It’s another political victory for the popular potato.
For the first time, low-income women would be able to pay for white potatoes with government-subsidized vouchers issued by the Women, Infants and Children nutrition program, known as WIC.
The potato provision is part of a massive spending bill Congress is considering before the end of the year. Continue reading
Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, didn’t agree with House Republican tactics during the government shutdown over budget disagreements but believes it’s time to work towards a long-term fiscal plan. Judy Woodruff talks to Collins on what Republican priorities should be this session and the importance of moderate lawmakers in the GOP. Continue reading
After a meeting at the White House, Senate Republicans began work on a bipartisan plan to temporarily lift the debt ceiling and fund the government, while House GOP members updated their proposal. Congressional correspondent Kwame Holman reports on the shutdown’s toll on federal programs and poll numbers. Continue reading
Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, has been courted by the White House for support on a military strike against Syria for using chemical weapons. Gwen Ifill talks to Collins about the prospect and challenges of working towards a diplomatic solution with Russia, as well as her concerns about using military force. Continue reading
Kentucky Sen. Jim Bunning managed to single-handledly delay an extension of jobless benefits, ever as some of his Republican colleagues spoke out in opposition. Gwen Ifill talks to a Louisville Courier-Journal reporter for insight on the story. Continue reading