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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

Booker, Clyburn Come Together to Fight Poverty in America
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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 a major new bicameral bill that they say will expand the successful 10-20-30 anti-poverty formula to ... Read More

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

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

Supreme Court
Lindsey Graham Won’t Read the FBI Report on Kavanaugh, but He’s Ready to Vote

Sen. Lindsey Graham said he has no plans to personally read the FBI report on Supreme Court justice nominee Brett Kavanaugh, but he’s confident the supplemental background check found no evidence to corroborate... Read More

FBI’s Kavanaugh Probe Leads to Fresh Acrimony as McConnell Pushes for Vote
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FBI’s Kavanaugh Probe Leads to Fresh Acrimony as McConnell Pushes for Vote

The FBI investigation of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s alleged sexual assault generated new schisms among Republicans on Tuesday as Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell pushed for a vote on the... Read More

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

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

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

Rep. Cheri Bustos Joins Race for Assistant Democratic Leader
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Rep. Cheri Bustos Joins Race for Assistant Democratic Leader

Rep. Cheri Bustos has formally announced she wants to move up in House Democratic leadership, setting up a contested race with candidates from different parts of the caucus. The Illinois Democrat said her candidacy for... Read More

Congressional Democrats Can Sue Trump Over Emoluments, Judge Says
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Congressional Democrats Can Sue Trump Over Emoluments, Judge Says

Almost 200 congressional Democrats won a ruling allowing them to proceed with a lawsuit claiming that Donald Trump is violating a Constitutional ban on receiving benefits from foreign governments while president without their permission. Read More

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