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Blue Dogs Seek to Keep Momentum Going After Positive Start to Infrastructure Talks
Infrastructure
Blue Dogs Seek to Keep Momentum Going After Positive Start to Infrastructure Talks
2019-05-01 02:50:30
by Dan McCue

Representatives Joe Cunningham, D-S.C., and Mikie Sherrill, D-N.J., responded to word of a positive meeting between the White House and congressional leaders by saying it’s time to put politics aside in the name of creating good-paying jobs to rebuild America’s... Read More

New Bill Would Fund CDC Gun Violence Research
Health
New Bill Would Fund CDC Gun Violence Research

WASHINGTON — The Atlanta-based Centers for Disease Control and Prevention would have money to research the causes of gun violence for the first time in more than two decades if a new proposal becomes law. The Democrat-controlled House Appropriations Committee... Read More

Sealed Records for Nonviolent Marijuana-Related Arrests Addressed in Bipartisan Bill
Law
Sealed Records for Nonviolent Marijuana-Related Arrests Addressed in Bipartisan Bill
2019-04-26 20:17:28
by Dan McCue

Representatives Lisa Blunt Rochester, D-Del., and Guy Reschenthaler, R-Pa., are leading a bipartisan effort in the House to ensure that individuals arrested for nonviolent federal crimes stemming from marijuana possession get "a second shot at a better life." On Monday,... Read More

Effort to Axe the Military “Widow’s Tax” Continues to Grow With Bipartisan Support
Military
Effort to Axe the Military “Widow’s Tax” Continues to Grow With Bipartisan Support
2019-04-26 20:12:41
by Sean Trambley

Two months after being introduced by a coalition led by Senators Doug Jones, D-Ala., Susan Collins, R-Maine, Jon Tester, D-Mont., and Mike Crapo, R-Idaho, bipartisan and bicameral support for the Military Widow’s Tax Elimination Act of 2019 continues to grow.... Read More

Democrats Close But Still Short Votes Needed to Pass $15 Minimum Wage
Congress
Democrats Close But Still Short Votes Needed to Pass $15 Minimum Wage

WASHINGTON — Proponents of a $15 minimum wage are bullish about the prospects of the House passing a bill to incrementally double the current $7.25 federal standard over five years, despite Democrats seemingly being short the votes to do so.... Read More

Democrats Threaten Contempt for Trump’s Defiance of Subpoenas
In The News
Democrats Threaten Contempt for Trump’s Defiance of Subpoenas
2019-04-25 18:09:53
by Tom Ramstack

Democratic members of Congress threatened a contempt citation Wednesday against a Trump administration official who refused to testify this week on an immigration question for the 2020 Census. John Gore, an assistant attorney general for the Justice Department's Civil Rights... Read More

House Oversight Threatens Ex-Trump Adviser With Contempt After He Skips Deposition
Congress
House Oversight Threatens Ex-Trump Adviser With Contempt After He Skips Deposition

WASHINGTON — Rep. Elijah Cummings threatened Tuesday to hold former White House adviser Carl Kline in contempt of Congress for defying a subpoena ordering him to testify about his role allegedly covering up wrongdoing in the Trump administration’s White House... Read More

IRS Misses Deadline On Trump Tax Returns, Setting Stage for Legal Battle
Political News
IRS Misses Deadline On Trump Tax Returns, Setting Stage for Legal Battle
2019-04-23 21:36:51
by Dan McCue

The Internal Revenue Service missed a 5 p.m. Tuesday deadline to hand copies of President Donald Trump's personal and business tax returns over to Congress, setting the stage for a potentially lengthy legal battle. In a letter to House Ways... Read More

House Gets Its Say as Supreme Court Takes Up Census Citizenship Question
Congress
House Gets Its Say as Supreme Court Takes Up Census Citizenship Question

WASHINGTON — The House gets a relatively rare chance to directly address the Supreme Court on Tuesday in a legal showdown about whether the Trump administration can add a citizenship question to the 2020 census. The case is one of... Read More

House Judiciary Committee Subpoenas Former White House Counsel McGahn
Congress
House Judiciary Committee Subpoenas Former White House Counsel McGahn
2019-04-22 23:16:31
by Dan McCue

The House Judiciary Committee on Monday issued a subpoena to former White House Counsel Donald McGahn requesting that he appear before the panel on May 7. In a statement, Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., said he believes McGahn may... Read More

Social Security Costs to Exceed Income in 2020, Trustees Say
Entitlements
Social Security Costs to Exceed Income in 2020, Trustees Say
2019-04-22 23:10:42
by Dan McCue

Both Social Security and Medicare are on unstable financial footing, and lawmakers need to act sooner rather than later to shore up America’s bedrock retirement programs and phase in needed changes, the trustees of both programs said in reports released... Read More

Trump Sues Cummings to Block Subpoena of Financial Records
Litigation
Trump Sues Cummings to Block Subpoena of Financial Records
2019-04-22 20:13:50
by Dan McCue

President Donald Trump and the Trump Organization on Monday sued the Democratic chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Reform to block a subpoena that seeks years of the president's financial records. The complaint, filed in the U.S. District... Read More

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