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Emily Holden covers energy and environment policy as a regulatory reporter at CQ. Before joining CQ in 2011, she reported on national politics for the Houston Chronicle’s Washington Bureau and state government as a fellow at the Arizona Republic. She also freelanced for The Advocate in Louisiana.
A Baton Rouge native, Emily is a graduate of the honors program at Louisiana State University, where she earned a bachelor's degree in political journalism.
The House passed a six-month stopgap spending bill Wednesday that lays out money for defense and veterans programs, with Senate Democrats expected to push to add more appropriations measures to the package next week.
Senators rejected competing sequester replacement proposals Thursday, unable to agree on what legislation to take up to stop $85.3 billion in across-the-board spending cuts from going into effect Friday.
The Senate confirmed Jacob J. Lew to be Treasury secretary Wednesday, despite opposition from some GOP senators who criticized Lew’s part in budget negotiations and questioned his personal finances and connections with Wall Street.
A Senate panel on Tuesday approved the nomination of Jacob J. Lew to be Treasury secretary, clearing the first hurdle toward confirmation amid GOP concerns about Lew’s personal investments and his role in budget negotiations.
The House passed legislation Wednesday to suspend the limit on the nation’s borrowing authority for nearly four months, a move that would eliminate the threat of a government default and give lawmakers more time to address other looming budget deadlines.
The Secret Service, Capitol Police, National Park Service and Washington Metropolitan Police Department worked with more than 2,600 additional police officers from departments as far away as Oregon on Monday to pull off one of the largest and most significant crowd-control events that many of them will ever see: the inauguration ceremony of a U.S. president.
Quickly following House action, the Senate on Friday cleared an initial installment of aid for states damaged by Superstorm Sandy.
Rep. Paul D. Ryan does not see Republican losses in last week’s elections as a referendum on the deep cuts he has proposed to entitlement programs, reductions that party leaders say should be part of the negotiations over fiscal cliff tax and spending issues.