What to Know in Washington: Biden to Take Oath Amid Shut Capitol

Joe Biden will be sworn in as the 46th U.S. president today in an inaugural ceremony set to unfold under heavy security after weeks of tumult and unrest stoked by Donald Trump.

HEALTH CARE BRIEFING: Biden Vows Virus Fight Amid 400,000 Deaths

The U.S. has recorded 400,000 Covid-19 deaths, a sobering milestone that comes as the nation prepares to inaugurate a new president who has pledged to speed up delivery of vaccines and promote protective measures like mask-wearing as a patriotic duty.

GovCon Flash: HHS Plans $40 Billion CIO-SP4 RFP by February

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) plans to issue a request for proposal for the 10-year, $40 billion, Chief Information Officer - Solutions and Partners 4 (CIO-SP4) contract in early February. Brian Goodger, acting director of the National Institu...

Farm Panel Charts Bipartisan Path on Climate, Rural, Social Woes

The House Agriculture Committee plans to pursue climate change remedies, social justice, and aid for rural America in a sweeping agenda when Chairman David Scott (D-Ga.) and ranking member Glenn “GT” Thompson (R-Pa.) take over amid the coronavirus pandemic.

What to Know in Washington: Biden Begins Amid Division, Security

President-elect Joe Biden is set to arrive in Washington today, the eve of his inauguration, with the usual backdrop of celebrations and political comity replaced by a military lockdown.

HEALTH CARE BRIEFING: Biden Boosts Science in Contrast to Trump

The recent round of scientific nominations and vaccine plans announced by President-elect Joe Biden’s transition team indicate the incoming administration is vying to make good on promises to make science-based policy decisions.

Meatpackers Press for Covid-19 Vaccine to Protect Line Workers

Meatpacking workers and their employers are pushing to the front of the line for coronavirus vaccinations as state governments roll out their distribution plans to combat the pandemic.

Republicans Angry About Biden Lash Out At Each Other in Arizona

One day after Arizona’s 2021 state Legislature was sworn in, influential Republican senators subpoenaed voting equipment used in the presidential election with the aim of “confirming the results.”

Schumer’s Orbit of Lobbyists Poised to Gain From Leader’s Rise

A cadre of lobbyists with ties to Sen. Chuck Schumer may soon see their stars rise with the New York Democrat poised to become majority leader and heavily responsible for pushing through President-elect Joe Biden’s agenda.

What to Know in Washington: Biden’s Agenda Waits on Congress

The timing for both President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial and legislation to provide Americans with more Covid relief now largely depends on maneuvering by three of the most veteran legislative tacticians in Congress.
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