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Will Congress Roll Over on Auto Safety? Major Changes Attached to Senate Highway Bill in Limbo

Congress’ ability to make broad auto safety policy changes in the 114th Congress could largely depend on whether both chambers can agree to a long-term highway bill.

Heightened Awkwardness in Trump's Recent Donations to Hill GOP

A “lightweight,” an “idiot” and a “beggar” were just a few of the go-to epithets Donald Trump hurled at Sen. Lindsey Graham last week, before giving out the senator’s cellphone number to the world.

Americans Face an Irreversible Rollback in Chemical Safety | Commentary

By Linda Reinstein

House, Senate Seek Careful Bipartisan Balance as Energy Bills Advance

The House and Senate are taking slightly different approaches to moving energy bills through their chambers, but both have the same goal — to get President Barack Obama to sign bipartisan legislation reflecting the United States’ newfound position as a major energy producer.

Motorcyclists Oppose EPA’s Proposed Renewable Volume Obligations | Commentary

By Wayne Allard

House Leaning Toward VA 'Choice' Vote, but With Strings

Lawmakers appear ready to ensure the Department of Veterans Affairs has access to the money it needs to prevent a shutdown of its hospitals this August, but there will probably be strings attached.


Mr. President and Congress: Do Not Undermine Efforts to Combat Human Trafficking

By J. Herbert Nelson

Are Senators Blind to Disabled Workers? | Commentary

By Dewana Samuel

Why Are Restrictive Rules Ratcheting Up? | Procedural Politics

One of the recurring, puzzling paradoxes in the House of Representatives is why new majorities, coming to power on pledges to restore openness and regular order, quickly revert to the ways of their predecessors and become even more restrictive in closing down the floor amendment process on important bills.

When Congress Shouldn’t Act: Let States Advance Economic Growth and Protect Consumers

By J. Gary Pretlow

High-Risk, Delayed-Reward Strategy for Fighting Menendez Indictment

Sen. Robert Menendez has raised the legal stakes for all of Congress, and bought some crucial time for his own imperiled career, with the aggressive strategy he’s unveiled for fighting corruption charges.

Despite Massive OPM Hack, Congress Continues to Stall on Data Breach Bill

Less than a month ago, the White House Office of Personnel Management revealed hackers had stolen the personal information of about 22 million federal workers and others. It was devastating news, but not surprising given the string of data breaches at companies and government agencies in recent months.

No Federal Standards on Consumer Data Protection

The data breach issue isn’t new to Congress. Back in 2009, the House passed legislation to task the Federal Trade Commission with writing rules governing how companies protect customer data in their possession.

Work Schedules: The False Tradeoff Between Fair and Productive | Commentary

By Ethan Bernstein

Jonathan Levy Lands at Vision Ridge Partners | Downtown Moves

Jonathan Levy, former deputy chief of staff at the Department of Energy and policy adviser to then-Democratic Caucus Chairman Rahm Emanuel, D-Ill., has left the administration for the private sector.

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