Congress Has A New Bill To Ban Surprise Billing, And It May Actually Pass
A new bill would crack down on secretive contract clauses that drive up hospital costs and hide the details from patients.
The Government Will Soon Run Out Of Money To Care For Thousands Of Unaccompanied Minors
Congress has until the end of the month to negotiate a multibillion-dollar deal to care for unaccompanied minors at the southern border, but Republicans and Democrats are fighting over the details.
Robert Mueller Said He Shouldn’t Testify Before Congress, But House Democrats May Not Give Him A Choice
House leadership may need to call Mueller to placate rank-and-file members as the number of House Democrats calling for impeachment proceedings against Trump rises above 50.
Congress Has Finally Passed The $19.1 Billion Disaster Relief Bill
The bill has been delayed for months as Congress squared off against Trump over aid for Puerto Rico.
For The Third Time In A Week, A Lone Republican Has Blocked $19 Billion In Disaster Aid
Communities across the country struggling to recover from natural disasters will have to wait a bit longer for federal relief.
More Democrats Are Calling For Impeachment After Robert Mueller Said He Could Not Clear Trump
Nancy Pelosi and members of House leadership are pushing back on impeachment. But they are on the record accusing Trump of committing crimes and cover-ups, and their party is demanding a response.
A Massive Bipartisan Disaster Aid Bill Was Blocked By A Single House Republican
Rep. Chip Roy of Texas argued the disaster aid bill is not “fiscally responsible.”
Congress Reached A $19.1 Billion Disaster Aid Deal After Trump Caved On Border Funding
The deal includes close to $1 billion in funding for Puerto Rico that Trump had objected to. The Senate passed the bill Thursday and Trump is expected to sign it by the end of the week.
Advocates Say Mitch McConnell’s Anti-Smoking Bill Is Flawed And Will Be Exploited By Tobacco Companies
“It creates the opportunity to push for undoing.”
Nancy Pelosi Is Accusing Trump Of A Cover-Up, But Tells Democrats To Hold Off On Impeachment For Now
A growing number of Democratic members of the House are calling to start an impeachment inquiry, but one party leader warned that “might tear the country apart.”
Mitch McConnell Is Trying To Stop Teens From Vaping
McConnell, the Senate majority leader, introduced a new bill would help address the “epidemic” of vaping among school-age children.
Forget Medicare For All: Even Basic Fixes To The Health Care System Can’t Pass Congress
Members of Congress in both parties believe the American health care system is badly broken and needs reforms, but it appears likely nothing will be done any time soon.
The House Judiciary Committee Voted To Hold Bill Barr In Contempt
The full House will now have to vote to hold the attorney general in contempt. The committee’s move comes shortly after President Trump asserted executive privilege to prevent Democrats from obtaining the full report.
Young People Who Can't Pay Court Fees Are Getting Trapped In The Criminal Justice System
Children across the country aren’t able to leave the juvenile criminal justice system when administrative fines and fees pile up. A new bill in Congress would end this.
Nancy Pelosi Says Attorney General Bill Barr Committed A Crime
The House speaker accused Barr of committing a crime out of loyalty to Trump but did not say what House Democrats will do next.
Republicans Are Warning Drug Companies Not To Cooperate With A Congressional Investigation
The House Oversight Committee is attempting to study how drug companies set prescription drug prices, but Republicans have warned the industry that it may be better for them not to cooperate.
Lindsey Graham Is Writing A Bill To Take Guns Away From People Deemed Dangerous
Graham is hoping to get bipartisan support for the bill, which he said will provide grants to states that implement “red flag laws.”
Trump Is Stuck With Obamacare. Here Are The Ways He’s Trying (And Failing) To Kill It.
The Trump administration is sabotaging Obamacare, but Republicans said they won’t replace it anytime soon. The result is a system that is worse than it could be, but isn’t going anywhere.
Democrats Are Thrilled With Trump Reigniting The Pre-Existing Conditions Debate
“It’s hard to figure out,” said Sen. Chris Murphy.
The Big Barrier to a Medicare For All Vote Isn’t Republicans, It’s Democrats
Medicare for All would be the most dramatic overhaul of the American health care system ever. So why does the industry seem so nonchalant about it?