In a critical effort to restore recently destroyed protections for workers, a group of lawmakers has introduced the Accurate Workplace Injury and Illness Records Restoration Act to deal with the problem of preventable injuries.
In a critical effort to restore recently destroyed protections for workers, a group of lawmakers has introduced the Accurate Workplace Injury and Illness Records Restoration Act to deal with the problem of preventable injuries.
More than a dozen states and the District of Columbia filed a motion on Thursday to intervene in the appeal of a lawsuit targeting the Affordable Care Act’s cost-sharing reduction payments, which have become a focal point for how President Donald Trump plans to treat the 2010 health care law.
More than a dozen states and the District of Columbia filed a motion on Thursday to intervene in the appeal of a lawsuit targeting the Affordable Care Act’s cost-sharing reduction payments, which have become a focal point for how President Donald Trump plans to treat the 2010 health care law.
The Senate Finance Committee on Thursday unanimously advanced legislation aimed at improving care for people with chronic illnesses, part of a bipartisan effort that has advanced even as Republicans and Democrats fight over the future of the Affordable Care Act.
The Senate Finance Committee on Thursday unanimously advanced legislation aimed at improving care for people with chronic illnesses, part of a bipartisan effort that has advanced even as Republicans and Democrats fight over the future of the Affordable Care Act.
Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin on Thursday told lawmakers that the Trump administration does not support reinstating the firewall between investment and commercial banking required under the Depression-era Glass-Steagall Act, clarifying previous remarks from White House officials that indicated a preference for reinstating the law that was repealed in 1999.
Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin on Thursday told lawmakers that the Trump administration does not support reinstating the firewall between investment and commercial banking required under the Depression-era Glass-Steagall Act, clarifying previous remarks from White House officials that indicated a preference for reinstating the law that was repealed in 1999.
The House Ways and Means Committee's first major tax reform hearing illustrated the work still ahead for Republican lawmakers as they attempt to overhaul the tax code and reconcile their blueprint with the White House agenda. The Thursday hearing also called into focus the high-pressure timeline they face to meet business expectations on enacting changes.
The House Ways and Means Committee's first major tax reform hearing illustrated the work still ahead for Republican lawmakers as they attempt to overhaul the tax code and reconcile their blueprint with the White House agenda. The Thursday hearing also called into focus the high-pressure timeline they face to meet business expectations on enacting changes.
With the Trump administration's proposed ban on laptops and other large electronic devices on flights to the U.S. from Europe reportedly in limbo, a new Morning Consult/POLITICO survey finds almost half of Americans support the policy.
With the Trump administration's proposed ban on laptops and other large electronic devices on flights to the U.S. from Europe reportedly in limbo, a new Morning Consult/POLITICO survey finds almost half of Americans support the policy.
The top trade official in President Donald Trump's administration told congressional leaders Thursday that he intends to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement, meaning formal talks with Mexico and Canada could begin as soon as August.
The top trade official in President Donald Trump's administration told congressional leaders Thursday that he intends to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement, meaning formal talks with Mexico and Canada could begin as soon as August.
In this politically divisive era, there are few issues which garner as wide support across parties, regions and states as infrastructure investment. However, even that support has not yielded much more than promises. We can’t pave streets with promises.
In this politically divisive era, there are few issues which garner as wide support across parties, regions and states as infrastructure investment. However, even that support has not yielded much more than promises. We can’t pave streets with promises.
In these hyper-partisan times, all can agree that investment in infrastructure benefits all Americans, creates jobs and strengthens the U.S. economy. All can also agree that policymakers should strive to create an investment-friendly regulatory environment that leads to more infrastructure deployment, not less.
In these hyper-partisan times, all can agree that investment in infrastructure benefits all Americans, creates jobs and strengthens the U.S. economy. All can also agree that policymakers should strive to create an investment-friendly regulatory environment that leads to more infrastructure deployment, not less.
The Trump administration on Wednesday signaled it would prefer to rely on private funding or public-private partnerships for infrastructure projects, but also said a tax on gasoline is not off the table.
The Trump administration on Wednesday signaled it would prefer to rely on private funding or public-private partnerships for infrastructure projects, but also said a tax on gasoline is not off the table.
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Briefings

Tech Brief: FCC Faces Scrutiny for Reporter ‘Manhandling’ Incident

After the National Press Club issued a release reporting that a journalist had been “manhandled” by security guards at a Federal Communications Commission press conference, Sens. Tom Udall (D-N.M.) and Maggie Hassan (D-N.H.) wrote a letter asking FCC Chairman Ajit Pai for details surrounding the incident and assurances it won’t happen again. They requested a response by May 26.

Finance Brief: Week in Review & What’s Ahead

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin told lawmakers that the Trump administration does not support reinstating the firewall between investment and commercial banking required under the Depression-era Glass-Steagall Act, clarifying previous remarks from White House officials that indicated a preference for reinstating the law that was repealed in 1999.

Health Brief: Week in Review & What’s Ahead

The Senate GOP’s working group on health care is still discussing how to craft a bill to replace the Affordable Care Act, but lawmakers are also focused on a short-term fix to stabilize the individual insurance markets next year. The fix needs to come before June 21, insurers’ deadline for deciding whether to participate in the exchanges for 2018.

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