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George Papadopoulos Files for a House Run in Rep. Katie Hill’s District
Political News
George Papadopoulos Files for a House Run in Rep. Katie Hill’s District

WASHINGTON — A one-time campaign foreign policy adviser to President Donald Trump who served 12 days in jail for lying to the FBI has filed paperwork to run for the seat occupied by resigning California Democratic Rep. Katie Hill. George... Read More

Running for Office as a Working Parent Could Become Easier
Elections
Running for Office as a Working Parent Could Become Easier
2019-10-30 14:20:33
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - The House on Tuesday approved a bill that explicitly allows campaign funds to pay for childcare expenses, making it easier for working parents to run for elected office. Introduced in March by Rep. Katie Porter, D-Calif., the bill... Read More

Blue Dogs Call on Appropriations Leaders to Provide Robust Funding to States for Election Security
Elections
Blue Dogs Call on Appropriations Leaders to Provide Robust Funding to States for Election Security
2019-10-29 18:41:42
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - The Blue Dog Coalition of national security-minded Democrats called on the leaders of the House and Senate Appropriations Committees on Tuesday to provide "robust" funding to a federal commission that partners with states to protect their election infrastructure.... Read More

Special Elections for Elijah Cummings’ Seat Set
Congress
Special Elections for Elijah Cummings’ Seat Set

BALTIMORE — Gov. Larry Hogan on Monday announced that a special primary election for the late Rep. Elijah Cummings’ seat representing Maryland’s 7th Congressional District would be held Feb. 4, with a special general election April 28. The announcement kicks... Read More

Katie Hill’s Exit Shakes Up Competitive Race in Southern California
Political News
Katie Hill’s Exit Shakes Up Competitive Race in Southern California

WASHINGTON — Democratic Rep. Katie Hill’s decision to resign amid allegations of an improper relationship with her staffer has upended the battle to control a competitive district in Southern California. Republicans believe they can win the 25th District back, especially... Read More

U.S. Rep. John Conyers, Former Dean of Congress, Dies at Age 90
Congress
U.S. Rep. John Conyers, Former Dean of Congress, Dies at Age 90

U.S. Rep. John Conyers, a civil rights icon who during five decades in Congress co-founded the National Black Caucus and pushed to establish a national holiday to honor the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., died Sunday of natural causes at... Read More

Democratic Rep. Katie Hill to Resign Amid Allegations of Improper Relationship With Staffer
Congress
Democratic Rep. Katie Hill to Resign Amid Allegations of Improper Relationship With Staffer

WASHINGTON - Rep. Katie Hill, D-Calif., announced Sunday that she would resign from Congress after allegations that she engaged in affairs with a congressional aide and a campaign staff member became public earlier this month. Hill announced the resignation in... Read More

Dignitaries Honor Rep. Elijah Cummings in the US Capitol
In The News
Dignitaries Honor Rep. Elijah Cummings in the US Capitol

WASHINGTON — A choir sang from the balcony and light streamed in from a skylight Thursday as U.S. House and Senate leaders of both parties paused at the Capitol to honor the late Baltimore congressman and civil rights advocate Elijah... Read More

House Democrats Pass Election Security Bill While Senate Remains on Sidelines
2020 Elections
House Democrats Pass Election Security Bill While Senate Remains on Sidelines
2019-10-25 00:25:50
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON —House Democrats approved legislation this week to better protect the country's elections from foreign interference, the third major bill the chamber has passed this year addressing problems that arose in the 2016 presidential election. The 227-181 vote on Wednesday... Read More

Bipartisan Legislation Will Assist Farmers and Rural Communities Tackle Mental Health Issues
Mental Health
Bipartisan Legislation Will Assist Farmers and Rural Communities Tackle Mental Health Issues
2019-10-24 20:15:58
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - A bipartisan trio of House members are fighting to increase mental health care options to address the growing rate of suicide in rural America. Rep. Anthony Brindisi, D-N.Y., a member of the House Agriculture Committee, led a bipartisan... Read More

Zuckerberg Threatened With Facebook Breakup
Congress
Zuckerberg Threatened With Facebook Breakup

