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.

What to Know in Washington: Inflation, Virus, Russia Snag Biden

The Biden administration is off to a rocky start in 2022 on fronts both domestic and foreign as inflation and Covid-19 surge, and the prospects for passing his signature economic package and a voting rights overhaul fall, all while Russia threatens an invasion of ally Ukraine.

GOP Line-Drawers Slammed by Ohio Court: Ballots & Boundaries

Say goodbye to Ohio’s very helpful-to-Republicans congressional district lines. The state Supreme Court says they’re too gerrymanderedto be constitutional.

What to Know in Washington: Biden Hits Setback on Voting Rights

President Joe Biden and congressional Democrats head into the weekend uncertain about the future of their voting rights push, after key Senate Democrats yesterday dashed hopes for a rules change to overcome Republican opposition. At the White House today, Biden plans to provide an update on the rollout of the bipartisan infrastructur...

What to Know in Washington: Democrats Make Voting Rights Gambit

Democrats are pushing forward with a plan today to advance voting rights priorities, but they still face long odds in the Senate to overcome Republican opposition. President Joe Biden’s pick to serve as Federal Reserve vice chair heads to the Senate today, where Lael Brainard plans to warn about the threat of inflation to the…

What to Know in Washington: Biden Faces Headways on Voting Push

President Joe Biden’s call for Democrats to push through voting rights legislation faces opposition within his caucus and a backlash from constituents and advocates. Meanwhile, the administration is preparing for an inflation report today that is likely to show consumer prices continue to climb at the fastest rate in decades — though...

What to Know in Washington: Biden Tees Up Voting-Rights Push

President Joe Biden travels to Georgia today for a speech on voting rights as Democrats work to advance legislation on Capitol Hill. Democrats are weighing changes to Senate rules in an effort to overcome Republican opposition to the legislation, but they face resistance from moderate members of their caucus.

What to Know in Washington: Democrats Turn to Voting Rights Push

Democrats this week will shift their focus from President Joe Biden’s stalled economic package toward legislation to overhaul U.S. elections and voting rights. The November midterm elections loom large as the House and Senate get the 2022 legislative session underway with debates over voting rights, fiscal 2022 spending plans, and ot...

Kentucky GOP Tweaks Lines to Back Up Barr: Ballots & Boundaries

Look for a final vote tomorrow in an unusual Saturday session as Kentucky Republicans fast-track a congressional redistr...

What to Know in Washington: States Speed Redistricting Suits

State courts juggling election priorities are speeding redistricting cases and frustrating lawyers looking to allege illegal gerrymandering. In Washington, the Biden administration is preparing guidance for private health plans and at-home Covid-19 test reimbursement, and meeting pushback from industry.

What to Know in Washington: Biden Plans Jan. 6 Critique of Trump

President Joe Biden in a speech this morning marking the first anniversary of the attack on the U.S. Capitol plans to criticize former President Donald Trump for his role in the riot that disrupted the certification of last year’s election. Speaker Nancy Pelosi and congressional Democrats are also planning a day of commemoration.