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2022-04-20 18:27:26
by Tom Ramstack
Washington Commanders Fire Back at Financial Impropriety Allegations

WASHINGTON — Attorneys for the Washington Commanders are challenging allegations submitted to the Federal Trade Commission that the football team's... Read More

WASHINGTON — Attorneys for the Washington Commanders are challenging allegations submitted to the Federal Trade Commission that the football team's owner and top management stole ticket revenue they were supposed to share with visiting teams. The team also is accused... Read More

AP Source: Kimberly Guilfoyle Meets with Jan. 6 Committee

WASHINGTON (AP) — Kimberly Guilfoyle, the fiancée of former President Donald Trump’s eldest son, met with the House committee investigating... Read More

WASHINGTON (AP) — Kimberly Guilfoyle, the fiancée of former President Donald Trump’s eldest son, met with the House committee investigating the U.S. Capitol insurrection Monday — more than a month after she abruptly ended a voluntary interview with lawmakers — according to... Read More

Congress Seeks Compromise to Boost Computer Chip Industry

WASHINGTON (AP) — A global computer chip shortage has made it harder for consumers to get their hands on cars, computers and... Read More

WASHINGTON (AP) — A global computer chip shortage has made it harder for consumers to get their hands on cars, computers and other modern-day necessities, so Congress is looking to boost chip manufacturing and research in the United States with billions of... Read More

2022-04-15 19:18:01
by Tom Ramstack
Lawmakers Investigate More Evidence of Criminal Plot at Jan. 6 Insurrection

WASHINGTON – The congressional committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the Capitol is increasingly looking at former President... Read More

WASHINGTON – The congressional committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the Capitol is increasingly looking at former President Donald Trump and his advisers for possible criminal violations. The latest leaks to media organizations add to evidence Trump might... Read More

From 'Sister' to Rival: Dem Rising Stars Fight for Ga. Seat

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. (AP) — Reps. Lucy McBath and Carolyn Bourdeaux flipped two longtime Republican congressional districts in Atlanta's northern suburbs by running against then-President... Read More

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. (AP) — Reps. Lucy McBath and Carolyn Bourdeaux flipped two longtime Republican congressional districts in Atlanta's northern suburbs by running against then-President Donald Trump and his divisive brand of politics. But as they fight to keep their House seats this year, they're... Read More

AP Sources: Trump Aide Stephen Miller to Speak to 1/6 Panel

WASHINGTON (AP) — Stephen Miller, who served as a top aide to President Donald Trump, will appear Thursday before the congressional... Read More

WASHINGTON (AP) — Stephen Miller, who served as a top aide to President Donald Trump, will appear Thursday before the congressional committee investigating the Jan. 6 insurrection, according to two people familiar with the matter. Miller was a senior adviser for policy... Read More

Rep. Langevin: Public Service has Changed Since Capitol Riot

WARWICK, R.I. (AP) — After the Capitol riot, longtime U.S. Rep. Jim Langevin said he thought briefly that the foolishness... Read More

WARWICK, R.I. (AP) — After the Capitol riot, longtime U.S. Rep. Jim Langevin said he thought briefly that the foolishness and recklessness of dividing the country would finally stop. That didn’t happen, and the Rhode Island Democrat says it’s one... Read More

2022-04-14 13:00:00
by Alexa Hornbeck
Rep. Alma Adams Holds Forum on Black Maternal Health

WASHINGTON — Rep. Alma Adams, D-N.C., hosted a forum on Wednesday on Black maternal health to highlight the efforts being... Read More

WASHINGTON — Rep. Alma Adams, D-N.C., hosted a forum on Wednesday on Black maternal health to highlight the efforts being made to address reproductive issues in the U.S. for women of color. The forum aligns with Black Maternal Health Week... Read More

2022-04-13 17:27:14
by Tom Ramstack
Apple CEO Blasts Congress for Bill to Regulate App Sales

WASHINGTON — Apple Inc. Chief Executive Tim Cook is pushing back against a move in Congress to rein in the... Read More

WASHINGTON — Apple Inc. Chief Executive Tim Cook is pushing back against a move in Congress to rein in the market dominance of tech giants through antitrust legislation. Cook said during a speech in Washington, D.C., Tuesday that the pending... Read More

2022-04-12 21:03:46
by Tom Ramstack
Lawmakers Seek Ways to Mitigate Racial Inequalities in Milwaukee Area

MILWAUKEE — The Milwaukee area is an unfortunate example of how economic decline can work injustices on the Black population,... Read More

MILWAUKEE — The Milwaukee area is an unfortunate example of how economic decline can work injustices on the Black population, according to witnesses at a congressional field hearing Tuesday. From its heyday as the nation’s machine shop in the mid-1960s,... Read More

