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2022-06-01 21:33:39
by Tom Ramstack
Congressional Panel Asks NFL Officials to Testify About Washington Commanders

WASHINGTON — A congressional committee wants Washington Commanders owner Dan Snyder and National Football League Commissioner Roger Goodell to testify... Read More

WASHINGTON — A congressional committee wants Washington Commanders owner Dan Snyder and National Football League Commissioner Roger Goodell to testify about allegations of impropriety against the team. An Oversight and Reform subcommittee is investigating reports of a hostile work environment... Read More

2022-06-01 17:38:23
by Dan McCue
Swalwell Seeks to Use Campaign Funds for Child Care

WASHINGTON — Rep. Eric Swalwell, D-Calif., has asked the Federal Election Commission for clarification on its rules regarding the use... Read More

WASHINGTON — Rep. Eric Swalwell, D-Calif., has asked the Federal Election Commission for clarification on its rules regarding the use of campaign funds to pay for child care expenses incurred by a candidate. Swalwell, who currently represents California's 15th Congressional... Read More

2022-05-27 17:51:07
by Dan McCue
Schrader Loses Oregon Primary After Extended Vote Count

WASHINGTON — Seven-term Rep. Kurt Schrader, D-Ore., long a moderate voice in the House chamber, lost last Tuesday’s Democratic primary... Read More

WASHINGTON — Seven-term Rep. Kurt Schrader, D-Ore., long a moderate voice in the House chamber, lost last Tuesday’s Democratic primary to progressive challenger Jamie McLeod-Skinner. It wasn’t hanging chads, but rather blurry bar codes that delayed knowing the outcome of... Read More

2022-05-26 22:07:06
by Tom Ramstack
Mobile Homes Advocated to Congress as Remedy to Lack of Affordable Housing

WASHINGTON — Many of the problems for low-income persons seeking affordable housing would disappear if the government encouraged more ownership... Read More

WASHINGTON — Many of the problems for low-income persons seeking affordable housing would disappear if the government encouraged more ownership of manufactured homes, according to industry advocates who testified to Congress Thursday. Manufactured homes can cost half as much as... Read More

2022-05-25 23:21:21
by Tom Ramstack
Assurances on Resolving Baby Formula Shortage Met With Suspicion in Congress

WASHINGTON — Lawmakers at a congressional hearing Wednesday were skeptical of assurances by government regulators and manufacturers that they can... Read More

WASHINGTON — Lawmakers at a congressional hearing Wednesday were skeptical of assurances by government regulators and manufacturers that they can resolve the nation’s shortage of baby formula promptly. They described the problems they observed as part of a bigger trend... Read More

2022-05-25 23:17:39
by Dan McCue
Sergeant-at-Arms: Capitol Complex Should Largely Be Gun-Free Zone

WASHINGTON — Loaded firearms have no place in the U.S. Capitol or on its grounds, unless they are in the... Read More

WASHINGTON — Loaded firearms have no place in the U.S. Capitol or on its grounds, unless they are in the hands of trained and authorized law enforcement personnel, the House sergeant-at-arms said on Wednesday. William J. Walker’s unambiguous statement came... Read More

2022-05-25 16:48:00
by Dan McCue
4th Circuit Rules Civil War Era Amnesty Rule Does Not Apply to Later Insurrectionists

RICHMOND, Va. — A federal appeals court has ruled that the protections inscribed in an amnesty law passed in the... Read More

RICHMOND, Va. — A federal appeals court has ruled that the protections inscribed in an amnesty law passed in the aftermath of the Civil War do not apply to other insurrectionists. Tuesday’s ruling by the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of... Read More

2022-05-24 21:24:18
by Tom Ramstack
Congress Wants to Reduce Barriers to Success for the Disabled

WASHINGTON — A congressional panel sought answers Tuesday for how to help the disabled evade the stereotypes, abuse and depression... Read More

WASHINGTON — A congressional panel sought answers Tuesday for how to help the disabled evade the stereotypes, abuse and depression that often push them into persistent failure. “They’re forgotten or they're an afterthought,” said Rep. Sylvia Garcia, D-Texas, who formerly... Read More

2022-05-23 20:43:04
by Dan McCue
House Panel to Investigate Cawthorn Tie to Crypto, Alleged Relationship With Staffer

WASHINGTON — The House Ethics Committee announced Monday that it has begun an investigation into allegations Rep. Madison Cawthorn, R-N.C.,... Read More

WASHINGTON — The House Ethics Committee announced Monday that it has begun an investigation into allegations Rep. Madison Cawthorn, R-N.C., improperly promoted a cryptocurrency and engaged in an “inappropriate relationship” with a member of his staff. The committee did not... Read More

