Every week The Dispatch staff draw on their deep well of sources to shed light on congressional policy debates—and the people behind them.
Retiring lawmakers want to spend more time with their kids. Why do they have to choose?
Plus: The Democratic schism over Israel.
Congress is poised to avert Friday’s government shutdown deadline.
Plus: Are censures in the House too frequent?
And why don’t senators ever try to sneak unanimous consent requests through the chamber?
Support to Israel, Ukraine, and Taiwan hangs in the balance.
All recent speakers say they want to, but it never really happens. Why?
It brings the impasse to an end, but the House GOP still has a lot of hurdles to overcome this year.
The speakership race enters its ‘Mad Max’ era.
He failed one vote on Tuesday, but will force another on Wednesday.
Lawmakers are backing Israel in next phase of conflict.
While House Republicans decide on a speaker, congressional Democrats spar over Israel.
Plus: Why do showdowns between the GOP and their own speakers keep happening?
It’s not clear his replacement will do much differently.
The House readies for a vote on whether to oust the speaker.
Breaking down lawmakers’ options for breaking the stalemate.