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Bipartisan Bill Would Fight Digital Threats from China Congress
Bipartisan Bill Would Fight Digital Threats from China
January 19, 2019
by TWN Staff

This week, bipartisan legislation was introduced in the House of Representatives to toughen the United States’ position against national security threats posed by technology competitors like China. The bill is sponsored by Representatives Will Hurd (R-TX), C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger (D-MD), Mike Conaway... Read More

Veasey, Warner Lead Letter to Trump, Carson on Shutdown Housing Crisis Congress
Veasey, Warner Lead Letter to Trump, Carson on Shutdown Housing Crisis
January 19, 2019
by TWN Staff

This week, Texas Representative Marc Veasey joined with Virginia Senator Mark Warner in sending a bicameral letter to President Trump and Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson urging the... Read More

PPI Launches Policy Proposals for a ‘Do-Something’ Congress, Tackles Trade Congress
PPI Launches Policy Proposals for a ‘Do-Something’ Congress, Tackles Trade
January 19, 2019
by TWN Staff

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

Ways & Means Committee Roster Congress
Ways & Means Committee Roster
January 18, 2019
by TWN Staff

Below is the full roster for the six Ways and Means subcommittees in the 116th Congress.  Read More

Appropriations Committee Roster Congress
Appropriations Committee Roster
January 18, 2019
by TWN Staff

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

Kilmer/Schatz Lead Group of 22 Lawmakers in Effort to Protect Federal Workers Economy
Kilmer/Schatz Lead Group of 22 Lawmakers in Effort to Protect Federal Workers
January 18, 2019
by TWN Staff

This week, a group of 22 lawmakers led by U.S. Senator Brian Schatz (D-Hawai‘i) and U.S. Representative Derek Kilmer (D-Wash.) introduced the Federal Employee Civil Relief Act. The new legislation protects federal... Read More

The Government Shutdown: Stories from the States In The States
The Government Shutdown: Stories from the States
January 16, 2019
by TWN Staff

If there is one thing that has become clear over the past few days, it’s that people across the United States are being impacted in real and painful ways by the protracted government shutdown. With no end in... Read More

Energy and Commerce Committee Elect Roster Congress
Energy and Commerce Committee Elect Roster
January 16, 2019
by TWN Staff

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

The White House Meeting that Didn’t Happen Political News
The White House Meeting that Didn’t Happen
January 15, 2019
by TWN Staff

It was late on Monday when several members of the House Democratic Caucus received an email from the White House extending an invitation to a Tuesday afternoon lunch on behalf of President Trump. No topic. No... Read More

Ongoing Shutdown Ripples through Aviation Economy Transportation
Ongoing Shutdown Ripples through Aviation Economy
January 15, 2019
by TWN Staff

Last week, the National Air Traffic Controllers Association (NATCA) and federal employees including air traffic controllers and other aviation workforce personnel sent a letter to President Trump calling for an immediate... Read More

VIDEO: First Day in Congress With Rep. Andy Levin Spotlight
VIDEO: First Day in Congress With Rep. Andy Levin
January 12, 2019
by TWN Staff

A human rights activist, newly elected Representative Andy Levin has been advocating for working families since the 1980s. Now he brings his fight to Congress. Watch him as he navigates his first day... Read More

House, Senate Send Bipartisan Bill to President Trump to Protect Government Workers Hurt by Shutdown Bipartisan
House, Senate Send Bipartisan Bill to President Trump to Protect Government Workers Hurt by Shutdown
January 11, 2019
by TWN Staff

With 450,000 federal workers being forced to work without pay, and another 380,000 federal workers sent home over the holidays without pay, the ongoing shutdown is taking its toll on families and public servants. It is... Read More

Peters Highlights Bipartisan Legislation to Secure Border in Weekly Democratic Address National Security
Peters Highlights Bipartisan Legislation to Secure Border in Weekly Democratic Address
January 11, 2019
by TWN Staff

On Friday, Congressman Scott Peters of California delivered the Weekly Democratic Address. Peters, a centrist member of Congress known for his practical approach to problem solving, represents California's 52nd... Read More

New Senate Chiefs Spotlight
New Senate Chiefs
January 11, 2019
by TWN Staff

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 Congressional Calendar Not Set
2019 Congressional Calendar
January 11, 2019
by TWN Staff

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

What Are Members of the House and Senate Saying About President Trump’s Address to the Nation? Congress
What Are Members of the House and Senate Saying About President Trump’s Address to the Nation?
January 9, 2019
by TWN Staff

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 businesses and low income... Read More

VIDEO: First Day in Congress With Rep. Xochitl Torres Small Spotlight
VIDEO: First Day in Congress With Rep. Xochitl Torres Small
January 9, 2019
by TWN Staff

Representative Torres Small grew up in the New Mexico desert and brings her extensive knowledge of local governments, farmers, developers, and conservationists to the House. She’s a rising star and a new member to... Read More

New Member Chiefs Spotlight
New Member Chiefs
January 9, 2019
by TWN Staff

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

The 8th and the Bipartisan Background Checks Act of 2019 Bipartisan
The 8th and the Bipartisan Background Checks Act of 2019
January 8, 2019
by TWN Staff

