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Uphill covers the most important—and sometimes overlooked—policy debates unfolding in Congress, and the personalities behind them.

 

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China Competition a Bipartisan Bright Spot in Congress

Plus: An early look at the House GOP’s Afghanistan withdrawal investigation.

Nancy Mace’s Ilhan Omar Reversal—And Her Deal With GOP Leaders

Plus: The congressional response to the blockade on Armenians.

Making China Pay if It Attacks Taiwan

Lawmakers are laying the groundwork for economic sanctions on China if it invades Taiwan.

A Freewheeling House

Plus: An interview with a newly appointed member of the China competition committee.

Rule-Making Rebels

Rep. Thomas Massie, long a congressional contrarian, says he wants his role on the powerful Rules Committee to be constructive.

The Coming Debt Ceiling Standoff

Republicans want to rein in spending but can’t agree on exactly what to ask for.

The GOP’s George Santos Dilemma

National leaders tolerate him while New York Republicans urge him to step down.

House GOP Moves to Messaging Bills and Investigations

Plus, a new select committee on strategic competition with China.

The House Could Become Even More of a Wild West This Year

In his speakership bid, Kevin McCarthy has promised conservatives open debate on spending bills.

The Biggest Questions Ahead of Today’s Speakership Election

Does Kevin McCarthy have a chance to appease his Freedom Caucus critics?

Congress to Send Spending Bill to Biden’s Desk

A look at what made the cut.

Rep. Mike Gallagher’s Plans for the Select Committee on China

Hearings, legislative priorities, and some outside-the-box ideas.

Omnibus Wrangling in Full Swing

Lawmakers consider a sweeping year-end funding package.

The New Congress Could Bring Endless Showdowns

A look at one point of procedural leverage for House Republicans.

Congress Moves Forward With Defense Policy Bill

It includes assistance for Taiwan, weapons supply chain boosts, and a ban on Chinese semiconductor chips.

What Will the Next Congress Prioritize on China?

An interview with Rep. Chris Smith, plus a look at a bill condemning genocide in Ukraine.