Day: January 3, 2019

The PAYGO fight roiling House Democrats, explained

After Republicans ran up the federal deficit by $1 trillion, House Democrats want to establish themselves as the party of fiscal responsibility. House Democratic leaders want to institute a “pay as you go,” or PAYGO, rule for the next two years. The rule means any legislation increasing mandatory spending (like entitlement programs) or cutting taxes […]

9 lawmakers to watch in the new Congress

It’s officially the start of a new congressional term and the dawn of Democratic House control under President Donald Trump. A historically diverse body of lawmakers are due to get sworn in on Thursday for a term that’s likely to include a rise in investigations of Trump and an ongoing reckoning among Democrats about which […]