Vice President Biden holds one final meeting Monday–with a dozen House Democrats–before presenting the findings of his gun violence task force to President Obama. The president has promised action on the common sense solutions he receives Tuesday that could help prevent a mass shooting similar to the tragedy one month ago today in Newtown, Connecticut.
In today’s Washington Post former presidential candidate Jon Huntsman and current West Virginia senator Joe Manchin–national leaders in the group No Labels–make their pitch for more cooperation and bipartisan problem solving in Washington. Columnist Robert Samuelson looks ahead to the major hurdles facing Treasury nominee Jack Lew if he’s confirmed by the Senate.
The House of Representatives returns to Washington today with one legislative issue front-and-center: $50.7 billion in relief for the victims of Superstorm Sandy. Opponents of the remaining relief funds take issue with money in the package that doesn’t go directly to Sandy victims and the lack of cuts to offset the cost of the relief bill