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Have you ever asked, “WTF?,” about politics? Or, “who are these people making decisions about my life?” Political Theater pulls back the curtain on the stunts, antics and motivations that drive Washington. Host Jason Dick and the Roll Call team spotlight the spectacle, the players and what’s going on behind the curtain in Washington’s long-running drama: Congress.
 
Welcome to Fintech Beat, the intersection of finance, technology, policy and regulation. Each episode features the latest trends, movers and shakers, ideas and policies in financial technology. Host Chris Brummer, a Georgetown law professor and world-renowned fintech expert, partners with the CQ Roll Call newsroom — Washington's leader for nonpartisan legislative and regulatory analysis — to bring insights that make this a must listen for anyone interested in finance.
 
On Nov. 18, 1978, more than 900 Americans died in Jonestown, Guyana. Some committed suicide. More were murdered. And until 9/11, it was the largest single mass killing of American citizens. U.S. Rep. Leo Ryan was assassinated as he tried to rescue Jonestown residents desperate for freedom. In CQ Roll Call's new podcast, we investigate Jonestown through the prism of congressional oversight, telling a story of corruption, international intrigue, race and betrayal. Oversight. How can the lesson ...
 
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In the first House Foreign Affairs Committee markup of the new Congress, a State Department authorization bill passed for the first time in almost two decades. CQ Roll Call's Rachel Oswald has the details on what has tanked the bill in the past and the likelihood of it getting a vote on the House and Senate floors. Learn more about your ad choices.…
 
Vivek Murthy and Rachel Levine, nominees for two of the Biden administration’s top health posts, told senators they would follow scientific recommendations and ensure health equity if given the opportunity to help lead the COVID-19 pandemic response and recovery. CQ Roll Call reporter Ariel Cohen reports on the top issues brought up by members of t…
 
The recent extreme climate event in Texas slammed many cities and towns throughout the state, but, as is the case in most natural disasters, communities of color were most affected. This has been a trend in the country, with many of these communities still feeling the effects of Hurricanes Katrina and Harvey – as well as man-made disasters such as …
 
Tribal leaders delineated the major issues facing Native American communities nationwide this week, including health care access and climate change issues. CQ Roll Call reporter Michael Macagnone reports on the policy gains for tribal communities under the Biden administration and the biggest issues they still face. Learn more about your ad choices…
 
It’s been a busy few years for Rep. Madeleine Dean, the Pennsylvania Democrat elected to the House in 2018. The lawyer and professor was part of a historic wave of women elected who put the chamber back in Democratic control. She wrote a book with her son about his opioid addiction. She served as an impeachment manager for the second impeachment tr…
 
It’s been a busy few years for Rep. Madeleine Dean, the Pennsylvania Democrat elected to the House in 2018. The lawyer and professor was part of a historic wave of women elected who put the chamber back in Democratic control. She wrote a book with her son about his opioid addiction. She served as an impeachment manager for the second impeachment tr…
 
The Biden administration’s 100-day deportation moratorium was blocked indefinitely in court on Tuesday night. CQ Roll Call immigration reporter Suzanne Monyak reports on the sharp blow to Biden’s effort to hit reset on the government’s immigration enforcement priorities. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices…
 
President Joe Biden’s pick to lead the Department of Health and Human Services, Xavier Becerra, on Tuesday appeared for his first of two Senate confirmation hearings before the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee. CQ Roll Call health care reporter Mary Ellen McIntire reports on his testimony as Republican senators needle his reco…
 
New Mexico Democrat Deb Haaland would be the first Native American to serve as secretary of the Interior Department if she is confirmed by the Senate. At a hearing on Tuesday, Haaland faced questions from GOP senators from oil, gas and coal states on her views on fossil fuel energy. Reporter Ben Hulac has more on the hurdles for her nomination. Lea…
 
The Biden administration’s new programs to get COVID-19 vaccines to pharmacies, long-term care centers and other sites are meant to ease state vaccine distribution — but in some cases they are having the opposite effect. States are calling for more coordination. CQ Roll Call health care reporter Ariel Cohen has more. Learn more about your ad choice…
 
Neera Tanden, the nominee to lead the Office of Management and Budget, is facing an uphill battle to get confirmed after multiple senators, including West Virginia Democrat Joe Manchin III, came out against her nomination. CQ Roll Call’s Jennifer Shutt and David Lerman break down where the opposition comes from, what her chances of getting confirme…
 
Neera Tanden, the nominee to lead the Office of Management and Budget, is facing an uphill battle to get confirmed after multiple senators, including West Virginia Democrat Joe Manchin III, came out against her nomination. CQ Roll Call’s Jennifer Shutt and David Lerman break down where the opposition comes from, what her chances of getting confirme…
 
Kyckr CEO Ian Henderson joins the show to share the company's latest report canvasing where anti-money laundering enforcement has taken off and why. Plus: Do local authorities tend to target international companies? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesBy CQ Roll Call
 
Attorney general nominee Merrick Garland's confirmation hearing was a preview of coming policy fights in Congress. Among those are gun control, police accountability and voting rights. Listen to Todd Ruger's report for more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesBy CQ Roll Call
 
Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg is emphasizing a push for racial equity in the nation’s transportation system. CQ Roll Call transportation reporter Jessica Wehrman reports on the obstacles Buttigieg faces, and why advocates are optimistic for change. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices…
 
