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2021-11-17 15:29:19
by Dan McCue
Yellen Extends Deadline to Possible Federal Default to Dec. 15

WASHINGTON — The federal government will run out of money and the nation will descend into its first-ever default on... Read More

WASHINGTON — The federal government will run out of money and the nation will descend into its first-ever default on its debts if lawmakers don’t take action on the debt limit by Dec. 15, Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen said in... Read More

2021-11-16 21:31:06
by Tom Ramstack
Sexually Harassed Employees Urge Congress to End Arbitration Clauses

WASHINGTON — Sexual assault victims told a congressional panel Tuesday that arbitration clauses required by many employers in employment contracts... Read More

WASHINGTON — Sexual assault victims told a congressional panel Tuesday that arbitration clauses required by many employers in employment contracts create an incentive for more workers to be victimized. The victims prefer that sexual harassment and assault claims be adjudicated... Read More

2021-11-16 18:59:56
by Dan McCue
Jackie Speier Becomes 14th House Democrat to Opt Out of 2022 Race

WASHINGTON  — Rep. Jackie Speier, who devoted her life to public services after a horrifying brush with death at the... Read More

WASHINGTON  — Rep. Jackie Speier, who devoted her life to public services after a horrifying brush with death at the hands of a cult leader, said Tuesday she will not seek reelection to the House in 2022, making her the... Read More

2021-11-12 22:05:29
by Dan McCue
Steve Bannon Indicted On Two Counts of Contempt of Congress

WASHINGTON — Steve Bannon, a longtime advisor to former President Donald Trump, has been indicted on two counts of contempt... Read More

WASHINGTON — Steve Bannon, a longtime advisor to former President Donald Trump, has been indicted on two counts of contempt of Congress for refusing to comply with a subpoena issued by the House panel investigating the Jan. 6 siege on... Read More

Murkowski Announces Reelection Bid Opposed by Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Lisa Murkowski, who voted to convict Donald Trump in his second impeachment trial and has repeatedly... Read More

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Lisa Murkowski, who voted to convict Donald Trump in his second impeachment trial and has repeatedly bumped heads with the former president, announced Friday that she will run for reelection. Trump, who has focused his political... Read More

2021-11-11 15:23:09
by Dan McCue
Momentum Building for Gosar Censure Over Tweeted Video

WASHINGTON — Nearly 30 Democrats have signed on so far to support a resolution to censure Rep. Paul Gosar, R-Ariz.,... Read More

WASHINGTON — Nearly 30 Democrats have signed on so far to support a resolution to censure Rep. Paul Gosar, R-Ariz., for posting an anime-style video that shows him killing Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y. and threatening President Joe Biden. “For that... Read More

2021-11-10 21:34:03
by Dan McCue
Joint Hearing Planned on America’s Clean Energy Supply Chain

WASHINGTON — Two energy-related House committees will hold a joint hearing next week on supply chain issues related to the... Read More

WASHINGTON — Two energy-related House committees will hold a joint hearing next week on supply chain issues related to the transition to a clean energy economy. The House Energy subcommittee, chaired by Rep. Bobby Rush, D-Ill., and the Environment and... Read More

2021-11-10 21:20:48
by Tom Ramstack
Congress Seeks to Serve More Food to Veterans Who Served the US

WASHINGTON — Navy veteran Tim Keefe told a congressional panel Wednesday about how he was willing to give his life... Read More

WASHINGTON — Navy veteran Tim Keefe told a congressional panel Wednesday about how he was willing to give his life for his country when he enlisted in the military. After he left the Navy, he had trouble finding a sandwich... Read More

2021-11-10 15:23:59
by Dan McCue
Trump Can’t Block Probe of Jan. 6 Attack on Capitol

WASHINGTON — Former President Donald Trump cannot block access to White House records from a House panel investigating the Jan.... Read More

WASHINGTON — Former President Donald Trump cannot block access to White House records from a House panel investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, siege on the U.S. Capitol, a federal judge ruled. "While broad, these requests, and each of the other... Read More

2021-11-09 21:58:30
by Dan McCue
Jan. 6 Committee Tags Miller, McEnany in New Round of Subpoenas

WASHINGTON — For the second day in a row, the Select House Committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the... Read More

WASHINGTON — For the second day in a row, the Select House Committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol has subpoenaed another group of associates of former President Donald Trump. This time the subpoenas target some of Trump’s... Read More

2021-11-09 20:07:53
by Dan McCue
House Speaker Calls for Investigations Into Gosar Over Video

