Apr 12, 2021
Five Facts on Regular Order in Congress
In late March, the House Problem Solvers Caucus sent a letter to Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy asking them to give rank-and-file members a greater voice in...
Mar 31, 2021
Five Facts on Contested Elections
Six votes decided the 2020 U.S. House election for Iowa’s 2nd Congressional District. Republican Mariannette Miller-Meeks won, and she has been seated, but Democratic...
Mar 24, 2021
Five Facts On Inflation
Inflation has been low in the U.S. for decades. But amid a rebounding economy and a new burst of spending from Washington, some economists are raising concern about the prospect of...
Mar 15, 2021
Five Facts on State and Local Government Aid
One of the most contentious parts of the recently passed $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill is the state and local government aid provision, with critics noting that many localities...
Mar 8, 2021
Five Facts On The Debt And Deficit
In 2020, Congress passed five pieces of legislation allocating some $4 trillion for COVID-19 relief. As America’s public health and economic picture improves, it is bringing...
Mar 1, 2021
Five Facts On Presidential Executive Orders
President Biden has already issued a flurry of executive orders and actions on various topics relating to the Coronavirus, immigration, racial and economic equity, and foreign...
Feb 19, 2021
Five Facts on the Senate Parliamentarian
Many Americans have probably never heard of the Senate parliamentarian. But this person is about to play an outsized role in the debate over COVID-19 relief. The looming $1.9...
Feb 12, 2021
Five Facts on COVID-19 Pandemic Relief Spending
Last week, the House and Senate moved ahead with a budget reconciliation process that could lead to passage of another COVID-19 relief deal. Here are five facts on the bills Congress...
Feb 2, 2021
Five Facts on the Filibuster
After weeks of wrangling, Senate party leaders Chuck Schumer and Mitch McConnell are close to a power sharing agreement for the 50-50 Senate that retains the legislative filibuster...
Jan 25, 2021
Five Facts on Inaugurations
Last Wednesday, Joe Biden was inaugurated as the 46th president of the United States. Here are five facts on inaugurations. A president assumes the presidency after taking the oath...
Jan 18, 2021
Five Facts on Impeachment
Five Facts on Impeachment On Wednesday the U.S. House of Representatives voted to impeach President Donald Trump for the second time. The vote count was 232-197, with 222 Democrats...
Jan 15, 2021
Five Facts on the U.S. Capitol Police
In the wake of last week’s assault on the Capitol, several top officials in the U.S. Capitol Police (USCP), including the police chief and the Senate and the House...
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