On Thursday, the House passed the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2022.

The bloated $768 billion authorization increases topline funding levels by five percent relative to the FY 2021 authorization, despite the US’s withdrawal from Afghanistan and the Biden administration’s promises to curtail endless war.

The vote was…

After an 11:52 am on a motion to proceed Tuesday morning to consideration of a that could lead to a much-needed expansion of the social safety net, the Senate kicked off what is called a “vote-a-rama,” a marathon of amendment voting in which senators…

Last Wednesday, the House of Representatives passed the ESG Disclosure Simplification Act of 2021, which would require the SEC to adopt clear, consistent standards for companies to disclose to investors information related to climate change risks, corporate political spending, and worker pay, as well as requiring public companies to disclose…

On Thursday, to little fanfare, the House of Representatives passed the Behavioral Intervention Guidelines Act of 2021 (the “BIG” Act) by a wide bipartisan margin of , with two abstentions.

The was introduced by a bipartisan team of Republicans Drew Ferguson (GA-03) and Michael Burgess (TX-26) and…

Yesterday marked the 18th anniversary of the start of the Iraq War. The Iraq War, in other words, is now old enough to fight in Iraq — where the US still has a troop presence.

Although the war would not begin until March 2003, the House the Authorization of…

Earlier today, Pramila Jayapal (WA-07) and Debbie Dingell (MI-12) introduced the , which would guarantee health care to everyone as a human right.

They were joined by 111 of their colleagues (109 representatives and two delegates, Eleanor Holmes Norton of DC and Gregorio Sablan of…

At 12:12 pm on Saturday afternoon, the Senate voted in support of the $1.9 trillion COVID recovery package. Every Democrat voted in support, and every Republican voted against the package.

In the just-over-24 hours leading up to passing the bill, the Senate had taken three…

Last night, the House voted 220 to 210 in favor of H.R.1, the For the People Act. All Democrats but one (Bennie Thompson of MS-02) voted for it; every Republican voted against it.

The bill is an ambitious and important for democracy reforms:

*Expanding and protecting voting rights: H.R…

At 5:23 am Friday morning, after a marathon of amendment voting, the US Senate passed its budget resolution teeing up Biden’s COVID relief package .

For the prior fifteen hours, the Senate voted on a series of non-binding amendments in what is called a “vote-a-rama.” Senators have the opportunity to…

In order to preserve civilian control of the military, current law prevents the appointment any military officer who has been out of active duty for less than seven years. …

Jonathan Cohn

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