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PPI Proposes 'Galvanic' Change in Federal Expenditures and Taxes
Federal Budget
PPI Proposes 'Galvanic' Change in Federal Expenditures and Taxes
2019-07-26 19:27:03
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - If anyone doubted there's serious interest in getting a handle on the nation's debt and the federal budget, the standing room-only crowd that jammed a hearing room in the Longworth House Office Building Thursday afternoon would have quickly... Read More

Problem Solvers Endorse Bill to Establish Smithsonian Women’s History Museum
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Problem Solvers Endorse Bill to Establish Smithsonian Women’s History Museum
2019-07-26 19:19:44
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - The Problem Solvers Caucus on Thursday endorsed H.R. 1980, the Smithsonian Women’s History Museum Act, which will establish a new women’s history museum on the Mall in Washington, as a part of the Smithsonian Institution. Twenty-four Democrats and... Read More

Budget Deal Done, Blue Dogs Push For Serious Effort to Curb National Debt
Federal Budget
Budget Deal Done, Blue Dogs Push For Serious Effort to Curb National Debt
2019-07-26 15:23:46
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - The House on Thursday approved a deal to lift the nation's debt ceiling and raise caps set on federal spending for the next two years. But even as the votes were being cast on the measure, members of... Read More

Senate Fails to Act on Warnings of Foreign Meddling in 2020 Election
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Senate Fails to Act on Warnings of Foreign Meddling in 2020 Election

WASHINGTON — More than two years after Russia interfered in the 2016 election, Robert S. Mueller III warned this week of a direct threat to American democracy — a foreign government meddled in a U.S. election, it will happen again,... Read More

House Clears Bill to Relieve Onslaught of Robocalls Plaguing Americans
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House Clears Bill to Relieve Onslaught of Robocalls Plaguing Americans

WASHINGTON — Lawmakers and their constituents are fed up with the bombardment of nuisance and scam calls plaguing their cellphones and on Wednesday the House passed a bipartisan measure to combat robocalls. The House voted 429-3 to pass a bill... Read More

Budget Caps, Debt Limit Bill Expected to Pass House on Thursday
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Budget Caps, Debt Limit Bill Expected to Pass House on Thursday

WASHINGTON — House lawmakers expressed confidence Wednesday that the two-year budget and debt ceiling deal will pass in that chamber, though a furious whip effort was underway by both parties to clinch a strong bipartisan showing on the floor. Late... Read More

Analysis: Mueller Hearings Appear to Support Pelosi Plan to Hold Off on Impeachment
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Analysis: Mueller Hearings Appear to Support Pelosi Plan to Hold Off on Impeachment

WASHINGTON — Robert S. Mueller III did little Wednesday to boost the prospects of impeaching President Donald Trump. The former special counsel’s highly anticipated testimony before Congress did not deliver the sort of splashy moment that circulates on cable TV.... Read More

House Opposes Israel Boycott in Overwhelmingly Bipartisan Vote
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House Opposes Israel Boycott in Overwhelmingly Bipartisan Vote
2019-07-24 19:21:39
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - The House overwhelmingly approved a resolution Tuesday co-sponsored by Representative Stephanie Murphy, D-Fla., opposing an international effort to boycott Israel. The vote on H. Res. 236, opposing the Global Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions Movement that targets Israel, was... Read More

Senate Passes 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund on 97-2 Vote
U.S. Senate
Senate Passes 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund on 97-2 Vote

NEW YORK — Congress can never do anything about the growing numbers of people still dying from 9/11, but the Senate voted Tuesday to ensure the words “Never Forget” will never be just a slogan for the cops, firefighters and... Read More

Mueller’s Testimony Could Make or Break Democrats’ Impeachment Push
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Mueller’s Testimony Could Make or Break Democrats’ Impeachment Push

WASHINGTON — Robert S. Mueller III, who led a special counsel investigation that cast a cloud over the White House for nearly two years, will testify for the first time Wednesday about the Russia investigation in back-to-back House hearings that... Read More

Delgado Bill Aimed at Aiding Small Businesses Passes House
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Delgado Bill Aimed at Aiding Small Businesses Passes House
2019-07-24 12:52:08
by Sean Trambley

Legislation intended to make it easier for small businesses to comply with federal regulations passed the House with bipartisan support last week. Introduced by freshman Representative Antonio Delgado, D-N.Y., the bill requires the Small Business Administration to create a centralized... Read More

Hoyer Hails Bipartisan Budget Deal Averting 'Brinksmanship' and Potential Crisis
Federal Budget
Hoyer Hails Bipartisan Budget Deal Averting 'Brinksmanship' and Potential Crisis
2019-07-23 20:40:31
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer said Tuesday a bipartisan agreement on budget caps and the federal debt limits hashed out Monday night is an example of what can happen when elected officials "work together in good faith" for... Read More

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