Ex-Officer Convicted of Storming Capitol to Disrupt Congress

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal jury convicted a former Virginia police officer of storming the U.S. Capitol with another off-duty officer to... Read More

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal jury convicted a former Virginia police officer of storming the U.S. Capitol with another off-duty officer to obstruct Congress from certifying President Joe Biden’s 2020 electoral victory. Jurors on Monday convicted former Rocky Mount police officer Thomas Robertson of... Read More

2022-04-11 22:07:33
by Reece Nations
Bipartisan, Bicameral Groups of Lawmakers Push to Delay Title 42 End

WASHINGTON — Since the Biden administration’s announcement marking the expected end of the Title 42 migrant expulsion health authority, bipartisan... Read More

WASHINGTON — Since the Biden administration’s announcement marking the expected end of the Title 42 migrant expulsion health authority, bipartisan and bicameral lawmakers have pushed back on the policy’s revocation. Legislation was introduced last week by Sens. James Lankford, R-Okla.,... Read More

2022-04-11 16:20:56
by Kate Michael
Manchin and Risch Push to Reestablish US as Nuclear Energy Leader

WASHINGTON — U.S. Sens. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., and Jim Risch, R-Idaho, introduced legislation to establish an Executive Office for Nuclear... Read More

WASHINGTON — U.S. Sens. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., and Jim Risch, R-Idaho, introduced legislation to establish an Executive Office for Nuclear Policy and finance a robust civil nuclear program last week.  The International Nuclear Energy Act of 2022 attempts to develop... Read More

2022-04-07 14:44:33
by Kate Michael
Congress Says USPS Electric Fleet Either ‘National Example’ or ‘Green New Deal Guinea Pig’

WASHINGTON — In a rare show of bipartisan support, the Postal Service Reform Act of 2022 was signed into law... Read More

WASHINGTON — In a rare show of bipartisan support, the Postal Service Reform Act of 2022 was signed into law this week, yet many aspects of USPS modernization, including the future of an all-electric postal fleet, appear to remain starkly... Read More

2022-04-06 22:56:04
by Tom Ramstack
Oil Executives Defend Gas Prices Under Criticism From Lawmakers

WASHINGTON — Oil industry executives tried to explain to Congress Wednesday that a recent sharp increase in gasoline prices results... Read More

WASHINGTON — Oil industry executives tried to explain to Congress Wednesday that a recent sharp increase in gasoline prices results from market conditions beyond their control. They vehemently denied they were price gouging to get rich off of international upheavals... Read More

2022-04-05 21:14:02
by Reece Nations
House Passes Terrorism Response and Prevention Bill 

WASHINGTON — The House of Representatives voted unanimously to pass the Reporting Efficiently to Proper Officials in Response to Terrorism... Read More

WASHINGTON — The House of Representatives voted unanimously to pass the Reporting Efficiently to Proper Officials in Response to Terrorism Act on Tuesday, compelling federal agencies to submit unclassified reports to Congress upon completion of terrorism investigations. Sponsored by Rep.... Read More

2022-04-05 21:03:44
by Dan McCue
Republican Rep. Fred Upton to Retire

WASHINGTON — Rep. Fred Upton, R-Mich., a member of Congress since 1987, announced his retirement Tuesday with a speech on... Read More

WASHINGTON — Rep. Fred Upton, R-Mich., a member of Congress since 1987, announced his retirement Tuesday with a speech on the House floor. “It seems like just yesterday when a number of community leaders encouraged me to run for Congress.... Read More

2022-04-05 13:39:59
by Dan McCue
Senate Negotiators Reach Deal on COVID Relief Package

WASHINGTON — Senate negotiators reached an agreement late Monday afternoon on a slimmed-down $10 billion COVID relief package that preserves... Read More

WASHINGTON — Senate negotiators reached an agreement late Monday afternoon on a slimmed-down $10 billion COVID relief package that preserves vaccine and treatment regimes here, but eliminates virtually all funding for similar programs abroad. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y.,... Read More

Billions, and More, for Lawmakers' Projects in Spending Bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — Home-district projects for members of Congress are back, sprinkled across the government-wide $1.5 trillion bill President Joe Biden signed... Read More

WASHINGTON (AP) — Home-district projects for members of Congress are back, sprinkled across the government-wide $1.5 trillion bill President Joe Biden signed recently. The official tally shows amounts modest by past standards yet spread widely around the country — and that understate... Read More

2022-04-04 17:41:27
by Dan McCue
House Panel to Hold Hybrid Hearing on Gas Prices

WASHINGTON — The surging price of gasoline across the country will be the subject of a hybrid hearing April 6... Read More

