What to Know in Washington: Democrats Are Slow to Ax Trump Rules

Democratic lawmakers are largely passing on opportunities within their control to swiftly overturn Trump administration regulations they loathe, even as the easiest path to do so is about to expire.

Trump Campaign Fundraising Tactic Enters Congressional Spotlight

A leading Democrat plans to introduce legislation to ban the practice of campaigns automatically collecting recurring contributions, following a unanimous recommendation by the Federal Election Commission.

Tech Targeted on Antitrust, Liability After Facebook’s Trump Ban

Lawmakers seized on Facebook’s latest political clash this week to renew a push to regulate large technology platforms, brandishing legislative threats to update antitrust statutes and limit a coveted liability shield to curtail the companies’ power.

What to Know in Washington: Audit-the-Rich Target is Tall Order

President Joe Biden’s plan to raise $700 billion over a decade from increased tax audits of the wealthy and corporations -- a major funding source for his economic-investment proposals -- will probably take years to bear fruit and faces skepticism that the figure is realistic.

Women Break Ground in Shaping Infrastructure Plans in Congress

President Joe Biden and men on powerful House and Senate committees are laying out their visions of an ambitious infrastructure strategy they want to get enacted this year. But women are likely to steer much of the work as Congress gets ready to begin moving legislation that could cost in the trillions of dollars.

PAC Giving to GOP Dives as Companies Retrench After Jan. 6 Riots

Political action committee contributions to congressional lawmakers fell sharply in the first three months of the year, with Republicans taking the brunt of the plunge as a result of the fallout from the 2020 election and the Jan. 6 Capitol riot.

Former Top Senate Aides, Climate Activists Form Lobbying Firm

Pioneer Public Affairs formally launched Thursday with a focus on progressive, climate, and clean energy clients.

This Is IT: Biden to Tap Tech Fund for Cyber, Covid-19 Recovery

The Biden administration’s top technology officials announced plans to use the Technology Modernization Fund (TMF) to strengthen the federal government’s cyber defenses and respond to the Covid-19 pandemic.

What to Know in Washington: Michigan Democrats Face Disruption

Detroit-area Democrats are at risk of losing one of their seats a few years after netting major wins in the suburbs, with Michigan one of seven states whose House delegation will decrease in reapportionment.

Detroit-Area Democrats Set for Disruption With State’s Seat Loss

Detroit-area Democrats are at risk of losing one of their seats a few years after netting major wins in the suburbs, with Michigan one of seven states whose House delegation will decrease in reapportionment.
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