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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
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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
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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

House Democrats Sue Treasury Department Over Trump Tax Returns
Litigation
House Democrats Sue Treasury Department Over Trump Tax Returns
2019-07-02 19:41:57
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON -  House Democrats sued the Trump administration in federal court Tuesday for access to President Donald Trump's tax returns, setting up a legal showdown over the records. In a complaint filed in the U.S. District Court for the District... Read More

House Democrats Oppose Trump Plan to Expand Uranium Mining
Energy
House Democrats Oppose Trump Plan to Expand Uranium Mining
2019-07-02 19:23:22
by Tom Ramstack

WASHINGTON - House Democrats are trying to block a Trump administration effort to expand uranium mining in the United States. The House Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources is considering a new bill that would severely restrict uranium mining. Democrats... Read More

House Brief That Trump Has ‘Disdain’ Kicks Off What Could Be Messy 2 Weeks
Congress
House Brief That Trump Has ‘Disdain’ Kicks Off What Could Be Messy 2 Weeks

WASHINGTON — The House told a federal appeals court Monday that President Donald Trump has “disdain” for congressional oversight ahead of action next week on the House’s efforts to subpoena his financial records from accounting firm Mazars USA. The brief... Read More

Homeland Security Chair Rebukes Border Patrol Over Secret Facebook Group
Homeland Security
Homeland Security Chair Rebukes Border Patrol Over Secret Facebook Group
2019-07-01 21:03:35
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON -The chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee rebuked the Border Patrol Monday after a published report revealed the existence of a secret Facebook group in which border agents have posted lewd and derogatory content involving migrants and Democratic... Read More

Democrats Knock Republicans Out of the Park at Annual Charity Baseball Game
In The News
Democrats Knock Republicans Out of the Park at Annual Charity Baseball Game
2019-06-28 21:04:36
by Elin Johnson

WASHINGTON - Wednesday night the Democrats took the upper hand over Republicans 14-7 at the annual Congressional baseball game for charity. The game was an opportunity for spry members of Congress to show their innate athleticism, proving there is nothing... Read More

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