WASHINGTON — The surging price of gasoline across the country will be the subject of a hybrid hearing April 6 before a subcommittee of the House Energy and Commerce Committee. The Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations will convene on Wednesday,... Read More

2022-04-04 14:38:45
by Dan McCue
Palin Shakes Up Race to Fill Alaska’s Only House Seat

JUNEAU, Alaska — Sarah Palin, the former Alaska governor who as the 2008 Republican vice-presidential nominee became persistent comic fodder... Read More

JUNEAU, Alaska — Sarah Palin, the former Alaska governor who as the 2008 Republican vice-presidential nominee became persistent comic fodder for a bevy of late night hosts and particularly, Tina Fey, then of “Saturday Night Live,” shocked the world on... Read More

2022-04-04 14:32:11
by Dan McCue
Rep. Davis Leads Bipartisan Call to Ramp Up US Biofuel Production

WASHINGTON — Rep. Rodney Davis, R-Ill., chair of the Congressional Biofuels Caucus, led over two dozen members of Congress, of... Read More

WASHINGTON — Rep. Rodney Davis, R-Ill., chair of the Congressional Biofuels Caucus, led over two dozen members of Congress, of both parties, in urging President Joe Biden to boost domestic biofuel production as a replacement for Russian energy imports. In... Read More

Senate Panel to Vote on Jackson Nomination to Supreme Court

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats are launching a whirlwind of votes and Senate floor action Monday with the goal of confirming Ketanji... Read More

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats are launching a whirlwind of votes and Senate floor action Monday with the goal of confirming Ketanji Brown Jackson as the first Black woman on the Supreme Court by the end of the week. The Senate Judiciary Committee... Read More

2022-04-01 18:18:14
by Reece Nations
House Passes Bill to Decriminalize Marijuana

WASHINGTON — The House of Representatives voted to pass the Marijuana Opportunity Reinvestment and Expungement Act and send it to... Read More

WASHINGTON — The House of Representatives voted to pass the Marijuana Opportunity Reinvestment and Expungement Act and send it to the Senate on Friday. The legislation, sponsored by Rep. Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., removes marijuana from the schedules of controlled substances... Read More

House Passes $35-a-Month Insulin Cap as Dems Seek Wider Bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House has passed a bill capping the monthly cost of insulin at $35 for insured patients,... Read More

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House has passed a bill capping the monthly cost of insulin at $35 for insured patients, part of an election-year push by Democrats for price curbs on prescription drugs at a time of rising inflation. Experts... Read More

2022-03-31 23:10:19
by Tom Ramstack
Immunity From Liability for Police Challenged by Civil Rights Advocates

WASHINGTON — Police officers’ immunity from liability fell under attack again Thursday in Congress as civil rights activists urged lawmakers... Read More

WASHINGTON — Police officers’ immunity from liability fell under attack again Thursday in Congress as civil rights activists urged lawmakers to abolish the doctrine. They said the protection from lawsuits and criminal prosecution normally given to officers encourages irresponsible behavior... Read More

2022-03-31 22:59:07
by Madeline Hughes
DOJ Gives Support for US Antitrust Legislation for Digital Companies

WASHINGTON — The Department of Justice is throwing its support behind a law that could change how American online shoppers... Read More

WASHINGTON — The Department of Justice is throwing its support behind a law that could change how American online shoppers are shown products. The bill, called the American Innovation and Choice Online Act, would make it illegal for an online... Read More

2022-03-30 19:24:06
by Dan McCue
House to Vote on Insulin Price Reduction Bill Thursday

WASHINGTON — The House on Thursday is expected to vote to cap the out-of-pocket cost of insulin for consumers at... Read More

WASHINGTON — The House on Thursday is expected to vote to cap the out-of-pocket cost of insulin for consumers at $35 per month. If also passed by the Senate, which is expected to vote the measure up by Easter, the... Read More

2022-03-30 01:01:57
by Dan McCue
Biden Signs Bill Making Lynching a Federal Hate Crime

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden on Tuesday did something lawmakers have been trying to do for more than 120 years... Read More

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden on Tuesday did something lawmakers have been trying to do for more than 120 years — with a stroke of his pen he made lynching, a vile form of domestic terrorism and murder, a federal... Read More

2022-03-29 14:19:28
by Dan McCue
RBG, Sandra Day O’Connor, to be Honored with Busts in Capitol

WASHINGTON — The House voted 349-63 Monday night to authorize the permanent display of former Supreme Court Justices  Ruth Bader... Read More

WASHINGTON — The House voted 349-63 Monday night to authorize the permanent display of former Supreme Court Justices  Ruth Bader Ginsburg  and Sandra Day O'Connor in the U.S. Capitol. Nineteen members did not cast a vote on the matter. House... Read More

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