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Democratic Caucus Governance Still Shrouded in Secrecy
U.S. House
Democratic Caucus Governance Still Shrouded in Secrecy

WASHINGTON — House Democratic Caucus rules are not publicly available online, leaving the public in the dark on how those lawmakers assume power within the party and the procedures that members follow as part of that collective group. It has... Read More

House Priorities for 2020 Include Health Care, Infrastructure, Climate and Redistricting, Leader Says
Congress
House Priorities for 2020 Include Health Care, Infrastructure, Climate and Redistricting, Leader Says

WASHINGTON — House Democrats in 2020 plan to pass legislation on top party priorities like health care, infrastructure and climate as well as more under-the-radar subjects like modernizing Congress and redistricting — all while trying to fully fund the government... Read More

House Passes War Powers Resolution to Restrain Trump’s Military Actions in Iran
Geopolitics
House Passes War Powers Resolution to Restrain Trump’s Military Actions in Iran

WASHINGTON — With Thursday’s House vote to limit President Donald Trump’s military actions against Iran, Congress took its latest stab at reaffirming its constitutional authority to declare war, part of a long-standing power struggle between the executive and legislative branches... Read More

Pelosi and McConnell Begin 2020 in Standoff Over Trump Trial
In The News
Pelosi and McConnell Begin 2020 in Standoff Over Trump Trial

WASHINGTON — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell are locked in a stare-down over the terms of President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial, which carries political risks for both sides if it continues deeper into January. The... Read More

House Retirements Already Outpace Average for Past Election Cycles
Political News
House Retirements Already Outpace Average for Past Election Cycles

WASHINGTON — The number of House members deciding to retire has already exceeded the average for recent election cycles, and more could be coming as lawmakers return to the nation’s capital after the holidays. Since 1976, an average of 23... Read More

Veteran Democrat John Lewis Diagnosed with Pancreatic Cancer
Congress
Veteran Democrat John Lewis Diagnosed with Pancreatic Cancer

Rep. John Lewis, the civil rights icon and most senior black lawmaker in Congress, said he’s been diagnosed with Stage IV pancreatic cancer. “I have been in some kind of fight — for freedom, equality, basic human rights — for... Read More

Warren Stand on Private Equity Under Scrutiny at House Hearing
Finance
Warren Stand on Private Equity Under Scrutiny at House Hearing
2019-12-06 21:36:54
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren may score political points with the far left-wing of her party by vowing to rein in the ills of the private equity industry, but her proposals came under fire at a recent House Financial... Read More

Jeans Brands, Suppliers Urge House to Move Quickly on Approving USMCA
Trade
Jeans Brands, Suppliers Urge House to Move Quickly on Approving USMCA
2019-12-06 21:27:21
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - Inaction in Congress on USMCA, the proposed new trade deal between the United States, Mexico and Canada, isn't just a political matter, it's causing real concern for some of the nation's most recognizable brands and the network of... Read More

Heck, Graves, Dedicated Pragmatists, Will Not Seek Re-Election in 2020
Congress
Heck, Graves, Dedicated Pragmatists, Will Not Seek Re-Election in 2020
2019-12-05 20:00:30
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - Rep. Tom Graves, the most senior Republican in Georgia's House delegation, announced Thursday that he will not stand for re-election in 2020. In a letter to constituents in Georgia's 14th Congressional District, northwest of Atlanta, Graves said, after... Read More

Brindisi Working to Rein in High Prescription Drug Prices
Prescription Drugs
Brindisi Working to Rein in High Prescription Drug Prices
2019-12-04 22:48:49
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - Rep. Anthony Brindisi, D-N.Y., knows the stories all too well. Time and again during town halls and community events in his district, he's heard the first-hand stories of hardworking families who've had to choose between paying for a... Read More

House Pushes ‘Dozen Bills or None’ Approach to Spending Talks
Federal Budget
House Pushes ‘Dozen Bills or None’ Approach to Spending Talks

WASHINGTON — House Democratic leaders are insisting that all 12 overdue spending bills for the current fiscal year must be finalized before any of them can reach the floor, according to sources familiar with strategy talks. The demand for some... Read More

House to Meet for 113 Days in 2020, Schedule Maximizes District Time With Constituents
U.S. House
House to Meet for 113 Days in 2020, Schedule Maximizes District Time With Constituents
2019-11-21 16:53:44
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - The House will convene for its second session on January 7, 2020, and meet for 113 days, according to a legislative calendar released Thursday by House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer. The Maryland Democrat said the calendar has been... Read More

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