Zachary Sherwood, Bloomberg Government

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Past articles by Zachary:

What to Know in Washington: House to Vote on Omnibus, Oil Ban

Democrats and Republicans in Congress struck a deal on a long-delayed $1.5 trillion spending bill that would fund the U.S. government through the rest of the fiscal year and provide $13.6 billion to respond to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. → Read More

What to Know in Washington: Biden to Talk Ukraine With Allies

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine remains the focus in Washington this morning, with President Joe Biden set to discuss the issue with U.S. allies as he prepares for his annual State of the Union address to Congress tomorrow night. → Read More

What to Know in Washington: Democrats Set to Lose Fight on Hyde

Senators aim to send a stopgap government funding bill to the president’s desk today, as they negotiate amendment votes on vaccine mandates and a balanced budget. → Read More

What to Know in Washington: Biden Eyes $30 Billion Covid Request

Biden administration officials told lawmakers yesterday that they plan to seek $30 billion in new spending to combat the Covid-19 pandemic in conjunction with a $1.5 trillion government funding package lawmakers want to complete by March 11. Department of Health and Human Services officials made the informal pitch to lawmakers, with a formal White Hous... → Read More

What to Know in Washington: Signs of Civility on Top Court Pick

President Joe Biden says he has done a “deep dive” on four potential Supreme Court nominees thus far and intends to choose one who won’t be “ideological” and can win votes from Senate Republicans. → Read More

What to Know in Washington: Biden to Meet Utilities on Climate

President Joe Biden is set to meet today with the leaders of some of the nation’s largest electric utilities, as he continues to push for lawmakers to approve $550 billion in spending on energy and climate measures. → Read More

What to Know in Washington: Biden Faces Headways on Voting Push

President Joe Biden’s call for Democrats to push through voting rights legislation faces opposition within his caucus and a backlash from constituents and advocates. Meanwhile, the administration is preparing for an inflation report today that is likely to show consumer prices continue to climb at the fastest rate in decades — though... → Read More

What to Know in Washington: Biden Tees Up Voting-Rights Push

President Joe Biden travels to Georgia today for a speech on voting rights as Democrats work to advance legislation on Capitol Hill. Democrats are weighing changes to Senate rules in an effort to overcome Republican opposition to the legislation, but they face resistance from moderate members of their caucus. → Read More

What to Know in Washington: Democrats Turn to Voting Rights Push

Democrats this week will shift their focus from President Joe Biden’s stalled economic package toward legislation to overhaul U.S. elections and voting rights. The November midterm elections loom large as the House and Senate get the 2022 legislative session underway with debates over voting rights, fiscal 2022 spending plans, and ot... → Read More

What to Know in Washington: Democrats See Path Forward for Plans

President Joe Biden expressed optimism yesterday he could reach a deal with Sen. Joe Manchin on Democrats’ roughly $2 trillion economic plan. Manchin later joined Senate Democrats to discuss the legislation, which Senate leaders are eyeing for a vote in January despite still lacking support from the West Virginia Democrat. → Read More

What to Know in Washington: Democrats Scramble to Save Agenda

Senate Democrats are searching for a path forward on their economic agenda after Sen. Joe Manchin yesterday rejected their current effort, with plans to meet tomorrow to discuss the legislation. The scramble comes as coronavirus cases rise in the U.S., and President Joe Biden set to address the surge tomorrow. → Read More

What to Know in Washington: Democrats Work to Save Biden Agenda

Senate Democrats are scrambling to push President Joe Biden’s roughly $2 trillion economic package toward a vote early next year amid hurdles both within their own ranks and from the Senate’s parliamentarian. Democrats will continue negotiations on a path forward for the legislation into the weekend, as they also weigh potential action on another prior... → Read More

What to Know in Washington: Democrats’ Divisions Stall Agenda

Democrats’ $2 trillion tax and spending package appears increasingly likely to slip into 2022 as it languishes in backroom negotiations. → Read More

What to Know in Washington: Lawmakers Send Biden Debt Limit Bump

The House voted early this morning to lift the nation’s debt ceiling through next year’s midterm elections, sending the bill to the desk of President Joe Biden, before members departed Washington until January. Lawmakers also voted to hold Donald Trump’s former chief of staff, Mark Meadows, in contempt of Congress, the latest message to the… → Read More

What to Know in Washington: House to Vote on Meadows’s Contempt

House Democrats take aim at Mark Meadows today with a vote on holding Donald Trump’s former White House chief of staff in contempt of Congress for refusing to comply with a subpoena related to the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol. Lawmakers will also look to resolve the the threat of U.S. default, with… → Read More

What to Know in Washington: Time Running Out for Democrats’ Plan

Democrats’ goal of passing President Joe Biden’s roughly $1.75 trillion tax and spending package by the end of the year is facing a time crunch, as a busy legislative agenda of must-do items has meant the plan could slip to 2022. → Read More

What to Know in Washington: Biden on Road to Tout Infrastructure

President Joe Biden will look to sell his economic agenda to the public this week, speaking today about how his tax and spending plan aims to reduce the cost of prescription drugs and on Wednesday about the benefits of the bipartisan infrastructure law. Meanwhile, the president is preparing for a video call with President Vladimir… → Read More

What to Know in Washington: Shutdown Avoided Ahead of Deadline

Lawmakers sent President Joe Biden a stopgap spending measure last night, avoiding a lapse in government funding that was set to expire after midnight tonight. Republicans are learning lessons from last month’s elections, and are pushing to make education a central feature of their 2022 campaigns. → Read More

What to Know in Washington: Biden Talks Economy, Fed Pick Looms

President Joe Biden will discuss the economy and inflation this week ahead of an expected decision naming his next Federal Reserve chair nominee. → Read More

What to Know in Washington: House Set to Vote on Biden Plan

The House will reconvene early today with the aim of voting on President Joe Biden’s social spending and tax agenda after Republicans delayed a vote late last night. At the White House, Biden continues to deliberate on his pick to lead the Federal Reserve, as senators weigh in on the pivotal nomination. → Read More