Congressional Republicans Balk at Obama’s Budget, Sight Unseen

Economy / News February 8, 2016
The Republican chairmen of the budget committees announced that they would not even give the president’s budget director the usual hearings in their panels this week.

Zika Virus Funding Met With Caution in Congress

Health / News February 8, 2016
Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell is set to brief Senate leaders and relevant committee leaders Tuesday on the virus.

White House details massive clean-tech spending plan

Energy / News February 8, 2016
The White House outlined a sweeping plan this weekend to double clean energy research spending over five years as part of a global effort to fight climate change.

Puerto Rican Officials Warn Congress of Major Defaults Without Restructuring

Finance / News February 5, 2016
Puerto Rico and its top advisers made their case in Washington on Friday for a law that would allow broad restructuring of the island’s multibillion-dollar debt.

Republicans Eye Quick Obamacare Repeal If Party Wins White House

Health / News February 5, 2016
Republicans are exploring a way to enact a repeal of Obamacare and other parts of their agenda soon after a new Republican president takes the oath of office in 2017.

How to make both parties happy through the Affordable Care Act

Health / News February 3, 2016
As former leaders in Congress, we have a message for both sides in this debate: It’s time to give the states a chance.

Afghanistan is on the brink after US invests $100 billion

National Security / News February 3, 2016
Afghanistan's economy is worsening and its security deteriorating despite more than a decade of U.S.-led reconstruction efforts and more than $100 billion poured into the country.

On Cancer ‘Moonshot,’ Time is Ticking for Biden

Health / News January 28, 2016
Biden will lead a task force composed of five government departments and nearly 10 offices, institutes and agencies from across the sprawling federal apparatus.

Falling Deficit to Reverse Course in 2016 as U.S. Ages

Economy / News January 19, 2016
A six-year trend of declining federal budget deficits will end this year, sooner than expected, the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office reported on Tuesday.

House Votes to Send Bill to Repeal Health Law to Obama’s Desk

Health / News January 6, 2016
The vote proved that a Republican congressional majority could deliver a measure that repeals the health law to a Republican president.