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Tuesday Special Elections Could Be Harbinger of Second Blue Wave Come November
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Tuesday Special Elections Could Be Harbinger of Second Blue Wave Come November
2020-05-12 15:54:42
by Dan McCue

A pair of congressional primaries on Tuesday could prove to be the first indicators of a brewing second blue wave come the November general election. The most high-profile of the contests is taking place in California's 25th Congressional District, in... Read More

Supreme Court Could Reshape Congressional Subpoena Power in Trump Case
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Supreme Court Could Reshape Congressional Subpoena Power in Trump Case

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump and House Democrats don’t agree on much these days, but both sides will tell the Supreme Court during oral arguments Tuesday that the fate of four committee subpoenas could redraw the limits of congressional investigative... Read More

GOP Finds Deficit-Scold Voice Again, Adding Snag to Talks on Aid
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GOP Finds Deficit-Scold Voice Again, Adding Snag to Talks on Aid

The flood of pandemic-relief spending from Washington has rekindled deficit concerns among Republican lawmakers, one of several hurdles facing the next round of stimulus many economists say is needed to pull the U.S. out of its downward spiral. After backing... Read More

As Trump Pulls Back From Virus, Congress Races to Fill Void
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As Trump Pulls Back From Virus, Congress Races to Fill Void

WASHINGTON (AP) — As President Donald Trump tries to move on from the coronavirus, Congress is rushing to fill the void and prepare the country for the long fight ahead. Compelled by the lack of comprehensive federal planning as states begin to reopen,... Read More

New Dems Propose Tying Expanded Jobless Benefits to Economic and Public Health
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New Dems Propose Tying Expanded Jobless Benefits to Economic and Public Health
2020-05-08 17:26:27
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - Rep. Derek Kilmer, chairman of the New Democrat Coalition, joined with Rep. Don Beyer this week to release a draft framework for the Workers’ Relief and Security Act, bicameral legislation that would tie ongoing expanded unemployment benefits to... Read More

Murphy-led Group of Bipartisan Members Push Tax Credit Bill to Reduce Layoffs
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Murphy-led Group of Bipartisan Members Push Tax Credit Bill to Reduce Layoffs
2020-05-08 15:51:49
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - A bipartisan group of House members led by Rep. Stephanie Murphy, D-Fla., is seeking to stem the stunning wave of layoffs across the country due to the coronavirus pandemic by expanding the employee retention tax credit. Roughly 33.5... Read More

Rodney Davis, Fighting a Pandemic at Home and in DC
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Rodney Davis, Fighting a Pandemic at Home and in DC
2020-05-08 14:12:00
by Dan McCue

It was cold and rainy in Taylorville, Illinois as Rep. Rodney Davis answered his phone to discuss the new normal that comes with living through a pandemic. As Davis spoke, his wife Shannon was working as a practicing nurse at... Read More

Senators Express Hope and Doubts About New Coronavirus Technology
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Senators Express Hope and Doubts About New Coronavirus Technology
2020-05-08 13:43:09
by Gaspard Le Dem

WASHINGTON - Top federal lawmakers argued for multi-billion dollar investments in new technology to test for coronavirus and develop vaccines against it during a Senate hearing Thursday. They also agreed with government health administrators they face an uncertain outcome for... Read More

Russia Probe Transcripts Released by House Panel After Delays
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Russia Probe Transcripts Released by House Panel After Delays

WASHINGTON — The House Intelligence Committee released thousands of pages of transcripts from previously secret witness interviews in an investigation into 2016 Russian election interference completed two years ago, rekindling partisan accusations and interpretations amid President Donald Trump’s reelection campaign.... Read More

House Republicans Form Task Force to Probe China’s Role in Pandemic
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House Republicans Form Task Force to Probe China’s Role in Pandemic

WASHINGTON — House Republicans are forming a task force to investigate China’s role in the spread of the coronavirus as GOP lawmakers broaden their attempt to put a focus on the actions of the government in Beijing. “China’s cover-up directly... Read More

House Democrats Move to Pass the Next Coronavirus Bill Without GOP Support
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House Democrats Move to Pass the Next Coronavirus Bill Without GOP Support

WASHINGTON — As they work on the next bill to respond to the economic fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic, House Democrats are eschewing negotiations with Republicans or the White House, and hope to vote on their own measure as soon... Read More

Problem Solvers Caucus to Hold 'Virtual Congress' Thursday
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Problem Solvers Caucus to Hold 'Virtual Congress' Thursday
2020-05-07 13:41:41
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - Members of the bipartisan Problem Solvers Caucus will hold what it is billing as its first "Virtual Congress" to debate the inclusion of state and local government funding in the next coronavirus relief package. The caucus says 24... Read More

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