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

VIDEO: First Day in Congress With Rep. Chrissy Houlahan Spotlight
VIDEO: First Day in Congress With Rep. Chrissy Houlahan
January 5, 2019
by TWN Staff

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

Senators Mark Warner and Marco Rubio Introduce Bipartisan Bill National Security
Senators Mark Warner and Marco Rubio Introduce Bipartisan Bill
January 4, 2019
by TWN Staff

On Friday, bipartisan legislation was introduced by Vice Chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence Sen. Mark R. Warner (D-VA) and Committee member Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) to combat tech-specific threats to national security posed by foreign actors like China... Read More

Blue Dogs Work to Restore Fiscal Responsibility to Government Budget
Blue Dogs Work to Restore Fiscal Responsibility to Government
January 4, 2019
by TWN Staff

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 Rules of the 116th Congress," included... Read More

PSA: How to Spot and Avoid Gift Card Scams In The News
PSA: How to Spot and Avoid Gift Card Scams
December 29, 2018
by TWN Staff

"As gift cards have gotten more popular over the years, they’re increasingly targeted by scammers as an easy way to steal money from innocent victims. That’s why Best Buy teamed up with AARP and the National Association of Attorneys General to create a PSA to educate and empower customers to spot and stop gift card scams." Read More

Bipartisan Criminal Justice Reform Bill Signed into Law Bipartisan
Bipartisan Criminal Justice Reform Bill Signed into Law
December 22, 2018
by TWN Staff

Friday, President Trump signed the First Step Act, a bipartisan criminal justice reform bill. The law makes sentencing and prison reforms to the U.S. Criminal Justice System... Read More

New Mexico State Speaker of the House Brian Egolf Discusses Education and Economic Priorities Spotlight
New Mexico State Speaker of the House Brian Egolf Discusses Education and Economic Priorities
December 21, 2018
by TWN Staff

Looking ahead to a new legislative term, The Well News had the opportunity to speak with New Mexico Speaker of the House Brian Egolf about his priorities and goals. Read More

Blue Dogs Move to End ‘Rigged’ Redistricting Process Voting
Blue Dogs Move to End ‘Rigged’ Redistricting Process
December 18, 2018
by TWN Staff

On Tuesday, incoming Blue Dog Co-Chairs—Reps. Stephanie Murphy (FL-07), Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01), Lou Correa (CA-46), and Rep.-elect Anthony Brindisi (NY-22)—sent a letter to House Speaker-Designate Nancy Pelosi and Democratic Leader-Designate Steny Hoyer... Read More

Families of 17 Victims in Parkland Shooting Respond to Administration’s School Safety Report National Security
Families of 17 Victims in Parkland Shooting Respond to Administration’s School Safety Report
December 18, 2018
by TWN Staff

Stand with Parkland President Tony Montalto on Tuesday sent a letter to President Trump in response to the long awaited report issued by the Administration's Federal Commission on School Safety. Stand with Parkland, which represents all 17 families of the shooting victims in Parkland... Read More

Senators Send Bipartisan Letter Calling on Administration to Respond to Allegations of Chinese Government Election Interference Foreign Affairs
Senators Send Bipartisan Letter Calling on Administration to Respond to Allegations of Chinese Government Election Interference
December 18, 2018
by TWN Staff

Led by Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.), a bipartisan group of Senators sent a letter to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and other national security leaders in the Trump Administration expressing concern about ongoing Chinese Communist Party (CCP) attempts to undermine democracy... Read More

CMS Breaks Down Key Drivers of Health Care Costs in the US Spotlight
CMS Breaks Down Key Drivers of Health Care Costs in the US
December 18, 2018
by TWN Staff
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Rx Drug Spending Slowest Growing Component of 2017 Health Care Expenses. Recently, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released the 2017 National Health Expenditure (NHE) data, detailing the official estimates of total health care spending in the United States... Read More

The Rise of Digital Advertising and the Future of Campaigns Spotlight
The Rise of Digital Advertising and the Future of Campaigns
December 15, 2018
by TWN Staff

New technology is rapidly changing the ways in which campaigns and candidates interact with voters. For decades, direct mail and other forms of traditional media have been the gold standard in voter communication and... Read More

Government Shut Down Looms Spotlight
Government Shut Down Looms
December 15, 2018
by TWN Staff

With no resolution in sight on the border security question, Democrats and President Trump are locked in a bitter dispute with less than two weeks before a spending bill must be passed to keep the government open. Read More

New Dems Elect Leadership Slate for the 116th Congress Congress
New Dems Elect Leadership Slate for the 116th Congress
December 12, 2018
by TWN Staff

“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

Senate Democratic Ranking Members Announced 116th Congress Congress
Senate Democratic Ranking Members Announced 116th Congress
December 12, 2018
by TWN Staff

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

Senators Hail Passage of 2018 Farm Bill Spotlight
Senators Hail Passage of 2018 Farm Bill
December 12, 2018
by TWN Staff

In a Congress marked by gridlock, the 2018 Farm Bill passed yesterday with overwhelming bipartisan support. By a margin 87-13, Senators on both sides of the aisle hailed the bill as success and touted achievements in securing funding for farmers, ranchers, and rural communities. Read More

