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Democratic Debate in LA Back On After Tentative Union Deal

LOS ANGELES — A Democratic presidential debate at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles is back on track after a... Read More

LOS ANGELES — A Democratic presidential debate at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles is back on track after a labor dispute there was ended Tuesday morning. The televised debate, set for Thursday, had been in peril since last week,... Read More

2019-12-13 15:04:02
by Dan McCue
Brindisi Secures Key Victory for Upstate New York in Defense Bill

WASHINGTON - The House passage of the National Defense Authorization Act means many things to many people, but to the... Read More

WASHINGTON - The House passage of the National Defense Authorization Act means many things to many people, but to the residents of one region in Upstate New York, the massive spending bill means one thing: good-paying jobs for the foreseeable... Read More

2019-11-01 22:03:31
by Dan McCue
Problem Solvers Caucus Endorses Bipartisan Agricultural Workers Bill

WASHINGTON - The House Problem Solvers Caucus, a group dedicated to finding bipartisan consensus on important issues, has endorsed a... Read More

WASHINGTON - The House Problem Solvers Caucus, a group dedicated to finding bipartisan consensus on important issues, has endorsed a bill to extend earned visa status to individuals who can show they've been regularly employed as an agricultural laborer in... Read More

Trump’s Steel Tariffs Were Supposed to Save the Industry. They Made Things Worse

WASHINGTON — When President Trump slapped 25% tariffs on foreign steel in March 2018, panicky U.S. buyers rushed to place... Read More

WASHINGTON — When President Trump slapped 25% tariffs on foreign steel in March 2018, panicky U.S. buyers rushed to place new orders ahead of feared supply interruptions, driving prices up sharply. It was an instant bonanza for domestic steel producers.... Read More

Trump Move Could Spark Another Exodus of US Jobs Researchers

WASHINGTON — Donald Trump has called its work “phony.” His Acting Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney warned that President Barack... Read More

WASHINGTON — Donald Trump has called its work “phony.” His Acting Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney warned that President Barack Obama was “manipulating” its numbers. Economic adviser Larry Kudlow termed one of its reports “very fluky.” Is it a House... Read More

2019-10-24 14:03:28
by Dan McCue
Problem Solvers Caucus Endorses JOBS Act to Expand Pell Grant Eligibility for Students

WASHINGTON - The bipartisan Problem Solvers Caucus on Thursday threw its support behind a proposal to expand Pell Grant eligibility... Read More

WASHINGTON - The bipartisan Problem Solvers Caucus on Thursday threw its support behind a proposal to expand Pell Grant eligibility for short-term training programs that will allow more Americans to gain industry-recognized credentials. The House bill, H.R. 3497, also called... Read More

Florida Senate Opens Session to Decide Fate of Broward Sheriff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Emotions were high and security tight Monday as the Florida Senate convened a three-day special session to... Read More

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Emotions were high and security tight Monday as the Florida Senate convened a three-day special session to decide whether or not to uphold Gov. Ron DeSantis’ suspension of Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel. At an early morning... Read More

2019-09-19 12:43:50
by TWN Staff
New Democrat Coalition Releases Priorities for U.S. Climate Policy

WASHINGTON -  The New Democrat Coalition released policy principles and endorsed legislation to combat climate change Wednesday, seeking to "address... Read More

WASHINGTON -  The New Democrat Coalition released policy principles and endorsed legislation to combat climate change Wednesday, seeking to "address the climate challenge with the urgency the crisis demands" and further their belief the U.S. is best positioned to be... Read More

2019-09-10 19:11:23
by Dan McCue
Trump Fires Bolton, But Ex-National Security Adviser Maintains He Offered to Leave

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump fired John Bolton Tuesday, a little more than an hour before his hawkish national security... Read More

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump fired John Bolton Tuesday, a little more than an hour before his hawkish national security adviser was set to participate in a White House briefing for reporters alongside Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Treasury... Read More

2019-09-06 21:13:11
by Dan McCue
Moderates Seen As Key to Ratifying U.S.-Mexico-Canada Trade Deal

WASHINGTON - As Congress adjourned for its August recess, the U.S.-Mexico-Canada trade deal, known as the USMCA, seemed to be... Read More

