Lindsey McPherson

Bipartisan group’s success on COVID-19 relief could just be the beginning

Everybody’s talking about bipartisanship in the Senate, but the cross-party cooperation that led to Congress on Monday passing nearly $900 billion in coronavirus relief started in the House. Any bipartisan deals formed next session could start there too, members of the House Problem Solvers Caucus say. “This in many ways could be the model for …

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SPEAKER RACE COULD HINGE ON WHO AGREES TO CHANGE THE RULES

Whichever party controls the House in 2019, the next speaker won’t secure the job easily and will likely have to promise major changes to how the institution operates, with members demanding that as a condition for support. Frustration has grown among rank-and-file members for years as leadership usurped decision-making power from committees. Lawmakers have pushed to change House …

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