Cortez Masto, Flake Move to Eliminate Wasteful Government Spending Spotlight
Cortez Masto, Flake Move to Eliminate Wasteful Government Spending
December 7, 2018
by TWN Staff
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On the Chopping Block: Paying Federal Loans in Peanuts, Federal Grants for Robot Bartenders, Agricultural Subsidies for Bug-Based Foods. On Wednesday, just weeks before the 115th Congress comes to a close... Read More

An Interview with GSG Pollster Jefrey Pollock on the Democrats’ Midterm Success Spotlight
An Interview with GSG Pollster Jefrey Pollock on the Democrats’ Midterm Success
December 4, 2018
by TWN Staff

Recently, The Well News team had the opportunity to discuss the Democrats’ midterm success with pollster extraordinaire Jefrey Pollock, founding partner and president of Global Strategy Group (GSG), a premier public... Read More

Costello, Dingell Lead Bipartisan Effort To Address Health Care, Violence Against Women Bipartisan
Costello, Dingell Lead Bipartisan Effort To Address Health Care, Violence Against Women
December 4, 2018
by TWN Staff

As the 115th Congress comes to a close and the Democrats prepare to take control of the House in January, Representatives Ryan Costello (PA-06) and Debbie Dingell (MI-12) continue to push forward on addressing... Read More

Problem Solvers Secure Reforms to House Rules: What Are They and What Do They Mean? U.S. House
Problem Solvers Secure Reforms to House Rules: What Are They and What Do They Mean?
November 30, 2018
by TWN Staff

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

New Democrat Coalition Elects New Leadership, Inducts 30 Members-Elect Congress
New Democrat Coalition Elects New Leadership, Inducts 30 Members-Elect
November 30, 2018
by TWN Staff

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

Exploring the Future of Work Spotlight
Exploring the Future of Work
November 30, 2018
by TWN Staff

As the nature of work dramatically changes in the 21st century, new leaders are emerging to tackle the challenges of our shifting economic landscape. Workers are facing growing uncertainty in the labor market, and their relationship with their employers must be rethought while new ideas and solutions... Read More

Monmouth University Poll Finds Few Americans Expect United States to Become United Spotlight
Monmouth University Poll Finds Few Americans Expect United States to Become United
November 27, 2018
by TWN Staff

In a new poll released by Monmouth University this week, most Americans continue to feel that the country is greatly divided on its core values and that it has become more divided since President Donald Trump took office. Read More

Congressman Jim Costa Elected Vice Chairperson of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly’s Economic Security Committee NATO
Congressman Jim Costa Elected Vice Chairperson of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly’s Economic Security Committee
November 27, 2018
by TWN Staff

California Congressman and Blue Dog Caucus member Jim Costa was elected Vice Chairperson of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly’s Economic Security Committee last week during the Assembly’s 64th annual session in Halifax, Canada. Read More

8th Annual NewDEAL Leader Conference Convenes Rising Democrats on Midterm Lessons and What Comes Next Spotlight
8th Annual NewDEAL Leader Conference Convenes Rising Democrats on Midterm Lessons and What Comes Next
November 27, 2018
by TWN Staff

This week, more than 60 of the most innovative state and local leaders from across the country are coming together in Washington, DC to reflect on midterm elections, discuss the Democratic Party's path forward and lay out... Read More

Blue Dog Coalition Elects New Leadership Congress
Blue Dog Coalition Elects New Leadership
November 27, 2018
by TWN Staff

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

Ohio’s Gerrymandered Map Withstood a Blue Wave Exactly as Planned Spotlight
Ohio’s Gerrymandered Map Withstood a Blue Wave Exactly as Planned
November 20, 2018
by TWN Staff

Despite being swept in the statewide races in Ohio, Democrats nearly matched Republican votes in state legislative races but will remain in a deep minority in both houses. Read More

State of the States: Shifting Balance of Power in State Legislatures 2018 Midterms
State of the States: Shifting Balance of Power in State Legislatures
November 17, 2018
by TWN Staff

Following the elections on November 6, state control is now divided in thirteen states. Democrats picked up six states, bringing their total to fourteen while Republicans held on to control in 21 states. Scroll to the bottom of the newsletter to see the full breakdown of state control by party. Read More

PPI Releases New National Survey: America’s Resilient Center and the Road to 2020 2020 Elections
PPI Releases New National Survey: America’s Resilient Center and the Road to 2020
November 14, 2018
by TWN Staff

Today, the Progressive Policy Institute (PPI) released a new national survey, "America's Resilient Center and the Road to 2020." In issuing the survey's findings PPI said, "The next two years present a do-or-die chance for progressive leaders to build upon and solidify their... Read More

Big Swing in Governor Races as Blue Wave Buoyed by Strong Statewide Candidates Spotlight
Big Swing in Governor Races as Blue Wave Buoyed by Strong Statewide Candidates
November 14, 2018
by TWN Staff

Last Tuesday’s election saw many governors’ mansions switch as Democrats won in a number of key states, with big repercussions for the balance of power as states head into the 2020 census and subsequent redistricting. Governor mansions were high on the priority list... Read More

