Congress isn't just wrestling with a coronavirus relief package — it has a budget to pass, too

Aug 5, 2020
Congress has to fund the government for the next fiscal year, which begins Oct. 1 — and it's slow going.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell after the funeral of Rep. John Lewis in Washington, D.C.
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Private equity is in the hot seat on Capitol Hill

Nov 19, 2019
Democrats want to rein in their acquisitions. The firms' allies are pushing back.
Sen. Elizabeth Warren has proposed a bill that would hold private equity firms accountable for the debt they accrue.
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Big Tech faces antitrust questions on Capitol Hill

Jul 16, 2019
The panel in the House Antitrust Committee comes amid bipartisan scrutiny of Amazon, Facebook, Google and Apple.
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How the CBO became "God" in Washington's budget battles

May 15, 2019
Credit the agency's founding director, Alice Rivlin, who died this week.
Keith Hall, Director of the Congressional Budget Office (CBO), arrives to testify about CBO's Budget and Economic Outlook for Fiscal Year 2019-2029, during a Senate Budget Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, January 29, 2019.
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President Trump heads to the Hill today to hammer home his agenda

Oct 24, 2017
Congress still has a lot to do before the end of the session, and the clock is ticking.

Are we going to see meaningful tax reform soon?

Mar 1, 2017
We may have to wait until 2018.
President Donald Trump with Mick Mulvaney, far left, director of the Office of Management and Budget, and Republican congressional leaders at a working lunch in the Roosevelt Room on Wednesday.
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Why the government keeps a helium reserve

Jul 8, 2015
Originally for the military, it's now critical in medical and research labs.

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Congress is hated, but people still love to visit

Jan 9, 2013
Congress is enduring historically-low popularity ratings – so why do hordes of tourists still visit the Capitol?