Congress Blog

Budgetary stalemates are the ‘regular order'

This week, House Budget Committee Chairman Tom Price began a series of hearings to explore overhauling the Congressional budget process with an eye towards making it function better.  Finger pointing failing to pass the annual budget...

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What Bernie needs to do right now

Bernie needs to win something like 68% of the remaining primary votes to take the lead in earned delegates from Hillary.  This is a tall order.  If he actually is serious about taking the nomination,  he needs to break some new...

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On Memorial Day, remembrance, celebration, and oil

For most Americans, Memorial Day is a holiday with two faces. First and foremost, it is a solemn remembrance of Americans who have lost their lives while serving in the armed forces. So there can be a disconnect between the holiday’s core meaning...

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An affordable housing solution both parties can get behind

America is facing a housing affordability crisis that is already serious and continues to grow. Rising rents and stagnant wages have left lower-income households in every state struggling to afford stable places to call home. One in four renters—...

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The Clean Water Rule: One year later

A year ago today, at a spot overlooking the Anacostia River, EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy and Army Corps of Engineers Assistant Secretary Jo-Ellen Darcy clinked water glasses after finalizing the Clean Water Rule.   It was certainly...

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