Blue Tide Rises in the States with 8 Lt. Governor Pickups 2018 Midterms
Blue Tide Rises in the States with 8 Lt. Governor Pickups
November 9, 2018
by TWN Staff

In a 2018 election with plenty of firsts, Democratic Lt. Governors picked up eight seats in this year’s elections, bringing the total from 14 to 22. These historic gains mean Democrats in these seats now represent a majority of the American population, including two U.S. territories. Read More

Redistricting Reform: How Tuesday’s Election Changed the Map Spotlight
Redistricting Reform: How Tuesday’s Election Changed the Map
November 9, 2018
by TWN Staff

Elections matter, but so does timing. Flying under the radar, redistricting took a back seat to candidate races across the country, particularly in key states where... Read More

VIRGINIA’S 7TH CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT Virginia
VIRGINIA’S 7TH CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT
November 3, 2018
by TWN Staff

Why this race matters: In the year of the woman, Spanberger has emerged as a star among stars. Spanberger, who is challenging Rep. Dave Brat in Virginia's traditionally Republican 7th Congressional District, which has been held by that party for nearly 50 years. A former... Read More

UTAH’S 4TH CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT Utah
UTAH’S 4TH CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT
November 3, 2018
by TWN Staff

Why this race matters: Utah's 4th Congressional District is typically considered safe territory for Republicans, but the perfect storm may be brewing for Democrat Ben McAdams to oust Republican incumbent Mia Love. McAdams is the twice-elected mayor of Salt Lake County... Read More

TEXAS’S 7TH CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT Texas
TEXAS’S 7TH CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT
November 3, 2018
by TWN Staff

Why this race matters: First elected in this deep red Texas district in 2000, John Culberson has been a solid Republican throughout his tenure in the House. A wealthy and educated district that voted for Clinton by just 1 point, this is the kind of district Democrats want to flip... Read More

PENNSYLVANIA’S 10TH CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT Pennsylvania
PENNSYLVANIA’S 10TH CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT
November 3, 2018
by TWN Staff

Why this race matters: Watch Scott to see what's happening in Pennsylvania. This is a candidate whose strong bio has moved the needle with independent voters. Scott served in the U.S. Army for 20 years, deploying for Operations Just Cause, Desert Shield, Desert Storm and... Read More

NEW YORK’S 22ND CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT New York
NEW YORK’S 22ND CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT
November 3, 2018
by TWN Staff

Why this race matters: Known as a bipartisan consensus builder as a state legislator in the New York State Assembly, Brindisi has continued to be re-elected to his post with strong support across the political spectrum. In 2016, Donald Trump received 57% of the vote in... Read More

NEW MEXICO’S 2ND CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT (open) New Mexico
NEW MEXICO’S 2ND CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT (open)
November 3, 2018
by TWN Staff

Why this race matters: All eyes have been on this high profile race as Democrat Xochitl Torres Small battles it out with Republican Yvette Herrell to represent New Mexico's 2nd Congressional District. The margin in this race is razor thin, with the most recent New York Times... Read More

NEW JERSEY’S 11TH CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT (open) New Jersey
NEW JERSEY’S 11TH CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT (open)
November 3, 2018
by TWN Staff

Why this race matters: Sherrill, a woman whose star is quickly rising among her fellow Democrats, made waves earlier this year when she brought in a massive fundraising haul of nearly $1.9 million in the second quarter. The Naval Academy graduate, Navy Pilot and former... Read More

NORTH CAROLINA’S 9TH CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT (open) North Carolina
NORTH CAROLINA’S 9TH CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT (open)
November 3, 2018
by TWN Staff

Why this race matters: In May, McCready celebrated an overwhelming victory in the North Carolina 9th District primary, earning more votes than every Republican candidate combined. The enthusiasm in this area of the state is palpable, and McCready's race, which was rated... Read More

MINNESOTA’S 7TH CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT Minnesota
MINNESOTA’S 7TH CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT
November 3, 2018
by TWN Staff

Why this race matters: This Republican-leaning district is decidedly pro-Trump, but Collin Peterson has effectively represented his constituents’ interests since 1991. Agriculture is the top issue with voters and as the Ranking member for the House Agriculture Committee... Read More

MICHIGAN’S 8TH CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT Michigan
MICHIGAN’S 8TH CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT
November 3, 2018
by TWN Staff

Why this race matters: In 2016, Mike Bishop won this blue-collar district in southern Michigan by a whopping 17%, with Trump winning by a 6.7% margin. A solid republican district, New Democrat-endorsed candidate Elissa Slotkin has closed the gap. If this seat flips, it will... Read More

KANSAS’S 2ND CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT (open) Kansas
KANSAS’S 2ND CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT (open)
November 3, 2018
by TWN Staff

Why this race matters: In deep red Kansas, this race has emerged as a potential bright spot for Democrats. Despite Republicans spending against Davis early and often, Paul Davis has maintained a slight lead over his Republican opponent. While Davis was ultimately... Read More

ILLINOIS’S 12TH CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT Illinois
ILLINOIS’S 12TH CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT
November 3, 2018
by TWN Staff

