The Democratic-controlled House on Friday approved a bill to decriminalize and tax marijuana at the federal level, reversing what supporters call a failed policy of criminalizing pot use and taking steps to address racial disparities in enforcement of federal drug laws.
Tight spot: Trump loss complicates Pence’s political future
With President Trump’s loss—after Vice President Mike Pence spent the last four years as his most loyal soldier and the past year doggedly campaigning on his behalf—the vice president is contending with a far less certain future.Read More
Republican Spartz wins 5th District race over Democrat Hale
As of Wednesday evening—with most of the votes counted—Spartz had a lead of nearly 18,000 votes over Democrat Christina Hale.Read More
5th District congressional candidates talk trade, job outsourcing
Republican state Sen. Victoria Spartz and former Democratic state Rep. Christina Hale have each raised concerns about outsourcing U.S. jobs, but the candidates say they would take different approaches to curbing the problem.Read More
President Trump and first lady test positive for COVID-19
President Donald Trump’s positive test comes just hours after the White House announced that senior aide Hope Hicks came down with the virus after traveling with the president several times this week.Read More
Less-strict Trump fuel-economy regulations were supported by most auto makers, many of which were having trouble meeting escalating efficiency standards set when Barack Obama was president. Now, they recognize that change is coming.
With COVID-19 caseloads spiraling and the daily death toll equaling records, the momentum for finally passing a second major relief bill is undeniably building.
The willingness to accept a potential bill totaling less than $1 trillion represents a significant step down for the top Democrats, who had pushed for more than $3 trillion in new aid earlier this year.
Ron Klain—a 1979 graduate of North Central High School—is preparing to serve as President-elect Joe Biden’s chief of staff, a job often referred to as the nation’s chief operating officer.
On Tuesday, a bipartisan group of senators introduced a aid bill totaling around $908 billion, raising hopes that the legislative impasse might be broken.
A federal judge on Tuesday struck down two Trump administration rules designed to drastically curtail the number of H-1B visas issued each year to skilled foreign workers.
U.S. Attorney General William Barr said Tuesday that attorneys and FBI agents have been working to follow up specific complaints and information they’ve received, but they’ve uncovered no evidence that would change the election.
Several centrist lawmakers in the Senate held a news conference Tuesday morning to push their proposal as a template for legislation that could pass Congress as the economy faces increasing strain from a winter surge in coronavirus cases.
The program, which opened in July to help tenants avoid eviction during the pandemic, has provided more than $26 million in federal money to more than 12,000 households.
After months of shadowboxing amid a tense and toxic campaign, Capitol Hill’s main players are returning for one final, perhaps futile, attempt at deal-making on a challenging menu of year-end business.
U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said a decision to end several emergency loan programs being run by the Federal Reserve was based on the fact that the programs were not being heavily utilized.
In a time of political uncertainty, it’s hard to say whether the rules will withstand expected legal challenges from the pharmaceutical industry or whether the incoming Biden administration will accept, amend or try to roll them back entirely.
Thursday’s agreement with major chain drug stores, grocery market pharmacies and other chains and networks covers about 3 in 5 pharmacies in all 50 states and U.S. territories such as Puerto Rico.
President-elect Joe Biden’s top allies on Capitol Hill adopted a combative posture on COVID-19 relief on Thursday, pressing their case for a $2 trillion bill that’s a nonstarter for Republicans.
The city previously received $168 million in CARE funds, all of which has already been appropriated to various programs and efforts aimed at helping local government, residents and businesses get through the pandemic.
Ron Klain served as chief of staff for Biden during President Barack Obama’s first term, was chief of staff to Vice President Al Gore in the mid-1990s and was a key adviser on the Biden campaign, guiding Biden’s debate preparations and coronavirus response.
TikTok’s Chinese owner, ByteDance, has until Thursday to sell off its U.S. operations under an executive order that Trump signed in August.
Biden’s top advisers have spent months quietly working on how best to implement his agenda, with hundreds of transition officials preparing to get to work inside various federal agencies.
Joe Biden insisted Thursday that he was on the verge of winning the presidency. He remained in the lead with 253 electoral votes to the president’s 214, and enjoyed a number of pathways toward winning the 270 needed to secure the presidency.