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Judiciary Committee Presses Supreme Court for Release of Mueller Grand Jury Material
Supreme Court
Judiciary Committee Presses Supreme Court for Release of Mueller Grand Jury Material
2020-05-19 14:10:17
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - Both Congress and the American public will "suffer grave and irreparable injury" if there continues to be a delay in the release of grand jury testimony from the Robert Mueller investigation, lawyers for the House Judiciary Committee said... Read More

Bipartisan, Bicameral Legislation Promises New Aid to State, Local Governments
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Bipartisan, Bicameral Legislation Promises New Aid to State, Local Governments
2020-05-19 14:03:45
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - A bipartisan, bicameral effort is underway to provide hundreds of billions in funding to state and local governments reeling from the budgetary hit they've taken due to the coronavirus outbreak. The House bill introduced Monday by Reps. Josh... Read More

Horn Says It's Time to Get Back to Work, Focus on Targeted, Bipartisan Aid Package
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Horn Says It's Time to Get Back to Work, Focus on Targeted, Bipartisan Aid Package
2020-05-18 16:29:52
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - If there's a simple way to sum up the message Rep. Kendra Horn delivered to her colleagues and constituents during the marathon session of the U.S. House of Representatives on Friday, it was that enough is enough. In... Read More

Brindisi Sees Congress As Eager, But Cautious About Capitol Hill Return
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Brindisi Sees Congress As Eager, But Cautious About Capitol Hill Return
2020-05-15 19:49:09
by Dan McCue

For Rep. Anthony Brindisi, D-N.Y., the sentiments of those he was elected to serve have become a familiar refrain over the course of the coronavirus emergency. "Folks are anxious to reopen the economy, of course, but mostly, I think they're... Read More

Health Official Warns of Botched COVID-19 Management by Trump
In The News
Health Official Warns of Botched COVID-19 Management by Trump
2020-05-15 13:07:38
by Tom Ramstack

WASHINGTON - A whistleblower on the Trump administration’s response to coronavirus warned Congress Thursday that threats from the disease are greater than most government officials are willing to admit. The pandemic will “get worse and be prolonged” without a better... Read More

Ousted Director Testifies Trump Has No Plan For a Coronavirus Vaccine
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Ousted Director Testifies Trump Has No Plan For a Coronavirus Vaccine

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration’s timetable for developing a coronavirus treatment is likely too optimistic and it has no plan in place for mass production and distribution of such a vaccine, a federal whistleblower told Congress Thursday. Rick Bright, a... Read More

House Vote on Aid Bill Set Despite Democrats Upset Over Omissions
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House Vote on Aid Bill Set Despite Democrats Upset Over Omissions

WASHINGTON — House Democrats are plowing ahead with a Friday vote on a $3 trillion-plus coronavirus relief measure, arguing the urgency to act outweighs concerns among rank-and-file lawmakers that the “bold” package described by party leaders isn’t bold enough. Several... Read More

Senate Passes Amended FISA Surveillance Overhaul
Privacy
Senate Passes Amended FISA Surveillance Overhaul

WASHINGTON — The Senate on Thursday easily passed an amended bill to revive and increase oversight of surveillance powers. Senators voted, 80-16, to pass the measure before finishing up work on Capitol Hill for the week. Under a previous agreement,... Read More

Bipartisanship Is Alive and Well on Capitol Hill, Index Finds
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Bipartisanship Is Alive and Well on Capitol Hill, Index Finds
2020-05-14 18:42:37
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - Despite the rancor one hears consistently on cable news and in the Twittersphere, bipartisanship is alive and well among rank and file members of Congress, according to a new survey conducted by The Lugar Center and the McCourt... Read More

Republicans Stake Congressional Victory, Claim Seat Katie Hill Vacated
2020 Elections
Republicans Stake Congressional Victory, Claim Seat Katie Hill Vacated

LOS ANGELES — Republican Mike Garcia claimed victory Wednesday in the race for an open congressional seat north of Los Angeles, the first time the GOP has flipped a California district from blue to red in more than 20 years.... Read More

Democrats’ Bill Would Force Airlines to Make More Refunds
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Democrats’ Bill Would Force Airlines to Make More Refunds

WASHINGTON — Five Senate Democrats hope to force airlines to offer cash refunds for flights canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic, including those canceled by travelers worried about health risks. Sens. Edward J. Markey, D-Mass., Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass, Richard Blumenthal,... Read More

Fed’s Powell to Congress: Economy Needs More Fiscal Relief
Economy
Fed’s Powell to Congress: Economy Needs More Fiscal Relief

WASHINGTON — Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell has a clear message for Congress: Spend more money, right now. In an interview Wednesday with the Peterson Institute for International Economics, Powell called the COVID-19 pandemic an unprecedented economic challenge that needs... Read More

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