WASHINGTON — Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg faced a threat to break up his company as a congressional hearing opened on the social media giant’s proposal to establish a cryptocurrency, Libra. The cryptocurrency proposal drew scrutiny due to Facebook Inc.’s enormous... Read More

Ending Broadcast TV Blackouts at Center of STELAR Reauthorization
Congress
Ending Broadcast TV Blackouts at Center of STELAR Reauthorization
2019-10-23 00:47:35
by Sean Trambley

With what seems like an annual tradition, consumers flip on their TV to catch a playoff game or some other “must see TV” program only to find the station blacked out in the pay TV provider’s lineup because the provider... Read More

Bipartisan Commission to Study Proliferation of Terrorist Content Online
Bipartisan
Bipartisan Commission to Study Proliferation of Terrorist Content Online
2019-10-22 22:54:23
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - A bill introduced Tuesday by the chairman of the House Committee on Homeland Security would establish a bipartisan commission of non-government experts to examine the ways social media and other online platforms have been exploited to promote and... Read More

Rose Hosts District Roundtable on Prescription Drug Prices
Prescription Drugs
Rose Hosts District Roundtable on Prescription Drug Prices
2019-10-22 13:07:09
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - Rep. Max Rose hosted a roundtable for seniors in Brooklyn, N.Y. on Saturday to bring them up to speed on his proposal to lower prescription drug prices. Rose met with members of AARP Bay Ridge Chapter 3630 to... Read More

Spanberger Fighting to Strengthen Federal Investment in Cancer and Rare Disease Research
Health
Spanberger Fighting to Strengthen Federal Investment in Cancer and Rare Disease Research
2019-10-22 13:01:33
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - Rep. Abigail Spanberger, D-Va., wants $10 billion allocated to the National Institutes of Health over the next 10 years as a catalyst for medical cures and scientific breakthroughs. The Biomedical Innovation Expansion Act introduced last week by Spanberger... Read More

PPI Calls for Bolder, Innovative Initiatives to Bridge Modern Skills Gap
Education
PPI Calls for Bolder, Innovative Initiatives to Bridge Modern Skills Gap
2019-10-18 20:18:14
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - The Progressive Policy Institute is calling for a more aggressive approach to bridging America’s skills gap following House Democrats’ introduction of major legislation to reauthorize the landmark Higher Education Act. The centrist public policy think tank said though... Read More

House Committee Headed to Florida for Field Roundtable on WRDA
State News
House Committee Headed to Florida for Field Roundtable on WRDA
2019-10-18 20:14:49
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - A House Panel that deals with water resource and environmental issues will travel to South Florida this weekend for a roundtable on infrastructure projects to be considered for inclusion in the next Water Resources Development Act. Rep. Grace... Read More

New Democrat Coalition Endorses Four Key Pieces of Housing Legislation
Housing
New Democrat Coalition Endorses Four Key Pieces of Housing Legislation
2019-10-18 20:11:57
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - The New Democrat Coalition endorsed four pieces of housing legislation it sees as "actionable solutions" to help Americans who are struggling to find homes in a market in which they are increasingly scarce and increasingly expensive. The endorsements... Read More

Zuckerberg Defends Facebook's 'Free Expression' Policy in Wake of False Trump Campaign Ads
Social Media
Zuckerberg Defends Facebook's 'Free Expression' Policy in Wake of False Trump Campaign Ads
2019-10-18 14:47:11
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - Mark Zuckerberg allowed himself only a brief smile Thursday afternoon as he approached the podium awaiting him on stage in Georgetown University's Gaston Hall. After weeks of criticism over Facebook's decision not to moderate political speech or fact-check... Read More

Representative Elijah Cummings. a Powerhouse on Capitol Hill, Has Died
Congress
Representative Elijah Cummings. a Powerhouse on Capitol Hill, Has Died
2019-10-17 13:59:44
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON —Rep. Elijah Cummings, D- Md., who started life as a sharecropper's son and  went on to become the chairman of one of the U.S. House committees leading an impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump, died on Thursday in Baltimore.... Read More

Bipartisan House Rebuke of Trump Over Syria Withdrawal Leads to Blow Up
In The News
Bipartisan House Rebuke of Trump Over Syria Withdrawal Leads to Blow Up
2019-10-17 13:41:22
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - The House delivered a resounding bipartisan condemnation of President Donald Trump's decision to withdraw U.S. forces from northern Syria on Wednesday, even as the president sought to distance himself from the Turkish assault against the Kurds that followed... Read More

