Washington freelancer Bill Straub is former White House correspondent for Scripps Howard News Service.

WRITTEN BY Bill Straub
Schumer: “Knowing who is going in and coming out is a matter of national security, plain and simple."
Lawmakers want alternatives to the National Flood Insurance Program to reduce premiums.
And what might realistically get done by lawmakers in a presidential campaign season.
Conservative caucus calls deal "an affront to open, accountable and limited government."
Education secretary says replacement law “offers flexibility...while also ensuring that students are making progress.”
Stop-gap funding adopted just as House Speaker Paul Ryan took over expires on Dec. 11.