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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 • 7 days 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 • 15 days 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 • 22 days 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 • 22 days 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 • 27 days 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 • 28 days 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 • One month 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 • One month ago
Paul McLeod • One month 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 • One month 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 • One month 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 • One month 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 • One month 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 • One month ago

Nancy Pelosi Says Attorney General Bill Barr Committed A Crime

The House speaker accused Barr of committing a crime out of loyalty to Trump but did not say what House Democrats will do next.

Paul McLeod • One month ago

Republicans Are Warning Drug Companies Not To Cooperate With A Congressional Investigation

The House Oversight Committee is attempting to study how drug companies set prescription drug prices, but Republicans have warned the industry that it may be better for them not to cooperate.

Paul McLeod • 2 months ago

Lindsey Graham Is Writing A Bill To Take Guns Away From People Deemed Dangerous

Graham is hoping to get bipartisan support for the bill, which he said will provide grants to states that implement “red flag laws.”

Paul McLeod • 2 months ago

Trump Is Stuck With Obamacare. Here Are The Ways He’s Trying (And Failing) To Kill It.

The Trump administration is sabotaging Obamacare, but Republicans said they won’t replace it anytime soon. The result is a system that is worse than it could be, but isn’t going anywhere.

Paul McLeod • 2 months ago

Democrats Are Thrilled With Trump Reigniting The Pre-Existing Conditions Debate

“It’s hard to figure out,” said Sen. Chris Murphy.

Paul McLeod • 3 months ago

The Big Barrier to a Medicare For All Vote Isn’t Republicans, It’s Democrats

Medicare for All would be the most dramatic overhaul of the American health care system ever. So why does the industry seem so nonchalant about it?

Paul McLeod • 3 months ago