Jamie Dupree’s Washington Insider

No easy road to a deal in Congress on DACA, Dreamers, and immigration

4:00 am Jan. 24, 2018

The White House on Tuesday staked out a hard line on immigration negotiations in the Congress, as lawmakers in both parties tried to sort out how best to reach an agreement by February 8 to deal with nearly 700,000 thousand illegal immigrants who were brought to the United States as children, under the Obama Administration’s DACA program.

“I’d like to leave no doubt as to where the President stands on the

Five reasons why $1 trillion deficits may not be far away for Uncle Sam

5:00 am Jan. 13, 2018

It wasn’t that long ago that Republicans denounced four consecutive yearly deficits of over $1 trillion during the Obama Administration, but now that the GOP is fully in charge of the White House and Congress, it’s possible the deficit may be heading back into the territory of that very large figure.

The federal deficit in 2017 was $666 billion; the Congressional Budget Office estimates it will be $699 billion in 2018,

Pushing for border wall, Trump to meet with Senators on immigration policy

4:00 am Jan. 9, 2018

With little progress to show from negotiations in Congress on the future fate of illegal immigrant “Dreamers” in the United States, President Donald Trump will meet at the White House with lawmakers of both parties on Tuesday, as he continues to say the Congress must approve billions of dollars to build a wall along the Mexican border, and approve significant immigration enforcement actions in exchange for any Dreamers deal.

“We are

Trump to address farm conference, attend college football championship game

4:00 am Jan. 8, 2018

In his first foray into the arena of agricultural policy, President Donald Trump goes to Tennessee on Monday to address a convention of the American Farm Bureau Federation, as the White House says Mr. Trump will outline ideas on how best to spur new economic growth in rural areas of the United States, which have not shared in recent job gains.

“While other sectors of the American economy have largely recovered

Trump renominates two Georgians for federal judgeships

12:37 pm Jan. 5, 2018

Two weeks after the Senate returned 100 nominations made by President Trump to various positions in the federal government, the White House on Friday again nominated 21 of those choices, including two judicial picks from Georgia, officially re-starting the nomination process for six appeals court judges and fifteen federal district judges, but leaving out three more controversial nominees who had run into Senate opposition in recent months.

Selected again were two

2017 – A year of photos at the U.S. Capitol

3:00 am Dec. 28, 2017

After a rather tumultuous year of news in Washington, D.C., Jamie Dupree is off this week. But he left behind some of his favorite pictures of one of his favorite places in the world –

A window into the past of the U.S. Senate

3:25 am Dec. 26, 2017

After a rather tumultuous year of news in Washington, D.C., Jamie Dupree is off this week. But he left behind one of his favorite blogs.

One of the great things about working in the U.S. Capitol

Senate gives lump of coal to dozens of Trump nominees

9:00 am Dec. 24, 2017

Ratcheting up the level of conflict between Democrats in Congress and the White House, the Senate has officially returned dozens of nominations made this year by President Donald Trump, which will force the Trump Administration