The year that promised a return to regular order is getting off to a highly irregular start.
The European Union and United States reached a political agreement last week on allowing EU citizens personal information to be sent across the Atlantic, but lingering uncertainty about whether the pact will be approved by EU regulators has businesses and U.S. lawmakers on edge.
The metaphor of the ideological lane has become the dominant way to describe the dynamics of the Republican presidential race.
One of the most significant obstacles in the way of Robert Califfs nomination to be Food and Drug Administration commissioner is the agencys history of prescription painkiller approvals.
The international community is growing increasingly impatient for the Senate to ratify a key nonproliferation pact amid warnings that a global taboo against nuclear weapons testing may falter if momentum toward the accords entry into force is not seen in the next half-decade or so.
As legislating in 2016 really gets moving, Roll Call Senior Editor David Hawkings lays out his thoughts and predictions on the budget process in the coming year.
The final career decision Elijah E. Cummings will probably ever make comes as welcome news for both Democrats who could become the next president and not very comforting news for any of the Republicans who might get the job instead.
State transportation departments will see extra dollars for roads and bridges, thanks to a move by appropriators in the fiscal 2016 omnibus to free up some $2 billion in once-earmarked money left unused.
At first glance, the Reid Ribble retirement doesnt appear headline-worthy. Yes, he is now among 16 House Republicans, half from tea party takeover class of 2010, to announce a voluntary departure at years end. But, no, that retirement roster is hardly extraordinary, and its little surprise that a decent number of those insurgent outsiders have concluded theyve made their mark and can move on.
This week on the whiteboard, Roll Call Senior Editor David Hawkings breaks down Congress many political factions.
The contamination crisis in Flint, Mich., has thrown a harsh national spotlight on the problem of lead in drinking water, especially in poor and minority communities. Yet the issue is hardly new Washington, D.C., had its own infamous lead scandal in 2004, among other communities that have seen lead spikes.
Lawrence Keane is the gun lobby. So is Chris Stone.
Neither works for the National Rifle Association the grass-roots and political organization that has become synonymous with the cause but both are entrenched in the gun policy debate that is swirling to the forefront of 2016 campaigns.
Still, the two men are not of one mind. Keane, who represents gun manufacturers and retailers at the National Shooting Sports Foundation, said his group is lobbying to
Of all Donald Trumps curious unblemished records, this one will almost surely end pretty soon: At last one member of Congress will endorse him for president.
The current debate over gun control policy in Washington has Congress and the Obama administration at odds over which branch has more power and the Supreme Court has stayed on the sidelines.
One of the blizzards most important, if unintended, effects was keeping the federal budget deficit buried as a 2016 campaign issue.