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David Lauter

David Lauter is the Los Angeles Times’ Washington bureau chief. He began writing news in Washington in 1981 and since then has covered Congress, the Supreme Court, the White House under Presidents George H.W. Bush and Bill Clinton and four U.S. presidential campaigns. He lived in Los Angeles from 1995 to 2011, where he was The Times’ deputy Foreign editor, deputy Metro editor and then assistant managing editor responsible for California coverage.
What now for the 'Dreamers' after the Senate failed to act?

The much-vaunted Senate immigration debate fell short in many ways but did clarify one issues: President Trump, who just last month said he would sign any measure Congress could agree to on immigration, killed a bipartisan compromise. What happens next depends on the Supreme Court.

What's in that spending bill? Lots of money and some lesser-known provisions

Special-interest tax breaks and public health funding are among five lesser-known provisions included in the Senate spending bill.

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