WASHINGTON - As Congress adjourned for its August recess, the U.S.-Mexico-Canada trade deal, known as the USMCA, seemed to be the last thing on anyone's mind. At the time, an impending fiscal crisis had just been averted, and lawmakers, media... Read More

2019-08-23 21:05:16
by Sean Trambley
Freshman Rep. Haaland Introduces Bill to Incentivize Family-Friendly Workplaces

In July, freshman Representative Deb Haaland, D-N.M., was joined by a dozen colleagues to introduce important legislation aimed at supporting... Read More

In July, freshman Representative Deb Haaland, D-N.M., was joined by a dozen colleagues to introduce important legislation aimed at supporting family-friendly workplaces and incentivizing businesses to implement family-friendly policies for their workers.  H.R. 3838, the Honoring Family Friendly Workplaces Act,... Read More

2019-08-20 18:41:16
by Dan McCue
Nearly Three-Out-Of-Four Economists Believe US Will Be In Recession by 2021, Survey Finds

WASHINGTON — Seventy-four percent of U.S. business economists participating in a new survey believe the United States will slip into... Read More

WASHINGTON — Seventy-four percent of U.S. business economists participating in a new survey believe the United States will slip into a recession by the end of 2021, despite the White House's insistence that the "fundamentals" of the economy remain strong.... Read More

2019-08-20 12:48:38
by Dan McCue
Top CDC Climate Scientist Files Whistleblower Complaint

WASHINGTON - Dr. George Luber, one of the federal government's top experts on the health impacts of climate change is... Read More

WASHINGTON - Dr. George Luber, one of the federal government's top experts on the health impacts of climate change is seeking whistleblower protection due to retaliation he claims he's faced since speaking out against the Trump administration's efforts to end... Read More

2019-08-16 19:15:16
by HJ Mai
America’s Correctional System Is Broken; Epstein’s Death Not Surprising, Union Official Says

The apparent suicide of accused sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein has not only derailed the pursuit of justice for his alleged... Read More

The apparent suicide of accused sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein has not only derailed the pursuit of justice for his alleged victims, it also highlighted a slew of problems within America’s federal prison system.  In the aftermath of Epstein’s death on... Read More

2019-08-02 19:52:50
by Dan McCue
Select Committee Unanimously Endorses Proposals to Improve Life on Capitol Hill

WASHINGTON - Before leaving Washington to work in their home districts, members of the House Select Committee on the Modernization... Read More

WASHINGTON - Before leaving Washington to work in their home districts, members of the House Select Committee on the Modernization of Congress unanimously endorsed a second round of bipartisan proposals to improve life on Capitol Hill. “This committee is committed... Read More

2019-07-10 19:44:07
by Dan McCue
Cuomo Celebrates Women's World Cup Victory By Signing Equal Pay Law

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo celebrated the World Cup champion U.S. women's national soccer team Wednesday by signing legislation guaranteeing... Read More

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo celebrated the World Cup champion U.S. women's national soccer team Wednesday by signing legislation guaranteeing women equal pay for equal work in New York State moments before the star athletes were honored with a ticker-tape... Read More

2019-07-01 20:54:52
by Elin Johnson
NCAA Behemoth Faces Challenges: CA Proposes Athletes Get Compensated for Image

California lawmakers have advanced legislation allowing college athletes in the state to earn compensation for the use of their name,... Read More

California lawmakers have advanced legislation allowing college athletes in the state to earn compensation for the use of their name, image or likeness, despite a thinly-veiled warning from the NCAA that such a move could keep those athletes out of... Read More

2019-06-18 20:37:46
by Dan McCue
House Passes New Democrat-Led Amendment to Improve Workforce Data Collection

WASHINGTON - The U.S. House of Representatives has passed an amendment championed by the New Democrat Coalition aimed at modernizing... Read More

WASHINGTON - The U.S. House of Representatives has passed an amendment championed by the New Democrat Coalition aimed at modernizing how the Bureau of Labor Statistics measures labor trends and surveys people in non-traditional work arrangements. The amendment, sponsored by... Read More

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