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2019-01-23 23:54:01
by TWN Staff
Blue Dogs Urge Bipartisan, Bicameral Summit to End Government Shutdown

On Wednesday, members of the Blue Dog Coalition sent a stern message to leadership of both parties in the House ... Read More

On Wednesday, members of the Blue Dog Coalition sent a stern message to leadership of both parties in the House and Senate – exercise your constitutional authority to reopen the government. Read More

2019-01-23 01:59:27
by TWN Staff
Democratic Senators Move to Protect Dreamer Data

On Tuesday, U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) led a group of Senate Democrats in reintroducing the Protect DREAMer ... Read More

On Tuesday, U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) led a group of Senate Democrats in reintroducing the Protect DREAMer Confidentiality Act of 2019, a bill to safeguard the private information—such as addresses and telephone numbers—of the young immigrants ... Read More

2019-01-23 01:36:16
by TWN Staff
New Member Legislative Directors

As new members of the House of Representatives take office, one of the most important decisions they make is the ... Read More

As new members of the House of Representatives take office, one of the most important decisions they make is the appointment of a legislative director. The Well News is tracking all of these top hires. Read More

2019-01-22 22:43:34
by TWN Staff
U.S. House of Representatives Intelligence Committee Roster

Below is the roster for the Intelligence committee in the 116th Congress. Read More

Below is the roster for the Intelligence committee in the 116th Congress. Read More

2019-01-22 22:23:21
by TWN Staff
U.S. House of Representatives Veterans' Affairs Committee Roster

Below is the roster for the Veterans' Affairs committee in the 116th Congress. Read More

Below is the roster for the Veterans' Affairs committee in the 116th Congress. Read More

2019-01-22 22:14:52
by TWN Staff
U.S. House of Representatives Transportation & Infrastructure Committee Roster

Below is the roster for the Transportation and Infrastructure committee in the 116th Congress. Read More

Below is the roster for the Transportation and Infrastructure committee in the 116th Congress. Read More

2019-01-22 20:49:54
by TWN Staff
U.S. House of Representatives Armed Services Committee Roster

Chairman: Rep. Adam Smith (D-WA) Ranking Member: Rep. Mac Thornberry (R-TX) Below is the full roster for the Armed Services... Read More

Chairman: Rep. Adam Smith (D-WA) Ranking Member: Rep. Mac Thornberry (R-TX) Below is the full roster for the Armed Services Committee in the 116th Congress. Members are listed alphabetically by last name. Democratic Majority Anthony Brown (MD) Salud Carbajal (CA)... Read More

2019-01-22 20:02:48
by TWN Staff
U.S. House of Representatives Agriculture Committee Roster

Below is the roster for the Agriculture committee in the 116th Congress. Read More

Below is the roster for the Agriculture committee in the 116th Congress. Read More

2019-01-19 01:07:04
by TWN Staff
Bipartisan Bill Would Fight Digital Threats from China

This week, bipartisan legislation was introduced in the House of Representatives to toughen the United States’ position against national security ... Read More

This week, bipartisan legislation was introduced in the House of Representatives to toughen the United States’ position against national security threats posed by technology competitors like China. The bill is sponsored by Representatives Will Hurd (R-TX), C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger (... Read More

2019-01-19 00:25:46
by TWN Staff
Veasey, Warner Lead Letter to Trump, Carson on Shutdown Housing Crisis

This week, Texas Representative Marc Veasey joined with Virginia Senator Mark Warner in sending a bicameral letter to President Trump ... Read More

This week, Texas Representative Marc Veasey joined with Virginia Senator Mark Warner in sending a bicameral letter to President Trump and Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson urging the... Read More

2019-01-19 00:23:20
by TWN Staff
PPI Launches Policy Proposals for a 'Do-Something' Congress, Tackles Trade

This week, the Progressive Policy Institute (PPI) launched a series of new ideas for a 'Do-Something' Congress. In an email ... Read More

This week, the Progressive Policy Institute (PPI) launched a series of new ideas for a 'Do-Something' Congress. In an email to Democratic members of the House and Senate, PPI congratulated the elected officials on being... Read More

2019-01-18 22:28:45
by TWN Staff
U.S. House of Representatives Ways & Means Committee Roster

Below is the full roster for the six Ways and Means subcommittees in the 116th Congress.  Read More

Below is the full roster for the six Ways and Means subcommittees in the 116th Congress.  Read More

2019-01-18 21:42:06
by TWN Staff
U.S. House of Representatives Appropriations Committee Roster

Below is the full Democratic majority elect roster for the twelve Appropriations subcommittees in the 116th Congress. Republican minority subcommittee ... Read More

Below is the full Democratic majority elect roster for the twelve Appropriations subcommittees in the 116th Congress. Republican minority subcommittee rosters will be announced at a later date. Read More

