2019 Congressional Calendar
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January 11, 2019 by TWN Staff
The East Front of the United States Capitol Building in Washington, D.C., on December 25, 2018. (Evan Golub/Zuma Press/TNS)

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Hoyer, Top House Democrats Introduce Bill to Protect Inspectors General from Retaliation
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Hoyer, Top House Democrats Introduce Bill to Protect Inspectors General from Retaliation
May 22, 2020
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, D-Md., and several ranking House Democrats introduced legislation on Friday to protect inspectors general across the executive branch from being fired as a result of political retaliation. The Inspector General Independence Act would allow an inspector general to be... Read More

Bipartisan, Bicameral Bill Aims to Provide Unemployed With Access to Skills Training
Employment
Bipartisan, Bicameral Bill Aims to Provide Unemployed With Access to Skills Training
May 22, 2020
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - A bipartisan bill introduced in both the House and Senate this week would create a flexible, $4,000 skills training credit for workers who have lost their job due to the coronavirus outbreak. The Skills Renewal Act affords these workers the opportunity to access their... Read More

Senate Leaves for Memorial Day Break Without Deal On New Relief Bill
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Senate Leaves for Memorial Day Break Without Deal On New Relief Bill
May 22, 2020
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - The Senate has left town for its annual Memorial Day recess with no agreement in sight on a fourth coronavirus economic relief bill and a schedule that suggests a new stimulus won't be done until July. Last week, the House passed the $3 trillion... Read More

Pelosi Slams McConnell for Comments on House Remote Voting Rules
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Pelosi Slams McConnell for Comments on House Remote Voting Rules
May 22, 2020
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., accused Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Thursday of "deliberately misleading" the public about House remote voting rules adopted by the chamber last week. Speaking on the floor of the Senate on Thursday, McConnell said Democrats have "jammed through"... Read More

House to Vote on Stand-Alone Small-Business Loan Program Fixes
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House to Vote on Stand-Alone Small-Business Loan Program Fixes

WASHINGTON — The House will vote next week on legislation changing terms of the Paycheck Protection Program that have served as obstacles to some small businesses seeking relief under the forgivable loan program. “We saw a quick fix on how we could make this work better,”... Read More

Pelosi Activates 45-Day Authorization for Proxy Voting, Remote Committee Meetings
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Pelosi Activates 45-Day Authorization for Proxy Voting, Remote Committee Meetings

WASHINGTON — For at least the next 45 days, House members who do not feel comfortable traveling to Washington due to the coronavirus pandemic can stay home and still vote on the House floor and participate in committee meetings. Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Wednesday used her... Read More

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