Congress could pass separate legislation based on concepts included in the House Republican plan to replace the 2010 Dodd-Frank Act, House Financial Services Committee Chairman Jeb Hensarling said Tuesday, although such a move would be part of a "long game" strategy.
Congress could pass separate legislation based on concepts included in the House Republican plan to replace the 2010 Dodd-Frank Act, House Financial Services Committee Chairman Jeb Hensarling said Tuesday, although such a move would be part of a "long game" strategy.
The Trump administration’s budget proposal followed through on campaign promises to cut spending at the Environmental Protection Agency and to shift away from climate change programs, but still drew criticism Tuesday from Republicans whose constituents could be affected by the proposed cuts.
The Trump administration’s budget proposal followed through on campaign promises to cut spending at the Environmental Protection Agency and to shift away from climate change programs, but still drew criticism Tuesday from Republicans whose constituents could be affected by the proposed cuts.
The border adjustment tax came into focus at a House Ways and Means Committee hearing Tuesday that illuminated the challenge it faces as a politically fraught linchpin of the House GOP tax overhaul effort.
The border adjustment tax came into focus at a House Ways and Means Committee hearing Tuesday that illuminated the challenge it faces as a politically fraught linchpin of the House GOP tax overhaul effort.
Former Central Intelligence Agency Director John Brennan said concerns of Russian meddling in the 2016 elections are "well-founded," noting attempts to influence Americans involved in and close to President Donald Trump's campaign.
Former Central Intelligence Agency Director John Brennan said concerns of Russian meddling in the 2016 elections are "well-founded," noting attempts to influence Americans involved in and close to President Donald Trump's campaign.
U.S. foreign policy over the past two presidents has been difficult for leaders in post-Soviet countries to gauge. At various times, they have been friends when an airbase was needed, foes when abuses of human rights were reported and, more frequently, ignored as a strategic partner. The incoming administration inherits a sense of unease in the region but also opportunity.
U.S. foreign policy over the past two presidents has been difficult for leaders in post-Soviet countries to gauge. At various times, they have been friends when an airbase was needed, foes when abuses of human rights were reported and, more frequently, ignored as a strategic partner. The incoming administration inherits a sense of unease in the region but also opportunity.
The Trump administration and the House of Representatives asked an appeals court to continue to hold a case focused on certain Affordable Care Act payments, exacerbating insurers’ uncertainty ahead of an important June deadline.
The Trump administration and the House of Representatives asked an appeals court to continue to hold a case focused on certain Affordable Care Act payments, exacerbating insurers’ uncertainty ahead of an important June deadline.
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Briefings

Washington Brief: Montana GOP Candidate in Today’s Special Election Charged With Assaulting Journalist

Greg Gianforte, the GOP candidate in a special House election in Montana, was charged with a misdemeanor for allegedly assaulting a journalist who was asking him about the recent Congressional Budget Office estimate of the American Health Care Act. Gianforte faces Democrat Rob Quist in today’s election to fill the seat left vacant by Ryan Zinke, who now serves as head of the Interior Department.

Washington Brief: Trump Calls Naming of Special Counsel the ‘Greatest Witch Hunt of a Politician’ in U.S. History

Robert Mueller, a former Federal Bureau of Investigation director, was named special counsel by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein to oversee the FBI’s investigation into Russian connections to President Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign. Trump responded on Twitter by saying the naming of a special counsel is “the single greatest witch hunt of a politician in American history!”

Washington Brief: Chaffetz Demands FBI Turn Over All Records of Comey’s Meetings With Trump

A memo written in February by now-former Federal Bureau of Investigation Director James Comey says President Donald Trump urged him to abandon an FBI investigation into former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn. House Oversight Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) demanded that the FBI turn over all documents related to meetings between Trump and Comey.

Washington Brief: Trump Defends Sharing Intelligence on ISIS With Russian Officials

President Donald Trump revealed classified information to Russia’s foreign minister and ambassador during a White House meeting last week, jeopardizing a source of intelligence on the Islamic State and drawing criticism from Republicans such as Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Bob Corker. Trump later said on Twitter that he has an “absolute right” to share “facts” with Russia.

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