The White House released more than 150 pages of briefings and documents on the impact of federal aid on Medicare and Social Security benefits. The massive document dump — organized by month of last year’s visit of President Trump — shows some of the behind-the-scenes work lawmakers did in the aftermath of the federal government shutdown to address the challenges facing millions of Americans.
The first quarterly update in January for the federal workforce shows fewer government workers held jobs than at any point since the recession.
Two new bills introduced by Sen. Bill Cassidy and Rep. Charlie Dent — both Republicans — that dealt with payment of active-duty military members’ insurance benefits and the processing of Social Security benefits for veterans were introduced last week.
A major task for the temporary DHS Department of Homeland Security, due to be sent to Congress on Monday, will be overseeing the processing of tens of thousands of claims for immigrant parents and children who are caught trying to enter the country illegally.
House GOP leaders and conservative lawmakers are working to pass a bill next week that would provide an extra $23 billion to fund construction of a border wall with Mexico.