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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 ...
Congress Gone Wild? Lawmakers Take on Spring Break
ABC’s Alexander Mallin, Erin Dooley and Ryan Struyk report: Congress’ annual two-week Spring vacation from the nation’s capital is well underway, and many of the 535 lawmakers are following the tradition of sharing their wild (and in some cases, mild) experiences via social media. What...
Washington Lawmakers Head to Ukraine, Empty-Handed
Here’s what Congress is sending to Ukraine this week: eight U.S. senators to meet with leaders of the country’s interim government. Here’s what Congress isn’t sending to Ukraine: an aid package for the people of the embattled nation. Congress has been embroiled for the past...
Senate Passes Bipartisan Budget Agreement That Still Needs Work
The Senate passed a bipartisan budget agreement today, sending the measure to President Obama for a signature. The upper chamber voted 64 to 36 to approve the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2013, which was crafted by Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., and Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis.,...