Biden Immigration Agenda Gets Boost as Border Chief Confirmed

Chris Magnus will take the helm of U.S. Customs and Border Protection as commissioner amid record border crossings and persistent public scrutiny after winning Senate confirmation.

Lawmakers Reach Deal on Debt Limit; Defense Compromise Detailed

Lawmakers announced a deal to resolve the debt ceiling and released a compromise annual defense policy bill, both pieces of legislation with pressing deadlines that have evaded agreement for weeks. Meanwhile, President Joe Biden in a two-hour call with Russian President Vladimir Putin said the U.S. would respond strongly to any attack on Ukraine.

Ocean Carriers Resist Shipping Rules Advancing in Congress (1)

Senators, in the face of pushback from the shipping industry, plan to introduce bipartisan legislation to help the Federal Maritime Commission crack down on unfair ocean carrier practices.

Federal Funding Sought to Protect Threatened Election Officials

Federal election officials are seeking expedited legal guidance from the Government Accountability Office on whether funds allocated to states for election administration can be used to pay for personal security purposes.

Congresswoman Expects No Minnesota Miracle: Ballots & Boundaries

Rep. Angie Craig‘s congressional future may be decided by a five-judge panel appointed by the Minnesota Supreme Court.

What to Know in Washington: Biden, Putin to Speak Amid Tensions

President Joe Biden will speak today with Russian President Vladimir Putin as tensions flare between the nations. At the Capitol, lawmakers are weighing plans to tie the effort to raise the debt ceiling to a must-pass defense policy bill.

HEALTH CARE BRIEFING: Biden Prods Senate to Act on Drug Prices

President Joe Biden said prescription drug prices in the U.S. are excessively high and that his expansive tax and spending bill would help lower costs, as he prodded the Senate to pass the legislation.

Democrats Rush to Confirm Biden Picks as Year-End Deadline Looms

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer is employing a two-pronged strategy to confirm more of President Joe Biden’s nominees before the end of the year, when many will have to be returned to the White House and renominated.

Schumer Aims for Holiday Deadline; U.S. to Boycott Beijing Games

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer is sticking to his plan to pass President Joe Biden’s tax and spending measure by Christmas, despite a full agenda confronting lawmakers in the coming weeks. Meanwhile, the Biden administration officially announced it won’t send officials to the Beijing Winter Olympics in February, although U.S. athletes are still s...

What to Know in Washington: Biden on Road to Tout Infrastructure

President Joe Biden will look to sell his economic agenda to the public this week, speaking today about how his tax and spending plan aims to reduce the cost of prescription drugs and on Wednesday about the benefits of the bipartisan infrastructure law. Meanwhile, the president is preparing for a video call with President Vladimir…
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