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Scott Wong

Scott Wong is a senior congressional reporter for NBC News. 

Scott Wong is a senior congressional reporter for NBC News. 

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7h ago

A half-century later, a congressman visits the site of his father's fatal helicopter crash in Vietnam

Rep. Dean Phillips visits the site where his father, Army Capt. Arthur "Artie" Pfefer was killed in the Vietnam War when Phillips was 6 months old.

House Democratic angst grows as Biden's debt limit negotiations with GOP drag on

House Democratic anxieties are flaring over President Joe Biden's debt ceiling negotiations with Republican Speaker Kevin McCarthy to avert a U.S. default.

U.S. still risks breaching debt limit on June 1, Treasury Secretary warns in new letter

Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen said it is "highly likely" the U.S. will hit the debt ceiling as early as June 1, reiterating the deadline to resolve the crisis.

'We're not there yet': Debt ceiling talks still stuck on federal spending levels

Speaker Kevin McCarthy said Tuesday that bipartisan negotiators are not close to a deal but added that there was still time left to avert a default.
4d ago

Debt limit negotiations hit 'speed bump,' Democratic official says

Negotiations over how to address the debt limit to avoid a catastrophic default have hit a "speed bump," a Democratic official familiar with the talks.

Rep. Lisa Blunt Rochester 'still interested' in now-open Delaware Senate race

Democratic Rep. Lisa Blunt Rochester said Tuesday she is "still interested" in running for Delaware's now-open Senate seat.

Biden and McCarthy hold a 'productive' debt ceiling meeting, but no deal yet

President Joe Biden is scheduled to meet with Speaker Kevin McCarthy on Monday afternoon to discuss a path forward to avert a debt ceiling crisis.

Conservatives push for border bill to be added to debt ceiling negotiations

With the lifting of Title 42, House conservatives are making the case that the border bill be included in debt ceiling talks.

Rep. Graves is negotiating the debt ceiling and keeping the fractured GOP united

Speaker McCarthy has leaned on Rep. Garret Graves to help keep the so-called Five Families factions of the House GOP together.
13d ago

Suspect in bat attack on congressman’s staff refuses to appear at arraignment

Xuan Kha Tran Pham, the suspect in the baseball bat attack on Rep. Gerry Connolly's staff refused to appear at his arraignment.

OpenAI CEO embraces government regulation in Senate hearing

The U.S. should require companies to be licensed by the government if they want to develop powerful artificial intelligence systems, the head of one the country’s top AI companies said at a Senate committee hearing Tuesday.