The US Capitol in Washington, DC.

Congress' long to-do list may make it more productive

Dec 8, 2014
Lame-duck sessions of Congress are shouldering more of the workload.
Posted In: Congress, lame duck, productivity
Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., the next chairman of the House Way and Means Committee.

Why temporary tax breaks remain temporary

Dec 3, 2014
Money, and an inability to compromise.
Posted In: Taxes, the house, tax credits, Congress
The U.S. Capitol building is pictured. To keep the government funded beyond Dec. 11, Congress is considering an omnibus spending bill that would solve the problem for nine months and affect every agency except the Department of Homeland Security.

Congress’ latest fiscal buzzword: ‘Cromnibus’

Dec 1, 2014
Hybrid word combines “omnibus” spending bill and a continuing resolution, or “CR” – two funding stopgaps.
Posted In: Immigration, Congress, government spending
Federal Reserve Board Chair Janet Yellen attends a Nov. 7 session of an international symposium on central banking  in Paris.

Avoiding the 'regulatory capture' trap

Nov 21, 2014
The Senate grills the president of the New York Fed about perceived coziness with the banks and people it oversees.
Posted In: The Fed, Federal Reserve, regulatory capture, Banks, Congress
Flowers are in bloom as people walk past the U.S. Capitol building.

Even congressmen get hazed

Nov 12, 2014
Congress is back in session on Wednesday after the mid-term elections.
Posted In: Congress, work place, transition, politics

The new common ground for Congress: trade

Nov 5, 2014
More on the two major trade deals being negotiated by the Obama Administration.
Posted In: negotiations, Congress, Obama congress
Congress, you're looking lovely today.

Lame duck Congress still has plenty to do

Nov 5, 2014
The government must pass a spending bill by mid-December.
Posted In: government funding, Congress, lame duck

Voters decide U.S. minimum wage landscape for 2015

Nov 5, 2014
Voters in four states voted to increase the minimum wage.
Posted In: minimum wage, 2014 elections, ballot initiatives, Congress

Taking a look at possible results of midterm elections

Oct 31, 2014
Why a maintaining of the status quo could mean more gridlock in Congress.
Posted In: election, 2014 elections, Congress

Tech pumps cash into D.C., but for what?

Sep 24, 2014
For years, tech companies ignored Washington. Not anymore.
Posted In: technology, Internet, lobbying, Washington D.C., Congress