with litigation against the Biden administration after negotiations over ending or narrowing a U.S.-Mexico border restriction “reached an impasse,” according to a court filing.

What to Know in Washington: Senate Poised to Pass Infrastructure

The Senate is heading toward passage this week of the $550 billion infrastructure bill that would provide the biggest infusion of federal spending on public works in decades and mark a major milestone for President Joe Biden’s economic agenda.

HEALTH CARE BRIEFING: Biden’s Delta Struggles Loom Over Agenda

President Joe Biden is struggling with a surge in coronavirus cases, an impending wave of evictions and spikes in consumer prices that have left the White House looking unprepared—and threaten to undercut months of more sure-handed work on the Covid-19 pandemic. The president surprised Congress last week with a last-minute plea to extend a federal…

Transit Boosted Over Last Highway Law in Infrastructure Deal

Funding for public transportation would see a boost from levels set by Congress in the last highway law under bipartisan infrastructure legislation proposed in the Senate.

What to Know in Washington: Biden Frustrates Allies on Evictions

The day before a moratorium on evictions is set to expire, President Joe Biden faces criticism from some of his allies for his hasty effort to preserve it -- and for not acting sooner to prevent what they view as an imminent housing crisis.
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