Congress

Will the US Recommit to Paris Climate Accord Goals?
Climate
Will the US Recommit to Paris Climate Accord Goals?
2019-03-27 23:06:16
by Dan McCue

Less than 24 hours after Senate Republicans shunned the so-called Green New Deal, House Democrats on Wednesday introduced a new bill, the Climate Action Now Act, aiming to hold the Trump administration to the United States' original commitments under the... Read More

House Democratic Leaders Set Deadline to See Full Mueller Report
Political News
House Democratic Leaders Set Deadline to See Full Mueller Report
2019-03-26 23:59:24
by Dan McCue

The Democratic chairs of six House committees sent a letter to Attorney General William Barr late Monday demanding that Congress receive Special Counsel Robert Mueller's full report on his Russia probe no later than Tuesday, April 2. In their letter,... Read More

Trump Administration Presses Court to Strike Down Affordable Care Act
Health
Trump Administration Presses Court to Strike Down Affordable Care Act
2019-03-26 23:55:37
by Dan McCue

The Trump administration told a federal appeals court Monday night that it believes the entire Affordable Care Act should be struck down as unconstitutional. In a letter filed in the Fifth Circuit in New Orleans, the Justice Department said it... Read More

Q&A with Problem Solvers Caucus Co-Chair, Rep. Josh Gottheimer
Spotlight
Q&A with Problem Solvers Caucus Co-Chair, Rep. Josh Gottheimer
2019-03-26 21:45:16
by TWN Staff

The bipartisan Problem Solvers Caucus, co-chaired by Rep. Josh Gottheimer, D-N.J., and Rep. Tom Reed, R-N.Y., is committed to bringing members together across party lines and finding areas of agreement on key issues facing our country. Read Rep. Tom Reed's... Read More

Q&A with Problem Solvers Caucus Co-Chair, Rep. Tom Reed
Spotlight
Q&A with Problem Solvers Caucus Co-Chair, Rep. Tom Reed
2019-03-26 21:44:41
by TWN Staff

The bipartisan Problem Solvers Caucus, co-chaired by Rep. Josh Gottheimer, D-N.J., and Rep. Tom Reed, R-N.Y., is committed to bringing members together across party lines and finding areas of agreement on key issues facing our country. Read Rep. Josh Gottheimer's... Read More

Monday A Day of Dealing With Fallout From Mueller Report
In The News
Monday A Day of Dealing With Fallout From Mueller Report
2019-03-25 21:49:16
by Dan McCue

In the end, it had kind of the feel of a long-running series concluding with a less-than-satisfying finale or a a novel that fell flat with a chapter to go. No matter what side one was on as Robert Mueller... Read More

Torres Small Introduces Bipartisan Bill to Address Rural Doctor Shortages
Health
Torres Small Introduces Bipartisan Bill to Address Rural Doctor Shortages
2019-03-22 22:07:59
by Dan McCue

Last week, Representative Xochitl Torres Small, D-N.M., introduced The Resident Physician Shortage Reduction Act of 2019 (H.R. 1763), which she and her bipartisan cosponsors say will take definitive steps toward reducing nationwide physician shortages, with an emphasis in rural areas. The bill... Read More

Replacing The Electoral College Won't Be Easy And Will Require Lots of Soul-Searching
Elections
Replacing The Electoral College Won't Be Easy And Will Require Lots of Soul-Searching
2019-03-22 21:40:22
by Dan McCue

This week Senator Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., made the biggest splash of her nascent presidential campaign by suggesting during a CNN town hall in Mississippi that the Electoral College should be retired and replaced by a popular-vote system that would ensure... Read More

Bannon, Papadopoulos, NRA Complying With Congress’ Trump Corruption Probe
Congress
Bannon, Papadopoulos, NRA Complying With Congress’ Trump Corruption Probe

WASHINGTON — Steve Bannon, George Papadopoulos and the National Rifle Association are among the eight people and entities who have provided documents to House Democrats as part of the Judiciary Committee’s investigation into alleged corruption and obstruction of justice by... Read More

The Oldest Freshman in Congress Gets Back to Basics in Miami
Congress
The Oldest Freshman in Congress Gets Back to Basics in Miami

MIAMI — Donna Shalala is an analog politician in a digital age. Not one to talk in 280-character sound bites, the 78-year-old congresswoman is reconnecting with her constituents after two months in Washington in an old-fashioned way: face-to-face conversations. On... Read More

Some Climate Change Panel Members Are Literally Invested in the Issue
Congress
Some Climate Change Panel Members Are Literally Invested in the Issue

WASHINGTON — One member of the House committee created to address climate change stands out for what he owns: hundreds of oil and gas wells in North Dakota oil fields worth millions of dollars. Rep. Kelly Armstrong, a Republican from... Read More

Democrats Introduce Bill to Block 'Trump's Multi-Agency Assault' on Science
Congress
Democrats Introduce Bill to Block 'Trump's Multi-Agency Assault' on Science
2019-03-18 15:57:37
by Dan McCue

Last week, Democrats in both the House and Senate introduced legislation to address a "longstanding concern that has taken on newfound urgency," political interference with publicly-funded scientific research. The bill introduced by Sen. Brian Schatz, D-Hawaii, and Rep. Paul Tonko,... Read More

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