After years of claiming that border security was a “top priority” for them, House and Senate Republicans killed a long-awaited, bipartisan deal they insisted on amid pressure from former President Donald Trump.
Trump is seeking to delay a trial until after the November election. If he were to defeat President Joe Biden, he could presumably try to use his position as head of the executive branch to order a new attorney general to dismiss the federal cases he faces or potentially could seek a pardon for himself.
US Rep. Elissa Slotkin wants Michiganders to have a bigger say in how the federal government spends money on national security.
A coalition of mayors from across the country is calling on the White House to issue a final rule prohibiting menthol cigarettes.
Most American families must work and earn paychecks to support themselves, but many of the wealthiest Americans are able to live off unrealized gains thanks to a tax loophole that Republicans refuse to fix.
The president’s actions will not release any federal prisoners, but will lift barriers to housing, employment, and educational opportunities for those convicted of the offenses.
While the pay bump will affect the 857 active duty service members in Michigan, this year’s National Defense Authorization Act is just the latest example of the increasingly partisan landscape of modern American politics.
If a shutdown occurs, travelers could face delays at airports, millions of workers would go without paychecks, and public safety, disaster preparedness and response, and food and safety inspections could also be affected.
President Joe Biden said tentative contracts between the United Auto Workers union and the Detroit Three are “changing the face of the country” by promising better wages and benefits, and creating thousands of new jobs.
It usually takes 218 votes—a simple majority of the 435 members of the House—to become House Speaker, but due to two vacancies, only 217 votes are currently needed. For more than two weeks though, Republicans have failed to agree on a new leader, leaving the federal government paralyzed.