Rep. Nita Lowey’s Retirement Sparks Scramble for Coveted Gavel
Congress
Rep. Nita Lowey’s Retirement Sparks Scramble for Coveted Gavel

WASHINGTON — House Appropriations Chairwoman Nita M. Lowey’s decision to retire at the end of the 116th Congress will set off a lengthy and contentious campaign among her colleagues to determine who will become the top Democrat on the spending... Read More

New Democrat Coalition Endorses Legislation on Technology and Artificial Intelligence
Technology
New Democrat Coalition Endorses Legislation on Technology and Artificial Intelligence
2019-10-15 20:02:08
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - The New Democrat Coalition endorsed a pair of bills and a resolution Tuesday that they believe will keep the U.S. at the forefront of technology and artificial intelligence development. Coalition chair Rep. Derek Kilmer, D-Wash., vice chair Rep.... Read More

House Panel Advances Bipartisan Plan to List PFAS Chemicals on Toxics Inventory
Health
House Panel Advances Bipartisan Plan to List PFAS Chemicals on Toxics Inventory
2019-10-11 18:33:41
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - A House subcommittee has advanced bipartisan legislation sponsored by Rep. Antonio Delgado, D-N.Y., that would require the EPA to list a dangerous class of compounds known as PFAS chemicals on its Toxics Release Inventory. Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances,... Read More

Luria Urges Congress to Fund Infrastructure Projects in Military Communities
Military
Luria Urges Congress to Fund Infrastructure Projects in Military Communities
2019-10-11 18:28:18
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - Representative Elaine Luria, D-Va., is leading a bipartisan effort urging the leadership of the House and Senate Armed Services Committees to fund $100 million in needed infrastructure projects in military communities. Luria and more than a dozen of... Read More

Rep. Nita Lowey Will Not Seek Re-election in 2020
Congress
Rep. Nita Lowey Will Not Seek Re-election in 2020
2019-10-10 20:39:49
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - Representative Nita Lowey, D-N.Y., chairwoman of the House Appropriations Committee and a fixture in Congress for 31 years, announced Thursday that she will not seek re-election in 2020. Lowey offered no explanation for her decision in a statement... Read More

Sherrill Convenes Meeting With Army Corps and Local Officials to Address New Jersey Flooding
State News
Sherrill Convenes Meeting With Army Corps and Local Officials to Address New Jersey Flooding
2019-10-10 20:27:27
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - Rep. Mikie Sherrill, D-N.J., convened a meeting last week with officials of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the N.J. Department of Environmental Protection and several local mayors to address the issue of repeat and intensifying flooding in... Read More

Spanberger’s Bipartisan Bill Aims to Crack Down on Narcotics Traffickers
Crime
Spanberger’s Bipartisan Bill Aims to Crack Down on Narcotics Traffickers
2019-10-10 16:55:00
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - Rep. Abigail Spanberger, D-Va., has introduced a bipartisan, bicameral bill to deter narcotics traffickers from using illicit pill presses to manufacture counterfeit drugs. Spanberger, a member of the bipartisan Freshman Working Group on Addiction, said as the opioid... Read More

Freedom Caucus Members Roil Colleagues With DC Oversight Proposal
In The News
Freedom Caucus Members Roil Colleagues With DC Oversight Proposal
2019-10-04 21:18:47
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - Reps. Paul Gosar, R-Ariz., and Mark Meadows, R-N.C., have stirred up a hornet's nest of controversy with a proposal that Congress tighten its oversight of the District of Columbia. H.R. 4445, the District of Columbia Home Rule Improvement... Read More

House Panel Passes Bipartisan Bill Supporting Women Entrepreneurs
Business
House Panel Passes Bipartisan Bill Supporting Women Entrepreneurs
2019-10-04 20:47:09
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - A bill introduced by freshman Reps. Sharice Davids, D-Kan., and Jim Hagedorn, R-Minn., and intended to provide women entrepreneurs greater access to resources and training has passed through the House Committee on Small Business without objection. H.R. 4405,... Read More

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