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Nora Kelly Nora Kelly is a staff correspondent at National Journal. She previously worked at Science and Philadelphia magazine. Nora attended the University of Delaware and served as the executive editor of The Review, the independent student newspaper. She is a native of New Jersey.
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House Democrats Try to Force Another Vote on Zika

June 22, 2016 Congressional lawmakers started formal negotiations last week on Zika funding, but things aren’t moving fast enough for House Democrats. Democrats on the House Appropriations Committee announced plans Tuesday to compel a floor vote on a bill fully funding the Obama administration’s $1.9 billion Zika request, Morning Consult reports. Led by...

Will Congress Reach an Agreement on Zika?

June 16, 2016 In the nearly four months since the Obama administration issued its $1.9 billion Zika funding request, congressional lawmakers have publicly bickered over each chamber’s response to the virus. This week, select members met formally for the very first time to begin reconciling their dueling ideas. But after a brief session...

Another Budget Bump May Be Coming for the NIH

June 7, 2016 For the second year in a row, the National Institutes of Health could get a $2 billion bump in its budget. That’s the number a Senate Appropriations subcommittee approved Tuesday in its fiscal-year 2017 budget bill, which is now headed to the full committee. The panel’s House counterparts will release...

Clinton Has Enough Delegates to Claim the Democratic Nomination

June 7, 2016 Hillary Clinton doesn’t need New Jersey or California. She’s locked up the Democratic nomination for president already, the Associated Press reported Monday night in a surprise announcement on the eve of the primaries. With the newswire’s report, which was quickly confirmed by CBS News and NBC News, Clinton becomes the...

Members of Congress Make a Lot of Money, But Are They Overpaid?

June 2, 2016 Washington is “broken.” Members of Congress are “overpaid and underworked.” A whopping 78 percent of the American public disapproves of lawmakers’ job performances. Thus, like any other group of poorly performing American workers, Congress probably won’t get a raise next year. Many voters agree with that assessment. Lawmakers already make...

The CDC Says 279 Pregnant U.S. Women Have Tested Positive for Zika

May 20, 2016 The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced Friday that 279 pregnant women in the United States and its territories have tested positive for the Zika virus, which can cause the birth defect microcephaly. At first glance, that figure looks like a frightening uptick in the number of cases—it’s more...

Ted Cruz Picks Carly Fiorina to Be His Potential Running Mate

April 27, 2016 On Wednesday, Ted Cruz announced he was planning a “major announcement”—potentially unveiling his vice-presidential pick—in a last-ditch effort to halt Donald Trump’s march to the nomination. WMUR and National Review’s Tim Alberta report that Cruz will name Carly Fiorina to his ticket, apparently hoping that she can expand his appeal...

Top Public-Health Officials Join Political Fight Over Emergency Zika Funding

April 12, 2016 Two months ago, the Obama administration asked for roughly $1.9 billion in emergency funding to combat the Zika virus. Public-health officials were eager to get money for vaccine research and more. “We are hopeful that Congress will recognize the urgency of this request and act quickly on it,” White House...

Senate Hearing on Airport Security Gets Bogged Down on Local Issues

April 7, 2016 Transportation Security Administrator Peter Neffenger was headed to Brussels for meetings on March 22, the day of the terrorist attacks against that city. He landed “just as the bombs detonated,” he said, deplaning into a fractured and panic-stricken airport. So when the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee held a...

Poll: Voters Are Backing Anti-Muslim Proposals

March 29, 2016 If Donald Trump needed another poll to reinforce his bluster, he might’ve just gotten it. A new survey from Morning Consult, conducted in the wake of the Brussels bombings, details voter sentiment on national-security policies, including support for Trump’s prohibition on Muslims entering the United States. Trump—a poll obsessive—may tout...