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A Massive Lobbying War Could Kill A Bipartisan Effort To End The Surprise Medical Billing Crisis

“I’m very worried. There are members of Congress who are skittish,” said one patient advocate.

Paul McLeod • 10 days ago

Congress Has Tried To Pass Gun Control Laws After Major Mass Shootings. Here’s How They’ve Failed.

Even modest measures to expand background checks after deadly shootings have failed to win enough Republican support to make it through Congress.

Paul McLeod • One month ago

The Trump Administration Plans To Let Pharmacies Import Cheap Canadian Drugs

The announcement comes as the high cost of drugs is becoming a major issue in Congress and on the campaign trail.

Paul McLeod • One month ago

What Happens If Obamacare Is Overturned In An Election Year? Senate Republicans Say To Trust Congress.

Republicans say a split Congress would be able to pull off comprehensive health reform in an election year. Democrats say they’re delusional.

Paul McLeod • One month ago

Robert Mueller Tells America "No," He Did Not Totally Exonerate The President

Former special counsel Robert Mueller warned that the Russians are attempting to get involved in the American elections saying, "they’re doing it as we sit here."

Tasneem Nashrulla • One month ago

Democrats Are Worried About Ilhan Omar’s Safety After Trump Supporters Chanted “Send Her Back”

As Trump distanced himself from the chant Thursday, Democrats said they’re working to protect Omar and other members of Congress.

Paul McLeod • One month ago

Congress Has A New Bill To Ban Surprise Billing, And It May Actually Pass

A new bill would crack down on secretive contract clauses that drive up hospital costs and hide the details from patients.

Paul McLeod • 2 months ago

The Government Will Soon Run Out Of Money To Care For Thousands Of Unaccompanied Minors

Congress has until the end of the month to negotiate a multibillion-dollar deal to care for unaccompanied minors at the southern border, but Republicans and Democrats are fighting over the details.

Paul McLeod • 3 months ago

Robert Mueller Said He Shouldn’t Testify Before Congress, But House Democrats May Not Give Him A Choice

House leadership may need to call Mueller to placate rank-and-file members as the number of House Democrats calling for impeachment proceedings against Trump rises above 50.

Paul McLeod • 3 months ago

Congress Has Finally Passed The $19.1 Billion Disaster Relief Bill

The bill has been delayed for months as Congress squared off against Trump over aid for Puerto Rico.

Paul McLeod • 3 months ago

For The Third Time In A Week, A Lone Republican Has Blocked $19 Billion In Disaster Aid

Communities across the country struggling to recover from natural disasters will have to wait a bit longer for federal relief.

Paul McLeod • 3 months ago

More Democrats Are Calling For Impeachment After Robert Mueller Said He Could Not Clear Trump

Nancy Pelosi and members of House leadership are pushing back on impeachment. But they are on the record accusing Trump of committing crimes and cover-ups, and their party is demanding a response.

Paul McLeod • 3 months ago

A Massive Bipartisan Disaster Aid Bill Was Blocked By A Single House Republican

Rep. Chip Roy of Texas argued the disaster aid bill is not “fiscally responsible.”

Paul McLeod • 3 months ago

Congress Reached A $19.1 Billion Disaster Aid Deal After Trump Caved On Border Funding

The deal includes close to $1 billion in funding for Puerto Rico that Trump had objected to. The Senate passed the bill Thursday and Trump is expected to sign it by the end of the week.

Paul McLeod • 3 months ago
Paul McLeod • 3 months ago

Nancy Pelosi Is Accusing Trump Of A Cover-Up, But Tells Democrats To Hold Off On Impeachment For Now

A growing number of Democratic members of the House are calling to start an impeachment inquiry, but one party leader warned that “might tear the country apart.”

Paul McLeod • 3 months ago

Mitch McConnell Is Trying To Stop Teens From Vaping

McConnell, the Senate majority leader, introduced a new bill would help address the “epidemic” of vaping among school-age children.

Paul McLeod • 3 months ago

Forget Medicare For All: Even Basic Fixes To The Health Care System Can’t Pass Congress

Members of Congress in both parties believe the American health care system is badly broken and needs reforms, but it appears likely nothing will be done any time soon.

Paul McLeod • 4 months ago

The House Judiciary Committee Voted To Hold Bill Barr In Contempt

The full House will now have to vote to hold the attorney general in contempt. The committee’s move comes shortly after President Trump asserted executive privilege to prevent Democrats from obtaining the full report.

Zoe Tillman • 4 months ago

Young People Who Can't Pay Court Fees Are Getting Trapped In The Criminal Justice System

Children across the country aren’t able to leave the juvenile criminal justice system when administrative fines and fees pile up. A new bill in Congress would end this.

Paul McLeod • 4 months ago