2022-05-19 21:37:42
by Dan McCue
New Dems Push Commerce to Speed Solar Tariff Investigation

WASHINGTON — Members of the New Democrat Coalition on Thursday urged the Commerce Department to step up the pace of... Read More

WASHINGTON — Members of the New Democrat Coalition on Thursday urged the Commerce Department to step up the pace of its two-month-old investigation of solar technology imports. The development of hundreds of large-scale solar farms are on hold across the... Read More

2022-05-19 19:55:14
by Tom Ramstack
Congressmen Criticize State Laws Censoring Education on Controversial Issues

WASHINGTON — Teachers and students warned a congressional panel Thursday that recent state laws clamping down on politically volatile instruction... Read More

WASHINGTON — Teachers and students warned a congressional panel Thursday that recent state laws clamping down on politically volatile instruction in schools are likely to backfire by breeding intolerance. Seventeen states passed laws in the past two years intended to... Read More

2022-05-19 18:37:20
by Dan McCue
New York’s State of Mind: BAM! BANG! KRUNCH! KAPOW!

NEW YORK — It wasn’t supposed to be this way. In reliably blue New York State, where more than 53%... Read More

NEW YORK — It wasn’t supposed to be this way. In reliably blue New York State, where more than 53% of registered voters identify as Democrats, a newly drawn district map was supposed to serve as a bulwark against Republicans... Read More

2022-05-18 21:10:51
by Tom Ramstack
A Potential Federal Law on Abortion Divides Witnesses Before Congress

WASHINGTON — Abortion supporters and detractors made impassioned pleas before a congressional committee Wednesday while invoking constitutional rights or Biblical... Read More

WASHINGTON — Abortion supporters and detractors made impassioned pleas before a congressional committee Wednesday while invoking constitutional rights or Biblical teachings. The House Judiciary Committee is considering one of several proposals in Congress on whether to enact a federal law... Read More

2022-05-18 17:56:42
by Dan McCue
US Army Leading by Example on Climate Change Adaptation

WASHINGTON — Though its primary mission remains warfighting, the U.S. Army is playing a leading role in an entirely different... Read More

WASHINGTON — Though its primary mission remains warfighting, the U.S. Army is playing a leading role in an entirely different battle — the nation’s response to the challenges of climate change. The scope of this mission is laid out in... Read More

2022-05-16 16:03:02
by Dan McCue
New Democrat Coalition Celebrates 25th Year

WASHINGTON — The New Democrat Coalition, the largest Democratic caucus in the House of Representatives, turns 25 this week; an... Read More

WASHINGTON — The New Democrat Coalition, the largest Democratic caucus in the House of Representatives, turns 25 this week; an anniversary that coincides with but by no means caps, a very busy and effective year for the group. At the... Read More

2022-05-13 21:01:58
by Tom Ramstack
Space is the Future for National Defense, Military Officials Tell Congressional Panel

WASHINGTON — Space was described as the final frontier for defending the United States against weapons of mass destruction from... Read More

WASHINGTON — Space was described as the final frontier for defending the United States against weapons of mass destruction from China and Russia at a congressional hearing Friday. Leading the U.S. defense effort is the Space Force, a new branch... Read More

Jan. 6 Panel Subpoenas McCarthy, Four Other GOP Lawmakers

WASHINGTON (AP) — A House panel issued subpoenas Thursday to House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy and four other GOP lawmakers... Read More

WASHINGTON (AP) — A House panel issued subpoenas Thursday to House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy and four other GOP lawmakers in its probe into the violent Jan. 6 insurrection, an extraordinary step that has little precedent and is certain to further... Read More

2022-05-11 23:46:07
by Tom Ramstack
House Democrats File Amicus Brief in Steve Bannon Prosecution

WASHINGTON — U.S. House Democrats are trying to intervene in the upcoming trial of Trump advisor Steve Bannon to counter... Read More

WASHINGTON — U.S. House Democrats are trying to intervene in the upcoming trial of Trump advisor Steve Bannon to counter his request to a federal court to dismiss charges against him for contempt of Congress. They have prepared an amicus... Read More

2022-05-11 15:52:19
by Reece Nations
House Passes Resolution to Establish Congressional Staff Union

WASHINGTON — The House of Representatives approved a resolution Tuesday evening that allows its staffers to form a union, granting... Read More

WASHINGTON — The House of Representatives approved a resolution Tuesday evening that allows its staffers to form a union, granting them the same rights to negotiate with their employers that workers across the country have. The resolution passed along party... Read More

2022-05-10 21:22:56
by Dan McCue
Rep. Tom Reed Resigns, Moving On to K Street

WASHINGTON — Rep. Tom Reed, R-N.Y., resigned from Congress Tuesday, nearly a year after he announced he would not seek... Read More

