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Kristina Peterson

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Past articles by Kristina:

Medicare Drug-Pricing Debate Pits Savings Against Innovation

A proposal to allow Medicare to negotiate for lower prescription-drug prices is central to Democrats’ healthcare, child care, education and climate package. → Read More

House Republicans Confront Dilemma on Infrastructure Vote

Many GOP lawmakers support what is in the infrastructure bill, but a smaller number are expected to actually vote for it, in part because of concern that its fate is linked to a separate $3.5 trillion package backed by Democrats. → Read More

Medicare Drug-Pricing Fight Centers on California Democrat Scott Peters

Rep. Peters is in the crosshairs of liberal groups and lawmakers who want broad Medicare price negotiations as part of the $3.5 trillion spending package. → Read More

Debt-Limit Suspension Set to Pass House, Face Standoff in Senate

The Democrats’ bill, which faces GOP opposition, also keeps government funded until early December. → Read More

House to Vote on Spending Measure That Includes Debt-Limit Suspension

Democratic leaders said they would attach a suspension of the debt limit through December 2022 to a short-term spending bill. → Read More

Democrats Press Ahead With Debt-Limit Vote Amid Standoff With GOP

The partisan fight is expected to ratchet up this week, with Democrats moving ahead with a vote in the face of strident GOP opposition. → Read More

GOP Rep. Anthony Gonzalez Won’t Seek Re-Election

The Ohio congressman was one of 10 Republicans who voted to impeach Trump after the Jan. 6 Capitol riot. → Read More

Democrats Hear Conflicting Messages From Voters on $3.5 Trillion Plan

In Virginia, centrist Rep. Abigail Spanberger tries to balance pushing through new spending on social safety programs while being attuned to worries from constituents about whether that amount of spending could fuel inflation. → Read More

House Committee Makes Broad Request for Documents Related to Capitol Riot

The select committee probing Jan. 6 attack seeks archived documents and communications from White House and wide array of federal agencies. → Read More

Pelosi, Centrist Democrats in Standoff with Key Vote Ahead

A group of nine centrist Democrats is threatening House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s delicate balance of their aims with those of her party’s liberal wing over two key pieces of President Biden’s legislative agenda. → Read More

Three Vaccinated Senators Have Tested Positive for Covid-19

Sens. Angus King, Roger Wicker and John Hickenlooper said they are experiencing mild symptoms and are isolating. → Read More

Texas Special Election Tests Trump’s Influence in GOP

With low turnout anticipated for the runoff election Tuesday, former President Donald Trump’s endorsement of Susan Wright is expected to carry weight with the motivated crowd that does vote. → Read More

Infrastructure negotiators agree to framework for nearly $1 trillion package

Members of a bipartisan group negotiating a roughly $1 trillion infrastructure proposal said they had agreed to a framework for a package, with plans to meet... → Read More

House Passes Hate-Crimes Bill in Response to Anti-Asian Violence

The legislation now heads to President Biden’s desk for his expected signature. → Read More

Sen. Shelley Moore Capito Drives Infrastructure Deal Hopes for Republicans

Sen. Shelley Moore Capito is leading Republicans in negotiations with the White House on roads, bridges and internet broadband. → Read More

Elise Stefanik Elected to GOP Leadership, Replacing Liz Cheney

House Republicans swiftly installed Rep. Elise Stefanik to a top leadership post, elevating an ally of former President Trump to replace a prominent critic, Rep. Liz Cheney, who was ousted earlier this week. → Read More

Liz Cheney Set to Lose GOP Leadership Post

House Republicans are expected to oust the Wyoming congresswoman in a closed-door meeting over her criticism of former President Donald Trump. → Read More

Liz Cheney Says in Floor Speech GOP Can’t Ignore Trump’s Election Lie

In a floor speech on the eve of her expected ouster from party leadership, the Republican congresswoman says the former president is undermining democracy. → Read More

Elise Stefanik Gains Momentum to Replace Liz Cheney in GOP No. 3

House GOP Whip Steve Scalise backed New York congresswoman Elise Stefanik as GOP conference chairwoman after Cheney’s persistent critical comments of former President Donald Trump. → Read More

Liz Cheney Draws More GOP Fire Over Anti-Trump Stance

House Republican leader Kevin McCarthy questions whether the Wyoming lawmaker can carry out her job in leadership ahead of a closed-door meeting next week. → Read More