New York Counts More Votes as Mail-in Mistake Laws Change (1)

More than 8,000 ballots that would have been tossed in the trash in years gone by actually got counted last year after New York changed its mail-in voting rules. Local election officials in New York now have the power to contact voters who omit secrecy envelopes, or forget to sign, or whose names became too…

Pentagon Told to Review, Fix F-35 Pilot Breathing Issues (1)

A House panel concerned about persistent problems with the on-board breathing system for F-35 Joint Strike Fighter pilots is directing the Pentagon to investigate and correct the issues.

What to Know in Washington: Biden’s Agenda Advances in Senate

President Joe Biden’s ambitious economic plans got a major push forward with the Senate voting to begin work on a $550 billion infrastructure bill and Democrats uniting behind a plan to muscle through a broader budget resolution to carry the party’s priorities.

HEALTH CARE BRIEFING: Doctors Win, Pharma Loses in Deal

Hospital and doctors’ groups successfully lobbied to save Covid-19 relief money earmarked for their members, while pharmaceutical companies are expected to lose billions of dollars as part of a bipartisan infrastructure deal struck yesterday.

House Democrats Hope to Defy History by Touting Legislative Wins

House Democrats’ ability to defy historical trends and retain the majority in 2022 may hinge on their success in passing ambitious legislation on issues such as infrastructure and taxes.

PAC Money Plunge Offset by Explosion in Online Campaign Giving

The steep dropoff in political action committee contributions to members of Congress this year likely won’t bring the same concerns for incumbents that it once might have.

Hospitals and Doctors Win, Pharma Loses in Infrastructure Deal

Hospital and doctors’ groups successfully lobbied to save Covid relief money earmarked for their members, while pharmaceutical companies are expected to lose billions of dollars as part of a bipartisan infrastructure deal struck Wednesday.

China’s Exclusion of Taiwan From WHO Spurs Senate Action (1)

Senators moved to pressure China to allow Taiwan to regain observer status at the World Health Organization, citing public health concerns during the global coronavirus pandemic.

What to Know in Washington: Lawmakers Narrow Infrastructure Gaps

Senators negotiating the terms of a $579 billion infrastructure plan chipped away at some of the issues that were holding up an agreement but have yet to find a breakthrough on other differences that would seal an agreement and lead to a vote on legislation.

HEALTH CARE BRIEFING: Infrastructure Gang Wants Pharma to Pay Up

Senators negotiating a bipartisan infrastructure deal are looking to pay for some of their package by curbing unpopular practices by pharmaceutical middlemen and drugmakers, putting industry groups on high alert. A bipartisan group of senators is finalizing details of a $579 billion package that would upgrade highways, bridges, and water systems, among...
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