Haley Byrd Wilt

Haley Wilt is an associate editor at The Dispatch and is based in Washington, D.C. Prior to joining the company in 2020, she covered Congress at CNN and The Weekly Standard. When Haley isn’t pestering lawmakers, she’s probably hanging out with her toddler and newborn.

Haley Byrd Wilt

Discontent Grows on the Fringes Over Potential Debt Deal

It may signal a deal could emerge soon. It could also mean things are about to get messy.

Tuesday’s Make-or-Break Debt Limit Meeting

Deadline pressure is mounting for Kevin McCarthy and Joe Biden to work out a deal.

Could the Hunter Biden Probe Prompt New Ethics Legislation?

Some Senate Democrats are open to it.

Democrats Urge New Gun Laws Amid Spate of Shootings

Plus: Joe Biden and Kevin McCarthy begin new debt ceiling talks.

Senators Examine Worldwide Threats

Plus: A new China competition bill is in the works, and e-commerce trade benefits receive more scrutiny.

Lawmakers Dig In Despite New Debt Ceiling Deadline

Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen says ‘X-date’ is approaching faster than anticipated.

A Debt Deal Still Seems Out of Sight

After passing their borrowing bill, House GOP leaders are betting Democrats will blink.

Kevin McCarthy’s Biggest Test Yet

House Republicans will have to overcome thin margins to pass a debt-ceiling bill.

Lawmakers Game Out a Chinese Attack on Taiwan

Plus: GOP leaders forge ahead with their own debt ceiling bill.

Moderates Team Up on the Debt Ceiling

A bipartisan group has agreed on a broad framework while Kevin McCarthy readies his own plan.