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Comprehensive Election Security Legislation Introduced by House Committee Chairs Elections
Comprehensive Election Security Legislation Introduced by House Committee Chairs
2019-05-10 20:38:05
by Dan McCue

Democrats on two House committees and a key House task force Friday introduced legislation they say will help protect next year's elections from malevolent attacks and foreign interference. The Bill, H.R. 2660, otherwise known as the Election Security Act, was... Read More

Further Investigation Into Rep. Matt Gaetz Is Needed for Tweet at Michael Cohen, Florida Bar Determines Florida
Further Investigation Into Rep. Matt Gaetz Is Needed for Tweet at Michael Cohen, Florida Bar Determines

TAMPA, Fla. — An investigation into U.S. Rep. Matt Gaetz will proceed, the Florida Bar said Wednesday, meaning the Republican congressman could face discipline for allegedly intimidating President Donald Trump’s former lawyer Michael Cohen. A grand jurylike panel called the... Read More

Senate Panel, Led by Republicans, Subpoenas Trump Jr. Over Testimony Congress
Senate Panel, Led by Republicans, Subpoenas Trump Jr. Over Testimony

WASHINGTON — The Republican-led Senate Intelligence Committee has subpoenaed Donald Trump Jr., the president’s eldest son, to answer additional questions about his earlier testimony for the panel’s bipartisan Russia probe, according to a person familiar with the matter. The committee... Read More

New Democrats Endorse H.R. 5 Barring Discrimination Based on Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity Civil Rights
New Democrats Endorse H.R. 5 Barring Discrimination Based on Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity
2019-05-08 23:08:16
by Dan McCue

The New Democrat Coalition on Wednesday formally endorsed H.R. 5, also known as the Equality Act, which aims to amend the federal Civil Rights Act to bar discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity. The coalition, which... Read More

House Judiciary Panel Votes to Hold Barr In Contempt For Failing to Release Full Mueller Report Political News
House Judiciary Panel Votes to Hold Barr In Contempt For Failing to Release Full Mueller Report
2019-05-08 23:03:58
by Dan McCue

Democrats on the House Judiciary Committee voted to hold Attorney General William Barr in contempt on Wednesday evening, capping a day of escalating tensions between the White House and Capitol Hill. The committee's 24-16 vote is technically a vote to... Read More

Republicans Want to Move on From Russia Investigation Even as They Reopen Probe Congress
Republicans Want to Move on From Russia Investigation Even as They Reopen Probe

WASHINGTON — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell offered a definitive verdict Tuesday on special counsel Robert S. Mueller III’s report on whether the Trump campaign conspired with Russia in 2016 — “case closed.” “Two years of exhaustive investigation, and nothing... Read More

Nadler, 23 Other Democrats Want Trump’s Pardon of Joe Arpaio Invalidated Congress
Nadler, 23 Other Democrats Want Trump’s Pardon of Joe Arpaio Invalidated

WASHINGTON — A group of two dozen Democratic members of Congress foreshadowed in a court case how they might fight back if President Donald Trump pardons someone for a criminal contempt of Congress charge — just as the two political... Read More

Road Ahead: Both Chambers Tackle Disaster Relief but Conclusion Still Iffy Congress
Road Ahead: Both Chambers Tackle Disaster Relief but Conclusion Still Iffy

WASHINGTON — Senate appropriators hope to wrap up negotiations this week on a bipartisan disaster relief package that can get President Donald Trump’s support, while House Democrats plan to forge ahead with a vote on their own preferred proposal. The... Read More

Judges Toss Ohio's Congressional Map, Declaring It Unconstitutional Elections
Judges Toss Ohio's Congressional Map, Declaring It Unconstitutional
2019-05-03 20:44:32
by Dan McCue

A three-judge panel of federal judges tossed Ohio's congressional map Friday, holding that it was a partisan gerrymander favoring Republicans and ordering that the districts be redrawn for the 2020 elections. The unanimous decision said that as drawn the map... Read More

House Veterans’ Affairs Committee Launches Bipartisan Women Veterans Task Force Military
House Veterans’ Affairs Committee Launches Bipartisan Women Veterans Task Force
2019-05-03 20:19:07
by Dan McCue

The House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs Thursday launched a new bipartisan Women Veterans Task Force to promote inclusivity and equitable access to resources, benefits, and healthcare to the more than two million women veterans living in the United States. The... Read More

Rising Nuclear Waste Cleanup Costs Spark Outrage from Congressmen Environment
Rising Nuclear Waste Cleanup Costs Spark Outrage from Congressmen
2019-05-03 14:58:37
by Tom Ramstack

WASHINGTON -- Members of Congress expressed outrage Wednesday during hearings on Capitol Hill at the rising cost and government inaction in cleaning up the nation’s nuclear waste. Some lawmakers were reacting to a Government Accountability Office report released this week... Read More

Pallone Says Congress Must Do More to Protect Consumers From Relentless Robocalls Telecom
Pallone Says Congress Must Do More to Protect Consumers From Relentless Robocalls
2019-05-03 14:09:09
by Dan McCue

Representative Frank Pallone Jr., chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, said Tuesday it’s time for Congress to provide regulators and the telecom industry with tools to protect American consumers from the scourge of relentless robocalls. “We all know... Read More

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