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Benefits of Bipartisanship Evident at Center Forward Discussion Bipartisan
Benefits of Bipartisanship Evident at Center Forward Discussion
2019-07-19 23:21:41
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - It was an early summer afternoon and already the headlines were screaming. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi had suffered a "striking" defeat, "capitulating" to Senate Republicans on a plan to send emergency funding to the U.S./Mexico border, "infuriating" a... Read More

Blue Dog Coalition Releases Blueprint for Fiscal Reform Federal Budget
Blue Dog Coalition Releases Blueprint for Fiscal Reform
2019-07-19 23:13:41
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON—The Blue Dog Coalition on Thursday released a comprehensive plan it believes will help restore fiscal discipline in Congress.  The Blue Dog Blueprint for Fiscal Reform was developed under the leadership of Representatives Ed Case, D-Hawaii, and Ben McAdams, D-Utah,... Read More

Rep. Murphy:  Always About the Mission Bipartisan
Rep. Murphy: Always About the Mission
2019-07-19 22:01:39
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - Elected to Congress in 2016 after a career spent mostly in the private sector, Representative Stephanie Murphy, D-Fla., was bound to see things from a decidedly nonpartisan perspective when she got to the nation's Capitol a few weeks... Read More

McBath, Steube Garner Bipartisan Support For Veterans Assistance Bill Veterans
McBath, Steube Garner Bipartisan Support For Veterans Assistance Bill
2019-07-19 21:56:07
by Sean Trambley

First-term Representatives Lucy McBath, D-Ga., and Greg Steube, R-Fla., have introduced legislation aimed at protecting disabled veterans and their families who are experiencing financial hardship. Introduced in May, the bipartisan Honoring American Veterans in Extreme Need (HAVEN) Act, H.R. 2938,... Read More

Rep. Kilmer: What Do We Want?  When Do We Want It? Bipartisan
Rep. Kilmer: What Do We Want? When Do We Want It?
2019-07-19 21:46:49
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - A smile spread across Representative Derek Kilmer's face. Chairman of the New Democrat Coalition, the largest caucus of centrist Democrats in the House, he'd just been asked how one can break through all the hyper-partisan noise in the... Read More

Rep. Katko: Sit on the Sidelines or Do Something About It Bipartisan
Rep. Katko: Sit on the Sidelines or Do Something About It
2019-07-19 21:37:44
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - Representative John Katko, R-N.Y., makes no bones about how he feels about things. Still as straight and direct as he was during his years as a prosecutor of organized crime in the U.S. Attorney's Office in Syracuse, Katko,... Read More

Rep. Davis: Legislating in the Manner I Thought was Right Bipartisan
Rep. Davis: Legislating in the Manner I Thought was Right
2019-07-19 21:34:28
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - Rodney Davis thought he knew what he was in for; after 16 years on the staff of Representative John Shimkus, the Des Moines, Iowa native "had some preconceived notions" about how to get things done. But after prevailing... Read More

New Dems Endorse Proposed Standards For Border Detainees Immigration
New Dems Endorse Proposed Standards For Border Detainees
2019-07-19 21:21:01
by Elin Johnson

WASHINGTON - The New Democrat Coalition has endorsed a proposal by Representative Raul Ruiz, D-Calif., to establish enhanced standards of care for people detained at the U.S. border by Customs and Border Patrol. Ruiz’s bill, the Humanitarian Standards for Individuals... Read More

Senate Strikes Deal to Vote on Stalled 9/11 Compensation Bill U.S. Senate
Senate Strikes Deal to Vote on Stalled 9/11 Compensation Bill

WASHINGTON — The Senate plans to vote next week on a House-passed bill to extend a fund to help first responders and other victims of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. “We’re finally, finally able to tell them you won’t have... Read More

House Votes to Raise Federal Minimum Wage Congress
House Votes to Raise Federal Minimum Wage

WASHINGTON — The House voted 233-199 Thursday to raise the federal minimum wage to $15 per hour incrementally over six years, but the Democratic-led effort was almost derailed by divisions between progressives and moderates. Progressives on Wednesday had issued a... Read More

New Dems Urge House Leadership to Move Bipartisan Drug Pricing Bills Health
New Dems Urge House Leadership to Move Bipartisan Drug Pricing Bills
2019-07-17 20:33:50
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - Members of the New Democrat Coalition's Healthcare Task Force asked the House leadership on Wednesday to hold a floor vote on drug pricing bills with bipartisan support as early as next week. The request was made in a... Read More

Senators Make Bipartisan Push for Transparency From White House Budget Office Federal Budget
Senators Make Bipartisan Push for Transparency From White House Budget Office
2019-07-17 19:54:22
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - A bipartisan group of Senators led by Senate Budget Committee Chairman Mike Enzi, R-Wyo., is calling on the White House Office of Management and Budget to publish a full list of all federal programs publicly available on the... Read More

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