Why this race matters: A former U.S. Navy officer and State's Attorney, Kelly is known for filing suit against major pharmaceutical manufacturers for maximizing profits while deceiving patients about the dangers of certain prescribed opioids. Kelly has make the opioid... Read More

FLORIDA’S 7TH CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT Florida
FLORIDA’S 7TH CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT
November 3, 2018
by TWN Staff

Why this race matters: Although Hillary Clinton carried this district by more than 7 points, minimal polling is available in this Orlando district. The first term Congresswoman has the cash advantage, but early polls show a tight race. Since the the 2016 nightclub shooting and... Read More

FLORIDA’S 6TH CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT Florida
FLORIDA’S 6TH CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT
November 3, 2018
by TWN Staff

Why this race matters: The seat of Florida gubernatorial candidate Ron DeSantis, Democrat Nancy Soderberg is running against Republican Michael Waltz in this deep red Florida district encompassing the Jacksonville suburbs to Daytona Beach. Flying under the radar... Read More

CALIFORNIA’S 25TH CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT California
CALIFORNIA’S 25TH CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT
November 3, 2018
by TWN Staff

Why this race matters: In this crucial California seat that Clinton won by nearly 7 points, Steve Knight has remained popular since his election in 2015. Katie Hill, a non-profit executive focused on affordable housing, is counting on anti-Trump sentiment to carry her over the... Read More

CALIFORNIA’S 7TH CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT California
CALIFORNIA’S 7TH CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT
November 3, 2018
by TWN Staff

Why this race matters: Ami Bera won this district in 2016 by a little more than 6,000 votes, in a district that has stayed close to the center. Now Republicans have nominated CEO and Trump supporter Andrew Grant to turn this seat red. If this seat flips, Democrats would... Read More

ARIZONA’S 1ST CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT Arizona
ARIZONA’S 1ST CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT
November 3, 2018
by TWN Staff

Why this race matters: One of the largest districts in the country, this rural northeastern Arizona district has a large Native American population and agriculture roots. Although the district voted for Trump in the 2016 election, Democrat Tom O’Halleran, the Blue Dog Rural... Read More

ARIZONA SENATE (open) Arizona
ARIZONA SENATE (open)
November 3, 2018
by TWN Staff

Why this race matters: With control over the Senate at stake, this is a must win for Democrats. Kyrsten Sinema, the Blue Dog Representative from Tucson, is running against Martha McSally, the retired U.S. Air Force Colonel, in what has become one of the most... Read More

Midterm Elections 2018 – Races to Watch 2018 Midterms
Midterm Elections 2018 – Races to Watch
November 3, 2018
by TWN Staff

In the final stretch before Election Day, The Well News previews the top races you should be watching as results come in on Tuesday. Read More

FL-06: Nancy Soderberg (D) Not Set
FL-06: Nancy Soderberg (D)
November 2, 2018
by TWN Staff

With over thirty years of experience in foreign policy, former Ambassador Nancy Soderberg has served in the White House, the United Nations, the United States Senate and on four presidential campaigns. She also has... Read More

CA-07: Andrew Grant (R) Not Set
CA-07: Andrew Grant (R)
November 2, 2018
by TWN Staff

Andrew Grant is a business leader and former intelligence officer, who served in combat as a Marine, a senior official in the U.S. State Department, and for the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.  As CEO of the Northern... Read More

AZ-01: Wendy Rogers (R) Not Set
AZ-01: Wendy Rogers (R)
November 2, 2018
by TWN Staff

Daughter of a long line of Army officers, in 1976 Lt. Col. Wendy Rogers was commissioned as a 5th-generation military officer into the Air Force from Michigan State University with her bachelor’s degree and then master’s degree from the... Read More

New Peterson Foundation Poll Finds Voters’ Concern for National Debt Is a “Significant Factor” Heading Into Midterm Election Spotlight
New Peterson Foundation Poll Finds Voters’ Concern for National Debt Is a “Significant Factor” Heading Into Midterm Election
November 2, 2018
by TWN Staff

A new poll released by the Peter G. Peterson Foundation finds the national debt is a driving factor for a majority of Americans. According to the poll, conducted by the bipartisan team of polling firms, Global Strategy Group and North Star Opinion Research, voters of all political persuasions… Read More

TX SENATE: Beto O’Rourke (D) 2018 Midterms
TX SENATE: Beto O’Rourke (D)
November 1, 2018
by TWN Staff

About the State Campaign Website About Beto: Beto O’Rourke is a fourth-generation Texan, born and raised in El Paso. After graduating from Columbia University, Beto worked in New York for a few years before deciding to move back to his hometown and start a small… Read More

AZ SENATE: Martha McSally (R) 2018 Midterms
AZ SENATE: Martha McSally (R)
November 1, 2018
by TWN Staff

About the State Campaign Website About Martha: Congresswoman Martha McSally currently represents Arizona’s Second Congressional District in the United States House of Representatives. She serves on the Armed Services and Homeland Security Committees. The Congresswoman also chairs the Border and Maritime Security Subcommittee, the first… Read More

