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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

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

U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell (R-KY), Senate Majority Leader: “We know the Senate is better than this. We know the ... Read More

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

Booker, Clyburn Come Together to Fight Poverty in America

This week U.S. Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) and U.S. House Assistant Democratic Leader James E. Clyburn (SC-6) introduced ... Read More

This week U.S. Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) and U.S. House Assistant Democratic Leader James E. Clyburn (SC-6) introduced a major new bicameral bill that they say will expand the successful 10-20-30 anti-poverty formula to ... Read More

2018-10-05 22:27:32
by TWN Staff
Senate Passes Bipartisan Legislation to Tackle Opioids, Includes Key Donnelly Provisions

This week, the Senate passed the "SUPPORT for Patients and Communities Act," a comprehensive bill to help address the opioid ... Read More

This week, the Senate passed the "SUPPORT for Patients and Communities Act," a comprehensive bill to help address the opioid and drug overdose epidemic. The legislation passed on a bipartisan 98-1 vote, and now... Read More

2018-10-03 09:07:13
by TWN Staff
EDF, Environmental Groups File Lawsuit to Block Trump Administration's Plan to Roll Back Methane Waste Standards

This week, the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) and a broad coalition of health, environmental, Native American and Western citizens’ groups ... Read More

This week, the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) and a broad coalition of health, environmental, Native American and Western citizens’ groups have filed a lawsuit to stop the Trump administration from eliminating... Read More

2018-10-03 00:30:25
by TWN Staff
Bustos Announces Bid for Assistant Democratic Leader if Dems Win the House

In an appearance on Morning Joe this week, Representative Cheri Bustos (D-IL) announced her intention to run for Assistant Democratic ... Read More

In an appearance on Morning Joe this week, Representative Cheri Bustos (D-IL) announced her intention to run for Assistant Democratic Leader if the Democrats take back the House in November. This would be the... Read More

2018-09-29 00:54:32
by TWN Staff
Boozman, Heitkamp Join Center Forward to Discuss Opioid Epidemic as House Passes Bipartisan Legislation

As the opioid epidemic continues to ravage communities across the United States, Congress – in a rare occurrence of bipartisan cooperation – ... Read More

As the opioid epidemic continues to ravage communities across the United States, Congress – in a rare occurrence of bipartisan cooperation – reached a deal this week on legislation addressing the crisis. Read More

2018-09-29 00:29:22
by TWN Staff
Farm Bill Set to Expire as House Leadership Cancels All Legislative Activity Until November

With the House of Representatives headed home until after the November midterm elections, the Farm Bill is set to expire ... Read More

With the House of Representatives headed home until after the November midterm elections, the Farm Bill is set to expire on Sunday, September 30th.  Read More

2018-09-28 12:30:19
by TWN Staff
19 Members of Congress From Both Parties Vow to Withhold Speaker Vote

On Thursday, 19 members of the Problem Solvers Caucus from both parties vowed to withhold... Read More

On Thursday, 19 members of the Problem Solvers Caucus from both parties vowed to withhold... Read More

2018-09-26 00:29:08
by TWN Staff
Senators Launch Bipartisan Effort to Boost Economic Opportunity Through Improved Transportation Access

U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), Orrin Hatch (R-UT), Ed Markey (D-MA), and Joni Ernst (R-IA) have joined together to ... Read More

U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), Orrin Hatch (R-UT), Ed Markey (D-MA), and Joni Ernst (R-IA) have joined together to launch a legislative effort to boost economic opportunity for workers and families through improved access to transportation. Read More

2018-09-18 19:22:20
by TWN Staff
Bipartisan Group of Senators Move to Hold Chinese Telecom Firm ZTE Accountable in "Significant, Painful" Way

Following a controversial deal by the Trump Administration that lifted a ban on the export of U.S. parts and ... Read More

Following a controversial deal by the Trump Administration that lifted a ban on the export of U.S. parts and components to ZTE for seven years, a bipartisan group of senators introduced legislation that would force the Chinese state-directed telecommunications ... Read More

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

First term Congressman Jimmy Panetta is well known on Capitol Hill for being a principled and pragmatic lawmaker who regularly ... Read More

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

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

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

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

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

Illinois Congresswoman Cheri Bustos is a rising star in Congress who has been able to connect with voters in the... Read More

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

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

On a hot June day in 2017, nearly a year after the election of President Trump, a group of moderate Democrats ... Read More

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

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

As the number of legislative days this Congress dwindles, the New Democrat Coalition, a group of 68 Democrats in the House ... Read More

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

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

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

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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