WASHINGTON — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., on Tuesday called for multiple investigations into Rep. Paul Gosar, R-Ariz., following his... Read More

WASHINGTON — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., on Tuesday called for multiple investigations into Rep. Paul Gosar, R-Ariz., following his tweeting of an animated video that shows him killing Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., and threatening President Biden. "Threats of violence... Read More

Biden Asking Democrats to do so Much With so Little in Congress

WASHINGTON (AP) — Rarely have the leaders of Congress been asked to do so much, with so little, as in... Read More

WASHINGTON (AP) — Rarely have the leaders of Congress been asked to do so much, with so little, as in navigating President Joe Biden’s big domestic vision into law. Reaching for FDR-style accomplishments with slimmer-than-ever Democratic majorities has been politically messy at... Read More

2021-11-08 22:47:13
by Dan McCue
Jan 6 Committee Subpoenas Six Trump Insiders

WASHINGTON — The committee investigating the violent assault on the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, subpoenaed six close associates... Read More

WASHINGTON — The committee investigating the violent assault on the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, subpoenaed six close associates of former President Donald Trump on Monday, a sign the inquiry is ramping up to a new level. In a... Read More

2021-11-06 20:48:45
by Dan McCue
Biden Rejoices After House Achieves ‘Monumental’ Breakthrough on Infrastructure

WASHINGTON — If there’s ever been a broader smile on the face of a president than President Joe Biden wore... Read More

WASHINGTON — If there’s ever been a broader smile on the face of a president than President Joe Biden wore Saturday morning in the State Dining Room of the White House, history was not on hand to record it. Beaming... Read More

Dems End Deadlock, House Sends Biden Infrastructure Bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House approved a $1 trillion package of road and other infrastructure projects late Friday after Democrats... Read More

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House approved a $1 trillion package of road and other infrastructure projects late Friday after Democrats resolved a months-long standoff between progressives and moderates, notching a victory that President Joe Biden and his party had become... Read More

2021-11-05 20:10:13
by Dan McCue
House to Move on Infrastructure Bill, Spending Bill to Wait

WASHINGTON — Bowing to resistance from House moderates, Speaker Nancy Pelosi this afternoon has evidently decided to advance the bipartisan... Read More

WASHINGTON — Bowing to resistance from House moderates, Speaker Nancy Pelosi this afternoon has evidently decided to advance the bipartisan infrastructure bill while putting final vote on the budget reconciliation bill on hold. The decision came after the House Democratic... Read More

2021-11-05 18:34:12
by Victoria Turner
Moss Says U.S. Needs a Digital Market Regulator to Curb Big Tech’s Power

WASHINGTON — If the U.S. intends to reel in the power of Big Tech, it should create a digital market... Read More

WASHINGTON — If the U.S. intends to reel in the power of Big Tech, it should create a digital market regulator that captures all market participants and provides adequate oversight, according to Diana Moss, president of the American Antitrust Institute,... Read More

2021-11-05 14:48:09
by Dan McCue
In Win for Northeast Centrists, SALT Relief Included In Spending Bill

WASHINGTON — House Democrats agreed late Thursday night to modify the $1.85 trillion reconciliation bill to include a provision raising... Read More

WASHINGTON — House Democrats agreed late Thursday night to modify the $1.85 trillion reconciliation bill to include a provision raising the cap on the state and local tax deduction from $10,000 to $80,000. The measure, also known as the Build... Read More

2021-11-04 21:44:59
by Dan McCue
Hoyer Urges Congress to Commit $9 Billion to Fight Worldwide Deforestation

WASHINGTON — Less than 24 hours after President Joe Biden joined more than 100 world leaders in a promise to... Read More

WASHINGTON — Less than 24 hours after President Joe Biden joined more than 100 world leaders in a promise to end and reverse deforestation by 2030, House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer moved to turn words and handshakes into concrete government... Read More

2021-11-03 20:45:12
by Tom Ramstack
Congress Confronts Challenges of Robotics for US Workforce

WASHINGTON — The COVID-19 pandemic is accelerating a workforce trend toward robotics that kept a congressional panel guessing Wednesday about... Read More

WASHINGTON — The COVID-19 pandemic is accelerating a workforce trend toward robotics that kept a congressional panel guessing Wednesday about how to meet the challenges it represents. While some long-time jobs are replaced with machines, others that keep the machinery... Read More

2021-11-03 17:59:00
by Reece Nations
After Capitol Rally, Paid Leave Back in Social Spending Bill