Midterms 2018: Polling Recap October 28-31 Polling and Ads
Midterms 2018: Polling Recap October 28-31
October 31, 2018
by TWN Staff

NATIONAL President Trump Job Approval: Approve 48, Disapprove 51 (Rasmussen Reports,10/30) Approve 40, Disapprove 54 (Gallup, 10/29) Direction of Country: Right Direction 43, Wrong Track 53 (Rasmussen Reports, 10/29) SENATE Arizona Senate:  Sinema (D) 50, McSally (R) 44 (NBC News/Marist, 10/30) Sinema (D) 47, McSally (R)… Read More

New Poll Finds Voters Deeply Frustrated by Health Costs, Transparency Health
New Poll Finds Voters Deeply Frustrated by Health Costs, Transparency
October 30, 2018
by TWN Staff

In the final stretch before Election Day, a new survey by Ipsos and Consumers for Quality Care (CQC) found that voters are deeply frustrated by unpredictable costs and the lack of transparency in health care. Health care consistently factors into the top issues facing voters in… Read More

Midterms 2018: Polling and Ads Update – October 26 Polling and Ads
Midterms 2018: Polling and Ads Update – October 26
October 26, 2018
by TWN Staff

The Republican Governors Association released a new TV ad in the Ohio governor's race on Thursday criticizing Democrat Richard Condray's record. NEW POLL: New York Times and Siena College released a poll on Wednesday... Read More

Stand With Parkland President To Discuss School Safety Ahead of Midterms National Security
Stand With Parkland President To Discuss School Safety Ahead of Midterms
October 26, 2018
by TWN Staff

Tony Montalto, President of Stand with Parkland, a school safety advocacy organization comprised of all 17 families of the victims of the Parkland shooting, discussed school safety this week ahead of the upcoming midterm elections. Read More

In Brief Moment of Bipartisanship, Trump Sign Opioid Bill Bipartisan
In Brief Moment of Bipartisanship, Trump Sign Opioid Bill
October 26, 2018
by TWN Staff

As Members of Congress continue to battle it out with just a little over a week to go before the midterm elections, a rare moment of bipartisan accomplishment back in Washington. President Trump signed into law H.R.6, the... Read More

PPI Addresses the Future of Health Care in New Report, Advises Dem Candidates not to Take Trump’s Bait Health
PPI Addresses the Future of Health Care in New Report, Advises Dem Candidates not to Take Trump’s Bait
October 26, 2018
by TWN Staff

On the cusp of the midterm elections, the Progressive Policy Institute is tackling health care. This week, the progressive think tank issued "Progressives and health care: What comes next?" In issuing the report, the... Read More

Biden Endorses Dem AG Candidates in 8 States Ahead of Midterms 2018 Midterms
Biden Endorses Dem AG Candidates in 8 States Ahead of Midterms
October 24, 2018
by TWN Staff

Former Vice President Joe Biden has endorsed Democratic Attorney General candidates in 8 states as the campaigns head into the final weeks before the midterm elections. Candidates receiving the coveted endorsement include... Read More

Two Weeks out from Midterms, Gillum Moderates Position on Medicare for All Spotlight
Two Weeks out from Midterms, Gillum Moderates Position on Medicare for All
October 23, 2018
by TWN Staff

In a contentious first debate between the two Florida gubernatorial candidates in Tampa this week, Republican Ron DeSantis repeatedly pressed Democrat... Read More

Campaign Ad: Chris Hunter for Congress Campaign – “Sold Out” [FL-12] 2018 Midterms
Campaign Ad: Chris Hunter for Congress Campaign – “Sold Out” [FL-12]
October 19, 2018
by TWN Staff

The Chris Hunter for Congress Campaign released “Sold Out.” The television ad is running in Florida’s 12th congressional district. Hunter, a former Justice Department prosecutor and FBI agent, is challenging incumbent Gus Bilirakis. Read More

On the Trail: Countdown to the Midterms 2018 Midterms
On the Trail: Countdown to the Midterms
October 19, 2018
by TWN Staff

AZ (Senate): Candidates for Arizona's U.S. Senate seat, U.S. Representatives Kyrsten Sinema (D) and Martha McSally (R), debated at an event hosted by Arizona PBS and the Arizona Republic in Phoenix. Watch the debate... Read More

The Brat Pack is Back in FL-7! 2018 Midterms
The Brat Pack is Back in FL-7!
October 19, 2018
by TWN Staff

Get out the slap bracelets, pop rocks and turn on "Pretty in Pink"…the 80's are back! Or at least they seem to be for Florida State Rep. Mike Miller. Miller, who is challenging incumbent Rep. Stephanie Murphy in Florida's... Read More

In the Wake of Hurricane Michael, Crist, Williams Move to Help Homeowners and Businesses Better Protect Property From Storm Damage In The News
In the Wake of Hurricane Michael, Crist, Williams Move to Help Homeowners and Businesses Better Protect Property From Storm Damage
October 19, 2018
by TWN Staff

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

ICYMI: Senate Dems Press for Disclosure of Trump Biz Ties to Saudi Arabia In The News
ICYMI: Senate Dems Press for Disclosure of Trump Biz Ties to Saudi Arabia
October 19, 2018
by TWN Staff

