Women of the Senate

Sophia Cai at Axios: Amid bitter partisanship in the capital, rampant inflation across the country and a war raging in Ukraine, nearly two dozen women senators broke bread Tuesday night — and, Axios has learned, politics was decidedly off the menu.   Why it...

Upton Retires

Philip Elliott at Time reports on the retirement of Rep. Fred Upton: Well, the Reagan Administration aide and 18-term Congressman did the math this week and came to a decision with a Midwestern sensibility. On Tuesday, the long-serving Republican took the floor of the...

Ukraine Bipartisanship

Joe Gould at Yahoo:  Lawmakers on Wednesday unveiled a $13.6 billion Ukraine aid package that took President Joe Biden’s request for weapons and training for Ukrainian forces and put it on steroids. Part of a sweeping $1.5 trillion measure to fund the federal...

Passing Bipartisan Legislation

Emily Cochrane at NYT: Congress gave final approval on Tuesday to the most sprawling overhaul of the Postal Service in nearly two decades, sending President Biden legislation intended to return the beleaguered agency to solvency and address pandemic-era mail delays....

Bipartisan Legislation Still Lives

Despite deadlock on high-profile controversial bills, Congress does manage to pass legislation on lower-profile issues. Russell Berman in The Atlantic The final two-plus years of the Trump administration, for example, began with a government shutdown and featured two...