Democrats had made leeway on advancing judicial picks in red states, but an objection from a Mississippi Republican has intensified calls to strip senators of effective veto power over nominees from their states.
Author: Carl Hulse
Congress Votes to Roll Back Biden Administration Rule on Water
The president has promised a veto, but Republicans scored another win in their campaign to put Congress on record against White House policies.
Double-Barreled Economic Threat Puts Congress on Edge
Republicans and Democrats disagree over how recent bank closures should impact the debt limit stalemate, and have taken divergent lessons from past economic crises.
Senate Clears Bill to Block D.C. Crime Law, Sending It to Biden After Reversal
Thirty-one Democrats joined Republicans in voting to rescind a local law, in a demonstration of the political power of crime as an issue. The president, who had opposed the measure, now says he will sign it.
Republicans Use Arcane Political Tactic to Thwart Democrats
The party has used resolutions of disapproval to confound President Biden and Democrats, forcing them to make tough decisions and debate issues they would prefer to avoid.
Biden Could Face Veto Test Over Contentious D.C. Crime Bill
Legislation blocking a new crime law in the District of Columbia has drawn bipartisan support in the House, and Senate Republicans are working to win over Democrats.
Scott Drops Social Security From Plan as G.O.P. Retreats From Entitlement Cuts
The backtracking by the Florida Republican came after bipartisan criticism and signaled how the G.O.P. has pulled away from calls to overhaul the nation’s entitlement programs.
Defending Plan to Re-evaluate Social Security, Rick Scott Fuels G.O.P. Feud
The Florida Republican is facing off with Senator Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, the minority leader, and others in his party over what his campaign plan meant, while President Biden capitalizes on the spat.
With Legislative Prospects Dim, Democrats to Highlight Past Bills
Senator Chuck Schumer says the party’s main priority will be to make certain that sweeping laws of the past two years are implemented — and that Democrats get credit.
Mishandling of Classified Information Has Congress Asking Questions
Lawmakers are seeking answers on why the executive branch is not as careful about protecting classified information as they are required to be on Capitol Hill.