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At Roll Call, Lindsey McPherson reports on the House rules package for the 117th Congress: The rules package is expected to get a vote on Monday, the second day of the new Congress. One of the main requests from Democrats across the caucus was that leadership either...

Formers

D.C. is full of former House members, many that are registered lobbyists or “consultants.” A bunch wear former member pins, making them virtually indistinguishable from current lawmakers. But some check out of the political life, fully or mostly. A few interesting...

Reforming Reconciliation

Scott Newsome at LegBranch.org on reforming the Congressional Budget Act (CBA): First, section 310(a) of the CBA, which outlines the reconciliation process, is currently silent on the issue of whether it can be used to increase or decrease deficits. This leaves that...

POTUS Signs Fallen Journalists Memorial Act

Brooks DuBose at The Capital Gazette: President Donald Trump signed into law Wednesday a bipartisan bill authorizing a national monument to honor slain journalists, included the five people killed in the 2018 attack on the Capital Gazette newsroom. The Fallen...