Congress

Lamar stands firm in his last days in the Senate

“Every Republican of this era will be defined, at least partly, in relation to how they interact with Donald Trump. But for Lamar, he’s got a body of work that’s long enough, and deep enough and bipartisan enough, that that’s not the only thing that will be written about him,” said Sen. Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii), […]

Defense

Trump extends National Guard’s Covid funding through March

As Covid-19 cases, hospitalizations and deaths surge across the country, most states are depending on National Guard members to run testing sites, deliver supplies to overwhelmed hospitals, stock food banks, sanitize nursing homes and carry out other vital tasks. Federal support for that work had been set to expire at the end of the year, […]

Congress

Emboldened moderates force progress in stalled Covid talks

“Congress is filled with lots of great actors. It is devoid of action,” said moderate Rep. Dean Phillips (D-Minn.), a member of the Problems Solvers Caucus who has been involved in the bipartisan discussions. “There’s a massive disconnect between those who have been elected to leadership in our respective chambers and caucuses and between the […]