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Levin, Pappas Press VA Over Return of Erroneous Loan Fees Charged To Vets Veterans
Levin, Pappas Press VA Over Return of Erroneous Loan Fees Charged To Vets
2019-07-11 21:19:25
by Elin Johnson

In our new series, Freshmen Get it Done, The Well News will be highlighting legislative accomplishments by freshman Members of Congress from both parties. *** Representatives Mike Levin, D-Calif., and Chris Pappas, D-N.H., are pressing Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert Wilkie... Read More

‘Chuy’ Garcia Leads Push to Get Carbon Monoxide Monitors in All Public Housing Health
‘Chuy’ Garcia Leads Push to Get Carbon Monoxide Monitors in All Public Housing
2019-07-11 20:12:03
by Elin Johnson

In our new series, Freshmen Get it Done, The Well News will be highlighting legislative accomplishments by freshman Members of Congress from both parties. *** WASHINGTON - A bill sponsored by freshman Representative Jesus “Chuy” Garcia, D-Ill., to provide funding... Read More

Judiciary Committee Subpoenas Slew of Current and Ex-White House Officials Health
Judiciary Committee Subpoenas Slew of Current and Ex-White House Officials
2019-07-11 19:58:11
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - The House Judiciary Committee voted along party lines Thursday to subpoena a dozen current and former Trump administration officials in its ongoing probe of possible obstruction of justice documented by Special Counsel Robert Mueller. In a separate vote,... Read More

New Jersey Governor Signs New Legislation and Temporarily Freezes Part of Budget State News
New Jersey Governor Signs New Legislation and Temporarily Freezes Part of Budget
2019-07-11 19:05:30
by Elin Johnson

New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy signed several pieces of legislation this past week, including bills that expand patient access to medical marijuana, ensure the health benefits and compensation to 9/11 responders, and prohibit utilities from cutting the power off on... Read More

Wisconsin Lawmakers Consider Loan Forgiveness to Expand Teacher Pool Education
Wisconsin Lawmakers Consider Loan Forgiveness to Expand Teacher Pool
2019-07-11 17:38:54
by Elin Johnson

A bill with bipartisan support in the Wisconsin legislature could expand the eligibility for loan forgiveness for participants in a program aimed at growing the number of minority teachers in the state. Assembly Bill 51 has already received the unanimous... Read More

US House Passes Green-Card Change Championed by Widow of Kansas Hate-Crime Victim Congress
US House Passes Green-Card Change Championed by Widow of Kansas Hate-Crime Victim

WASHINGTON — In the aftermath of her husband’s 2017 murder, Olathe, Kan., resident Sunayana Dumala became the face of legislation to help her and other Indian immigrants take a step toward U.S. citizenship. Her advocacy led to a major victory... Read More

Return to the ‘Canyon of Heroes’: Triumphant US Women’s Soccer Team Honored With Parade for Second Straight World Cup Win In The News
Return to the ‘Canyon of Heroes’: Triumphant US Women’s Soccer Team Honored With Parade for Second Straight World Cup Win

NEW YORK — Welcome back, ladies. [caption id="attachment_9892" align="aligncenter" width="350"] Members of the U.S. Women’s National Team at the start of the Ticker Tape Parade on Wednesday, July 10, 2019 in Manhattan, New York as the team celebrate their 2019... Read More

Trump Unveils Sweeping Goals on Kidney Disease Health
Trump Unveils Sweeping Goals on Kidney Disease

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump outlined an agenda to improve preventive treatment of kidney disease Wednesday, zeroing in on a condition that afflicts more than 30 million Americans and costs more than $100 billion in annual Medicare spending. The executive... Read More

GOP Senators Sound Optimistic About Trump’s New Fed Picks Federal Reserve
GOP Senators Sound Optimistic About Trump’s New Fed Picks

WASHINGTON — A week after President Donald Trump tweeted his intention to nominate Judy Shelton and Christopher Waller to the Federal Reserve Board, GOP senators are expressing cautious optimism about both picks, despite Shelton’s unorthodox views on monetary policy. They’re... Read More

British Ambassador Kim Darroch Quits After Leaked Memos Spur Trump Attack Foreign Affairs
British Ambassador Kim Darroch Quits After Leaked Memos Spur Trump Attack

LONDON — Washington’s “special relationship” with Britain has had its ups and downs under Donald Trump. But this week, to the disbelieving eyes of many observers across the Atlantic, it seemingly was turned on its head. Britain’s ambassador to the... Read More

California Extends Health Benefits To Adult Undocumented Immigrants State News
California Extends Health Benefits To Adult Undocumented Immigrants
2019-07-11 10:30:54
by Dan McCue

When California Governor Gavin Newsom signed the state budget into law this week, he also extended health care coverage to low-income, undocumented young adults through the state's Medicaid program. Since 2016, California has allowed children under 18 to receive taxpayer-backed... Read More

Nonprofits Worry As Evidence Mounts That 2017 Tax Cut Led to Less Giving In The News
Nonprofits Worry As Evidence Mounts That 2017 Tax Cut Led to Less Giving
2019-07-11 10:26:07
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - The nonprofit community tried to warn Republican lawmakers on Capitol Hill that the 2017 tax bill would hurt charitable giving. Now, nearly 20 months after President Donald Trump signed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act into law on... Read More

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