President Donald Trump enters the White House with only two of his nominees approved by the Senate, after Democrats on Friday followed through with their pledge to delay confirmation for a handful of administration picks they find objectionable.
President Donald Trump enters the White House with only two of his nominees approved by the Senate, after Democrats on Friday followed through with their pledge to delay confirmation for a handful of administration picks they find objectionable.
A key independent financial agency shifted into Republican hands Friday as President Donald Trump assumed office. Christopher Giancarlo, the lone GOP member of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, became acting chairman at the CFTC, succeeding Timothy Massad.
A key independent financial agency shifted into Republican hands Friday as President Donald Trump assumed office. Christopher Giancarlo, the lone GOP member of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, became acting chairman at the CFTC, succeeding Timothy Massad.
President Donald Trump's inauguration speech did not mention specific policies for energy or the environment, but the new administration posted an "America First Energy Plan" on WhiteHouse.gov immediately after the 45th president was sworn in.
President Donald Trump's inauguration speech did not mention specific policies for energy or the environment, but the new administration posted an "America First Energy Plan" on WhiteHouse.gov immediately after the 45th president was sworn in.
In one of his final acts as president, Barack Obama signed H.R. 39 into law on Friday morning, making the Presidential Innovation Fellows program permanent. The program is designed to give the federal government an avenue to attract and hire tech engineers and entrepreneurs.
In one of his final acts as president, Barack Obama signed H.R. 39 into law on Friday morning, making the Presidential Innovation Fellows program permanent. The program is designed to give the federal government an avenue to attract and hire tech engineers and entrepreneurs.
I write to you today on behalf of the National Association of Federally-Insured Credit Unions, the only trade association exclusively representing the interests of our nation’s federally-insured credit unions at the federal level. We would like to thank you for your focus on small businesses, jobs, and the economy as well as your commitment to reduce our nation’s regulatory burden.
I write to you today on behalf of the National Association of Federally-Insured Credit Unions, the only trade association exclusively representing the interests of our nation’s federally-insured credit unions at the federal level. We would like to thank you for your focus on small businesses, jobs, and the economy as well as your commitment to reduce our nation’s regulatory burden.
Whenever I think of our current health insurance system, I’m reminded of Jenga, the old wooden block-stacking game. Shifting just one piece of the shaky tower can result in collapse.
Whenever I think of our current health insurance system, I’m reminded of Jenga, the old wooden block-stacking game. Shifting just one piece of the shaky tower can result in collapse.
Replacing the visa lottery system frequently used by the tech industry to hire high-skilled foreign workers would reduce the ability of U.S. companies to innovate and create jobs, according to a report published Thursday by the National Foundation for American Policy.
Replacing the visa lottery system frequently used by the tech industry to hire high-skilled foreign workers would reduce the ability of U.S. companies to innovate and create jobs, according to a report published Thursday by the National Foundation for American Policy.
In between responding to Democratic attacks on his business leadership, Treasury Secretary designate Steven Mnuchin on Thursday commented on the incoming administration's views on a range of policy issues that fall under the Treasury Department's jurisdiction. Here are some highlights.
In between responding to Democratic attacks on his business leadership, Treasury Secretary designate Steven Mnuchin on Thursday commented on the incoming administration's views on a range of policy issues that fall under the Treasury Department's jurisdiction. Here are some highlights.
Senate Democrats on Thursday kept up the critiques of President-elect Donald Trump’s pick to lead the Department of Health and Human Services, hosting witnesses in a Senate office building to talk about how the Affordable Care Act, Medicare and Medicaid helped make their health care more affordable.
Senate Democrats on Thursday kept up the critiques of President-elect Donald Trump’s pick to lead the Department of Health and Human Services, hosting witnesses in a Senate office building to talk about how the Affordable Care Act, Medicare and Medicaid helped make their health care more affordable.
Steven Mnuchin, President-elect Donald Trump's pick for treasury secretary, said Thursday he supports the Volcker Rule, but suggested that he wants to make some changes to the Dodd-Frank regulatory framework.
Steven Mnuchin, President-elect Donald Trump's pick for treasury secretary, said Thursday he supports the Volcker Rule, but suggested that he wants to make some changes to the Dodd-Frank regulatory framework.
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer on Thursday said Democrats are willing to vote on Inauguration Day to confirm two nominees for Donald Trump’s national security team, but he vowed to push for a “full and rigorous debate” on eight of the president-elect’s picks for other top administration posts.
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer on Thursday said Democrats are willing to vote on Inauguration Day to confirm two nominees for Donald Trump’s national security team, but he vowed to push for a “full and rigorous debate” on eight of the president-elect’s picks for other top administration posts.
Rick Perry, selected by President-elect Donald Trump to run the Department of Energy, understood the responsibilities of the job when he was picked, but he did not understand the severity of the challenges the department faces on nuclear infrastructure, a former transition team member told Morning Consult on Thursday.
Rick Perry, selected by President-elect Donald Trump to run the Department of Energy, understood the responsibilities of the job when he was picked, but he did not understand the severity of the challenges the department faces on nuclear infrastructure, a former transition team member told Morning Consult on Thursday.
Load More

Briefings

Brands Brief: Week in Review & What’s Ahead

Donald Trump was sworn in as the 45th president of the United States on Friday, which could ultimately be good news for the brands backing him on Inauguration Day. However, some clients are asking ad agencies to keep their brands away from news involving Trump, posing a challenge to ad agencies now that he’s the new commander-in-chief.

Health Brief: Week in Review & What’s Ahead

President Donald Trump did not mention health reform in his inaugural address, but he signed an executive order that night that aims to give federal agencies the authority to waive parts of the law they deem to be too expensive, among other changes. It’s unclear exactly how much additional power the order really gives agencies.

Washington Brief: Week in Review & What’s Ahead

It’s official: Donald Trump is the 45th president of the United States. He took the oath of office on Friday, turning the page on the mostly gridlock-ridden two terms of former President Barack Obama and ushering in a unified Republican government. In his remarks, Trump hit out at the Washington political establishment, accusing elites of abusing the trust of the American people. Touting his “America first” mindset, he pledged to bring jobs back to the U.S.

Load More