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Congress Talks Tough on Venezuela
Venezuela
Congress Talks Tough on Venezuela
2019-02-27 01:59:36
by Tom Ramstack

WASHINGTON -- Tough talk about the troubled Venezuelan government during a congressional hearing Tuesday raised more questions about whether U.S. military intervention is possible soon. A House Foreign Affairs subcommittee called the hearing to determine how the U.S. government should... Read More

Blue Dog Coalition Announces Policy Task Forces for the 116th Congress
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Blue Dog Coalition Announces Policy Task Forces for the 116th Congress
2019-02-27 01:56:52
by TWN Staff

WASHINGTON -- The Blue Dog Coalition has announced its four policy task forces for the 116th Congress. The task forces will be the main drivers of policy for the centrist group of members and will focus on fiscal responsibility and... Read More

Schiff Says He’ll ‘Obviously’ Subpoena Mueller Report if Trump Administration Won't Release It
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Schiff Says He’ll ‘Obviously’ Subpoena Mueller Report if Trump Administration Won't Release It

WASHINGTON — Congressional Democrats will “obviously” take whatever steps are necessary to make public the findings of special counsel Robert S. Mueller III, including subpoenaing his final report, calling him to... Read More

Flap Over Dianne Feinstein Lecturing Children in Viral Video
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Flap Over Dianne Feinstein Lecturing Children in Viral Video

WASHINGTON — Sen. Dianne Feinstein’s debate with a group of school children over climate change policy, captured in a video that went viral late Friday, underscored tensions brewing within the Democratic Party between its restive liberal activists and more... Read More

Congress to Subpoena Full Mueller Report if Barr Withholds Parts, Blumenthal Says
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Congress to Subpoena Full Mueller Report if Barr Withholds Parts, Blumenthal Says

WASHINGTON — Democrats in Congress will subpoena the full report of special counsel Robert S. Mueller III if the Justice Department only discloses certain parts of it, Sen. Richard Blumenthal said Thursday. Read More

US-Saudi Nuclear Talks Prompt Deeper Probe by House Democrats
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US-Saudi Nuclear Talks Prompt Deeper Probe by House Democrats

WASHINGTON — A House committee is deepening its investigation into what it describes as ongoing White House efforts to “rush” the transfer of highly sensitive U.S. nuclear technology to Saudi Arabia, a move some... Read More

E&C Demands Facebook Briefing on Exposure of Users' Personal Health Information
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E&C Demands Facebook Briefing on Exposure of Users' Personal Health Information
2019-02-20 00:10:48
by TWN Staff

On Tuesday, Energy and Commerce Committee leaders wrote to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg demanding a briefing from the company following a consumer complaint filed with the Federal Trade Commission that personal health information of certain Facebook users who were participating in... Read More

US Military Warns Senate About Foreign Cyber Threats
Cybersecurity
US Military Warns Senate About Foreign Cyber Threats
2019-02-16 03:06:31
by Tom Ramstack

WASHINGTON -- Senators at a congressional hearing Thursday thanked the Defense Department’s cyber security force for protecting the 2018 midterm elections but warned that foreign hacking threats are likely to only get worse. Americans sometimes unrealistically convince themselves they have... Read More

Marijuana Businesses Ask Congress To Grant Them Banking Services
Economy
Marijuana Businesses Ask Congress To Grant Them Banking Services
2019-02-16 01:19:34
by Tom Ramstack

The lack of legal banking services for marijuana-related businesses is creating unnecessary economic barriers and encouraging crime, the owner of a Washington, D.C. marijuana business told Congress this week. A House Financial Services subcommittee called the hearing to determine whether... Read More

Congress Pauses to Remember John Dingell
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Congress Pauses to Remember John Dingell

WASHINGTON — In the last 24 hours of his long life, John D. Dingell, 92, was visited by a few old friends and House colleagues. One of them was House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, who eulogized Congress’ longest-serving member Thursday, and recalled that ... Read More

Lawmakers Announce Deal to Prevent Shutdown, But Prospects Remain Uncertain
In The News
Lawmakers Announce Deal to Prevent Shutdown, But Prospects Remain Uncertain

WASHINGTON — Lawmakers late Monday reached an agreement in principle on border security that would allow them to fund the government beyond Friday, according to congressional officials from both parties. Read More

Congress Tries Again for a Deal on Border Barrier Money
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Congress Tries Again for a Deal on Border Barrier Money

WASHINGTON –– Congressional negotiators dug in for a weekend of talks on a security plan that includes some sort of barrier on the U.S.-Mexican border, hoping to complete a deal that’s also acceptable to President Donald Trump and ... Read More

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