What to Know in Washington


What to know in Washington

What to Know in Washington gives you a head start on the day with reporting on the most important stories from Capitol Hill and the White House. From K Street to the White House to the Capitol to the Supreme Court, What to Know in Washington is your daily dose of need-to-know information from Bloomberg Government.

Place Your Bets on Alabama or New York: Ballots & Boundaries

As we get closer to the promised release of official 2020 Census numbers, politicians in Alabama and New York have reason to sweat a bit.

What to Know in Washington: Businesses to Reap Earmark Benefits

Businesses could end up the big winners in the of return of earmarks even though lawmakers specifically limited funding for these projects to state and local governments and non-profit groups.

What to Know in Washington: Biden Works to Deliver on Climate

President Joe Biden aims to prove to the world this week that the U.S. has rejoined the international fight against climate change by vowing cuts in greenhouse gas emissions that are both ambitious and achievable.

What to Know in Washington: Biden, Suga Meeting All About China

President Joe Biden’s effort to harness U.S. alliances in Asia to counter China will get a test run during his summit with Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga today -- his first in-person meeting with a foreign leader since taking office.

What to Know in Washington: Biden Climate Debut Risks Shortfall

John Kerry has been flying around the world trying to get some of the biggest polluters to step up their fight against climate change in time for a White House summit on April 22. If new goals are the measure of success, the meeting is shaping up to be a disappointment.

What to Know in Washington: Biden to Detail Afghanistan Exit

President Joe Biden will withdraw U.S. troops from Afghanistan by Sept. 11, the 20th anniversary of the terrorist attacks that precipitated the American invasion that ousted the country’s Taliban leadership, according to people familiar with the plan.

Arizona Says Keep Your Money, Zuckerberg: Ballots & Boundaries

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan, donated millions to organizations that helped communities pay for equipment, staff, and voter education for the 2020 election.

What to Know in Washington: GOP Has Entitlements Identity Crisis

Republican lawmakers spent much of the last four years rebranding as a working-class party, following then-President Donald Trump’s lead on things like immigration and tariffs and setting aside their push to cut spending on Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid.

What to Know in Washington: Biden Eyes $715 Billion for Pentagon

President Joe Biden plans to request $715 billion for his first Pentagon budget, a decrease from Trump-era spending trends, three people familiar with the plans said.

What to Know in Washington: Biden to Impose Firearm Restrictions

President Joe Biden today will announce that he’s taking executive actions to tighten gun restrictions, including stopping the proliferation of so-called ghost guns, according to administration officials.
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