Democratic Senator Warns White House He Opposes Top FDA Choice

A senior Democratic senator is pushing back on President Joe Biden’s likely choice to lead the Food and Drug Administration, potentially complicating Robert Califf’s confirmation before he’s even officially nominated.

Michigan Maps Offer Incumbent Bloodbath: Ballots & Boundaries

Taking line-drawing from the hands of Michigan politicians has set up an incumbent culling, with half of the U.S. House delegation squaring off in citizens mapping the commission’s redistricting proposals.

Biden Border Pick Grilled on Immigration, Law Enforcement (1)

Critics of President Joe Biden’s handling of immigration got their first chance Tuesday to examine his nominee to head a key border agency.

What to Know in Washington: Biden Plans More Meetings on Agenda

President Joe Biden will continue courting Democratic progressives and moderates today, as he seeks to reach a deal to advance his economic agenda before the end of the month.

HEALTH CARE BRIEFING: Democrats Target Ban on Abortions Funds

Senate Democratic leaders are hoping to end the long-time prohibition on federal funds to support abortion services, setting up a fight with Republicans and a key member of their own party over fiscal year 2022 spending.

Construction Firms, States Fret as Highway Patch Nears Lapse

Some states are struggling to plan future road and bridge projects without assurance that long-term federal funds will be available in the coming months.

Army’s Quest to Muscle Up Stirs Row Over U.S.-Made Fitness Gear

Not all fitness equipment is created equal, especially for soldiers training to go to war.

Senior House Democrats Announce Retirements Ahead of Midterms

Both parties are watching to see who’s next after three senior House Democrats announced their retirements in the past week.

Green Card Salvage Pitched in Homeland Security Funding Bill (1)

U.S. officials could salvage unused green cards from the past two years under a Senate spending bill released Monday.

Highway Fund Gets $4.5 Billion Infusion as Program Lapse Looms

The Highway Trust Fund’s balance increased by $4.5 billion last month, giving lawmakers potential space to temporarily extend the authorization for surface transportation programs again as the infrastructure bill hangs in the balance.
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