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Massachusetts has passed just 10 laws this year, the fewest to open a legislative session in decades. It’s a sign of the times.
Raimondo tells Brown graduates to ‘stick around’ R.I., commit to public service “We have a lot of issues that we, together, have to deal with,” US Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo said after accepting an honorary degree from Brown University on Sunday. “They can all be solved... if you guys get in the game.”
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Biden on Memorial Day lauds generations of fallen US troops who ‘dared all and gave all’
President Biden lauded the sacrifice of generations of US troops who “dared all and gave all” fighting for their country and called on Americans to ensure their “sacrifice was not in vain” in Memorial Day observances at Arlington National Cemetery.
With debt limit deal in hand, McCarthy and Biden turn to task of selling it
To get the legislation through a fractious and closely divided Congress, McCarthy and top Democratic leaders must cobble together a coalition of Republicans and Democrats in the House and the Senate willing to back it.
Takeaways on debt ceiling: McCarthy’s balancing act, Biden’s choice and the challenges ahead
After weeks of negotiations, President Joe Biden and House Speaker Kevin McCarthy have struck an agreement to avert a potentially devastating government default.
Debt-ceiling deal: What’s in and what’s out of the agreement to avert US default
President Biden and House Speaker Kevin McCarthy have reached an agreement in principle on legislation to increase the nation’s borrowing authority and avoid a default.
Feinstein, back in the Senate, relies heavily on staff to function
A retinue of staff members serve not only the roles of typical congressional aides — advising on policy, keeping tabs on the schedule, drafting statements and speeches — but also as de facto companions to Senator Feinstein, whose age, frail health, and memory issues make it difficult for her to function alone.
Raimondo tells Brown graduates to ‘stick around’ R.I., commit to public service
“We have a lot of issues that we, together, have to deal with,” US Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo said after accepting an honorary degree from Brown University on Sunday. “They can all be solved... if you guys get in the game.”
Biden and McCarthy signal confidence that debt-limit deal will be approved by Congress
“I think we’re in good shape,” President Biden said on Sunday, before taking a call with House Speaker Kevin McCarthy to “make sure all the Ts are crossed and the Is are dotted.”
Debt ceiling tests McCarthy, as GOP speaker rides breezily through fight of his career
Kevin McCarthy was never Washington’s bet to become House speaker.