Eliza Collins, Wall Street Journal

Eliza Collins

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Recent articles by Eliza:

Why Kyrsten Sinema Is at the Center of Democrats’ Tax-Hike Fight

Arizona senator has emerged as one of the most powerful Democrats in Washington, with her concerns about the size and funding for her party’s social-policy and climate package dictating what it will be able to pass. → Read More

Bernie Sanders Expresses Frustration With Centrists in Spending Talks

The Vermont senator says he is holding firm on the $3.5 trillion education, healthcare, child-care and climate plan, while Democratic liberals are acknowledging they will need to accept less to get the legislation passed without any Republican support. → Read More

House to Vote on Abortion-Rights Measure to Counter Texas Restrictions

The bill, which would stop states from imposing restrictions before fetal viability, is unlikely to advance in the Senate. → Read More

In Swing State Arizona, Sen. Mark Kelly Avoids Fights With Fellow Democrats in Re-Election Bid

The former Navy pilot and astronaut beat a Republican appointee last year to take the Senate seat once held by John McCain, and GOP critics who want to win it back next year say he is too aligned with progressives. → Read More

In Battleground Nevada, Catherine Cortez Masto Keeps Distance From Democrats’ Left Flank

Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto is taking a centrist tack in the battleground state as she heads into what is expected to be one of 2022’s most competitive races. → Read More

Ohio Race Highlights Rift Between Sanders, Clyburn Wings of Democratic Party

A House special election primary in Cleveland is shaping up as a proxy war over the direction of the Democratic Party, with the top two candidates—Nina Turner and Shontel Brown—drawing millions in donations. → Read More

Bernie Sanders Embraces Deal Maker Role in Biden’s Antipoverty Push

The progressive senator helps pull Democrats to the left on policy. Republicans say the shift could help the GOP in midterms. → Read More

Sen. Jon Tester Walks Blue Line in Solid Red Montana

The Democrat objects to Biden tax plan on capital gains at death but signals flexibility on infrastructure deal and filibuster. → Read More

Bernie Sanders Drops Effort to Stop Weapons Sales to Israel

The Vermont independent senator learned the State Department had already cleared the sale, an aide said. → Read More

Rep. Val Demings Plans to Challenge Sen. Marco Rubio in Florida Senate Race

Rep. Val Demings, a Democrat who was on President Biden’s shortlist for vice president and served as a prosecutor in former President Donald Trump’s 2020 impeachment trial, plans to challenge Republican Sen. Marco Rubio. → Read More

Tim Scott Leads GOP on Race and Policing

A daring line that almost didn’t make it into his recent national speech cemented South Carolinian Tim Scott, the only Black GOP senator, as his party’s foremost voice on presenting a conservative point of view on race relations in the U.S. → Read More

Democrats’ Thin House Majority to Be Tested by Multitrillion-Dollar Plans

Party unity is at a premium as leaders craft sprawling infrastructure and antipoverty legislation. → Read More

House Passes Bill Proposing to Make Washington, D.C., the 51st State

Backers call the bill a civil-rights priority, but critics cast it as a Democratic power grab. → Read More

Derek Chauvin Trial Jumpstarts Police-Overhaul Efforts in Congress

The Derek Chauvin murder trial has reinvigorated efforts on Capitol Hill to address police misconduct. → Read More

Capitol Police Needed to Be Better Armed for Riot on Jan. 6, Watchdog Says

The force’s inspector general cited poor preparation and inadequate intelligence for its failure to control rioters who attacked the Capitol. → Read More

Longtime Congressman Alcee Hastings Dies at 84

The Democrat was the first Black federal judge in Florida but was later impeached before being elected to the House. → Read More

Kyrsten Sinema Defends Filibuster as Pressure Mounts From Progressives

The senator from Arizona has emerged as the staunchest Democratic defender of the filibuster, brushing off fire from the progressive wing of her party as she tries to stake out a bipartisan reputation in a battleground state. → Read More

Washington, D.C., Statehood Divides Congressional Hearing

Democrats push statehood as civil-rights priority, while Republicans see constitutional issues and call it a power grab. → Read More

Democrats’ Appetite for Progressive Politics Gets Fresh Test in Ohio

The outcome of a special election in Ohio’s 11th congressional district could influence the delicate balance Democrats are currently maintaining in the House. → Read More

Who Are Keith Gill and Other Key Players at the GameStop Hearing?

The House Financial Services Committee is calling several witnesses, including individual investor Keith Gill, to find out what happened during the retail-investor-led run-up of GameStop. → Read More