President-elect Donald Trump will tap former Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue to lead his Agriculture Department. Meanwhile, Noel Francisco, a top lawyer at Jones Day, has left the firm amid speculation that he too will join the administration.
President Barack Obama commuted the sentence of former Army soldier Chelsea Manning, who was convicted of leaking thousands of documents to WikiLeaks. Obama also pardoned former vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff James Cartwright, who leaked information to two reporters.
The number of House Democrats who plan to boycott President-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration ballooned over the weekend as the president-elect feuded with civil rights icon Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.). As of Tuesday morning, at least 40 Democratic lawmakers say they will skip Trump’s inauguration in protest.
The Senate voted 51-48 early Thursday to adopt a budget resolution that would allow Republicans to pass reconciliation legislation dismantling the Affordable Care Act. It is the GOP’s first major step toward repealing Obamacare.
Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) met with senior members of President-elect Donald Trump’s transition team to try to reconcile intra-party differences on reforming the tax code and repealing the Affordable Care Act.
Senate Republicans plan to begin holding confirmation hearings for President-elect Donald Trump’s Cabinet picks on Tuesday, despite calls from Democrats for a delay until the nominees have completed F.B.I. background checks.
President-elect Donald Trump and congressional leaders were briefed Friday on the U.S. intelligence community’s conclusions about Russian meddling in the U.S. election. The news came after it was reported that Russian officials congratulated themselves on Trump’s victory.
Top U.S. intelligence officials are slated to testify before the Senate Armed Services Committee this morning about Russia’s interference in the presidential election.
As Republicans meet with Vice President-elect Mike Pence to consider ways to repeal President Barack Obama’s signature health care law, the outgoing president will be on Capitol Hill Wednesday to huddle with Democrats about how to defend it.
House Republicans, defying Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.), voted for a proposal that would gut the Office of Congressional Ethics, an independent ethics watchdog established in 2008 in the aftermath of a series of corruption scandals that sent three members of Congress to jail.