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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

House Panel Approves Violence Against Women Act Reauthorization Congress
House Panel Approves Violence Against Women Act Reauthorization

WASHINGTON — The House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday approved, along party lines, 22-11, a bill to reauthorize and expand programs designed to help victims of sexual and domestic violence. The protections and programs authorized by the 1994 law lapsed during... Read More

House Majority Leader Hoyer Proposes Restoring Earmarks Spotlight
House Majority Leader Hoyer Proposes Restoring Earmarks
2019-03-13 00:26:53
by Dan McCue

House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, D-Md., told a select committee on Tuesday that he would restore the use of earmarks so that members of Congress have "a greater say in directing spending toward critical public projects in their communities." "Earmarks... Read More

Whitaker to Meet With House Lawmakers to Clarify Testimony, Official Says Congress
Whitaker to Meet With House Lawmakers to Clarify Testimony, Official Says

WASHINGTON — Former acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker will meet Wednesday with the top Democrat and Republican on the House Judiciary Committee to clarify some of his answers from a hearing last month, an official familiar with the committee’s activities... Read More

Battle Over Mueller Report Moving to House Floor Congress
Battle Over Mueller Report Moving to House Floor

WASHINGTON — The House moved a step closer Monday to demanding the Justice Department release to Congress the full report special counsel Robert S. Mueller III submits of his investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election and possible collusion... Read More

Mueller Should Put Trump Under Oath, Schiff Says Congress
Mueller Should Put Trump Under Oath, Schiff Says

It would be a mistake for special counsel Robert Mueller not to subpoena President Donald Trump to appear before a grand jury in the investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 election, House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff said Sunday.... Read More

AT&T-Time Warner Investigation May Require Subpoenas, Democrat Says Telecom
AT&T-Time Warner Investigation May Require Subpoenas, Democrat Says

WASHINGTON –– Congress may issue subpoenas in an investigation into whether the White House sought to block AT&T’s $85 billion acquisition of Time Warner, the chairman of a House antitrust subcommittee said Sunday. Rep. David Cicilline, D-R.I., floated the possibility... Read More

Democrats Scrutinize Consumer Watchdog Agency Saying It Has Abandoned Its Mission Congress
Democrats Scrutinize Consumer Watchdog Agency Saying It Has Abandoned Its Mission
2019-03-08 20:24:29
by Dan McCue

The new head of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau was assailed by Democrats on the House Financial Service Committee on Thursday who contend an industry-friendly shift by the Trump administration has undermined the agency's mission. When the bureau opened in... Read More

House Eyes Violence Against Women Act Reauthorization and Expansion Congress
House Eyes Violence Against Women Act Reauthorization and Expansion

WASHINGTON — The Violence Against Women Act is back on the House agenda, with Democrats and at least one Republican leading a fresh effort to reauthorize and expand the domestic violence law. A bill introduced Thursday would include updates to... Read More

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