Congress

State Attorneys General Boost U.S. House Payday Lender Bill
U.S. House
State Attorneys General Boost U.S. House Payday Lender Bill
2019-05-28 21:35:06
by Tom Ramstack

WASHINGTON - Twenty-five state attorneys general are giving a boost to a bill introduced in Congress this month that seeks to rein in excessive interest rates on payday loans. The attorneys general filed a comment letter with the Consumer Financial... Read More

House Democrats Push for Bipartisan Working Group on Net Neutrality
Net Neutrality
House Democrats Push for Bipartisan Working Group on Net Neutrality
2019-05-28 21:27:58
by Dan McCue

Nearly 50 Democratic House members have signed a letter seeking the formation of a bipartisan working group to draft compromise legislation that would restore at least some form of net neutrality. The 47 signers of the letter to Speaker Nancy... Read More

Another Conservative Republican Blocks Disaster Aid Bill in the House
Political News
Another Conservative Republican Blocks Disaster Aid Bill in the House
2019-05-28 21:22:44
by Dan McCue

For the second time in five days, a conservative Republican member of the House has blocked a long overdue $19 billion disaster bill. Representative Thomas Massie, R-Ky., said that if Speaker Nancy Pelosi and other Democratic leaders had thought the... Read More

Lone House Republican Blocks Passage of Bipartisan Disaster Relief Bill
Congress
Lone House Republican Blocks Passage of Bipartisan Disaster Relief Bill
2019-05-24 20:23:45
by Sean Trambley

In a stunning move Friday, a solitary House Republican from the Freedom Caucus blocked the passage of a $19.1 billion disaster aid package providing aid to Americans hit by wildfires, floods, and hurricanes, including $1.4 billion for Puerto Rico. The... Read More

Congress Reaches Deal on Disaster Aid; Trump’s Border Request Omitted
Congress
Congress Reaches Deal on Disaster Aid; Trump’s Border Request Omitted

WASHINGTON — Senate leaders reached agreement Thursday on a $19.1 billion package to help states recover from natural disasters, including the California wildfires. The deal came after the White House agreed to give up on its demand for $4.5 billion... Read More

Acting Defense Secretary Restricts Information Military Can Share With Congress
Political News
Acting Defense Secretary Restricts Information Military Can Share With Congress
2019-05-24 01:48:18
by Dan McCue

Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan has imposed new restrictions on the information the Pentagon can share with Congress about the United States' military operations. The order, first reported by the Washington Post, came in the form of a May 8... Read More

Bill to Protect Citizens from Surprise Medical Bills Unveiled by Bipartisan Coalition
Health
Bill to Protect Citizens from Surprise Medical Bills Unveiled by Bipartisan Coalition
2019-05-24 01:42:27
by Dan McCue

A bipartisan coalition of House members on Thursday released their outline of the Protecting People from Surprise Medical Bills Act, legislation intended to protect patients from unfair and expensive surprise medical bills. “For too many middle-class families, receiving an unexpected... Read More

New Democrat Coalition Releases Technology Task Force Goals for the 116th Congress
Technology
New Democrat Coalition Releases Technology Task Force Goals for the 116th Congress
2019-05-23 16:40:32
by Dan McCue

The New Democrat Coalition Technology Task Force announced its goals for the 116th Congress, saying it will place an emphasis on fostering innovation while improving the nation's technological infrastructure and updating privacy protections. “Technology is changing the world and enhancing... Read More

Schiff Strikes Deal to See Mueller’s Counterintelligence Work
Congress
Schiff Strikes Deal to See Mueller’s Counterintelligence Work

WASHINGTON — The Justice Department has agreed to begin turning over some counterintelligence and foreign intelligence materials uncovered in special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation to House lawmakers, Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff said. Schiff said in a statement Wednesday that... Read More

Trump Walks Out on Democrats, Blasts 'Phony' Inquiries In Rose Garden
Political News
Trump Walks Out on Democrats, Blasts 'Phony' Inquiries In Rose Garden
2019-05-22 19:13:11
by Dan McCue

President Donald Trump stormed out of a meeting with congressional Democrats Wednesday, and berated them to reporters gathered in the Rose Garden after learning House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., had earlier said he'd engaged in a "cover up." Speaking behind... Read More

Republican Keller Wins U.S. House Election in Pennsylvania
Elections
Republican Keller Wins U.S. House Election in Pennsylvania
2019-05-22 14:54:16
by Dan McCue

Fred Keller, a Republican state representative backed by President Donald Trump, defeated Marc Friedenberg, a Democrat and professor at Penn State University, in a special election Tuesday to fill a vacancy in Pennsylvania’s 12th Congressional District. According to a vote... Read More

Cunningham, Bilirakis Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Protect VA Facilities Plagued by Flooding
Veterans
Cunningham, Bilirakis Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Protect VA Facilities Plagued by Flooding
2019-05-22 14:50:59
by Dan McCue

Representatives Joe Cunningham, D-S.C., and Gus Bilirakis, R-Fla., have introduced bipartisan legislation to address chronic flooding that places Veterans Affairs medical facilities at risk on a regular basis. The bill the representatives filed Tuesday, called the VA Community Infrastructure Act,... Read More

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