Senate Makes Earmark Ban Permanent

Sen. Ben Sasse

A Republican initiative in the Senate, led by Sen. Ben Sasse (R., Neb.), passed an amendment on Thursday renewing and codifying a Congressional ban on earmarking bills.

GOP Sees Positive Signs for 2020 in Pa. Special Election Win

President Donald Trump looks on as Fred Keller speaks

Democrat Marc Friedenberg was on the ballot again in Pennsylvania’s 12th Congressional District on Tuesday—this time facing a relatively unknown state lawmaker rather than a four-term incumbent congressman—and he lost by an even bigger margin, a sign to Republicans that 2020 will not be a repeat of 2018.