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

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin told a House subcommittee Tuesday that his department intends to "follow the law" and is reviewing... Read More

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

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

The Blue Dog Coalition of fiscally-responsible Democrats, has endorsed a Balanced Budget Amendment authored by Representative Ben McAdams, the co-chair... Read More

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

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

A bipartisan quartet comprised of lawmakers from both the House and Senate have reintroduced a bill intended to protect state-legal... Read More

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

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

Former US Senator and South Carolina Governor Ernest "Fritz" Hollings died early Saturday morning at his home in Isle of... Read More

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

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

This week, a bipartisan group of Senators led by Senator Bob Menendez, D-N.J., ranking member of the Senate Foreign Relations... Read More

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

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

The North Atlantic Treaty Organization celebrated its 70th anniversary this week, making it the longest lasting alliance in history. It... Read More

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

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

The chairman of the House Judiciary Committee Thursday ratcheted up the pressure on Attorney General William Barr to release the... Read More

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

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

The chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee Wednesday formally requested that the Internal Revenue Service turn over six... Read More

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

2019-04-03 23:57:12
by Dan McCue
McConnell Detonates 'Nuclear Option' to Speed Approval of Trump Nominees

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Wednesday forced through a rule change, the so-called "nuclear option," to cut back on... Read More

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Wednesday forced through a rule change, the so-called "nuclear option," to cut back on debate over President Donald Trump’s judicial and administrative nominees. McConnell claims the move was necessary because debate over Trump nominees... Read More

2019-04-03 19:16:27
by Dan McCue
Trump Vs. Nadler: Reviving a New York Street Fight

The president's expression turned sour. Standing alongside NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg Tuesday afternoon, Donald Trump considered the reporter's question... Read More

The president's expression turned sour. Standing alongside NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg Tuesday afternoon, Donald Trump considered the reporter's question for a fleeting moment and then began launching broadsides. He'd been asked about House Judiciary Committee's scheduled vote Wednesday morning... Read More

2019-04-03 19:12:17
by Dan McCue
House Judiciary Committee Approves Subpoenas for Mueller Report

The House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday approved subpoenas for Special Counsel Robert Mueller's full Russia report increasing pressure on the... Read More

The House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday approved subpoenas for Special Counsel Robert Mueller's full Russia report increasing pressure on the Justice Department to release the document without redactions. The committee voted 24-17 to give Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler, D-N.Y., permission... Read More

2019-04-03 14:02:33
by Dan McCue
Blue Dogs Name Adam Finkel Policy Coordinator

The Blue Dog Coalition on Wednesday announced Adam Finkel has joined its staff in the role of policy coordinator. Finkel,... Read More

The Blue Dog Coalition on Wednesday announced Adam Finkel has joined its staff in the role of policy coordinator. Finkel, who previously served as Director of Government Relations for the American Academy of Audiology, will work alongside Brooke Lillard, who... Read More

2019-04-02 21:16:49
by Dan McCue
House Oversight Committee Votes to Issue Subpoena in Security Clearance Probe

The House Oversight Committee on Tuesday afternoon voted to authorize a subpoena for a former White House official to testify... Read More

The House Oversight Committee on Tuesday afternoon voted to authorize a subpoena for a former White House official to testify as part of a probe into the Trump administration’s security clearance process. The committee voted 22-15, on party lines, to... Read More

2019-04-02 20:57:40
by Dan McCue
North Carolina GOP Chair, Donor Charged in Bribery Scheme

A federal grand jury has indicted the chairman of the North Carolina Republican Party and a major Republican campaign donor... Read More

A federal grand jury has indicted the chairman of the North Carolina Republican Party and a major Republican campaign donor on conspiracy and bribery charges related to a bid to curry favor with the state's insurance commissioner. Robert Cannon "Robin"... Read More

2019-04-01 16:20:16
by Dan McCue
House Judiciary Committee to Vote on Mueller Report Subpoenas

The House Judiciary Committee is preparing to vote on subpoenas this week seeking release of special counsel Robert Mueller's full... Read More

The House Judiciary Committee is preparing to vote on subpoenas this week seeking release of special counsel Robert Mueller's full Russia report. House Democrats have set an April 2 deadline for receiving a copy of the full Mueller report, but... Read More

2019-03-30 00:38:19
by Dan McCue
Third Way Says Congress Must Ensure Higher Ed Meets Need of Hard-Working Students