This week, 11 Senate Dems sent a letter to President Trump and the Trump Organization seeking a full accounting of any financial ties between the Trump Organization and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The senators’ letter ... Read More

Political Reformer Anthony Brindisi Focuses on Education, Healthcare in Bid to Unseat Incumbent Claudia Tenney Spotlight
Political Reformer Anthony Brindisi Focuses on Education, Healthcare in Bid to Unseat Incumbent Claudia Tenney
October 19, 2018
by TWN Staff
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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

The Data Gap in Measuring Alternative Work Economy
The Data Gap in Measuring Alternative Work
October 17, 2018
by TWN Staff

In recent decades, globalization and technological change has disrupted work and accelerated changing dynamics between workers and companies, giving rise to more alternative work arrangements. Read More

Where Have All the Deficit Hawks Gone? Congress
Where Have All the Deficit Hawks Gone?
October 17, 2018
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 Spotlight
An Accomplished Mayor, McAdams Hopes to Bring Bipartisan Approach to a Polarized Congress
October 17, 2018
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

FULL VIDEO: Virginia 7th Congressional District Debate 2018 Midterms
FULL VIDEO: Virginia 7th Congressional District Debate
October 15, 2018
by TWN Staff

Candidates for Virginia’s 7th Congressional District seat, incumbent Representative Dave Brat (R) and challenger Abigail Spanberger (D), took part in a debate. They discussed the national debt, education funding, immigration, and health care reform. Read More

PRESS RELEASE Spotlight
PRESS RELEASE
October 13, 2018
by TWN Staff

THE WELL NEWS ANNOUNCES HIRING OF MANAGING DIRECTOR. The Well News is pleased to announce the addition of Christina Paulos as our new managing director. Paulos brings over a decade of experience... Read More

Election Security a Focus of New Dems and Tuesday Group Colleagues National Security
Election Security a Focus of New Dems and Tuesday Group Colleagues
October 13, 2018
by TWN Staff

This week members of the New Democrat Coalition and the Republican Tuesday Group partnered together and called on President Trump to prioritize election security. Russia’s widespread engagement in the 2016... Read More

Bipartisan Group of Senators Trigger Global Magnitsky Investigation Into Disappearance of Journalist Jamal Khashoggi Foreign Affairs
Bipartisan Group of Senators Trigger Global Magnitsky Investigation Into Disappearance of Journalist Jamal Khashoggi
October 11, 2018
by TWN Staff

In a letter to President Donald Trump on Wednesday, U.S. Senators Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) and Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), chairman and ranking member of the... Read More

Rep. Stephanie Murphy Fights for Veterans’ Disability Benefits Spotlight
Rep. Stephanie Murphy Fights for Veterans’ Disability Benefits
October 9, 2018
by TWN Staff

Throughout her first term in Congress, Florida Representative Stephanie Murphy has been quietly working to secure disability benefits owed to veterans and their families. Murphy's office says they have handled 1,200... Read More

Cortez Masto Turns Focus to Domestic Violence at Home in Nevada Featured
Cortez Masto Turns Focus to Domestic Violence at Home in Nevada
October 9, 2018
by TWN Staff

This week, U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV) headed home to host community leaders and advocates at a roundtable discussion on the work being done in northern Nevada to prevent domestic violence and... Read More

What Senators Are Saying About the Kavanaugh Votes Supreme Court
What Senators Are Saying About the Kavanaugh Votes
October 6, 2018
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

A Future That Works: New Democrat Coalition Puts Forth Policy Proposal to Modernize the Worker Safety Net Spotlight
A Future That Works: New Democrat Coalition Puts Forth Policy Proposal to Modernize the Worker Safety Net
October 5, 2018
by TWN Staff

This week the New Democrat Coalition’s Future of Work Task Force, co-chaired by Reps. Bill Foster, Seth Moulton, and Jared Polis, released the second report in the new economic opportunity agenda: A Future that Works. Read More

Senate Passes Bipartisan Legislation to Tackle Opioids, Includes Key Donnelly Provisions Congress
Senate Passes Bipartisan Legislation to Tackle Opioids, Includes Key Donnelly Provisions
October 5, 2018
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

House Majority PAC Releases Two New Ads in Key VA House Races Polling and Ads
House Majority PAC Releases Two New Ads in Key VA House Races
October 3, 2018
by TWN Staff

On Tuesday House Majority PAC, the Democratic super PAC focused on helping Democrats win seats in the House, announced the release of two new ads in key House races in Virginia. The ads are currently running in... Read More

EDF, Environmental Groups File Lawsuit to Block Trump Administration’s Plan to Roll Back Methane Waste Standards In The News
EDF, Environmental Groups File Lawsuit to Block Trump Administration’s Plan to Roll Back Methane Waste Standards
October 3, 2018
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

What Are Members of the House and Senate Saying About the Trump Administration’s Revised NAFTA Proposal? Trade
What Are Members of the House and Senate Saying About the Trump Administration’s Revised NAFTA Proposal?
October 3, 2018
by TWN Staff

Members of Congress react to the trilateral agreement with Mexico and Canada in the renegotiation of North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). Read More

