Speaker Johnson Delivers First Formal Speech

He voices doubts about the proposed border policies. U.S. House Speaker Mike Johnson of Louisiana spoke about bipartisan border security negotiations on Wednesday, signaling his skepticism of the…

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Senator McConnell Promotes Border Bill 

Senate Majority Leader Schumer says Ukraine, Israel, and Indo-Pacific aid still hang in the balance. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky has commended the deal that Senator…

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Senators Question Military Officials During Classified Briefing

The issue of the southern border was brought up during discussions about Ukraine.  Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin and Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Charles Q. Brown, Jr.,…

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Speaker Offers Ukraine Aid for Border Bill

Office of Management and Budget has reported the funds to Ukraine have run down. House Speaker Mike Johnson of Louisiana said negotiations over President Biden’s nearly $106 billion…

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Bulk Military Confirmations Still on Hold in Senate

Senators Tuberville and Lee maintain block due to Defense Department policy violating the Hyde Amendment. The Senate was unsuccessful in its effort to confirm military promotions this week…

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House Bill Would Give Israel Aid from IRS Funds 

House legislators want to avoid using “new money.”  President Joe Biden has requested in excess of $100 billion in total military aid to go to Ukraine for its…

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Laphonza Butler Sworn In as New Senator from California

She commits “to work for women and girls, workers and unions.“ Laphonza Butler was sworn in as the new senator from California this week, filling in the seat…

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Senate Prepares Bipartisan Continuing Resolution 

Senator McConnell calls it the “clearest path forward.”  Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said a bipartisan group of senators worked over the weekend and came up with a…

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President Biden Moving Slightly on Debt Ceiling 

Top federal leaders move to avoid a financial default. Following an event in New York City, President Joe Biden stated he is willing to negotiate spending cuts with…

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President Biden Calls for May 9 Budget Meeting

He says a draft budget is needed before June 1. President Joe Biden called on the four party leaders of Congress to attend a federal budget meeting at…

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