Some Pennsylvania Democrats are pushing to add lunch to the universal free breakfast program in schools.
Republicans took their revenge on Democrat Manchin over his vote last month for Democrats' big climate and health law, the Inflation Reduction Act.
- The Hill
Sen. Joe Manchin’s (D-W.Va.) push to speed up the pace of energy infrastructure approvals faces an uncertain future after the proposal couldn’t garner enough support when attached to a must-pass government-funding bill. Democrats on Tuesday pulled the package out of the stopgap measure amid opposition from both conservatives and progressives. They’re expected to try to…
House Democrats have officially drafted a bill that bans politicians, judges, their spouses and children from trading stocks — but here's what they're still allowed to own and do
Is this enough to stop conflicts of interest? To a certain extent.
- Kansas City Star
Sen. Josh Hawley of Missouri has offered another bill, this time on immigration. If it follows a familiar pattern, it won’t become law. That’s a problem for Missourians.
Mitch McConnell is 'proudly' supporting a bill that aims to prevent another Trump-style coup, saying January 6 'underscored the need for an update'
McConnell's support for the Senate bill to reform the Electoral Count Act comes just days after all but 9 Republicans voted against the House version.
- Business Insider
House Democratic leadership finally released the text of their bill to ban members of Congress from trading stocks. Here's what's in it.
The bill includes a ban on stock trading by lawmakers and their immediate family, as well as Supreme Court justices. A vote could come this week.
- Fox News
Missed opportunity? House GOP says McConnell lost leverage over Biden by backing government funding bill
House Republicans are accusing Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of giving up leverage to dictate policy terms to President Biden by supporting the government funding bill.
- Associated Press
An Arkansas state senator won't have access to Senate offices and can't participate in legislative meetings after the Senate on Tuesday ruled he made a frivolous ethics complaint against a fellow lawmaker in retaliation for sanctions he received earlier this year. The Senate earlier this month rejected a complaint Clark had filed against Democratic Sen. Stephanie Flowers accusing her of improperly receiving per diem payments for legislative meetings she attended via Zoom. The ethics panel ruled that Clark had filed the complaint as retaliation after the Senate stripped him and another lawmaker of their leadership posts after Clark sought reimbursement for a meeting he didn't attend.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) -U.S. President Joe Biden publicly sought out Jackie Walorski, an Indiana Congresswoman who died in a car accident in August, during a conference on hunger on Wednesday, seeming to forget that she had passed away. Biden moved past the issue without any correction. After Walorski's death, the White House issued a statement from Biden that said he and his wife Jill were "shocked and saddened" by her sudden accident.
Democrats strip Manchin's permitting reform bill from must-pass government funding measure after both Republicans and progressives pledged to vote against it
Manchin had made a side deal on permitting reform with Chuck Schumer in order to secure his vote for the Inflation Reduction Act.
- The Week
GOP leaders, business groups reportedly spooked the GOP might force a debt crisis if GOP wins House
- Associated Press
It was a frigid Sunday evening at the Catholic Newman Center in Salt Lake City when the priest warned parishioners who had gathered after Mass that their right to private confessions was in jeopardy. In the following days of February 2020, Utah’s Catholic diocese, which oversees dozens of churches, says it collected some 9,000 signed letters from parishioners and sent them to state Rep. Angela Romero, a Democrat who had been working on the bill as part of her campaign against child sexual abuse. More importantly, it met with disapproval from some members in the powerful Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, known as the Mormon church, whose followers comprise the vast majority of the state Legislature.
- LA Times
California lawmakers struck a seemingly impossible deal to build more housing in areas traditionally zoned for big box stores and office buildings.
- Fresno Bee
The bill will benefit California’s agricultural industry and workers as well as the students consuming American-produced meals, Newsom said.
- Yahoo Finance Video
Yahoo Finance's Rick Newman discusses Senator Joe Manchin's (D-WV) permitting proposal in the Senate's stopgap measure to avoid a government shutdown, plus President Biden's gaffe at an event in which he asked about a deceased lawmaker.
- CBS News
California Attorney General Rob Bonta threatened legal action against the Temecula City Council if they decided to override state law.
- The Hill
All new vehicles purchased in New York will need to be zero-emission models beginning in 2035, Gov. Kathy Hochul (D) announced on Thursday. “We’re really putting our foot down on the accelerator and revving up our efforts to make sure we have this transition — not someday in the future, but on a specific date,…
- Wichita Eagle
“The same politicians and groups who tried to change the constitution to eliminate our rights want to take over the Kansas Supreme Court and try again,” said Kansans for Constitutional Freedom, which campaigns to preserve abortion rights.
(Bloomberg) -- The Senate voted Tuesday to advance a stop-gap funding bill to keep the government running after Senator Joe Manchin dropped his bid to include a controversial energy permitting bill amid opposition from Republicans and some Democrats.Most Read from BloombergGermany Suspects Sabotage Hit Russia’s Nord Stream PipelinesApple Ditches iPhone Production Increase After Demand FaltersAlzheimer’s Progression Slowed by Drug in Major TrialPutin’s Mobilization Hits Russia’s Economy in Its We
- Business Insider
Nancy Pelosi's congressional stock trading ban has a massive blind trust loophole and is too broad, ethics experts warn
"This bill would actively weaken government ethics, not strengthen them," warned the ethics watchdog Project on Government Oversight.