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House Oversight Committee Votes to Hold Barr, Ross in Contempt
House Oversight Committee Votes to Hold Barr, Ross in Contempt
2019-06-13 11:33:02
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - The House Oversight and Reform Committee voted Wednesday to hold Attorney General William Barr and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross in contempt for failing to comply with congressional subpoenas related to the addition of a citizenship question to the... Read More

Brady Concedes Uncertainty Over Whether Republican Tax Cuts Will Pay for Themselves Political News
Brady Concedes Uncertainty Over Whether Republican Tax Cuts Will Pay for Themselves
2019-06-12 20:51:51
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - Representative Kevin Brady, R-Texas, one of the principal architects of the 2017 Republican tax cuts, conceded Tuesday that assurances the cuts would pay for themselves may not pan out in exactly the way the GOP promises. "It's so... Read More

Yarmuth: Budget Talks 'Not Going Very Well, Political News
Yarmuth: Budget Talks 'Not Going Very Well," Sees Them Going Into September
2019-06-12 20:47:18
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - Negotiations between House Democrats, the GOP-controlled Senate and the White House over a 2020 budget plan "are not going very well" and could very well extend to the September 30 deadline to avoid automatic spending caps, the chairman... Read More

Supreme Court Quietly Enters the Final Stretch of Closely Watched Term Supreme Court
Supreme Court Quietly Enters the Final Stretch of Closely Watched Term
2019-06-11 23:09:03
by Dan McCue

In its long history, the Supreme Court likely hasn't had a term quite like this one. It began with the emotionally wrenching confirmation hearings for Associate Justice Brett Kavanaugh, and will end with a series of rulings that could have... Read More

Blue Dog's McAdams Stands Up Against Congressional Pay Raise Supreme Court
Blue Dog's McAdams Stands Up Against Congressional Pay Raise
2019-06-11 23:06:58
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - Representative Ben McAdams wants to block a salary increase for members of Congress that is automatically set to take effect in January. Toward that end he's introduced an amendment to the roughly $1 trillion package of spending bills... Read More

Tensions Between White House and Pelosi Take Center Stage at Fiscal Summit Political News
Tensions Between White House and Pelosi Take Center Stage at Fiscal Summit
2019-06-11 23:04:15
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., tried to make a joke of the string of questions she was being asked about impeachment and President Trump's recent disparaging of her during an appearance at a fiscal policy summit Tuesday morning.... Read More

Poll Finds Voters Agree Rising National Debt Is a Major Concern Economy
Poll Finds Voters Agree Rising National Debt Is a Major Concern
2019-06-11 23:01:51
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON – Whether they describe themselves as Republicans, Democrats, or supporters of a third party, America’s voters believe the nation’s ability to address important issues is inextricably tied to the national debt, a new poll finds. The poll, released Tuesday... Read More

Children’s Climate Change Lawsuit Considered by Appeals Court for Constitutionality Litigation
Children’s Climate Change Lawsuit Considered by Appeals Court for Constitutionality
2019-06-07 21:35:36
by Tom Ramstack

A federal appeals court in Portland, Oregon heard arguments this week in a lawsuit that accuses the Trump administration of endangering the future of children by its environmental policies that do little to avoid climate change. The lawsuit was filed... Read More

Committee Chairs Seek Answers On Delayed Notice of Defects on Boeing 737 MAX Transportation
Committee Chairs Seek Answers On Delayed Notice of Defects on Boeing 737 MAX
2019-06-07 21:32:15
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - Representatives Peter DeFazio, D-Ore., chairman of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, and Rick Larsen, D-Wash., chairman of that body's Aviation Subcommittee, want to know when Boeing and others first learned of a serious defect in the... Read More

New York a Signature Away From Becoming the First State to Ban Cat Declawing State News
New York a Signature Away From Becoming the First State to Ban Cat Declawing
2019-06-07 21:16:57
by Dan McCue

New York is poised to become the first state in the U.S. to ban the declawing of cats under legislation that sailed through the state legislature with bipartisan support. The bill, which would subject veterinarians to a $1,000 fine for... Read More

US Trade Deficit With China Grew in April Despite Narrowing Elsewhere Trade
US Trade Deficit With China Grew in April Despite Narrowing Elsewhere
2019-06-07 21:03:48
by Dan McCue

The United States' trade deficit with China widened in April, despite Trump administration tariffs on thousands of Chinese goods, and even as the gap between the U.S. and other countries narrowed. Since taking office in 2017, President Donald Trump has... Read More

North Carolina's GOP-led House Fails to Override Governor's Veto of Abortion Bill State News
North Carolina's GOP-led House Fails to Override Governor's Veto of Abortion Bill
2019-06-07 21:00:23
by Dan McCue

North Carolina's Republican-led House on Thursday failed to override Democratic Governor Roy Cooper's veto of a bill that would require doctors to try to preserve the life of an infant born alive during an attempted abortion. To override Cooper's veto... Read More

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