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House Democrats Plan to Investigate Trump’s Financial Ties to Saudi Arabia
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House Democrats Plan to Investigate Trump’s Financial Ties to Saudi Arabia

Democrats will investigate whether President Donald Trump has financial ties with Saudi Arabia that colored his response to the killing of a U.S.-based journalist, the top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee said. Read More

Midwest Democrat With a Knack for Winning Over Trump Voters Seeks Higher Role in Party Leadership
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Midwest Democrat With a Knack for Winning Over Trump Voters Seeks Higher Role in Party Leadership

A few days before the midterm, Rep. Cheri Bustos, D-Ill., — an up-and-coming Democratic leader who was campaigning for one of her party’s House candidates — walked into a dimly lit pizza shop for lunch and a break. Read More

Possible Pelosi Challenger Marcia Fudge Backs Away From Speaker’s Race, Accepting Committee Assignment
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Possible Pelosi Challenger Marcia Fudge Backs Away From Speaker’s Race, Accepting Committee Assignment

The only Democrat publicly considering a challenge to Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi for the House speakership abruptly announced Tuesday that she would support the California Democrat instead, after being given a new committee chairmanship. Read More

Incoming House Freshman Runs for Democratic Leadership Post
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Incoming House Freshman Runs for Democratic Leadership Post

U.S. Rep.-elect Chrissy Houlahan of Pennsylvania is running for a position in the House Democratic leadership, arguing that the nearly 60 incoming freshmen should be represented as the caucus forms its messaging strategy... Read More

After 181 Years of No Hats in Congress, Democrats Eye Exception for Religious Garb
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After 181 Years of No Hats in Congress, Democrats Eye Exception for Religious Garb

Hats have been banned from the House chamber of the Capitol for nearly two centuries — 181 years, to be exact. Under a new proposal from Democrats, the rule would be relaxed to allow religious headwear, like a hijab or kippah. Read More

Black Lawmakers Set to Assume More Powerful Roles in House
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Black Lawmakers Set to Assume More Powerful Roles in House

The Congressional Black Caucus is on the verge of becoming the most powerful bloc in the U.S. House when Democrats take control in January, with members to lead at least five committees and more than a dozen subcommittees. Read More

Meet the New Members of Congress
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Meet the New Members of Congress

They are activists and advocates, combat veterans, political novices and experts. And they are headed to Washington for a crash course in being members of Congress. More than 80 representatives-elect and four senators-elect, most of them Democrats and many who have ... Read More

House Democrats Rally to Protect Mueller After Sessions’ Ouster
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House Democrats Rally to Protect Mueller After Sessions’ Ouster

House Democrats scrambled Thursday to shield the special counsel investigation after the new acting attorney general, Matthew Whitaker, signaled he would not recuse himself from supervising the high-stakes probe even... Read More

McConnell Plots the Republican Future — and His Own
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McConnell Plots the Republican Future — and His Own

Let House Democrats focus on investigating President Donald Trump, says Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. He’s focusing on the longer game by pushing the Senate to confirm as many of Trump’s judicial nominees... Read More

Balance of Power Upended in Washington as Trump Faces Divided Congress
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Balance of Power Upended in Washington as Trump Faces Divided Congress

Democrats seized control of the U.S. House of Representatives in Tuesday’s midterm elections, while the Republicans expanded their Senate majority, upending the balance of power for the remainder of President Donald Trump’s term. Read More

In the Wake of Hurricane Michael, Crist, Williams Move to Help Homeowners and Businesses Better Protect Property From Storm Damage
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In the Wake of Hurricane Michael, Crist, Williams Move to Help Homeowners and Businesses Better Protect Property From Storm Damage
2018-10-19 17:47:40
by TWN Staff

In the wake of Hurricane Michael, a fast-moving storm that recently devastated the Florida Panhandle, Representatives Charlie Crist (D-FL) and Roger Williams (R-TX) have come together to address the high cost of... Read More

Political Reformer Anthony Brindisi Focuses on Education, Healthcare in Bid to Unseat Incumbent Claudia Tenney
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Political Reformer Anthony Brindisi Focuses on Education, Healthcare in Bid to Unseat Incumbent Claudia Tenney
2018-10-19 17:38:38
by TWN Staff

Unlike many first time Democratic candidates running for federal office this year, Anthony Brindisi is no stranger to working across the aisle to get things done. While many of his peers have yet to hold office at any level... Read More

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