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Trump's plan to nix community block grants may be tough sell
President Donald Trump may have a tough time carrying out plans to kill a popular program that has helped build fire stations, provided meals to needy children and more
Huge cuts to food stamps part of Trump's budget proposal
Huge cuts to food stamps part of Trump budget proposal targeting benefit programs
GOP makes government funding offer excluding money for wall
Congressional Republicans have offered Democrats a government funding deal that does not include new funds for the construction of a border wall, according to congressional aides familiar with the offer. The move from GOP leaders comes as Capitol Hill scrambles to pass a government funding measure
Why the Dakota Access Pipeline May Not Proceed Imminently Despite Presidential Memo
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers may issue an easement in the coming days needed to finish the controversial Dakota Access Pipeline, according to two Republican lawmakers. But statements from the Army and the project's opponents indicate a decision is not imminent. The 1,172-mile, four-state crude
Projected 2016 Senate Race Winners
Republicans will keep control of the Senate, a surprising development after analysts predicted for months that Democrats would retake the chamber. The GOP also will maintain its majority in the House after losing far fewer seats than expected in that chamber as well. The Senate electoral map
Here's Who Members of Congress Want to See on the New $10 Bill
After the Treasury Department announced it would start printing new $10 bills with a woman on it, many members of Congress weighed in with recommendations. Here’s a list of who they’ve suggested so far: House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA): Frances Perkins During a briefing with reporters,
Attack in Paris
By MICHAEL FALCONE (@michaelpfalcone) NOTABLES WHITE HOUSE WEIGHS IN ON PARIS SHOOTING: “This is a terrible act of violence and one that we condemn in the strongest possible terms,” White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest said in an appearance on MSNBC this morning. “The thoughts...
By MICHAEL FALCONE (@michaelpfalcone) NOTABLES TODAY IN THE SENATE: This evening the Senate votes on the Keystone XL pipeline. There will be only one vote on final passage which requires 60 votes. According to ABC’s ARLETTE SAENZ, as of yesterday’s whip count, supporters only had...
Seasoned Senators Dole Out Advice: Avoid Mistakes And Dungeon Offices
Everyone’s a newbie at some point in their Senate career. After years on Capitol Hill , senators have come to learn a thing or two about surviving in the halls of Congress. As 12 senators-elect learned their way around the halls of the Senate this week during freshman orientation, several senators
Another White House vs. GOP Immigration Spat
By MICHAEL FALCONE (@michaelpfalcone) NOTABLES WELL, THAT DIDN’T GO WELL: President Obama phoned House Majority Leader Eric Cantor yesterday to implore the GOP’s floor guardian to take up the Senate’s comprehensive immigration legislation, but judging by Cantor’s response, there’s no way that is ...