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Craig Seeks Lifetime Ban On Lobbying By Former Members Of Congress
K Street
Craig Seeks Lifetime Ban On Lobbying By Former Members Of Congress
2019-07-11 20:22:16
by Elin Johnson

In our new series, Freshmen Get it Done, The Well News will be highlighting legislative accomplishments by freshman Members of Congress from both parties. *** WASHINGTON - Representative Angie Craig, D-Minn., has proposed legislation that would ban former Members of... Read More

‘Chuy’ Garcia Leads Push to Get Carbon Monoxide Monitors in All Public Housing
Health
‘Chuy’ Garcia Leads Push to Get Carbon Monoxide Monitors in All Public Housing
2019-07-11 20:12:03
by Elin Johnson

In our new series, Freshmen Get it Done, The Well News will be highlighting legislative accomplishments by freshman Members of Congress from both parties. *** WASHINGTON - A bill sponsored by freshman Representative Jesus “Chuy” Garcia, D-Ill., to provide funding... Read More

Judiciary Committee Subpoenas Slew of Current and Ex-White House Officials
Health
Judiciary Committee Subpoenas Slew of Current and Ex-White House Officials
2019-07-11 19:58:11
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - The House Judiciary Committee voted along party lines Thursday to subpoena a dozen current and former Trump administration officials in its ongoing probe of possible obstruction of justice documented by Special Counsel Robert Mueller. In a separate vote,... Read More

US House Passes Green-Card Change Championed by Widow of Kansas Hate-Crime Victim
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US House Passes Green-Card Change Championed by Widow of Kansas Hate-Crime Victim

WASHINGTON — In the aftermath of her husband’s 2017 murder, Olathe, Kan., resident Sunayana Dumala became the face of legislation to help her and other Indian immigrants take a step toward U.S. citizenship. Her advocacy led to a major victory... Read More

GOP Senators Sound Optimistic About Trump’s New Fed Picks
Federal Reserve
GOP Senators Sound Optimistic About Trump’s New Fed Picks

WASHINGTON — A week after President Donald Trump tweeted his intention to nominate Judy Shelton and Christopher Waller to the Federal Reserve Board, GOP senators are expressing cautious optimism about both picks, despite Shelton’s unorthodox views on monetary policy. They’re... Read More

Nonprofits Worry As Evidence Mounts That 2017 Tax Cut Led to Less Giving
In The News
Nonprofits Worry As Evidence Mounts That 2017 Tax Cut Led to Less Giving
2019-07-11 10:26:07
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - The nonprofit community tried to warn Republican lawmakers on Capitol Hill that the 2017 tax bill would hurt charitable giving. Now, nearly 20 months after President Donald Trump signed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act into law on... Read More

Fourth Circuit Dismisses Emoluments Lawsuit Over Trump's D.C. Hotel
In The News
Fourth Circuit Dismisses Emoluments Lawsuit Over Trump's D.C. Hotel
2019-07-10 19:48:58
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals handed a legal victory to President Trump Wednesday, dismissing a lawsuit claiming he's been illegally profiting from foreign and state government officials who stay at his luxury hotel on Pennsylvania Avenue.... Read More

House Judiciary Committee to Vote on Subpoenas on Family Separation Order
Immigration
House Judiciary Committee to Vote on Subpoenas on Family Separation Order

WASHINGTON — The House Judiciary Committee has scheduled for Thursday a vote on a resolution that would authorize the issuing of subpoenas to current and former White House officials who participated in the 2018 decisions over the “zero tolerance” policy,... Read More

9/11 Victim Compensation Fund Renewal Bill to Go Before House on Friday
Congress
9/11 Victim Compensation Fund Renewal Bill to Go Before House on Friday

NEW YORK — The bill to replenish the expiring 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund will get a vote in the full House of Representatives on Friday, House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer announced Tuesday. The move is a major step for the... Read More

Pelosi: Debt Limit Vote Possible Before August Recess
Federal Budget
Pelosi: Debt Limit Vote Possible Before August Recess

WASHINGTON — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., on Tuesday didn’t rule out voting on a debt limit increase before the August recess, though she indicated the need to raise the discretionary spending caps for fiscal 2020 is still an integral... Read More

CBO: Raising the Minimum Wage to $15 Could Boost Pay of up to 27 Million Workers
Economy
CBO: Raising the Minimum Wage to $15 Could Boost Pay of up to 27 Million Workers

WASHINGTON — The Congressional Budget Office said in a report released Monday that nearly doubling the federal minimum wage to $15 per hour could cost 1.3 million jobs when fully implemented by 2025, though millions would see higher wages and... Read More

New Senate Bill Aims To Increase Investment In Small Businesses
In The News
New Senate Bill Aims To Increase Investment In Small Businesses
2019-07-02 21:35:28
by Sean Trambley

Last week, U.S. Senators Todd Young, R-Ind., Tammy Duckworth, D-Ill., and Jim Risch, R-Idaho, introduced the Investing in Main Street Act to increase investment in small businesses by permitting banks to invest up to 15 percent of their capital in... Read More

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