CQ Roll Call Policy and Politics

CQ Roll Call Policy and Politics

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CQ Budget: Spending battle preview
July 28, 2023

Congress set the stage for a chaotic September session, with the House and Senate on a collision course over appropriations and the risk of a partial government shutdown already being assessed. CQ Roll Call's David Lerman and Aidan Quigley sum up the stat

Political Theater: The 'Oppenheimer' expanded universe: Steve James' tale of atomic espionage in 'A Compassionate Spy'
July 25, 2023

Steve James is a documentary filmmaker whose body of work has taken him from "Hoop Dreams" to the 2008 financial crisis and more. His latest film, "A Compassionate Spy," is about Ted Hall, a physicist who worked at Los Alamos during World War II and helpe

CQ Budget: Divergent spending paths
July 21, 2023

The House and Senate are moving in opposite directions on fiscal 2024 spending, as House Republicans seek deeper cuts than senators of both parties favor. CQ Roll Call's David Lerman, Paul M. Krawzak and Aidan Quigley assess the state of play as appropria

Equal Time with Mary C. Curtis: Can the U.S. military still lead the way on civil rights?
July 18, 2023

Executive Order 9981. President Harry Truman signed it on July 26,1948, creating thePresidentsCommittee on Equality of Treatment and Opportunity in the Armed Services,mandating the desegregation of the U.S. military.As theTruman Library Institute i

CQ Budget: Appropriations collision course
July 14, 2023

The House and Senate appear to be on a collision course over fiscal 2024 spending, while pressure builds in the Senate for an emergency supplemental bill for defense, disaster relief and more. In a special hour-long webinar, CQ Roll Call's David Lerman, A

Political Theater: I know what you did this summer
July 13, 2023

What's the difference between launching a political campaign on June 30 and July 10? Does it really matter? Here to explain why it does is Nathan Gonzales, Roll Calls Election Analyst and the publisher of Inside Elections. We also talk about sharks, ditc

CQ Budget: Defense budget uncertainty
June 30, 2023

Even with a bipartisan defense spending cap in place, the size and shape of a fiscal 2024 defense budget is still a wild card. CQ Roll Call's David Lerman and John M. Donnelly outline the factors that could make defense spending much larger -- or smaller

CQ Budget: Spending allocations clash
June 23, 2023

Senate appropriators approved spending allocations for their 12 annual bills in a party-line vote, setting up a clash with their House counterparts. CQ Roll Call's David Lerman, Aidan Quigley, and Paul M. Krawzak assess the state of the appropriations pro

Political Theater: Chronicling one year of the post-Dobbs world
June 23, 2023

June 24 marks the one-year anniversary of the Supreme Courts Dobbs v. Jackson Womens Health Organization that overturned Roe v. Wade and the federal right to an abortion. Amanda Becker, a former Roll Caller who writes about politics for the 19th and jus

CQ Budget: Partisan clash on spending and taxes
June 16, 2023

House Republicans approved lower fiscal 2024 spending levels than provided in a bipartisan debt limit deal, while Senate appropriators pledged to stick to the higher deal-backed levels. And House GOP tax writers approved a package of tax cuts that Democra