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Julie Tsirkin

Julie Tsirkin is a correspondent covering Capitol Hill.

Julie Tsirkin is a correspondent covering Capitol Hill.


Latest from Julie Tsirkin

4d ago

Alabama Sen. Katie Britt to deliver the GOP response to Biden's State of the Union address

Sen. Katie Britt of Alabama will deliver the Republican response to President Joe Biden's State of the Union speech, two sources with direct knowledge first tell NBC News.

Congress strikes deal to avert a partial government shutdown — for now

With less than three days to go before a partial government shutdown, Congress has a deal to pass another short-term funding bill to buy more time.

Biden officials weigh giving Ukraine weapons without replacing U.S. stocks right away or waiting for Congress funds

Biden admin officials met Tuesday to discuss ways to fill Ukraine’s urgent needs for artillery and ammo, including drawing down U.S. stockpiles without replenishing them immediately or waiting for more money from Congress.

Biden meets with congressional leaders ahead of government shutdown deadline

President Joe Biden will meet with congressional leaders as they scramble to avoid a partial government shutdown this weekend and send aid to Ukraine and Israel.

For the first time in years, Sen. Graham hasn't introduced a national abortion ban

Sen. Lindsey Graham has introduced a national abortion ban bill every Congress since 2013. He hasn't yet this time as Republicans scramble on abortion messaging.

Speaker Mike Johnson unveils plan to avert shutdown next week

WASHINGTON — Speaker Mike Johnson on Friday night unveiled his plan to avert a partial government shutdown next week, telling Republicans on a conference call that the House would vote on four separate appropriations bills and may need a stopgap funding bill to buy lawmakers more time, according to two sources.
12d ago

Veterans groups join calls for Biden administration to reschedule marijuana

Some of the nation’s largest veterans groups are pushing the Biden administration to reschedule marijuana and ease federal restrictions on the drug.
13d ago

Biden administration weighs action to make it harder for migrants to get asylum and easier to deport them faster

The Biden administration is weighing unilateral action without Congress to make it harder for migrants to pass the initial asylum screening and easier to deport recently arrived migrants.

Two years after the Russian invasion, land mines plague one-third of Ukraine

Mines, including a deadly new Russian version, litter a swathe of Ukraine roughly the size of Florida, undermining an international effort to ban the weapons.

Joe Manchin announces he will not run for president

Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., announced Friday that he is not running for president after spending months mulling a bid that would have shaken up the 2024 campaign.
17d ago

U.S. lawmakers pay tribute to Navalny, blame Putin for his death

Democrat and Republican lawmakers have condemned President Vladimir Putin for the death of Alexei Navalny, Russia's most prominent opposition figure.