Derek Reinbold  //  4/30/17  //  Topic Update


The government may be headed toward a shutdown as the Trump administration has pushed congressional Republicans to use the looming Friday deadline as leverage to win funding for the border wall (WaPoNY Times).

The increasing popularity of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) hinders the Trump Administration’s proposal to condition funding for the ACA on funding for the border wall, argues Philip Bump (WaPo).

Trump and congressional Republicans have been too mismatched to accomplish anything, writes Dan Balz (WaPo).

Senate staff are concerned by the Trump administration's unusual plans to host a private briefing in an unsecured White House location on North Korea (WaPo).

Although Republicans have used the Congressional Review Act to undo many Obama Administration regulations, they have not used it to the extent that some feared, writes Dan Farber (LegalPlanet).


Updates | The Week of January 15, 2018

1/14/18  //  Daily Update

While the President holds an obligation to ensure faithful execution of the laws, Congress holds sole authority to appropriate resources for that power’s exercise and is therefore not duty-bound to provide resources necessary for the executive branch’s fulfillment of its constitutional functions.

Zachary Piaker

Columbia Law School

Update | The Week of November 27, 2017

12/4/17  //  Daily Update

The Senate Judiciary Committee urged the DOJ to expand its oversight of gambling. A bipartisan Cyber Diplomacy Act is a legislative effort to the State Department's "redesign."

Jeffrey Stein

Columbia Law School

Updates | The Week of November 20, 2017

11/26/17  //  Daily Update

Despite concerning allegations, President Trump maintains support for Roy Moore in Alabama's senate race.