White House Backs Adding Second Attack Sub to Expand Navy (2)

The Trump administration is reversing course and planning to ask Congress to fund two Virginia-class attack submarines this fiscal year, a step that could advance plans for a 500-ship Navy.

What to Know in Washington: Trump to Attend Election Hearing

President Donald Trump plans to travel to Pennsylvania today for a meeting of state Republican lawmakers examining accusations of election impropriety, according to three people familiar with the matter.

HEALTH CARE BRIEFING: Biden Grows Health Team; Works with HHS

The Biden transition team has added five people to its Health and Human Services review unit and is likely to add more in the coming days, two former HHS officials familiar with President-elect Joe Biden’s plans said.

College Groups Ask Biden to Drop Curbs on Foreign Students (1)

College groups are asking the incoming Biden administration to reverse recent rules they say threaten to dampen the prospects of international enrollment at U.S. colleges.

What to Know in Washington: Biden Begins Formal Transition

President-elect Joe Biden and his team will begin to delve into Donald Trump’s coronavirus vaccine planning and assess the condition of federal agencies after the president relented and allowed the transition planning to begin.

HEALTH CARE BRIEFING: Vaccine Success Hinges on Schools, Offices

Employers and schools will do more in the effort to get Americans to roll up their sleeves for a Covid-19 shot than a universal vaccination mandate, legal scholars and public health officials said.

Trump’s ‘Drain the Swamp’ Agency Moves Ripe for Biden Reversal

Agencies uprooted by the Trump administration moved to the middle of the country are facing deep staff recruitment challenges, with critics of the moves hoping President-elect Joe Biden can reverse them.

Biden’s Homeland Pick Mayorkas Faces Narrow Confirmation Path

Alejandro Mayorkas, Joe Biden’s nominee to lead the Homeland Security Department, faces a tough confirmation if the Senate rests in Republican hands, several lobbyists and former DHS officials say.

Uncalled Races Won’t Alter Slim Majorities in Congress (Podcast)

Bloomberg Government’s Kyle Trygstad and Greg Giroux discuss where things stand in the counting of congressional race votes on the latest episode of Downballot Counts.

Congress Diversifies With Influx of New Members Elected in 2020

The incoming Congress will reflect an increasingly diversified nation, with record numbers of women and gay and lesbian members, as well as more ethnic and racial minorities.
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