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Some Congressmen Want to Halt Appalachian Mountaintop Coal Mining
Health
Some Congressmen Want to Halt Appalachian Mountaintop Coal Mining
2019-04-10 13:01:22
by Tom Ramstack

WASHINGTON - Residents of Appalachian states warned about severe health and environmental consequences from renewed mountaintop coal mining during a congressional hearing Tuesday. Lawmakers called the hearing to address concerns raised by Trump administration policies to loosen environmental restrictions on... Read More

Social Media Giants Questioned On Encouraging Hate Crimes
Technology
Social Media Giants Questioned On Encouraging Hate Crimes
2019-04-10 00:09:42
by Tom Ramstack

WASHINGTON - Democrats in Congress used a hearing Tuesday to criticize President Donald Trump and social media companies for encouraging white nationalism and hate crimes. They cited FBI statistics showing hate crimes have increased since Trump took office in 2016.... Read More

Is Texas an Option for Democrats?
Political News
Is Texas an Option for Democrats?
2019-04-10 00:05:48
by Dan McCue

Fresh off helping to flip two U.S. House seats in Texas in the 2018 midterms, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee announced Tuesday that it is stepping up its focus in the Lone Star State in 2020 by opening a regional... Read More

Redacted Mueller Report 'Within a Week' Barr Tells Congress
Congress
Redacted Mueller Report 'Within a Week' Barr Tells Congress
2019-04-10 00:02:41
by Dan McCue

Attorney General William Barr told a House Appropriations subcommittee Tuesday that he expects to release a redacted version of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation of Russian meddling in the 2016 election "within a week" as he repeatedly defended his handling... Read More

Mnuchin Tells House Panel He'll 'Follow the Law' on Trump Tax Returns
Congress
Mnuchin Tells House Panel He'll 'Follow the Law' on Trump Tax Returns
2019-04-09 23:53:08
by Dan McCue

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin told a House subcommittee Tuesday that his department intends to "follow the law" and is reviewing a request from the chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee to provide six years of President Donald Trump's... Read More

McAdams Proposes Balanced Budget Amendment, Blue Dog Coalition Endorses
Federal Budget
McAdams Proposes Balanced Budget Amendment, Blue Dog Coalition Endorses
2019-04-09 23:41:23
by Dan McCue

The Blue Dog Coalition of fiscally-responsible Democrats, has endorsed a Balanced Budget Amendment authored by Representative Ben McAdams, the co-chair of the organization's task force on fiscal responsibility and government reform. McAdams, a Democrat from Utah, is the first to... Read More

Bipartisan Quartet Reintroduces Bill To Protect State-legal Cannabis Businesses
Economy
Bipartisan Quartet Reintroduces Bill To Protect State-legal Cannabis Businesses
2019-04-08 20:49:45
by Dan McCue

A bipartisan quartet comprised of lawmakers from both the House and Senate have reintroduced a bill intended to protect state-legal cannabis businesses from federal interference. The bill, also known as the Strengthening the Tenth Amendment Through Entrusting States (STATES) Act,... Read More

Former US Senator Ernest
U.S. Senate
Former US Senator Ernest "Fritz" Hollings Dies
2019-04-07 16:20:21
by Dan McCue

Former US Senator and South Carolina Governor Ernest "Fritz" Hollings died early Saturday morning at his home in Isle of Palms, South Carolina, after being in declining health for several weeks. He was 97. In a statement, his three surviving... Read More

Bipartisan Senate Bill Seeks to Help Restore Democracy in Venezuela
Venezuela
Bipartisan Senate Bill Seeks to Help Restore Democracy in Venezuela
2019-04-05 20:39:29
by Sean Trambley

This week, a bipartisan group of Senators led by Senator Bob Menendez, D-N.J., ranking member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, and Senator Marco Rubio, R-Fla., introduced new comprehensive legislation to help restore democracy and address the humanitarian crisis in... Read More

As NATO Celebrates 70th Anniversary New Challenges Emerge
NATO
As NATO Celebrates 70th Anniversary New Challenges Emerge
2019-04-05 20:22:03
by HJ Mai

The North Atlantic Treaty Organization celebrated its 70th anniversary this week, making it the longest lasting alliance in history. It may also be the “most successful alliance” in history, according to current NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg. “No NATO ally... Read More

Nadler Steps Up Push for Mueller Docs After Explosive Media Reports
In The News
Nadler Steps Up Push for Mueller Docs After Explosive Media Reports
2019-04-05 00:25:50
by Dan McCue

The chairman of the House Judiciary Committee Thursday ratcheted up the pressure on Attorney General William Barr to release the full, unredacted Robert Mueller report on his Russia investigation following a pair of explosive stories published in the New York... Read More

House Panel Formally Asks IRS to Turn Over Trump Tax Returns
Congress
House Panel Formally Asks IRS to Turn Over Trump Tax Returns
2019-04-04 14:10:38
by Dan McCue

The chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee Wednesday formally requested that the Internal Revenue Service turn over six years of President Donald Trump's personal and business tax returns. In a letter to IRS Commissioner Charles Rettig, Representative Richard... Read More

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