Trump’s Gun Laws Strengthen The Background Check Registry But Also Limit Mental Health Reporting
Congress’s big response to mass shootings this year was to beef up the background check registry, but the other major gun law signed by President Trump prevents some people with serious mental illnesses from being added to that registry.
The Supreme Court Won't Stop A New Pennsylvania Congressional Map Favored By Democrats From Going Into Effect This Year
Pennsylvania Republicans had tried to stop the Pennsylvania Supreme Court's ruling redrawing the state's congressional map from going into effect. On Monday, a trial court and the US Supreme Court rejected their requests.
Republicans Are Looking To Pass A Minor Background Check Bill And Avoid A Gun Control Debate Altogether
Despite a series of gun control proposals in Congress, Senate leadership appears to be focused on a single background check bill, and even that may never see the floor due to disagreements between the two parties.
The Government Could Shut Down Again Because Congress Can't Figure Out A DACA Deal
Congress and the White House are not on course to reach an immigration deal by the end of the month, meaning hundreds of thousands of people could lose their residency status and another government shutdown could be in the cards.
All The President’s Tweets — And Every Lawmaker’s Too
BuzzFeed News looked at all the tweets written by President Trump and every member of Congress during his first year in office. Here’s how Democrats and Republicans dealt with his early morning bully pulpit — and what the most prolific tweeter on Capitol Hill thinks about finding a voice in the age of @realDonaldTrump.
Republicans Just Abandoned The Bipartisan DACA Deal And Democrats Are Threatening To Shut Down The Government
Republicans are tossing out a bipartisan deal to protect hundreds of thousands of undocumented immigrants, brought to the US as children, from deportation. Meanwhile, Democrats insist if a deal doesn’t get done by Friday’s deadline to fund the government, they won’t blink on a shutdown.
That Insane Virginia Race Where A Democrat Beat A Republican By One Vote Is Actually Now A TIE
In a dramatic turn of events on Tuesday, the Democratic challenger in a Virginia House race defeated the Republican incumbent by a single vote. Today, in an even further dramatic turn of events, it was ruled a tie.
House Republicans Just Passed Their Tax Bill, Putting Them A Step Closer To One Major Accomplishment This Year
After trying and failing to repeal Obamacare, Republicans have pinned their hopes on passing legislation to overhaul the US tax code. But the bill, which passed the House Thursday, still faces an uncertain future in the Senate.
The House Was Expected To Vote To Deregulate Gun Silencers, But Now Its Future is Unclear
Legislation to make it easier to buy gun silencers — already delayed once after the congressional baseball shooting in June — seemed close to getting a vote in the House. But after a deadly mass shooting in Las Vegas, the bill’s future is uncertain.
Here’s What The New Republican Health Care Bill Actually Does
After Sen. Bill Cassidy repeatedly touted the "Jimmy Kimmel test" in interviews pitching the new Republican health care plan, the comedian accused him of lying about its effects. This is what the bill would actually do for coverage, prices, and preexisting conditions.
Unable To Repeal Obamacare, A Major Republican Just Released A Plan To Stabilize It — For Now
Senate Health Committee chairman Sen. Lamar Alexander outlined a compromise to stabilize insurance markets he says both Republicans and Democrats can live with. The question is whether it can pass Congress ahead of a deadline just two weeks from now.
Repealing Obamacare Without A Replacement Would Lead To 32 Million More Uninsured, CBO Says
The individual markets would be thrown into turmoil — with premiums doubling and insurers fleeing the markets — if Republicans repeal Obamacare without a replacement plan, according to a new Congressional Budget Office report.
Senate Republicans Are Considering Leaving Some Obamacare Taxes In Place
The Republican plan has been to repeal hundreds of billions of dollars in Obamacare taxes, most of which benefit the richest Americans, while making major cuts to Medicaid. But now some Republican senators are pushing to leave some taxes in place.
Senate Republicans Can't Get Enough Backing For Their Health Bill So They Delayed The Vote
Nine Republican senators have now said publicly that they cannot support the health care bill as written, while others are on the fence. Republicans went to the White House on Tuesday afternoon to discuss the issue.
The Senate Health Care Bill Is Already In Danger
Senate Republicans can only lose two of their members to pass their health care bill. Just hours after they released a draft, four Republicans said they couldn't support it as written. On Friday, another GOP senator said he wouldn't support the current bill, either.