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House Eyes Violence Against Women Act Reauthorization and Expansion
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House Eyes Violence Against Women Act Reauthorization and Expansion

WASHINGTON — The Violence Against Women Act is back on the House agenda, with Democrats and at least one Republican leading a fresh effort to reauthorize and expand the domestic violence law. A bill introduced Thursday would include updates to... Read More

GOP Senators Opposed to Trump’s Emergency Race to Detangle From Democrats
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GOP Senators Opposed to Trump’s Emergency Race to Detangle From Democrats

WASHINGTON — Senate Republicans on the verge of a massive rebuke of President Donald Trump’s emergency declaration are now scrambling to soften the blow with changes to a resolution of disapproval crafted by House Democrats, according to a half dozen... Read More

House Passes Anti-Hate Resolution After Furor Over Ilhan Omar Comments
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House Passes Anti-Hate Resolution After Furor Over Ilhan Omar Comments

WASHINGTON — The House voted Thursday to condemn anti-Semitism and other forms of hate after a protracted dispute fractured the Democratic Party over its handling of racially charged comments about Israel by freshman Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn. Omar, a Somali... Read More

Grassley Says He Wants Trump’s Tax Returns When House Gets Them
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Grassley Says He Wants Trump’s Tax Returns When House Gets Them

WASHINGTON — One of the few Republicans with the power to request President Donald Trump’s tax returns wants to make sure that if House Democrats are successful in getting them, he wants to see them too. “If the House of... Read More

Q&A with New Democrat Coalition Chair, Rep. Derek Kilmer
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Q&A with New Democrat Coalition Chair, Rep. Derek Kilmer
2019-03-06 11:10:56
by TWN Staff

What is your primary objective for the New Democrat Coalition during the 116th Congress? What gets me psyched about the New Dems is that we look at old problems through a new lens – not just for the party but... Read More

New Dems to Leadership: Strengthen the ACA
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New Dems to Leadership: Strengthen the ACA
2019-03-06 01:14:09
by TWN Staff

In a departure from several high profile Democrats who recently endorsed "Medicare for all" or "single payer" style health care plans, New Democrat Coalition members urged House leadership to instead take action to strengthen the Affordable Care Act (ACA) on... Read More

House Democrats Ready Ethics Overhaul for Floor Vote This Week
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House Democrats Ready Ethics Overhaul for Floor Vote This Week

WASHINGTON — House Democrats, barely nine weeks into a majority they won in part with promises of an anti-corruption legislative agenda, will turn the spotlight this week to their signature campaign finance, ethics, voting and lobbying overhaul. The House Rules... Read More

Trump’s Emergency Declaration Hits Senate Roadblock; House Democrats Signal New Probes
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Trump’s Emergency Declaration Hits Senate Roadblock; House Democrats Signal New Probes

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump’s relations with Congress took a sharp turn for the worse Sunday as his emergency declaration for a border wall hit a roadblock in the GOP-controlled Senate, and House Democrats signaled a sweeping new probe of... Read More

Democrats Try to Override Trump’s Climate Change Policy
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Democrats Try to Override Trump’s Climate Change Policy
2019-03-01 13:23:16
by Tom Ramstack

WASHINGTON -- Congressional Democrats sharply criticized President Donald Trump Thursday during a hearing on Capitol Hill for pulling out of the 2015 Paris Agreement on climate change. They are trying to figure out how to act without the president’s approval... Read More

Pelosi on Green New Deal: ‘I Can’t Say We’re Going to Take That and Pass It’
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Pelosi on Green New Deal: ‘I Can’t Say We’re Going to Take That and Pass It’

WASHINGTON — The ambitious Green New Deal proposal for combating climate change was dealt another blow Wednesday as Speaker Nancy Pelosi refused to commit to holding a vote on the nonbinding resolution. “I can’t say we’re going to take that... Read More

Michael Cohen Describes a Culture of Criminality Around Trump
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Michael Cohen Describes a Culture of Criminality Around Trump

WASHINGTON — Michael Cohen, once among President Donald Trump’s most ardent defenders, fiercely turned on him Wednesday, describing a culture of rampant criminality and nonstop lying around Trump involving payoffs to his alleged mistresses, inflated personal wealth and secret efforts... Read More

House Passes Resolution Overturning Trump’s Border Emergency Declaration
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House Passes Resolution Overturning Trump’s Border Emergency Declaration

WASHINGTON — The House’s approval Tuesday of a resolution to override President Donald Trump’s emergency declaration at the southern border sets up a difficult vote for Senate Republicans. Three Republican... Read More

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