2019-01-16 01:19:31
by TWN Staff
U.S. House of Representatives Energy and Commerce Committee Elect Roster

Below is the full Democratic majority roster for the six Energy and Commerce subcommittees in the 116th Congress. Republican minority ... Read More

Below is the full Democratic majority roster for the six Energy and Commerce subcommittees in the 116th Congress. Republican minority subcommittee rosters will be announced at a later date.  Read More

2019-01-11 22:01:06
by TWN Staff
New Senate Chiefs

As new members of the U.S. Senate take office, one of the first and most important decisions they make ... Read More

As new members of the U.S. Senate take office, one of the first and most important decisions they make is the appointment of a chief of staff. The Well News is tracking all of these top hires. Read More

2019-01-11 20:32:37
by TWN Staff
2019 Congressional Calendar

The Well News offers this calendar which captures days that the U.S. Senate and U.S. House of Representatives ... Read More

The Well News offers this calendar which captures days that the U.S. Senate and U.S. House of Representatives are in session during 2019. Read More

2019-01-09 03:30:22
by TWN Staff
What Are Members of the House and Senate Saying About President Trump's Address to the Nation?

Statements issued after President Trump’s address to the nation: Senator Richard Blumenthal (CT) - “The real crises here are ... Read More

Statements issued after President Trump’s address to the nation: Senator Richard Blumenthal (CT) - “The real crises here are of Donald Trump’s own making: dedicated public servants missing paychecks; taxpayers denied critical government services; economic hardship for small ... Read More

2019-01-09 00:04:54
by TWN Staff
New Member Chiefs

As new members of the House of Representatives take office, one of the first and most important decisions they make ... Read More

As new members of the House of Representatives take office, one of the first and most important decisions they make is the appointment of a chief of staff. Here The Well News is tracking all of these top hires.  Read More

2019-01-08 02:35:39
by TWN Staff
The 8th and the Bipartisan Background Checks Act of 2019

On the 8th anniversary of the shooting in Arizona’s 8th congressional district, on January 8th, H.R. 8 is introduced ... Read More

On the 8th anniversary of the shooting in Arizona’s 8th congressional district, on January 8th, H.R. 8 is introduced into the House of Representatives.  It was January 2011 when a man began shooting outside of a... Read More

2019-01-05 02:26:30
by TWN Staff
VIDEO: First Day in Congress With Rep. Chrissy Houlahan

Chrissy Houlahan is a rising star. A third generation military veteran and Captain in the USAFR, she is poised to ... Read More

Chrissy Houlahan is a rising star. A third generation military veteran and Captain in the USAFR, she is poised to make her mark in the 116th Congress. Read More

2019-01-04 20:41:42
by TWN Staff
Blue Dogs Work to Restore Fiscal Responsibility to Government

This week, Democrats took back the majority in the U.S. House of Representatives following 2018's historic midterm elections. One ... Read More

This week, Democrats took back the majority in the U.S. House of Representatives following 2018's historic midterm elections. One of the first orders of business? Establish rules for the 116th Congress. H.Res.6, "A Resolution Providing for the House ... Read More

2018-12-12 14:03:33
by TWN Staff
New Dems Elect Leadership Slate for the 116th Congress

“Now at more than 90-strong, the New Democrat Coalition will push Congress to look at old problems through a new ... Read More

“Now at more than 90-strong, the New Democrat Coalition will push Congress to look at old problems through a new lens. We are laser-focused on growing the pie, creating jobs in every part of the country, and building an... Read More

2018-12-12 14:02:28
by TWN Staff
Senate Democratic Ranking Members Announced 116th Congress

On Tuesday, Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer announced the slate of Senate Democratic Ranking Members for the 116th Congress. Ratified ... Read More

On Tuesday, Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer announced the slate of Senate Democratic Ranking Members for the 116th Congress. Ratified by the Senate Democratic Caucus, they include:  Aging: Senator Bob... Read More

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

This week members of the Problem Solvers Caucus reached an agreement with Leader Pelosi and Rules Committee Ranking Member McGovern ... Read More

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

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

This week the New Democrats inducted 30 Members-Elect to join the Coalition in the 116th Congress, bringing the group to over 90 ... Read More

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

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

On Tuesday, the Blue Dog Coalition of fiscally responsible House Democrats announced its new leadership team as their party is ... Read More

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

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

In the wake of Hurricane Michael, a fast-moving storm that recently devastated the Florida Panhandle, Representatives Charlie Crist (D-FL) and ... Read More

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

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

Unlike many first time Democratic candidates running for federal office this year, Anthony Brindisi is no stranger to working across ... Read More

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

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

Despite all the blustering on the campaign trail about the debt and deficit, this week the Treasury Department announced a ... Read More

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

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

If you ask Ben McAdams how he has managed to accomplish so much as Salt Lake County Mayor, his answer ... Read More

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

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