How Do Elections Impact Appropriations?

Ryan Wants Omnibus Done ‘As Fast as Possible’

Rand Paul Has a Problem With ‘Quails on Cocaine’ Study

Mike Enzi Uses Big Numbers

HOH pays tribute to Senate Budget Chairman Michael B. Enzi and his love of finding unusual ways to read numbers.

It's A Deal: Republicans Settle for Notable Omnibus Wins

Republicans said Ryan deserved high praise for creating a more inclusive, collaborative environment in the lead-up to the omnibus negotiations. (Al Drago/CQ Roll Call)

Speaker Paul D. Ryan has been offering members the same refrain since taking the gavel from John A. Boehner two months ago.  

He'd been dealt a bad hand by the old regime, according to the Wisconsin Republican, and the best thing for everyone was to make it through the end of the year so the Republican House can return to "regular order" and run the government as it should.  

House Republicans Introduce 5-Day CR as Negotiations Continue

Democrats say they'll oppose any continuing resolution that goes more than just a few days. (Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

House Republicans introduced a continuing resolution on Wednesday that would fund the government for an additional five days past when current funding runs out on Friday.

The question now is whether those five days will fall within Democrats' demands for a CR that lasts only a "few days."