Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) is poised to file cloture today on a measure to fund the government through Dec. 16, setting up a vote as soon as Tuesday on a package that will likely include permitting reform legislation sponsored by Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.). (Roll Call) Aside from the permitting reform, House appropriators are also mulling tying $200 million for the Jackson, Miss., water crisis response to the must-pass legislation. (Politico)
The House is set to vote today on a policing and public safety package after moderates and progressives announced a deal on the issue yesterday. The four bills would fund recruitment and training programs, address mental health issues and increase police accountability protocols. (Politico)
A federal appeals court is allowing the Justice Department to continue using classified documents seized at Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago home as part of its criminal investigation into the former president’s handling of government materials, limiting his options to block the federal probe. (CNN) On the civil front, New York Attorney General Letitia James filed a $250 million lawsuit accusing Trump and three of his adult children of fraud in their business practices at the Trump Organization. (The Washington Post)
The United States and Iran clashed on security and human rights on Wednesday, with Iran’s president demanding U.S. guarantees to revive the 2015 Iran nuclear deal and the U.S. president vowing Tehran would never get an atomic bomb.
The House select committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, insurrection has reached an agreement with Virginia “Ginni” Thomas, the wife of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, to be interviewed by the panel in coming weeks, according to her attorney and another person familiar with the agreement.
The House on Wednesday passed a set of electoral reforms aimed at shoring up ambiguities and archaic language in the presidential certification process, some of which former President Donald Trump and his allies tried to exploit in their efforts to overturn the 2020 election.
The Senate voted on Wednesday to approve an international climate treaty for the first time in 30 years, agreeing in a rare bipartisan deal to phase out of the use of planet-warming industrial chemicals commonly found in refrigerators and air-conditioners.
Chuck Schumer concedes that forcing the GOP to vote on same-sex marriage protections before the election would have been the “easy thing.” Instead he took the path that defied his reputation as the Senate’s campaigner-in-chief.
The House Freedom Caucus is so far refusing to back GOP Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) for speaker should its party win back the majority — testing what commitments it can leverage in exchange for its members’ support.
U.S. Capitol Police Officer Eugene Goodman, who is credited with protecting members of Congress during the attack on the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, by diverting rioters from the floor of the Senate, testified Wednesday at the trial of one of the men who led the mob he faced down.
A 98-day stretch of declines in the average U.S. national gasoline price ended on Wednesday, a sign that the effect of falling fuel costs, which have recently helped temper overall inflation, might be waning.
In his first TV appearance since a court-authorized search of his Florida home last month, Donald Trump reasserted Wednesday that any documents taken from the White House to Mar-a-Lago were declassified while he was in office, adding that a president can carry that out “even by thinking about it.”
Fundraising for one of Donald Trump’s biggest political action committees has slowed dramatically in recent months, according to new election filings, in an early sign that the former president’s escalating legal troubles may be damaging his prospects with donors.
For two decades, campaign after campaign, Republican politicians have floated the idea of privatizing government entitlement programs including Social Security and Medicare. And campaign after campaign — from Paul Ryan to George W. Bush — it’s been a loser.
Campaigning for a northwestern Ohio congressional seat, Republican J.R. Majewski presents himself as an Air Force combat veteran who deployed to Afghanistan after the 9/11 terrorist attacks, once describing “tough” conditions including a lack of running water that forced him to go more than 40 days without a shower.
Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin (R) was in Washington on Wednesday evening to participate in a Q&A with the American Opportunity Alliance, an exclusive group of wealthy Republican donors who provide millions of dollars in crucial funding to the party’s top presidential contenders.
Outgoing Republican Gov. Doug Ducey of Arizona offered an implicit rebuke of the direction that former President Donald Trump has taken the GOP during a Tuesday speech at the Reagan Library, warning against leaders in his party who have morphed into “bullies” as well as candidates who are “more defined by their attitudes than the policies they propose.”
A Georgia county has validated 15,000 to 20,000 registered voters whose status was challenged ahead of the Nov. 8 midterm election, officials said on Wednesday, leaving another 16,000 pending cases to resolve, according to the group leading the challenge.
Florida’s attorney general on Wednesday asked the Supreme Court to decide whether states have the right to regulate how social media companies moderate content on their services. The move sends one of the most controversial debates of the internet age to the country’s highest court.
A Message From the Walton Family Foundation:
The Clean Water Act has strong national support – from Arizona to Pennsylvania and everywhere in between. In October, the Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in a case that could gut the law. The Clean Water Act is designed to protect our rivers, streams, and lakes. Research by Morning Consult for the Walton Family Foundation shows that at least four-in-five adults want the EPA to continue taking the lead to protect clean water.
A coalition of five dozen civil rights organizations is blasting Silicon Valley’s biggest social media companies for not taking more aggressive measures to counter election misinformation on their platforms in the months leading up to November’s midterm elections.
As both parties begin to blitz the competitive battleground with ads, Republicans continue to be the party playing more offense, linking Democratic incumbents to “wasteful spending” and more IRS funding in the just-passed reconciliation bill.
The 2016 and 2020 presidential elections left many Americans wondering whether polling still works. Pre-election polls in both years struggled to capture the strength of support for former President Donald Trump and other Republican candidates.
It’s the personal vs. the partisan in Georgia’s Senate race, where the candidates are close in support, but voters’ rationales for supporting each of them are quite different. Democratic Sen. Raphael Warnock has better favorable ratings and character measures, while GOP challenger Herschel Walker’s voters have eyes on Washington and a chance for a Republican Senate.