Congress

Lawmakers Eye a Fix for Child Labor Problems

A new bipartisan bill would up civil fines for the first time in 85 years.

The House GOP’s Hunter Biden Investigation, Explained

Republicans have obtained evidence of suspicious payments and pledge to keep looking for more.

The House Majority Runs Through New York

Plus: Utah Republicans expect Mitt Romney to run for reelection.

The Cool Kids Are Wrong About TikTok

And, at least this once, Congress is right.

Refugee Admissions Still Slumping Under Biden

Lawmakers and advocates lament historically low numbers, despite the president’s promises to the contrary.

Man Up

We’re suffering an epidemic of childishness.

McCaul Pushes for State Department’s Afghanistan Docs

Plus: A researcher calls for Congress to sanction Xi Jinping.

House Republicans Leap to Trump’s Defense

Plus: The Senate considers ending a pair of war authorizations, and the China competition committee plans its next hearing.

The Social Security Impasse

A bipartisan group of senators ponders shoring up the program—but political will is limited.

SVB’s Political Fault Lines

Plus: Trump steps up his retail politics game and House Republicans demand answers over the unauthorized release of military records.

The Gaps Between the Law and Artificial Intelligence

The burgeoning AI industry is raising questions for which federal law has few answers.

House GOP’s Afghanistan Investigation Kicks Off

Members will examine the chaotic August 2021 evacuation of Afghan allies.

Lawmakers May Find Common Ground on a Sweeping Privacy Law

A bipartisan coalition in the House hopes the divided Congress can make a deal.

The Daunting Task the New China Committee Faces

A new House panel debuts with a prime-time hearing and questions about how to address threats from the Chinese government.

Lawmakers Elevate Human Rights Ahead of First CCP Hearing

The select committee on competition with China meets tonight to lay out the threat posed by China.

Cocaine Bear

Russia’s war, one year later.