Congress

Panetta Fights for Veterans' Education
Education
Panetta Fights for Veterans' Education
2018-09-15 13:17:48
by TWN Staff

First term Congressman Jimmy Panetta is well known on Capitol Hill for being a principled and pragmatic lawmaker who regularly puts policy over politics. This week, he is back in California’s 20th District on the Central Coast, living up ... Read More

Violence Against Women Act extension included in stopgap spending deal
Congress
Violence Against Women Act extension included in stopgap spending deal

The Violence Against Women Act, which was set to expire Sept. 30, will be extended through Dec. 7 under a stopgap spending bill released Thursday. Read More

Sessions agrees to include Democrats in meeting on Social Media
In The News
Sessions agrees to include Democrats in meeting on Social Media

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ meeting with state attorneys general to discuss complaints against social media companies has been expanded to include Democrats, the Justice Department said on Thursday. Read More

Congress races to avert government shutdown — and may actually do it
In The News
Congress races to avert government shutdown — and may actually do it

Congress is scrambling to fund much of the federal government before the fiscal year ends, anxious to avoid an unpopular government shutdown or a bitter battle over President Donald Trump's demands for a border wall less than two months before ... Read More

GOP's latest tax-cut bill won't pass, but it could roil midterms in high-tax states like California
Federal Budget
GOP's latest tax-cut bill won't pass, but it could roil midterms in high-tax states like California

Congressional Republicans are launching another tax-cut push this week, but it's more about your November election ballot than your 1040 form. Read More

Analysis: Railing Against Corruption Could Backfire on Democrats
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Analysis: Railing Against Corruption Could Backfire on Democrats

What voters often get are empty pledges from candidates looking to woo them. Read More

Veasey, Wyden Lead Efforts to Boost Voter Registration Ahead of Midterms
Congress
Veasey, Wyden Lead Efforts to Boost Voter Registration Ahead of Midterms
2018-09-12 07:45:25
by TWN Staff

Today, Rep. Veasey (D-TX) is introducing a Resolution with Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR) to make September National Voting Rights Month.  Read More

Rep. Bustos: The Path to the Majority Runs Through the Heartland
Featured
Rep. Bustos: The Path to the Majority Runs Through the Heartland
2018-09-12 06:00:36
by TWN Staff

Illinois Congresswoman Cheri Bustos is a rising star in Congress who has been able to connect with voters in the heartland. The Well News sat down with her to figure out just how she does it. Excerpts from the interview:... Read More

Blue Dog PAC Co-Chair Kurt Schrader on Mod Dems' Fight to Take Back the House
Congress
Blue Dog PAC Co-Chair Kurt Schrader on Mod Dems' Fight to Take Back the House
2018-09-12 06:00:32
by TWN Staff

On a hot June day in 2017, nearly a year after the election of President Trump, a group of moderate Democrats gathered in a conference room in Washington, DC to discuss what they felt was a groundswell of support for their ... Read More

New Democrat Coalition: A Future That Works
Innovation
New Democrat Coalition: A Future That Works
2018-09-12 00:27:13
by TWN Staff

As the number of legislative days this Congress dwindles, the New Democrat Coalition, a group of 68 Democrats in the House of Representatives who are committed to pro-economic growth, pro-innovation, and fiscally responsible policies, continue to push their “New Economic Opportunity ... Read More

Hurricanes Have Failed to Spur Flood Insurance Reform Bill
In The News
Hurricanes Have Failed to Spur Flood Insurance Reform Bill

U.S. taxpayers who spent billions of dollars after a trifecta of hurricanes last year are poised to do so again after a fix to the nation’s troubled flood insurance program remains stalled in Congress — and as a dangerous ... Read More

Democracy Has Become a Useful Excuse for Endless Foreign Meddling
Opinions
Democracy Has Become a Useful Excuse for Endless Foreign Meddling
2018-08-28 00:55:04
by Rachel Marsden

Am I the only one sick of hearing about how we should launch headlong into another conflict in the name of democracy? Read More

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