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Can Trump Cut Budget Deal With ‘Chuck and Nancy’ to Fund His Border Wall?
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Can Trump Cut Budget Deal With ‘Chuck and Nancy’ to Fund His Border Wall?

Sen. Charles E. Schumer, D-N.Y., and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., will meet with President Donald Trump at the White House on Tuesday, the kickoff of up to 10 days of political posturing and negotiations over whether the president’... Read More

Congress Has Tried More Than 200 Times to Pass an Anti-Lynching Law. This Year, It Could Fail Again
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Congress Has Tried More Than 200 Times to Pass an Anti-Lynching Law. This Year, It Could Fail Again

It was nearly a century ago that Rep. Leonidas C. Dyer, a Republican from Missouri, introduced a bill to make lynching a federal crime. With vigilante slayings of African-Americans rampant, it promised to force the federal government... Read More

After CIA’s Khashoggi Briefing, GOP Senators Say It’s Clear Saudi Crown Prince Was Complicit
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After CIA’s Khashoggi Briefing, GOP Senators Say It’s Clear Saudi Crown Prince Was Complicit

After a closed-door CIA briefing about the slaying of U.S. resident and journalist Jamal Khashoggi, key Senate Republicans sharply contradicted President Donald Trump on Tuesday and said there was no question that Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin ... Read More

Congress Looks to Delay Fight Over Government Shutdown Until Right Before Christmas
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Congress Looks to Delay Fight Over Government Shutdown Until Right Before Christmas

Consumed by the funeral of President George H.W. Bush and still divided over funding for border security, Congress is moving to push back Friday’s government shutdown deadline until Dec. 21. The delay could provide... Read More

Comey Ends Resistance to Subpoena, Will Testify Privately Friday
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Comey Ends Resistance to Subpoena, Will Testify Privately Friday

Former FBI Director James Comey will testify Friday at a closed House Judiciary Committee hearing, his lawyers said after ending a legal fight to quash their subpoena. Comey sued to block the summons last week, contending... Read More

Congressional Hispanic Caucus Selects Joaquin Castro as Next Chairman
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Congressional Hispanic Caucus Selects Joaquin Castro as Next Chairman

Texas Rep. Joaquin Castro was elected Friday as the next chair of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, which will begin the next Congress with its largest membership since the group’s founding. The CHC had 31 members this Congress and will grow ... Read More

Problem Solvers Secure Reforms to House Rules: What Are They and What Do They Mean?
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Problem Solvers Secure Reforms to House Rules: What Are They and What Do They Mean?
2018-11-30 21:03:09
by TWN Staff

This week members of the Problem Solvers Caucus reached an agreement with Leader Pelosi and Rules Committee Ranking Member McGovern that they assert will help break the partisan gridlock in the U.S. House of Representatives. Read More

New Democrat Coalition Elects New Leadership, Inducts 30 Members-Elect
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New Democrat Coalition Elects New Leadership, Inducts 30 Members-Elect
2018-11-30 20:40:03
by TWN Staff

This week the New Democrats inducted 30 Members-Elect to join the Coalition in the 116th Congress, bringing the group to over 90 members as the Democrats take control of the House next year. Read More

Moderate Cheri Bustos Elected to Lead House Democrats’ Re-Election Effort
2020 Elections
Moderate Cheri Bustos Elected to Lead House Democrats’ Re-Election Effort

Rep. Cheri Bustos, a moderate from the Midwest, will lead the Democrats’ campaign arm in the 2020 election and will be one of the few women in House leadership.The Illinois congresswoman was elected to lead the... Read More

Senate Defies Trump on Saudi Arabia, Advances Yemen Measure
Foreign Affairs
Senate Defies Trump on Saudi Arabia, Advances Yemen Measure

In a rebuke to the White House, the Senate cast a procedural vote Wednesday to advance a resolution that would cut off most U.S. military aid to Saudi Arabia’s war operations in Yemen. The Senate voted 63-37 to ... Read More

Rep. Katherine Clark Elected House Democratic Caucus Vice Chair
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Rep. Katherine Clark Elected House Democratic Caucus Vice Chair

Massachusetts Rep. Katherine M. Clark was elected House Democratic Caucus vice chair for the 116th Congress, handily beating California Rep. Pete Aguilar. The vote tally was 144-90. Clark’s election to the No. 6 leadership... Read More

Blue Dog Coalition Elects New Leadership
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Blue Dog Coalition Elects New Leadership
2018-11-27 20:00:11
by TWN Staff

On Tuesday, the Blue Dog Coalition of fiscally responsible House Democrats announced its new leadership team as their party is poised to retake the gavel in the 116th Congress. The Blue Dogs, known for their bipartisan approach... Read More

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