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  • GOP skeptic outlines blueprint for convincing House Republicans on new Ukraine aid 11/29/2023
    A Republican at the center of the House fight over renewing Ukraine aid is making his case for a slimmed down funding package that can win GOP support. Rep. Mike Garcia (R-Calif.) laid out the potential solution in a new memo obtained by POLITICO and plans to circulate it among House Republicans. The proposal focuses […]
  • Lawmakers warn Hill leaders against linking surveillance program to massive defense bill 11/29/2023
    More than 50 lawmakers are urging congressional leaders to avoid linking a soon-to-expire surveillance program to a massive defense policy bill. The letter — spearheaded by Reps. Warren Davidson (R-Ohio) and Zoe Lofgren (D-Calif.) — comes as Congress has a matter of weeks before the end-of-the-year deadline to reauthorize Section 702. The authority is meant […]
  • Inside the left's border backlash 11/29/2023
    Activists and Democratic senators are sounding alarms about the outlines of a potential Senate deal.
  • Activists wanted a Middle East cease-fire. They got something else from Dems. 11/29/2023
    Hill Democrats, staring down an influential young bloc of their base voters infuriated by the party’s handling of the war, have no clear consensus on how to respond.
  • Why Senate Dems are prepared to swallow a border policy compromise 11/28/2023
    In addition to helping embattled US allies, Senate Dems believe changes could help cool border politics in battleground states ahead of 2024.
  • Top Biden Labor nominee falls on Senate floor 11/28/2023
    One of President Joe Biden's top Labor Department nominees went down on the Senate floor on Tuesday after two Democrats voted with Republicans to block the nomination. Sens. Joe Manchin of West Virginia and Bob Menendez of New Jersey both voted against advancing the nomination of Jose Javier Rodriguez to be the assistant secretary of […]
  • Democrat starts official clock for Santos expulsion vote 11/28/2023
    Fierce Democratic critics of Rep. George Santos have officially triggered another push to expel him — the most serious threat against the indicted lawmaker to date. The privileged motion, led by Reps. Robert Garcia (D-Calif.) and Dan Goldman (D-N.Y.), means the House must act on expulsion within two legislative days. That’s almost exactly two weeks […]
  • Haines and Trump official set to brief House panel on spy powers 11/28/2023
    Two intelligence chiefs, one current and one former, are expected to separately brief the House Judiciary Committee Tuesday night on proposed changes to a controversial surveillance law. Director of National Intelligence (DNI) Avril Haines and former Trump administration DNI John Ratcliffe will join a steady stream of experts appearing before Judiciary members as Congress remains […]
  • Senate Judiciary chief plans new push for Supreme Court ethics subpoenas 11/28/2023
    Senate Judiciary Committee Chair Dick Durbin plans to take up subpoenas for conservative judicial activist Leonard Leo and Texas billionaire Harlan Crow during the panel's Thursday morning meeting. “That’s the plan,” Durbin told reporters on Tuesday. Durbin had said on Monday that there is “no evidence” either of the targets of the subpoenas are cooperating […]
  • Two lawmakers report office vandalism over their pro-Israel stances 11/28/2023
    Two lawmakers announced their district offices were targeted by protesters who object to their pro-Israel stances on the ongoing conflict with Hamas. "They might dress it up and try to make it look cute, but really it's just insidious language that makes us all less safe," said Rep. Greg Landsman (D-Ohio), who represents a Cincinnati-area […]