Biden Signs Bill Ending Furlough of 3,700 Transportation Workers

The measure, which extends expiring transportation programs for a month, had originally been part of a $1 trillion infrastructure bill that stalled in the House this week. By Luke Broadwater WASHINGTON — The Senate met briefly on Saturday to send a bill to President Biden reviving key transportation programs that had lapsed two days earlier […]


Consumer Bureau Chief Confirmed in Close Senate Vote

The Senate confirmed Rohit Chopra on Thursday to run the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau in a 50-to-48 party-line vote that overcame objections from Republicans who said he would wield the bureau’s sweeping powers to pursue an anti-business agenda. Mr. Chopra, 39, served most recently as a commissioner on the Federal Trade Commission, which he often […]


After Setback, Democrats Vow to Push Ahead on Immigration Overhaul

After a top Senate official rejected a proposal to legalize millions of undocumented immigrants, Democrats said they would craft an alternative. By Luke Broadwater and Eileen Sullivan WASHINGTON — Congressional Democrats vowed on Monday to continue their efforts to grant legal status to millions of undocumented immigrants, a centerpiece of President Biden’s immigration plan, after […]


U.S. to Advise Boosters for Most Americans 8 Months After Vaccination

WASHINGTON — The Biden administration has decided that most Americans should get a coronavirus booster vaccination eight months after they received their second shot, and could begin offering third shots as early as mid- to late September, according to administration officials familiar with the discussions. Officials are planning to announce the decision as early as […]


Judge Permits Biden’s Replacement Evictions Ban to Stay in Place for Now

But the judge said she doubted the Supreme Court would ultimately find it lawful. By Charlie Savage WASHINGTON — A federal judge on Friday permitted the Biden administration’s replacement evictions moratorium to continue, saying that she lacked authority to block such an emergency public-health policy even though she believed “the government is unlikely to prevail” […]


Aide to Capitol Riot Inquiry Is Accused of Whistle-Blower Retaliation

WASHINGTON — A second staff member on the House select committee investigating the Jan. 6 pro-Trump attack on the Capitol has been accused of retaliation against a whistle-blower, the latest development that threatens to distract from the panel’s inquiry. On Wednesday, Mark S. Zaid, the lawyer for a former Department of Homeland Security intelligence chief, […]

Analysis & Comment

Opinion | This Is No Way to Rule a Country

By Greg Weiner Mr. Weiner is a political scientist who served as a senior Senate aide to Bob Kerrey, Democrat of Nebraska. A curious constitutional drama unfolded in the nation’s capital last week. Having failed to pass a moratorium on evictions, members of Congress took to the steps of the U.S. Capitol to demand that […]


Debate Over Presidential War Powers Sets Up Test for a Divided G.O.P.

A growing bipartisan consensus to repeal decades-old military authorizations is driven partly by a shift among Republicans toward Donald J. Trump’s “America First” approach. By Catie Edmondson WASHINGTON — When it comes to reining in presidential war powers, Senator Josh Hawley of Missouri, regarded as a leading prospect for the 2024 Republican nomination, agrees with […]


Congress approves $2.1 billion in emergency spending for Capitol security and aid for Afghan allies.

Congress on Thursday overwhelmingly passed a $2.1 billion emergency spending bill to pay for Capitol security costs stemming from the Jan. 6 attack and a push by the Biden administration to allow thousands of Afghans facing retribution for aiding American troops to be quickly evacuated to the United States. The Senate voted 98-0 after leaders […]


Biden is set to host a naturalization ceremony to celebrate Independence Day.

By Chris Cameron President Biden will host a naturalization ceremony on Friday afternoon at the White House as part of an effort by the federal government to swear-in almost 10,000 new citizens in celebration of Independence Day. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, which oversees the naturalization process, announced that it was holding 170 naturalization ceremonies […]