Countdown to the Midterms: On the Trail Update

This week, Democrat Paul Davis debated Republican Steve Watkins in the race for Kansas’ 2nd Congressional District. Davis touted his bipartisan track record on making healthcare more affordable, cutting taxes, and protecting Social Security and Medicare. Davis is endorsed by The Topeka Capital-Journal and The Lawrence Journal-World. Watch the full debate on Facebook.

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Blue Dogs Back Bipartisan, Bicameral Bill to Restore, Strengthen Federal Trust Funds Congress
Blue Dogs Back Bipartisan, Bicameral Bill to Restore, Strengthen Federal Trust Funds
December 5, 2019
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - The Blue Dog Coalition of House Democrats on Thursday endorsed a proposal to create congressional committees specifically tasked to restore and strengthen endangered federal trust funds. The coalition of fiscally-responsible, centrist Democrats said in a statement that without legislation like H.R. 4907, Time to... Read More

Heck, Graves, Dedicated Pragmatists, Will Not Seek Re-Election in 2020 Congress
Heck, Graves, Dedicated Pragmatists, Will Not Seek Re-Election in 2020
December 5, 2019
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - Rep. Tom Graves, the most senior Republican in Georgia's House delegation, announced Thursday that he will not stand for re-election in 2020. In a letter to constituents in Georgia's 14th Congressional District, northwest of Atlanta, Graves said, after some reflection over the Thanksgiving holiday,... Read More

Dept. of Veteran Affairs Launches Artificial Intelligence Institute Veterans
Dept. of Veteran Affairs Launches Artificial Intelligence Institute
December 5, 2019
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON – The Department of Veterans Affairs has established a National Artificial  Intelligence Institute in an effort to further advance the health and well-being of veterans. In a statement, the department said the new Institute will incorporate input from veterans and partners across federal agencies, industry,... Read More

Congressional Bill Would Expand Access to Housing Vouchers for Youth Leaving Foster system Affordable Housing
Congressional Bill Would Expand Access to Housing Vouchers for Youth Leaving Foster system

Young people facing homelessness as they age out of the foster care system soon could have easier access to federal housing vouchers. Ohio Sen. Sherrod Brown, a Democrat, is joining with Iowa Sen. Chuck Grassley, a Republican, to propose legislation they say would alter the Family... Read More

Former Mayor Begins ‘Unprecedented Push’ in Florida on Voter Outreach, Campaign Donations State News
Former Mayor Begins ‘Unprecedented Push’ in Florida on Voter Outreach, Campaign Donations

MIAMI — As part of his effort to help down-ballot Democrats grow their numbers in the Capitol, one-time gubernatorial candidate and former Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum has decided on 21 candidates to endorse and support financially in 2020. Gillum’s Forward Florida political committee expects to spend... Read More

Speaker Asks Judiciary Committee to Begin Drafting Articles of Impeachment Political News
Speaker Asks Judiciary Committee to Begin Drafting Articles of Impeachment
December 5, 2019
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON  - House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced Thursday that she's asked the House Judiciary Committee to proceed with drafting impeachment articles against President  Donald Trump. The move by the speaker advances the timetable for impeachment, setting the stage for a vote by the full House of... Read More

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