Wednesday, January 26, 2022

Judge Dismisses Trump Suit Seeking to Stop Congress From Seeing His Taxes

The court said the Treasury Department can provide the former president’s tax returns to the House Ways and Means Committee. But the judge stayed...

Congress, Far From ‘a Series of Tubes,’ Is Still Nowhere Near Reining In Tech

Holding a hearing that humbles the most powerful business executives in the world is much easier than legislating.

We Need Less Talk and More Action From Congress on Tech

Mosseri talks while Congress dithers.

Business Updates: Cryptocurrency Companies to Testify to Congress Over Risk

The chief executives of six cryptocurrency companies will face questions from the House Financial Services Committee about risk and regulation.

Congressional Leaders Reach Deal to Allow Debt Ceiling Increase

The legislation would provide a one-time pathway for the Senate to raise the debt ceiling on a simple majority vote, skirting Republican obstruction.

Fearing a Repeat of Jan. 6, Congress Eyes Changes to Electoral Count Law

Members of the special House committee investigating the Capitol riot are among those arguing for an overhaul of a more than century-old statute enacted...

Government Shutdown Averted as Congress Passes Spending Bill

The vote to fund the government through mid-February came after lawmakers staved off a Republican threat to force a shutdown over vaccine mandates.WASHINGTON —...

The Debt Ceiling and More: Congress Has a Pre-Break To-Do List

After a stressful, fractious and at times terrifying 2021, rarely has the congressional community more desperately needed a nice long holiday respite far from...

Adam Mosseri, Instagram's Head, Agrees to Testify Before Congress

Adam Mosseri, the head of Instagram, has agreed for the first time to testify before Congress, as bipartisan anger mounts over harms to young...

Steve Bannon and a Cautionary Tale on Congressional Power

The actions of the House Committee on Un-American Activities show how Congress’s power to hold witnesses in contempt is a tool prone to abuse.The...