Bustos Announces Bid for Assistant Democratic Leader if Dems Win the House 2018 Midterms
Bustos Announces Bid for Assistant Democratic Leader if Dems Win the House
October 3, 2018
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

Bipartisan Legislation in New Jersey Extends Funding for Manufacturing Workforce Development Economy
Bipartisan Legislation in New Jersey Extends Funding for Manufacturing Workforce Development
October 3, 2018
by TWN Staff

A recent move by the New Jersey State Senate would provide extended funding for manufacturing workforce development in a state where more than 1 million jobs are supported by the industry. The bipartisan legislation... Read More

Boozman, Heitkamp Join Center Forward to Discuss Opioid Epidemic as House Passes Bipartisan Legislation Health
Boozman, Heitkamp Join Center Forward to Discuss Opioid Epidemic as House Passes Bipartisan Legislation
September 29, 2018
by TWN Staff

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

Campaign Ad: Xochitl Torres Small – “Too Common” Polling and Ads
Campaign Ad: Xochitl Torres Small – “Too Common”
September 29, 2018
by TWN Staff

“It’s a story all too common in rural New Mexico up at dawn, in the car, and on the road. Sometimes for hundreds of miles, all for a routine medical visit. I am Xochitl Torres Small, I am running for Congress because we... Read More

Farm Bill Set to Expire as House Leadership Cancels All Legislative Activity Until November Congress
Farm Bill Set to Expire as House Leadership Cancels All Legislative Activity Until November
September 29, 2018
by TWN Staff

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

19 Members of Congress From Both Parties Vow to Withhold Speaker Vote Congress
19 Members of Congress From Both Parties Vow to Withhold Speaker Vote
September 28, 2018
by TWN Staff

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

Senators Launch Bipartisan Effort to Boost Economic Opportunity Through Improved Transportation Access Transportation
Senators Launch Bipartisan Effort to Boost Economic Opportunity Through Improved Transportation Access
September 26, 2018
by TWN Staff

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

Families of Parkland Victims Unite to End Violence in Schools Spotlight
Families of Parkland Victims Unite to End Violence in Schools
September 26, 2018
by TWN Staff
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In the wake of the unspeakable tragedy that unfolded at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School earlier this year, families of the 17 victims have joined together to stop school violence. Read More

A New Poll Released in Key CA Congressional Districts Shows Overwhelming Support  for Environmental Issues Across Party Lines 2018 Midterms
A New Poll Released in Key CA Congressional Districts Shows Overwhelming Support for Environmental Issues Across Party Lines
September 22, 2018
by TWN Staff

The environment is shaping up to be a key issue in California battleground congressional districts this election, according to a new poll released from the CA League of Conservation Voters. Read More

O’Halleran: Leading the Fight for Rural America Spotlight
O’Halleran: Leading the Fight for Rural America
September 19, 2018
by TWN Staff

Cruising down the Arizona highway in an RV, Congressman Tom O’Halleran, Chairman of the Blue Dog Rural Task Force, was on a mission over August recess: meeting as many constituents as possible. Read More

Bipartisan Group of Senators Move to Hold Chinese Telecom Firm ZTE Accountable in “Significant, Painful” Way Congress
Bipartisan Group of Senators Move to Hold Chinese Telecom Firm ZTE Accountable in “Significant, Painful” Way
September 18, 2018
by TWN Staff

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 firm to comply with the probationary conditions of that deal. Read More

Panetta Fights for Veterans’ Education Education
Panetta Fights for Veterans’ Education
September 15, 2018
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 to his reputation by addressing one of our country’s most overlooked issues – veterans’ education. 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
September 12, 2018
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

Bill Authorizing Medicinal Cannabis Research at VA Gains Bipartisan Traction in House Health
Bill Authorizing Medicinal Cannabis Research at VA Gains Bipartisan Traction in House
September 12, 2018
by TWN Staff

As medicinal and recreational cannabis laws have swept across states, little progress has been made in Congress to reform longstanding laws prohibiting most cannabis research. Read More

This Week in Washington: CBCF Annual Legislative Conference In The News
This Week in Washington: CBCF Annual Legislative Conference
September 12, 2018
by TWN Staff

The Congressional Black Caucus Foundation (CBCF) kicks off its Annual Legislative Conference (ALC) today in Washington, DC. Read More

Ben McAdams: Mayor, Dad and Candidate for Congress Spotlight
Ben McAdams: Mayor, Dad and Candidate for Congress
September 12, 2018
by TWN Staff

An exclusive conversation with one of country’s emerging young leaders and member of the New Deal 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
September 12, 2018
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: How do you feel about the candidates who are running… 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
September 12, 2018
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 party heading into the 2018 midterm elections. Read More

New Democrat Coalition: A Future That Works Innovation
New Democrat Coalition: A Future That Works
September 12, 2018
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 Agenda: A Future that Works.” Read More

MN-02: Angie Craig (D) Minnesota
MN-02: Angie Craig (D)
September 8, 2018
by TWN Staff

Raised by a single mother in a mobile home park, Angie Craig worked two jobs to pay her way through college. She went on to lead a workforce of over 16,000 at a major Minnesota manufacturer. Read More

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