Lisa Mascaro previously covered Congress in Washington, D.C., for the Los Angeles Times. She left in February 2018. A Los Angeles-area native, she has reported across Southern California, edited, traveled the States and worked in Texas. While the Washington correspondent for the Las Vegas Sun, she contributed as the paper won the Pulitzer Prize for Public Service. An economics and political science graduate of UC Santa Barbara, she also studied in Budapest, Hungary.
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President Trump and Democrats are trading blame for the partial government shutdown but doing little substantive talking with each other, as the disruption in federal services and public employees’ pay slogs into another weekend.
Dec. 29, 2018
The latest attempt at immigration reform, including protections to prevent “Dreamers” from being deported, collapsed in the Senate on Thursday as a bipartisan bill seen as having the best chance at passage failed to get enough support to advance.
Feb. 15, 2018
El último intento de reforma migratoria, que incluia protecciones para evitar la deportación de los “Dreamers”, colapsó el jueves en el Senado debido a que un proyecto de ley bipartidista que se considera tenía más posibilidades de ser aprobado, no obtuvo suficiente apoyo para avanzar.
Feb. 15, 2018
President Trump pushed a 500-page immigration bill as the only option in Congress to help “Dreamers,” all but issuing a veto threat on alternatives just as a bipartisan coalition of senators appeared close Wednesday to agreeing on a proposal that may draw broader support.
Feb. 14, 2018
As the Senate considers protections for “Dreamers,” the debate has quickly turned to the question of whether those who achieve legal status should be able to sponsor loved ones to join them in the United States.
Feb. 13, 2018
As the Senate opened a much-anticipated immigration debate Monday, lawmakers may be embarking on something rarely attempted anymore in Congress: openly and collaboratively legislating.
Feb. 12, 2018
Congress achieved an ambitious two-year budget agreement Friday, but in doing so reignited ideological factions on deficit spending and immigration that are likely to flare as lawmakers turn to these issues next, ahead of a daunting midterm election season.
Feb. 9, 2018
Congress passed a spending package in the wee hours of Friday morning that would keep government agencies running for the next two years.
Feb. 8, 2018
Congress was struggling late Thursday to approve an ambitious bipartisan budget deal to avert a midnight government shutdown, but the compromise was exposing deep divisions in both parties over immigration, deficit spending and how best to prepare for the upcoming midterm election.
Feb. 8, 2018