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Senate Democrats Push House Gun Provisions in Violence Against Women Act Guns
Senate Democrats Push House Gun Provisions in Violence Against Women Act

WASHINGTON — Senate Democrats on Wednesday introduced the same Violence Against Women Act reauthorization bill passed by the House, days after they say talks with Republicans about a compromise broke down over controversial gun provisions. The entire Democratic caucus has... Read More

Border Wall, Other Disputes Sidetrack Senate Spending Work Federal Budget
Border Wall, Other Disputes Sidetrack Senate Spending Work

WASHINGTON — The Senate’s appropriations process fell into disarray Tuesday after a scheduled markup was abruptly postponed in a dispute over policy riders, and a fight over the border wall threatened to hold up defense spending. Democrats were also resisting... Read More

Congress Returns to Gun Control Fight and a Government Shutdown Deadline Congress
Congress Returns to Gun Control Fight and a Government Shutdown Deadline

WASHINGTON — Congress returns to Washington this week amid mounting pressure from Democrats and the public to enact new gun restrictions, but lawmakers from both parties say meaningful action hangs solely on President Donald Trump. Since lawmakers were last in... Read More

Schumer Picks Senate Primary Favorites, Angering Progressives 2020 Elections
Schumer Picks Senate Primary Favorites, Angering Progressives

WASHINGTON — Chuck Schumer’s effort to unite Democrats behind well-funded, centrist Senate candidates has sparked a backlash from progressives who warn that the Democratic leader risks turning off voters they’ll need to take back the chamber. Consolidating the party apparatus... Read More

Hoyer Says Continuing Resolution Will Be Necessary to Avoid Another Shutdown Federal Budget
Hoyer Says Continuing Resolution Will Be Necessary to Avoid Another Shutdown
2019-09-06 21:00:26
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, D-Md., said Thursday that a continuing resolution will be necessary to keep the government funded past Oct. 1 and prevent the second shutdown in less than a year. In a letter to House... Read More

McConnell: No Votes on Gun Measures Trump Won’t Sign Political News
McConnell: No Votes on Gun Measures Trump Won’t Sign

WASHINGTON — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Tuesday he expected to know next week whether President Donald Trump would be supporting new gun-related legislation in the aftermath of recent mass shootings. The Kentucky Republican was asked in an interview... Read More

Democrat Sara Gideon Is Challenging Maine’s Susan Collins 2020 Elections
Democrat Sara Gideon Is Challenging Maine’s Susan Collins

WASHINGTON — Maine state House Speaker Sara Gideon is running against Sen. Susan Collins, one of Senate Republicans’ most vulnerable incumbents in 2020. The Democrat, who had long been expected to run but was waiting until the end of the... Read More

Unique Gathering at United Nations Asks, 'Are You A Responsible Leader?' In The News
Unique Gathering at United Nations Asks, 'Are You A Responsible Leader?'
2019-05-10 20:48:51
by Dan McCue

Bawa Jain sounded as if he had still not quite come back down to Earth. A week removed from co-hosting the inaugural Responsible Leaders Summit at the United Nations in New York, the indefatigable secretary general of the World Council... Read More

Blue Dogs Seek to Keep Momentum Going After Positive Start to Infrastructure Talks Infrastructure
Blue Dogs Seek to Keep Momentum Going After Positive Start to Infrastructure Talks
2019-05-01 02:50:30
by Dan McCue

Representatives Joe Cunningham, D-S.C., and Mikie Sherrill, D-N.J., responded to word of a positive meeting between the White House and congressional leaders by saying it’s time to put politics aside in the name of creating good-paying jobs to rebuild America’s... Read More

Senate Has ‘Too Many Embarrassing Uncles,’ McCaskill Says in Farewell Speech U.S. Senate
Senate Has ‘Too Many Embarrassing Uncles,’ McCaskill Says in Farewell Speech

In her final floor speech, Sen. Claire McCaskill said Thursday that her surviving colleagues should stop calling the Senate “the world’s greatest deliberative body” because so much power has been concentrated in the leadership. Read More

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