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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

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

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