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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

Rosenstein Agrees to Sit for Transcribed Interview With Judiciary, Oversight Leaders
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Rosenstein Agrees to Sit for Transcribed Interview With Judiciary, Oversight Leaders

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein has agreed to sit for a transcribed interview with leaders of the House Judiciary and Oversight committees Oct. 24, the panels’ chairmen announced Thursday evening. The announcement comes just hours after House Freedom Caucus Chairman Mark ... Read More

McConnell Blames Entitlements, Not GOP, for Rising Deficits
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McConnell Blames Entitlements, Not GOP, for Rising Deficits

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Tuesday blamed rising federal deficits and debt on a bipartisan unwillingness to contain spending on Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security, and said he sees little chance of a major deficit reduction deal while Republicans ... Read More

Where Have All the Deficit Hawks Gone?
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Where Have All the Deficit Hawks Gone?
2018-10-17 01:05:08
by TWN Staff

Despite all the blustering on the campaign trail about the debt and deficit, this week the Treasury Department announced a fiscal year 2018 deficit of $779 billion. This is the largest deficit since 2012, two years after the... Read More

An Accomplished Mayor, McAdams Hopes to Bring Bipartisan Approach to a Polarized Congress
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An Accomplished Mayor, McAdams Hopes to Bring Bipartisan Approach to a Polarized Congress
2018-10-17 00:07:54
by TWN Staff

If you ask Ben McAdams how he has managed to accomplish so much as Salt Lake County Mayor, his answer is pretty simple. Collaboration and bipartisanship. Once a politically toxic approach in many areas of the... Read More

What Senators Are Saying About the Kavanaugh Votes
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What Senators Are Saying About the Kavanaugh Votes
2018-10-06 00:22:17
by TWN Staff

U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell (R-KY), Senate Majority Leader: “We know the Senate is better than this. We know the nation deserves better than this. By confirming Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, this ... Read More

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