Jack Fitzpatrick, Bloomberg Government

Jack Fitzpatrick

Bloomberg Government

Washington, DC, United States

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Past:
  • Bloomberg Government
  • Morning Consult
  • National Journal

Past articles by Jack:

House Subcommittee Leaders in Tough Races Have Two Jobs At Risk

Committee and subcommittee leadership roles are one of the key indicators that a lawmaker has made it — yet in the November midterms, several holders of those offices find themselves at risk of losing their seats and prompting a cascading series of openings. → Read More

Old Capitol Stones to Be Stored Away After Decades Piled in Park

Heaps of sandstone and marble from the US Capitol East Front built in the early 19th century have sat in Washington D.C.’s Rock Creek Park for nearly 50 years, gathering dust and attracting a steady stream of history enthusiasts. Now the unsanctioned tourist attraction is quietly going away. → Read More

Covid Aid Funding Deal Needs Rework After Offsets Were Spent

Lawmakers will have to renegotiate a Covid-19 therapeutics and vaccine funding deal because billions of dollars designated as offsets have already been spent, key senators said. → Read More

What to Know in Washington: Trump to Attend Election Hearing

President Donald Trump plans to travel to Pennsylvania today for a meeting of state Republican lawmakers examining accusations of election impropriety, according to three people familiar with the matter. → Read More

Veterans’ Health Program Price Tag Still Unknown, Say Lawmakers

Lawmakers say the Trump administration has kept them in the dark about the cost of a new law on veterans’ health care, a looming long-term expenditure that could complicate future budget negotiations. The VA MISSION Act (Public Law 115-182) aims to give veterans more flexibility to seek subsidized health care at private facilities outside the Department of Veterans Affairs → Read More

Energy, Veterans Money Measure Top Priority When House Returns

A spending package covering energy, nuclear security, the Veterans Affairs Department and the legislative branch could be sent to the president early next month if lawmakers can settle the last few differences between House and Senate appropriations bills. → Read More

Climate Funding Fight Pits House Against Senate Appropriators

Hundreds of millions of dollars for more than a dozen climate change programs, including scientific research, clean-energy investment and international aid, could be on the chopping block as lawmakers negotiate a fiscal 2019 spending deal later this year. → Read More

Trump’s Pitch for Increase in Border Funds Hits Wall in Senate

President Donald Trump’s request for more border wall funds faces an uphill battle in the Senate, where even key Republican allies doubt they have the money or the support. → Read More

Trump’s Agency Shuffle Plan Faces Uphill Climb on Capitol Hill

The Trump administration’s plan to merge the departments of Labor and Education drew a cool reception among key lawmakers whose support would be critical to such an ambitious reorganization of the federal government. → Read More

Chinese Railcars, High-Speed Trains Targets of Spending Bill

Rail companies and transit systems across the country will have to shop somewhere other than China for freight and passenger rail cars and buses if a Transportation-HUD spending bill provision becomes law. → Read More

Republicans Face Risks With Budget Resolution Before Midterms

Democratic lawmakers, feeling the wind at their backs ahead of the 2018 midterms, have dared Republicans to unveil a fiscal 2019 budget resolution, a document they believe would highlight GOP policies on taxes, health care and retirement security that would provide campaign fodder. → Read More

Shulkin’s Firing Threatens Support for VA Health-Care Overhaul

A program that gave veterans more health-care choices following the 2014 Veterans Affairs wait-time scandal is set to run out of money in two months, and the firing of Secretary David Shulkin has thrown a wrench into negotiations to overhaul the program, veterans’ groups say. → Read More

Census Citizenship Question Could Bog Down Fiscal ’19 Debate

The Census Bureau’s plan to add a citizenship question to its 2020 survey promises to become a point of contention as Congress decides how many riders to attach to fiscal 2019 spending bills. → Read More

What Made the Cut in the $1.3 Trillion Omnibus Spending Package

The $1.3 trillion omnibus spending package for the rest of fiscal 2018 includes compromises on hot-button issues such as border security, transit funding and gun control and an array of policy riders. → Read More

Trump's $4.4 Trillion Budget Request: What You Need to Know

The Trump administration’s $4.4 trillion budget... → Read More

GOP haggles over defense funds but expects to avert shutdown

House Republicans are cautiously optimistic they can pass a... → Read More

Plan to avert shutdown in doubt as conservatives balk at timing

Republican leaders’ plan to avoid a federal shutdown by funding the government past Friday has been thrown into disarray as House... → Read More

Trump call for disaster aid offsets complicated spending debate

The Trump administration has complicated Congress’s task... → Read More

Energy Brief: White House Kicks Off Energy Week

The White House announced preparations for an energy focus for its upcoming policy-themed week, as President Donald Trump is expected to promote "energy dominance." → Read More

Energy Brief: EPA Issues New Chemical Testing Rules

The EPA released rules ordered by Congress last year on testing for chemicals used in commercial products. → Read More