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KITTEN Act an Important Step to End Taxpayer-Funded Kitten Slaughter In The News
KITTEN Act an Important Step to End Taxpayer-Funded Kitten Slaughter
2019-03-09 00:37:27
by TWN Staff

This week, Senator Jeff Merkley, D-Ohio, and Representative Jimmy Panetta, D-Calif., introduced the bipartisan and bicameral Kittens In Traumatic Testing Ends Now Act, or KITTEN Act, which would end the U.S. Department of Agriculture practice of killing kittens after they’re... Read More

Bipartisan Bill to Repeal Excise Tax On Middle-Class Health Benefits Introduced in Senate Health
Bipartisan Bill to Repeal Excise Tax On Middle-Class Health Benefits Introduced in Senate
2019-03-09 00:19:00
by TWN Staff

This week, U.S. Senators Martin Heinrich, D-N.M., and Mike Rounds, R-S.D., introduced bipartisan legislation to repeal a provision in the Affordable Care Act known as the “Cadillac Tax,” which taxes high-cost health insurance plans and impacts middle-class health benefits. In... Read More

US Employers Slam Brakes On Hiring, Add Just 20,000 Jobs in February Economy
US Employers Slam Brakes On Hiring, Add Just 20,000 Jobs in February
2019-03-08 20:58:38
by Dan McCue

US employers added just 20,000 jobs in February, a sharp pullback after a quarter of solid gains averaging 186,000 new jobs a month, the Labor Department reported Friday. The scarcity of new jobs added to the economy is the smallest... Read More

Democrats Scrutinize Consumer Watchdog Agency Saying It Has Abandoned Its Mission Congress
Democrats Scrutinize Consumer Watchdog Agency Saying It Has Abandoned Its Mission
2019-03-08 20:24:29
by Dan McCue

The new head of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau was assailed by Democrats on the House Financial Service Committee on Thursday who contend an industry-friendly shift by the Trump administration has undermined the agency's mission. When the bureau opened in... Read More

Bipartisan Senate Bill Seeks to Promote Energy Efficiency, Tech in Manufacturing Manufacturing
Bipartisan Senate Bill Seeks to Promote Energy Efficiency, Tech in Manufacturing
2019-03-08 20:18:10
by Dan McCue

Senators Jeanne Shaheen, D-N.H., and Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., introduced a bill this week to help small- and medium-sized manufacturers adopt technology to improve their business processes, increase their energy efficiency and curb the wasteful use of resources. The bill, titled... Read More

House Eyes Violence Against Women Act Reauthorization and Expansion Congress
House Eyes Violence Against Women Act Reauthorization and Expansion

WASHINGTON — The Violence Against Women Act is back on the House agenda, with Democrats and at least one Republican leading a fresh effort to reauthorize and expand the domestic violence law. A bill introduced Thursday would include updates to... Read More

Documents: Attorneys, Journalists and Advocates Monitored by US Border Officials Immigration
Documents: Attorneys, Journalists and Advocates Monitored by US Border Officials

SAN DIEGO — Documents published this week indicate that the federal government has monitored a group of journalists, attorneys, advocates and activists who interacted with a migrant caravan that arrived in Tijuana, Mexico, late last year. As recently as a... Read More

GOP Senators Opposed to Trump’s Emergency Race to Detangle From Democrats Congress
GOP Senators Opposed to Trump’s Emergency Race to Detangle From Democrats

WASHINGTON — Senate Republicans on the verge of a massive rebuke of President Donald Trump’s emergency declaration are now scrambling to soften the blow with changes to a resolution of disapproval crafted by House Democrats, according to a half dozen... Read More

House Passes Anti-Hate Resolution After Furor Over Ilhan Omar Comments Congress
House Passes Anti-Hate Resolution After Furor Over Ilhan Omar Comments

WASHINGTON — The House voted Thursday to condemn anti-Semitism and other forms of hate after a protracted dispute fractured the Democratic Party over its handling of racially charged comments about Israel by freshman Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn. Omar, a Somali... Read More

Immigrants Rejected for Asylum May Appeal Removal Orders, 9th Circuit Rules Immigration
Immigrants Rejected for Asylum May Appeal Removal Orders, 9th Circuit Rules

  SAN FRANCISCO — A federal appeals court decided Thursday that immigrants who cross the border without authorization may go to court to challenge a decision by immigration authorities denying them asylum. The decision, by a three-judge panel of the... Read More

US Household Net Worth Plunged a Record $3.8 Trillion During Fourth-Quarter Stock Tumult Economy
US Household Net Worth Plunged a Record $3.8 Trillion During Fourth-Quarter Stock Tumult
2019-03-07 22:17:02
by Dan McCue

The net worth of America's households fell by a record $3.8 trillion at the end of 2018, pulled down by sharp declines on Wall Street that briefly pushed the market into bear territory, the Federal Reserve said Thursday. The bracing... Read More

DCCC Announces Major Investment to Solidify Gains, Target Vulnerable Republicans 2020 Elections
DCCC Announces Major Investment to Solidify Gains, Target Vulnerable Republicans
2019-03-07 22:13:34
by Dan McCue

There's no time like the present to solidify the gains the Democrats made in the House during the 2018 midterm elections and target vulnerable Republican seats in 2020. That's the message of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, which on Thursday... Read More

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