Congress

Trump, Canada's Trudeau Talk Trade and China at White House Meeting
Trade
Trump, Canada's Trudeau Talk Trade and China at White House Meeting
2019-06-20 22:53:37
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump welcomed Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to the White House Thursday, to talk trade and their respective issues with China on a day otherwise dominated by concerns over an escalation in hostilities between the U.S.... Read More

Border Spending Bill Sent to Senate Floor, But House May Act on Its Version First
Congress
Border Spending Bill Sent to Senate Floor, But House May Act on Its Version First

WASHINGTON — Senate appropriators approved $4.59 billion in emergency funding Wednesday to address the influx of migrants at the southern border, and their House counterparts said they’re prepping a similar bill to bring to the floor as soon as Tuesday.... Read More

Hope Hicks Appears for Closed-Door Testimony Amid Executive Privilege Fight
Congress
Hope Hicks Appears for Closed-Door Testimony Amid Executive Privilege Fight

WASHINGTON — Hope Hicks, the former White House communications director, angered Democrats Wednesday by declining to answer some questions during a closed-door session with members and staff of the House Judiciary Committee investigating President Donald Trump. The White House had... Read More

Canadian Prime Minister Trudeau to Visit DC to Lobby for USMCA
Trade
Canadian Prime Minister Trudeau to Visit DC to Lobby for USMCA
2019-06-19 21:06:55
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau arrives in the nation's capital Wednesday evening to begin a busy 24 hours lobbying for U.S. passage of the USMCA trade deal. The prime minister will attend a reception hosted by David MacNaughton,... Read More

Third Way Encourages Centrist Allies to Embrace Opportunity 2020
2020 Elections
Third Way Encourages Centrist Allies to Embrace Opportunity 2020
2019-06-18 20:47:17
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - Third Way, the centrist Democratic think-tank based in Washington, D.C., took its message to Charleston, South Carolina Monday and Tuesday, rallying its supporters and bolstering its efforts to keep the party from veering too far left ahead of... Read More

New Democrat Coalition Welcomes Two New Members
Political News
New Democrat Coalition Welcomes Two New Members
2019-06-18 20:41:26
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - The New Democrat Coalition has welcomed two new members to its ranks in the 116th Congress: Representatives Donna Shalala, D-Fla., and Jimmy Panetta, D-Calif. Shalala, secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services under President Bill... Read More

House Passes New Democrat-Led Amendment to Improve Workforce Data Collection
Labor
House Passes New Democrat-Led Amendment to Improve Workforce Data Collection
2019-06-18 20:37:46
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - The U.S. House of Representatives has passed an amendment championed by the New Democrat Coalition aimed at modernizing how the Bureau of Labor Statistics measures labor trends and surveys people in non-traditional work arrangements. The amendment, sponsored by... Read More

Pelosi Faces a Tough Summer Trying to Keep Democrats Away From Impeachment Talk
Congress
Pelosi Faces a Tough Summer Trying to Keep Democrats Away From Impeachment Talk

LOS ANGELES — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) tried again this week to shift focus away from a divisive debate over impeachment and move it to a signature issue that Democrats credit with helping them win back a majority in... Read More

Road Ahead: Border Supplemental Talks Could Overshadow Regular Appropriations
Congress
Road Ahead: Border Supplemental Talks Could Overshadow Regular Appropriations

WASHINGTON — Congressional leaders are hoping this week will produce a breakthrough in negotiations over emergency funding for the migrant crisis at the southern border so they can pass it before the Independence Day recess. President Donald Trump has requested... Read More

House Democrats Aim to Repeal Church Tax Increase in Trump Law
Congress
House Democrats Aim to Repeal Church Tax Increase in Trump Law

WASHINGTON — House Democrats are likely to propose a repeal of a controversial provision in the 2017 tax overhaul that imposes a tax on some coveted benefits for employees at nonprofit organizations such as houses of worship, according to one... Read More

News Media Alliance Seeks Anti-Trust Exemption to Battle Tech Giants
Congress
News Media Alliance Seeks Anti-Trust Exemption to Battle Tech Giants
2019-06-14 14:49:37
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - A House panel began its inquiry into the largely unchecked power of the nation's largest technology and social media firms Tuesday by focusing on the role the companies have played in reducing the news media to a mere... Read More

Clyburn, Warren Want to Cancel Student Loan Debts for Nearly 42 Million Americans
Education
Clyburn, Warren Want to Cancel Student Loan Debts for Nearly 42 Million Americans
2019-06-14 14:40:17
by Elin Johnson

WASHINGTON - House Majority Whip James Clyburn, D-S.C., and Senator Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., said this week they plan to introduce legislation to cancel student loan debt for nearly 42 million borrowers. “For far too many students and families, the cost... Read More

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