We asked 11 Senate Republicans if they support giving federal contractors back pay

Senate Republicans aren’t sure about paying federal contractors who missed out on wages during the longest government shutdown in US history. While roughly 800,000 federal employees ultimately received back pay after going more than a month without their salaries, as many as 580,000 government contractors — including janitors, cafeteria workers, developers, and consultants — may […]

Trump just declared a national emergency at the border

After battling for weeks over funding for a border wall, overseeing the longest government shutdown in US history, and finally signing on to a deal to fund the government, President Donald Trump has declared a national emergency over a contrived crisis at the US-Mexico border. On Friday, Trump invoked his power to declare a national […]