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Rep. Murphy:  Always About the Mission Bipartisan
Rep. Murphy: Always About the Mission
2019-07-19 22:01:39
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - Elected to Congress in 2016 after a career spent mostly in the private sector, Representative Stephanie Murphy, D-Fla., was bound to see things from a decidedly nonpartisan perspective when she got to the nation's Capitol a few weeks... Read More

McBath, Steube Garner Bipartisan Support For Veterans Assistance Bill Veterans
McBath, Steube Garner Bipartisan Support For Veterans Assistance Bill
2019-07-19 21:56:07
by Sean Trambley

First-term Representatives Lucy McBath, D-Ga., and Greg Steube, R-Fla., have introduced legislation aimed at protecting disabled veterans and their families who are experiencing financial hardship. Introduced in May, the bipartisan Honoring American Veterans in Extreme Need (HAVEN) Act, H.R. 2938,... Read More

Rep. Kilmer: What Do We Want?  When Do We Want It? Bipartisan
Rep. Kilmer: What Do We Want? When Do We Want It?
2019-07-19 21:46:49
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - A smile spread across Representative Derek Kilmer's face. Chairman of the New Democrat Coalition, the largest caucus of centrist Democrats in the House, he'd just been asked how one can break through all the hyper-partisan noise in the... Read More

Alaska Legislature Convenes For Special Session Amid Budget Fallout State News
Alaska Legislature Convenes For Special Session Amid Budget Fallout
2019-07-19 21:42:17
by Elin Johnson

Controversy continues to roil Alaska, a week after the state legislature failed to overturn $444 million in budget cuts by Governor Mike Dunleavy. The latest dispute, resolved only Wednesday, concerned the location for a special session of the legislature that... Read More

Rep. Katko: Sit on the Sidelines or Do Something About It Bipartisan
Rep. Katko: Sit on the Sidelines or Do Something About It
2019-07-19 21:37:44
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - Representative John Katko, R-N.Y., makes no bones about how he feels about things. Still as straight and direct as he was during his years as a prosecutor of organized crime in the U.S. Attorney's Office in Syracuse, Katko,... Read More

Rep. Davis: Legislating in the Manner I Thought was Right Bipartisan
Rep. Davis: Legislating in the Manner I Thought was Right
2019-07-19 21:34:28
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - Rodney Davis thought he knew what he was in for; after 16 years on the staff of Representative John Shimkus, the Des Moines, Iowa native "had some preconceived notions" about how to get things done. But after prevailing... Read More

New Dems Endorse Proposed Standards For Border Detainees Immigration
New Dems Endorse Proposed Standards For Border Detainees
2019-07-19 21:21:01
by Elin Johnson

WASHINGTON - The New Democrat Coalition has endorsed a proposal by Representative Raul Ruiz, D-Calif., to establish enhanced standards of care for people detained at the U.S. border by Customs and Border Patrol. Ruiz’s bill, the Humanitarian Standards for Individuals... Read More

Turkey Moves Away From U.S. Under President Erdogan, No Signs of Turning Back Foreign Affairs
Turkey Moves Away From U.S. Under President Erdogan, No Signs of Turning Back
2019-07-19 21:10:16
by HJ Mai

Turkey’s purchase of the Russian S-400 missile air defense system has put its relationship with the United States and the NATO alliance in jeopardy.  The White House responded to last week’s news of Ankara accepting the first delivery of the... Read More

‘Manholes’ Are Out As Berkeley Removes Gender-Specific Language From City Code In The News
‘Manholes’ Are Out As Berkeley Removes Gender-Specific Language From City Code

A manhole will become a maintenance hole, artisans will replace craftsmen and firefighters and police officers no longer will be identified by their gender in Berkeley’s city code under an ordinance passed by city leaders Tuesday. The City Council voted... Read More

Senate Strikes Deal to Vote on Stalled 9/11 Compensation Bill U.S. Senate
Senate Strikes Deal to Vote on Stalled 9/11 Compensation Bill

WASHINGTON — The Senate plans to vote next week on a House-passed bill to extend a fund to help first responders and other victims of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. “We’re finally, finally able to tell them you won’t have... Read More

House Votes to Raise Federal Minimum Wage U.S. Senate
House Votes to Raise Federal Minimum Wage

WASHINGTON — The House voted 233-199 Thursday to raise the federal minimum wage to $15 per hour incrementally over six years, but the Democratic-led effort was almost derailed by divisions between progressives and moderates. Progressives on Wednesday had issued a... Read More

Henry Lozano, Who Engineered The Political Careers of Emerging Latino Leaders, Dies In The News
Henry Lozano, Who Engineered The Political Careers of Emerging Latino Leaders, Dies

Henry Lozano, who spent much of his career aiding, counseling and influencing Los Angeles Latino politics and politicians, has died at his home in Whittier, Calif. Lozano, who died Monday, was 85. No cause of death was given. As a... Read More

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