WASHINGTON — Rep. Tom Reed, R-N.Y., resigned from Congress Tuesday, nearly a year after he announced he would not seek reelection in 2022 owing in part to accusations of sexual midsconduct made against him. In a statement read on the... Read More

Trump's Clout Factors into US House Races in W.Va., Nebraska

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Roads, bridges and former President Donald Trump will be on West Virginia and Nebraska voters’ minds... Read More

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Roads, bridges and former President Donald Trump will be on West Virginia and Nebraska voters’ minds as they choose congressional candidates in Tuesday's Republican primary elections. Two incumbent GOP congressmen who have taken dramatically different approaches to... Read More

Call Pence or Trump? It's Decision Time for Jan. 6 Panel

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House committee investigating the Jan. 6 insurrection has interviewed nearly 1,000 people. But the nine-member panel has yet... Read More

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House committee investigating the Jan. 6 insurrection has interviewed nearly 1,000 people. But the nine-member panel has yet to talk to the two most prominent players in that day’s events — former President Donald Trump and former Vice... Read More

2022 Midterms: What to Watch in Nebraska, West Virginia

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The top race in Tuesday's primary elections in Nebraska and West Virginia is a heavily contested Republican primary... Read More

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The top race in Tuesday's primary elections in Nebraska and West Virginia is a heavily contested Republican primary for Nebraska governor, featuring a Donald Trump-endorsed candidate who has been accused of groping multiple women. Voters in Nebraska will... Read More

2022-05-08 16:18:15
by Dan McCue
Citizens Group Seeks to Bridge the Partisan Divide

WASHINGTON — All over Capitol Hill, the hullabaloo of the return to almost pre-pandemic normal was everywhere in evidence. Under... Read More

WASHINGTON — All over Capitol Hill, the hullabaloo of the return to almost pre-pandemic normal was everywhere in evidence. Under a bright blue late afternoon sky, mobs of rambunctious school children were being corralled on the Capitol steps for class... Read More

2022-05-08 16:06:38
by Brock Blasdell
Mooney Polling Ahead of McKinley in West Virginia House Primary

The latest polling data from West Virginia Metro News shows Republican Rep. Alex Mooney holding a 15-point lead over Rep.... Read More

The latest polling data from West Virginia Metro News shows Republican Rep. Alex Mooney holding a 15-point lead over Rep. David McKinley as they head into the final days before West Virginia’s May 10 Republican primary. West Virginia lost a... Read More

2022-05-06 20:56:42
by Dan McCue
Marjorie Taylor Greene Deemed Qualified to Seek Reelection

ATLANTA — Georgia's secretary of state on Friday evening accepted an administrative law judge’s finding that Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene,... Read More

ATLANTA — Georgia's secretary of state on Friday evening accepted an administrative law judge’s finding that Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, R-Ga., is qualified to run for reelection. Earlier in day, Administrative Law Judge Charles Beaudrot held that Greene is qualified... Read More

2022-05-03 23:13:54
by Tom Ramstack
Senate Hearing on Judicial Code of Ethics Overshadowed by Supreme Court Leak

WASHINGTON — A Senate hearing Tuesday started as a discussion of a proposed new code of conduct for the U.S.... Read More

WASHINGTON — A Senate hearing Tuesday started as a discussion of a proposed new code of conduct for the U.S. Supreme Court but quickly turned to outrage over a leaked draft copy of a ruling that would overturn most abortion... Read More

2022-04-29 23:27:35
by Dan McCue
House Republicans Urge Energy Secretary to ‘Prioritize’ Nuclear Power

WASHINGTON — Two members of the House Republican caucus are urging Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm to revitalize America’s nuclear power... Read More

WASHINGTON — Two members of the House Republican caucus are urging Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm to revitalize America’s nuclear power infrastructure and include it in an “all of the above” approach to securing the nation’s energy future. Reps. Fred Upton,... Read More

EXPLAINER: Why US Needs a Law to Sell Off Oligarchs' Assets

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden doesn't want to just seize the yachts, luxury homes and other assets of Russian... Read More

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden doesn't want to just seize the yachts, luxury homes and other assets of Russian oligarchs, he wants to sell off the pricey goods and use the money to help rebuild Ukraine. He's asking Congress... Read More

2022-04-28 14:26:14
by Madeline Hughes
Commerce Secretary Urges Senators to Pass the Bipartisan Innovation Act

WASHINGTON — Billions of dollars will start flowing to the Department of Commerce if Congress passes the Innovation and Competition... Read More

WASHINGTON — Billions of dollars will start flowing to the Department of Commerce if Congress passes the Innovation and Competition Act, also known as the Bipartisan Innovation Act, funds that will transform the department’s upcoming budget, according to Commerce Secretary... Read More

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