WASHINGTON — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced Wednesday in a Dear Colleague letter that she is requesting paid family and... Read More

WASHINGTON — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced Wednesday in a Dear Colleague letter that she is requesting paid family and medical leave be added back into Democrats’ proposed Build Back Better framework. After weeks of back-and-forth priority shifting and despite... Read More

2021-11-02 20:53:53
by Dan McCue
Schumer, Pelosi, Moderates Strike Deal to Lower Prescription Drug Prices

WASHINGTON — Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., announced Tuesday that Democrats have reached a deal on legislation to lower... Read More

WASHINGTON — Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., announced Tuesday that Democrats have reached a deal on legislation to lower prescription drug prices. "It's not everything we all wanted. Many of us would have wanted to go much further, but... Read More

2021-11-02 20:25:36
by Dan McCue
Sherrill Briefed On Pending Groundbreaking of Boonton Reservoir Park

WASHINGTON — Home from Washington during a recent district work week for members of Congress, Rep. Mikie Sherrill wasted no... Read More

WASHINGTON — Home from Washington during a recent district work week for members of Congress, Rep. Mikie Sherrill wasted no time getting back to the swing of things, holding sessions with citizens groups and highlighting often overlooked resources available to... Read More

2021-11-02 19:31:14
by Dan McCue
Blue Dogs Endorse Fiscal State of the Nation Resolution

WASHINGTON —The Blue Dog Coalition of House Democrats on Wednesday endorsed H.Con. Res. 44, also known as the Fiscal State... Read More

WASHINGTON —The Blue Dog Coalition of House Democrats on Wednesday endorsed H.Con. Res. 44, also known as the Fiscal State of the Nation Resolution.  Introduced by Rep. Kathleen Rice, D-N.Y., the concurrent resolution would establish a joint hearing of the... Read More

Troubles at Home Shadow Biden's Climate Efforts Abroad

GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) — President Joe Biden joined other world leaders Tuesday to highlight the importance of preserving forests as... Read More

GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) — President Joe Biden joined other world leaders Tuesday to highlight the importance of preserving forests as a force against global warming, whipping up ambitions at a U.N. climate summit abroad even as a coal-state U.S. senator... Read More

Ohio, Florida Voters Cast Ballots in Three Congressional Races

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Both Democrats and Republicans brought out their heavy hitters in the runup to the special congressional... Read More

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Both Democrats and Republicans brought out their heavy hitters in the runup to the special congressional election in central Ohio, as the parties sought to boost turnout in one of three off-year contests on the ballot... Read More

2021-11-01 20:10:31
by Dan McCue
Manchin Urges Vote on Infrastructure Bill

WASHINGTON — Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., told reporters on Capitol Hill on Monday that he is not yet ready to... Read More

WASHINGTON — Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., told reporters on Capitol Hill on Monday that he is not yet ready to support the slimmed down $1.75 trillion budget reconciliation bill, but urged his colleagues to move forward with a vote on... Read More

2021-11-01 13:18:04
by Dan McCue
Bordeaux Leading Bipartisan Effort to Make Supply Chain More Resilient

WASHINGTON — It’s easy to dip one’s toe into the 24-hour news cycle and suppose the breakdown of the nation’s... Read More

WASHINGTON — It’s easy to dip one’s toe into the 24-hour news cycle and suppose the breakdown of the nation’s supply chain for incoming and outgoing goods is a west coast phenomena. The truth is, the backlogs have impacted ports... Read More

2021-10-29 17:32:44
by Dan McCue
Kinzinger Blasts Partisanship While Announcing He Won’t Seek Reelection

WASHINGTON — Rep. Adam Kinzinger, R-Ill., one of former President Trump's staunchest critics in the Republican party, announced Friday that... Read More

WASHINGTON — Rep. Adam Kinzinger, R-Ill., one of former President Trump's staunchest critics in the Republican party, announced Friday that he will not run for reelection in 2022. The announcement, via Twitter, came just hours after Democrats in the Illinois... Read More

2021-10-29 14:59:34
by Dan McCue
Progressives Delay Infrastructure Vote, Make McCarthy Prediction Prophetic

WASHINGTON — “Does she have the votes?” This is not an unusual question to be heard when one wanders about... Read More

WASHINGTON — “Does she have the votes?” This is not an unusual question to be heard when one wanders about Capitol Hill, but on Thursday afternoon it was a question literally on everyone’s lips. Case in point: This rendering was... Read More

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