The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the need for behavioral health resources and existing inadequacies in the mental health system. CQ Roll Call reporter Sandhya Raman reports on how budget reconciliation may be the most likely vehicle for changes in behavior health policy. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices…
 
To hear former U.S. national intelligence officer for Russia and Eurasia Eugene Rumer tell it: “I’m not sure we even had a Russia policy during the previous four years.” This is particularly alarming when considering that for the past decade, national security has been marked by Russian aggression toward the Western world through the annexation of …
 
Robinhood CEO Vlad Tenev was the main focus of Thursday's House Committee on Financial Services hearing — the first of many on the Gamestop stock transactions last month. But what is perhaps more interesting are the topics members didn't dive into in this hearing. CQ Roll Call securities reporter Caitlin Reilly has more. Learn more about your ad ch…
 
The Biden administration announced Wednesday that it will make investments in COVID-19 testing and tracing while waiting for lawmakers on Capitol Hill to appropriate more funds through a pandemic relief package. CQ Roll Call Ariel Cohen reports on the $1.6 billion investment. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices…
 
Despite the high drama and hard feelings associated with the second impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump, it’s unclear it will have an effect on the political coin of the realm: The next election. Senior politics correspondent Bridget Bowman and Political Editor Herb Jackson discuss some of the remaining questions about whether their …
 
Despite the high drama and hard feelings associated with the second impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump, it’s unclear it will have an effect on the political coin of the realm: The next election. Senior politics correspondent Bridget Bowman and Political Editor Herb Jackson discuss some of the remaining questions about whether their …
 
Rep. Pete Aguilar, D-Calif., told CQ Roll Call that he'll be proposing a bill Thursday to codify the Pentagon recommendations for preventing white supremacists from enlisting in the military. Listen to reporter John Donnelly for more on the report. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices…
 
The House Budget Committee is set to assemble the $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief package this week through the budget reconciliation process. CQ Roll Call’s David Lerman and Paul M. Krawzak discuss the latest around the relief measure and look ahead to other parts of the reconciliation process. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/ad…
 
The House Budget Committee is set to assemble the $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief package this week through the budget reconciliation process. CQ Roll Call’s David Lerman and Paul M. Krawzak discuss the latest around the relief measure and look ahead to other parts of the reconciliation process. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/ad…
 
Silicon Valley Bank CEO Greg Becker and top lawyer Michael Zuckert join Fintech Beat along with Kate Waldock and YeshaYadav to discuss the ins and outs of one of the most influential banks in the innovation economy. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesBy CQ Roll Call
 
Immigration policy is one of President Biden's top priorities. He has signed five executive orders and issued another four statements and proclamations — in less than two weeks — that include: upping the annual number of refugees allowed into the country nearly tenfold, seeking to reunify families that were separated at the border, stopping constru…
 
Showtime’s political documentary series “The Circus” wants to capture, in the words of co-host John Heilemann, the “big, giant chaotic, nightmarish stew” of our politics. At Political Theater, we’re pretty down with that. Heilemann and co-host Jennifer Palmieri join the podcast to discuss their approach to the Jan. 6 insurrection, the second impeac…
 
Showtime’s political documentary series “The Circus” wants to capture, in the words of co-host John Heilemann, the “big, giant chaotic, nightmarish stew” of our politics. At Political Theater, we’re pretty down with that. Heilemann and co-host Jennifer Palmieri join the podcast to discuss their approach to the Jan. 6 insurrection, the second impeac…
 
The Senate Environment and Public Works Committee voted Tuesday to advance Michael Regan, President Joe Biden's nominee for EPA administrator, to the Senate floor for a confirmation vote. CQ Roll Call's Joseph Morton reports. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesBy CQ Roll Call
 
House Democrats are barreling ahead with the budget reconciliation process, with committees spending the week marking up their portions of President Joe Biden’s $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief plan. But major changes are coming — with tax rebate checks aimed at lower-income households and additional aid for restaurants and airlines. And a Congression…
 
House Democrats are barreling ahead with the budget reconciliation process, with committees spending the week marking up their portions of President Joe Biden’s $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief plan. But major changes are coming — with tax rebate checks aimed at lower-income households and additional aid for restaurants and airlines. And a Congression…
 
In this episode we first ran last year, Chris Brummer talks with Benoit Cœuré, the fintech lead at the Bank for International Settlements, about how the organization’s role has evolved along with the very definition of money. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesBy CQ Roll Call
 
More than 20 percent of those rioters who turned out on January 6 had some affiliation with the military. CQ Roll Call's John Donnelly reports on how Congress and the Pentagon is trying to root out violent extremism. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesBy CQ Roll Call
 
Rethinking America's policies toward China is one area that has bipartisan support in Washington these days. China's emergence as an economic superpower on the world stage — coupled with its aggressive stance toward Hong Kong, Taiwan and anything resembling human rights — has Asia experts examining how tough the U.S. should be. A new administration…
 
Amid a pandemic, an impeachment trial, an economic crisis and the fallout over the Jan. 6 armed attack on the Capitol, Congress is trying to figure out how much enhanced security, and in what form, is necessary to protect lawmakers, staff and eventually the public, who at some point will be let back onto the complex. D.C. Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton…
 
Amid a pandemic, an impeachment trial, an economic crisis and the fallout over the Jan. 6 armed attack on the Capitol, Congress is trying to figure out how much enhanced security, and in what form, is necessary to protect lawmakers, staff and eventually the public, who at some point will be let back onto the complex. D.C. Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton…
 
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