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Monday A Day of Dealing With Fallout From Mueller Report In The News
Monday A Day of Dealing With Fallout From Mueller Report
2019-03-25 21:49:16
by Dan McCue

In the end, it had kind of the feel of a long-running series concluding with a less-than-satisfying finale or a a novel that fell flat with a chapter to go. No matter what side one was on as Robert Mueller... Read More

Torres Small Introduces Bipartisan Bill to Address Rural Doctor Shortages Health
Torres Small Introduces Bipartisan Bill to Address Rural Doctor Shortages
2019-03-22 22:07:59
by Dan McCue

Last week, Representative Xochitl Torres Small, D-N.M., introduced The Resident Physician Shortage Reduction Act of 2019 (H.R. 1763), which she and her bipartisan cosponsors say will take definitive steps toward reducing nationwide physician shortages, with an emphasis in rural areas. The bill... Read More

Replacing The Electoral College Won't Be Easy And Will Require Lots of Soul-Searching Elections
Replacing The Electoral College Won't Be Easy And Will Require Lots of Soul-Searching
2019-03-22 21:40:22
by Dan McCue

This week Senator Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., made the biggest splash of her nascent presidential campaign by suggesting during a CNN town hall in Mississippi that the Electoral College should be retired and replaced by a popular-vote system that would ensure... Read More

Bannon, Papadopoulos, NRA Complying With Congress’ Trump Corruption Probe Congress
Bannon, Papadopoulos, NRA Complying With Congress’ Trump Corruption Probe

WASHINGTON — Steve Bannon, George Papadopoulos and the National Rifle Association are among the eight people and entities who have provided documents to House Democrats as part of the Judiciary Committee’s investigation into alleged corruption and obstruction of justice by... Read More

The Oldest Freshman in Congress Gets Back to Basics in Miami Congress
The Oldest Freshman in Congress Gets Back to Basics in Miami

MIAMI — Donna Shalala is an analog politician in a digital age. Not one to talk in 280-character sound bites, the 78-year-old congresswoman is reconnecting with her constituents after two months in Washington in an old-fashioned way: face-to-face conversations. On... Read More

Some Climate Change Panel Members Are Literally Invested in the Issue Congress
Some Climate Change Panel Members Are Literally Invested in the Issue

WASHINGTON — One member of the House committee created to address climate change stands out for what he owns: hundreds of oil and gas wells in North Dakota oil fields worth millions of dollars. Rep. Kelly Armstrong, a Republican from... Read More

Democrats Introduce Bill to Block 'Trump's Multi-Agency Assault' on Science Congress
Democrats Introduce Bill to Block 'Trump's Multi-Agency Assault' on Science
2019-03-18 15:57:37
by Dan McCue

Last week, Democrats in both the House and Senate introduced legislation to address a "longstanding concern that has taken on newfound urgency," political interference with publicly-funded scientific research. The bill introduced by Sen. Brian Schatz, D-Hawaii, and Rep. Paul Tonko,... Read More

Bill Named After Parkland Victim Jaime Guttenberg Puts Background Checks on Bullets Congress
Bill Named After Parkland Victim Jaime Guttenberg Puts Background Checks on Bullets

WASHINGTON — Last month, Democrats in the House of Representatives passed a plan to expand background checks on gun purchases. Now, Parkland parent Fred Guttenberg and Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz are offering a new plan to require universal background checks... Read More

New Democrat Coalition Releases Trade Task Force Goals for the 116th Congress Trade
New Democrat Coalition Releases Trade Task Force Goals for the 116th Congress
2019-03-15 23:02:19
by TWN Staff

This week, the New Democrat Coalition Trade Task Force revealed their goals for the 116th Congress. The task force works to advance a U.S. trade agenda that grows the economy, creates U.S. jobs, and ensures the United States sets the... Read More

Democrats Confront Commerce Secretary Ross, Saying He Lied About Census Question Congress
Democrats Confront Commerce Secretary Ross, Saying He Lied About Census Question

WASHINGTON — House Democrats accused Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross in a contentious face-off Thursday of having lied to Congress about his role in a Trump administration effort to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census. Confronted by Democrats for... Read More

Senate Votes Down Trump Border Emergency, Likely Forcing His First Veto Congress
Senate Votes Down Trump Border Emergency, Likely Forcing His First Veto
2019-03-14 20:36:11
by Dan McCue

The Senate on Thursday voted to overturn President Trump’s declaration of a national emergency on the nation's border with Mexico, a bipartisan rebuke the president has already suggested he'll veto. The 59-41 vote on a previously-passed House measure rejecting the... Read More

No Transcript for the Second, Private Whitaker Meeting That Nadler, Collins Are Disputing Congress
No Transcript for the Second, Private Whitaker Meeting That Nadler, Collins Are Disputing

WASHINGTON — The top Democrat and Republican on the House Judiciary Committee disagreed Wednesday over what exactly former acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker told them behind closed doors regarding his conversations with President Donald Trump — and the public may... Read More

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