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Who should set the education standards for schools - local government, state government or the federal government?

Are you willing to pay more in taxes each year to upgrade and improve America’s infrastructure?

Who should be responsible for setting bathroom policies in elementary and secondary schools – local government, state government or the federal government?

 

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House Republicans introduce one-week spending bill to continue budget talks

27-04-2017

House Republicans introduce one-week spending bill to continue budget talks

House Speaker Paul D. Ryan (R-Wis.) departs after the weekly House Republican Conference meeting on Capitol Hill Wednesday. (Melina Mara/The Washington Post) House Republicans introduced a stopgap spending bill late Wednesday night to allow negotiations on a spending agreement to continue through May 5 without the threat of a government shutdown. The short-term spending measure, which would extend current funding levels beyond the end of this week, comes as negotiators are nearing an agreement on... Read more

House Democrats to force vote on bill requiring Trump to release his taxes, visitor logs

27-04-2017

House Democrats to force vote on bill requiring Trump to release his taxes, visitor logs

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) speaks to reporters on Capitol Hill on April 6. (AP) House Democrats plan to force a floor fight with Republicans on Thursday over legislation that would require President Trump to disclose information about his personal taxes, business holdings, ethics waivers, and visitors to the White House and his vacation properties. Knowing that the legislation will be blocked by Republicans who control the House, Democrats are hoping to squeeze the majority... Read more

Trump's first 100 days: Ambitious proposals to reshape taxes, trade, the internet and more

26-04-2017

Here’s where things stand heading into Day 98 of the Trump administration: President Trump made some memorable promises on the campaign trail about how he could improve the economy. He even said he could achieve 4 percent growth domestic product growth. Now, the president is starting a process that will test his ability to deliver. The White House made tax reform the centerpiece of its busy 97th day in office, unveiling a proposal that would... Read more

White House backs down on ACA demand, clearing a path for a spending deal

26-04-2017

White House backs down on ACA demand, clearing a path for a spending deal

President Trump hosts a reception for U.S. House and Senate Republican and Democratic leaders in the White House on Jan. 23, 2017. (Pool photo by Ron Sachs/European Pressphoto Agency)... Read more

House Intelligence panel’s Russia probe back on track after rocky start

26-04-2017

After a rocky start, the House Intelligence Committee is plowing full steam ahead on its Russia probe with new leadership, a new witness list and new plans for hearings. Republicans and Democrats on the committee have agreed on a witness list that is dozens of names long and includes campaign and transition team surrogates of President Trump who volunteered to be interviewed, according to two panel Democrats. The volunteers who have come forward include former... Read more

House Republicans look to Trump to fund Obamacare subsidies. They used to sue Obama over this.

26-04-2017

House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) dismissed the idea of Congress funding extra Obamacare subsidies, called cost-sharing reductions, on April 25. "Obviously, CSRs, we're not doing that," Ryan said. "That's something separate that the administration does." (The Washington Post) Now that House Republicans are officially refusing to fund extra Obamacare subsidies, they’re looking to the Trump administration to make the payments — despite having sued the Obama administration for doing just that. House Speaker Paul D.... Read more

Republicans look to undo health-care loophole that appears to benefit members of Congress and staff

26-04-2017

Republicans look to undo health-care loophole that appears to benefit members of Congress and staff

House Speaker Paul D. Ryan holds a news conference after President Trump’s health-care bill was pulled from the floor of the House last month. (Win McNamee/Getty Images)... Read more

Russia still looms over Trump and Congress — taxes, spending and health care notwithstanding

26-04-2017

The specter of Russian tampering with the 2016 elections continues to hang over Congress and President Trump, even during such a consequential week as this one. The focus as Congress returned from a two-week recess was supposed to rest on meeting a Friday deadline to keep the federal government funded through the remainder of 2017. That grew more complicated as a dispute emerged about the amount of, and the type of, border security funding to... Read more

Conservative pressure groups throw weight behind GOP health-care deal

26-04-2017

Two leading conservative advocacy groups threw their support behind a new version of the Republican plan to overhaul the Affordable Care Act, a development that could put more pressure on House leaders to schedule a floor vote on the revised measure. The Club for Growth and FreedomWorks praised the compromise negotiated by Rep. Mark Meadows (R-N.C.), chairman of the conservative House Freedom Caucus, and Rep. Tom MacArthur (R-N.J.), co-chairman of the centrist Tuesday Group, with... Read more

The Daily 202: West Wing infighting has ripple effects across the government

26-04-2017

With Breanne Deppisch THE BIG IDEA: The continuing intrigue inside the West Wing is so much more than just a wild soap opera. Whoever has Donald Trump’s ear at any given time has immense power over the trajectory of this country. Another consequence of the dueling power centers is that it’s taking longer than usual to staff up the executive branch. Lisa Rein has a fascinating story on the front page of today’s paper about Cabinet... Read more

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