Jamie Dupree’s Washington Insider

GOP, Trump press for fast action on immigration plan as Senate starts work on DACA, Dreamers

7:19 am Feb. 13, 2018

As the Senate voted 97-1 on Monday to move past the first procedural hurdle in the way of an immigration debate on the Senate floor, Republican Senators made clear they were not interested in a lengthy debate on DACA, as they pressed Democrats to simply accept a plan offered by President Donald Trump on illegal immigrant Dreamers, arguing no other measure would get through the U.S. House and garner the

Trump fires back at Democrats over rejected Russia probe memo

10:31 am Feb. 10, 2018

A day after the White House told House Democrats to edit an intelligence memo about the probe of Russian interference in the 2016 elections in order to remove sensitive intelligence materials, President Donald Trump accused Democrats of adding in too much classified information on purpose, as Republicans said the President’s critics were simply playing political games over the Russia investigation.

“The Democrats sent a very political and long response memo which

With early morning votes, Congress ends overnight government shutdown

5:30 am Feb. 9, 2018

While most of America was asleep, the federal government suffered its second shutdown in less than a month, as one Republican Senator prevented action in Congress to avoid a budget lapse at midnight, forcing the House and Senate to work through the night to restore funding, ensuring that government offices would be open on Friday.

“This is the dumbest shutdown ever,” said Sen. Brian Schatz (D-HI).

“It’s been an awful long night,

Senate approves budget deal, as overnight government shutdown could end before breakfast

11:57 pm Feb. 8, 2018

For the second time in less than a month, the federal government officially ran out of money to operate, as the latest shutdown began at the stroke of midnight here in Washington, D.C., though Congressional leaders were hopeful that the federal government would be fully open for business by breakfast, as the Senate voted early Friday to approve a funding plan – while the House aimed to finish that before

Two-year budget deal leaves conservative Republicans fuming over deficits

8:26 pm Feb. 7, 2018

A two year budget agreement announced Wednesday by Congressional leaders was met with scorn from many more conservative Republicans on Capitol Hill, as the combination of big increases in military and domestic spending left some GOP lawmakers frustrated over a lack of budget discipline, while outside groups quickly predicted the plan could swiftly bring back $1 trillion yearly deficits.

“It’s almost a quarter trillion dollar increase in spending,” said Rep. Jim