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Congress Did Not Violate 'Nondelegation' Doctrine In Handling of Sex Offender Law
Congress Did Not Violate 'Nondelegation' Doctrine In Handling of Sex Offender Law
2019-06-21 20:50:29
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Supreme Court held Thursday that Congress did not unlawfully delegate its authority to another branch of government when it left it to the attorney general to decide how to apply a sex offender law's requirements before... Read More

Tensions High During Committee Hearing On Reparations for African Americans Civil Rights
Tensions High During Committee Hearing On Reparations for African Americans
2019-06-21 20:38:13
by Elin Johnson

WASHINGTON - A House Judiciary subcommittee held the first congressional hearing in more than a decade on whether the federal government should consider compensating the descendants of slaves in the United States. Representative Sheila Jackson Lee, D-Texas, who became the... Read More

Congressional Leaders at Odds Over Pay Raise for Lawmakers Congress
Congressional Leaders at Odds Over Pay Raise for Lawmakers

WASHINGTON — Congressional leaders seem to be on a collision course over the issue of raising members’ pay, as the two majority leaders in the House and Senate are heading in opposite directions on the politically fraught issue. House Majority... Read More

Schumer Pushes for Vote to Make Clear Trump Needs Congressional Approval for War With Iran Congress
Schumer Pushes for Vote to Make Clear Trump Needs Congressional Approval for War With Iran

WASHINGTON — Returning to Capitol Hill after a meeting at the White House about the shooting down of an American drone, Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer increased the pressure for a floor vote to make clear that authorization would... Read More

Trump, Canada's Trudeau Talk Trade and China at White House Meeting Trade
Trump, Canada's Trudeau Talk Trade and China at White House Meeting
2019-06-20 22:53:37
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump welcomed Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to the White House Thursday, to talk trade and their respective issues with China on a day otherwise dominated by concerns over an escalation in hostilities between the U.S.... Read More

Border Spending Bill Sent to Senate Floor, But House May Act on Its Version First Congress
Border Spending Bill Sent to Senate Floor, But House May Act on Its Version First

WASHINGTON — Senate appropriators approved $4.59 billion in emergency funding Wednesday to address the influx of migrants at the southern border, and their House counterparts said they’re prepping a similar bill to bring to the floor as soon as Tuesday.... Read More

Hope Hicks Appears for Closed-Door Testimony Amid Executive Privilege Fight Congress
Hope Hicks Appears for Closed-Door Testimony Amid Executive Privilege Fight

WASHINGTON — Hope Hicks, the former White House communications director, angered Democrats Wednesday by declining to answer some questions during a closed-door session with members and staff of the House Judiciary Committee investigating President Donald Trump. The White House had... Read More

Canadian Prime Minister Trudeau to Visit DC to Lobby for USMCA Trade
Canadian Prime Minister Trudeau to Visit DC to Lobby for USMCA
2019-06-19 21:06:55
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau arrives in the nation's capital Wednesday evening to begin a busy 24 hours lobbying for U.S. passage of the USMCA trade deal. The prime minister will attend a reception hosted by David MacNaughton,... Read More

Third Way Encourages Centrist Allies to Embrace Opportunity 2020 2020 Elections
Third Way Encourages Centrist Allies to Embrace Opportunity 2020
2019-06-18 20:47:17
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - Third Way, the centrist Democratic think-tank based in Washington, D.C., took its message to Charleston, South Carolina Monday and Tuesday, rallying its supporters and bolstering its efforts to keep the party from veering too far left ahead of... Read More

New Democrat Coalition Welcomes Two New Members Political News
New Democrat Coalition Welcomes Two New Members
2019-06-18 20:41:26
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - The New Democrat Coalition has welcomed two new members to its ranks in the 116th Congress: Representatives Donna Shalala, D-Fla., and Jimmy Panetta, D-Calif. Shalala, secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services under President Bill... Read More

House Passes New Democrat-Led Amendment to Improve Workforce Data Collection Labor
House Passes New Democrat-Led Amendment to Improve Workforce Data Collection
2019-06-18 20:37:46
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - The U.S. House of Representatives has passed an amendment championed by the New Democrat Coalition aimed at modernizing how the Bureau of Labor Statistics measures labor trends and surveys people in non-traditional work arrangements. The amendment, sponsored by... Read More

Pelosi Faces a Tough Summer Trying to Keep Democrats Away From Impeachment Talk Congress
Pelosi Faces a Tough Summer Trying to Keep Democrats Away From Impeachment Talk

LOS ANGELES — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) tried again this week to shift focus away from a divisive debate over impeachment and move it to a signature issue that Democrats credit with helping them win back a majority in... Read More

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