The public policy think tank Third Way has thrown its support behind the PROTECT Students Act, a bill introduced this... Read More

The public policy think tank Third Way has thrown its support behind the PROTECT Students Act, a bill introduced this week by Senators Maggie Hassan, D-N.H., and Dick Durbin, D-Ill., that seeks to hold colleges, for-profit schools, and other institutions... Read More

2019-03-30 00:16:11
by Dan McCue
Congressional Delegation Secures New Hampshire Additional $11.9 Million in Opioid Funds

New Hampshire will receive an additional $11.9 million to address the state's opioid crisis thanks to the willingness of the... Read More

New Hampshire will receive an additional $11.9 million to address the state's opioid crisis thanks to the willingness of the Granite State's congressional delegation to reach across the aisle and seek bipartisan support for the infusion of federal funding. New... Read More

2019-03-30 00:11:07
by Dan McCue
Cunningham Champions Bipartisan Push to Ban Offshore Drilling Expansion

First-term Representative Joe Cunningham, D-S.C., this week introduced legislation aimed at banning offshore oil and gas exploration on the eastern... Read More

First-term Representative Joe Cunningham, D-S.C., this week introduced legislation aimed at banning offshore oil and gas exploration on the eastern seaboard and Pacific Coast. Offshore oil and gas exploration has been a hot-button issue in South Carolina and many other... Read More

2019-03-30 00:04:58
by Dan McCue
Luján Appears Poised to Enter New Mexico Senate Race

Democratic Representative Ben Ray Luján is "seriously considering" a run for the U.S. Senate in New Mexico, according to a... Read More

Democratic Representative Ben Ray Luján is "seriously considering" a run for the U.S. Senate in New Mexico, according to a source familiar with the congressman's plans, and at least one published report says his decision will be announced Monday. The... Read More

2019-03-28 17:50:59
by Dan McCue
Commerce, Not Safety Long at Forefront of Aviation Industry Oversight

The issues raised Wednesday during a meeting of the Senate Commerce Subcommittee on Aviation and Space went to the very... Read More

The issues raised Wednesday during a meeting of the Senate Commerce Subcommittee on Aviation and Space went to the very heart of a conflict that has plagued aviation and the entities created to regulate it since the days of Charles... Read More

2019-03-27 23:57:14
by Tom Ramstack
Senate Panel Told 'Space Force' Vital to US Warfighting Mission

WASHINGTON - Defense department officials warned a Senate panel Wednesday that the United States risks losing its military advantage in... Read More

WASHINGTON - Defense department officials warned a Senate panel Wednesday that the United States risks losing its military advantage in space to growing threats from China and Russia. They are trying to convince Congress to authorize a new branch of... Read More

2019-03-27 23:19:34
by Dan McCue
Trump Urged to Drop Tariff Threat on Imported Autos and Auto Parts

Nine members of the New Democrat Coalition, led by vice chairs Representatives Terri Sewell, D-Ala., and Suzan DelBene, D-Wash., sent... Read More

Nine members of the New Democrat Coalition, led by vice chairs Representatives Terri Sewell, D-Ala., and Suzan DelBene, D-Wash., sent a letter to President Donald Trump Wednesday, urging him to abandon his threat to impose sweeping new tariffs on auto... Read More

2019-03-27 23:13:45
by Dan McCue
Blue Dogs Lead Bipartisan Effort to Lower Prescription Drug Costs, Increase Transparency

The Blue Dog Coalition on Wednesday threw its support behind two bipartisan bills that aim to lower prescription drug costs... Read More

The Blue Dog Coalition on Wednesday threw its support behind two bipartisan bills that aim to lower prescription drug costs and increase transparency in the drug pricing system. The coalition is a House caucus of moderate and fiscally responsible Democrats.... Read More

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

Less than 24 hours after Senate Republicans shunned the so-called Green New Deal, House Democrats on Wednesday introduced a new... Read More

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

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

The Democratic chairs of six House committees sent a letter to Attorney General William Barr late Monday demanding that Congress... Read More

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

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

The Trump administration told a federal appeals court Monday night that it believes the entire Affordable Care Act should be... Read More

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

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

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... Read More

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

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

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... Read More

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

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

In the end, it had kind of the feel of a long-running series concluding with a less-than-satisfying finale or a... Read More

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

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

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... Read More

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

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