Oversight

Biden and McCarthy Strike Positive Tone After Debt Limit Talks, But No Deal Yet

"We don’t have an agreement yet, but I did feel the discussion was productive in areas that we have differences of opinion,” McCarthy said Monday.

Workforce

A Default on the U.S. Debt Would Be Far Worse Than a Government Shutdown. Here’s How

National security, transportation, Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid would be impacted.

Oversight

Bipartisan Group Projects U.S. Default as Soon as Early June, Citing ‘Quite Low’ Cash Flows

Depending on how long a default lasted, a global recession could be triggered, new analysis finds

Oversight

Social Security Trustees Predict Benefit Cuts in 2033 without Congressional Action

The projections say that, without action, Social Security would have enough money to pay about 77% of the total scheduled benefits.

Oversight

Experts See Economic Problems for U.S. as Struggle Over Debt Limit, Spending Cuts Extends

Economic experts testified in front of the U.S. House Budget Committee on Wednesday, as a fierce debate over the nation’s budget remains front and center.

Workforce

Infant Formula Crisis Could Recur, Former FDA Official Tells Congress

While the Food and Drug Administration has made some changes, infant formula manufacturers are not required to notify the agency if they detect certain types of bacteria at their facilities.

Oversight

Democratic Report on U.S. Debt Default Predicts Disrupted Benefits for Seniors, Veterans

The report says that Treasury would only be able to pay debts using existing funds and incoming revenue in the event of a default.

Oversight

Moderna Plan to Hike COVID Vaccine Price to $130 a Dose Rebuked at U.S. Senate Hearing

Senators criticized decision, noting federal government invested nearly $2 billion in Moderna’s development of vaccine

Oversight

Biden Administration Details Potential Cuts in Education, Food Aid and More under GOP Plan

The cuts, according to the letters from Cabinet secretaries and agency heads, could impact dozens of federal programs and quality of life for many Americans.

Defense

Pentagon To Halt Use Of Firefighting Foam That Contains PFAS As Cleanup Costs Mount

The Department of Defense will stop purchasing PFAS-containing firefighting foam later this year and phase it out entirely in 2024.

Management

Biden’s Annual Physical Shows He Is ‘A Healthy, Vigorous, 80-Year-Old Male’

The evaluation of the president's health comes as he weighs whether to run for reelection in 2024.

Oversight

U.S. Likely to Default on Debt between July and September unless Congress Acts, CBO Says

Congressional Budget Office cautioned that the window is uncertain, since amount of money flowing into federal government from taxes, other revenue fluctuates

Oversight

New U.S. House Weaponization Panel to Probe FBI, IRS, ATF

Chairman Jim Johnson called on whistleblowers from throughout federal government to come forward to share information with committee

Oversight

U.S. House Agrees on Something: Lawmakers Condemn ‘The Horrors of Socialism’

However, Democrats rebuked majority Republicans for spending time on “political stunt” and refusing to allow debate on Social Security, Medicare amendment

Oversight

Biden and McCarthy Hold ‘Productive’ and ‘Frank’ Debt Limit Talks as Fiscal Cliffs Loom

“I thought this was a very productive conversation,” the Speaker of the House said.

Oversight

Biden, Democrats to U.S. House Republicans: Show Us Your Debt Limit Plan

The Treasury Department has been using accounting maneuvers to continue paying all of the country’s bills in full and on time.

Oversight

White House Defends Delay in Revealing Classified Documents at Biden Private Office and Home

Federal prosecutor Robert Hur will lead investigation to determine if president had mishandled classified material

Defense

Thousands of Veterans Deluge VA with Claims for Toxic Exposure Benefits, Health Care

The VA is processing claims at its fastest rate ever, as hundreds of thousands of veterans apply for health care under a toxic exposure law.

Oversight

Man Who Attacked Speaker Pelosi’s Husband Wanted to Break ‘Her Kneecaps,’ Justice Department Says

The Federal Bureau of Investigation’s complaint and affidavit into the alleged crime revealed new insight into the attack that took place in the early morning hours Friday.