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Retirement Bill Remains Stalled Amid Republican Holds in Senate Congress
Retirement Bill Remains Stalled Amid Republican Holds in Senate

WASHINGTON — A handful of Republican senators are holding up what could be the biggest retirement savings bill in more than a decade. After sailing through the House on a 417-3 vote May 23 before the weeklong Memorial Day recess,... Read More

Hoyer and House Appropriators Back Potential Pay Raise for Congress Congress
Hoyer and House Appropriators Back Potential Pay Raise for Congress

WASHINGTON — House Democrats are making moves to lift the pay freeze that lawmakers have been living under since 2010. But the top Senate appropriator is not on board. House appropriators released their Financial Services fiscal 2020 spending bill this... Read More

Virginia Governor Calls Special Session to Tackle Gun Violence State News
Virginia Governor Calls Special Session to Tackle Gun Violence
2019-06-04 21:01:58
by Dan McCue

Virginia Governor Ralph Northam called lawmakers back to the state Capitol Tuesday to address the issue of gun violence in the wake of last week's mass shooting in Virginia Beach. “No one should go to work, to school, or to... Read More

After Prolonged Delay, House Passes $19.1 Billion Disaster Relief Package Congress
After Prolonged Delay, House Passes $19.1 Billion Disaster Relief Package
2019-06-04 21:00:07
by Sean Trambley

On Tuesday, the House passed a much-needed disaster aid bill that was blocked by three Republican congressmen leading to a two week delay for the $19.1 billion relief package to Puerto Rico, Texas, California, and other states. Following the bill’s... Read More

Fed Chairman Hints That Rate Cuts May Be Needed Due to Trade Disputes Federal Reserve
Fed Chairman Hints That Rate Cuts May Be Needed Due to Trade Disputes
2019-06-04 20:05:30
by Dan McCue

Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell hinted on Tuesday that the central bank is prepared to cut interest rates later this year if it decides President Donald Trump's many trade conflicts are harming the U.S. economy. "We are closely monitoring the... Read More

Supreme Court to Wade Into Piracy's Murky Waters With Blackbeard Copyright Case Law
Supreme Court to Wade Into Piracy's Murky Waters With Blackbeard Copyright Case
2019-06-04 19:56:06
by Dan McCue

The U.S. Supreme Court agreed to hear an appeal involving both the 18th century pirate Blackbeard and the question of whether a state can be sued for using another's copyrighted work without permission. At the center of the case are... Read More

Q&A: A Primer for Those Navigating China’s Internet Version and the One Used Abroad China
Q&A: A Primer for Those Navigating China’s Internet Version and the One Used Abroad

BEIJING — The Chinese-controlled internet is already a world apart from that used by the rest of the globe, split by censorship that blocks users in China from accessing many of the apps and websites used daily in the U.S.... Read More

Veterans Are Being Denied This GI Bill Benefit If They Work in Cannabis Veterans
Veterans Are Being Denied This GI Bill Benefit If They Work in Cannabis

WASHINGTON — For 75 years, veterans purchasing a home have been able to count on help with their home loans from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs — home loans backed by the VA are one of the core benefits... Read More

Nation’s Most Ambitious Project to Clean Up Nuclear Weapons Waste Has Stalled Environment
Nation’s Most Ambitious Project to Clean Up Nuclear Weapons Waste Has Stalled

The Energy Department’s most environmentally important and technically ambitious project to clean up Cold War nuclear weapons waste has stalled, putting at jeopardy an already long-delayed effort to protect the Columbia River in central Washington. In a terse letter last... Read More

The Vote-by-Phone Tech Trend Is Scaring the Life Out of Security Experts Voting
The Vote-by-Phone Tech Trend Is Scaring the Life Out of Security Experts

WASHINGTON — With their playbook for pushing government boundaries as a guide, some Silicon Valley investors are nudging election officials toward an innovation that prominent coders and cryptographers warn is downright dangerous for democracy. Voting by phone could be coming... Read More

House Finally Sends $19.1 Billion Disaster Aid Package to Trump’s Desk Congress
House Finally Sends $19.1 Billion Disaster Aid Package to Trump’s Desk

WASHINGTON — The House sent a $19.1 billion disaster aid package to President Donald Trump’s desk Monday, more than a week after the first of three Republican holdouts objected to passing the legislation by unanimous consent. The bill, which was... Read More

It’s Not Just the Citizenship Question. 2020 Census Faces Other Woes Featured
It’s Not Just the Citizenship Question. 2020 Census Faces Other Woes

WASHINGTON — A project meant to be a decade in preparation, the 2020 census, still faces a number of uncertainties, which experts warn could lead to an inaccurate count with potentially large impacts on federal spending and congressional maps. Though... Read More

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