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2021-12-14 19:31:02
by Dan McCue
Ex-FCC Chairs Voice Concerns Over FAA Stance On 5G

WASHINGTON — Six former chairs of the Federal Communications Commission accused aviation regulators of needlessly trying to derail new 5G... Read More

WASHINGTON — Six former chairs of the Federal Communications Commission accused aviation regulators of needlessly trying to derail new 5G mobile services slated to start next month. As previously reported by The Well News, a roiling dispute has been going... Read More

2021-12-14 19:26:57
by Reece Nations
Harris, Yellen Announce Billions in Investments to Emergency Capital Investment Program

WASHINGTON — Vice President Kamala Harris and Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen announced on Tuesday over $8.7 billion in investments through... Read More

WASHINGTON — Vice President Kamala Harris and Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen announced on Tuesday over $8.7 billion in investments through the Emergency Capital Investment Program for small businesses and low- and moderate-income consumers in rural and underserved communities. The program’s... Read More

2021-12-14 15:28:08
by Dan McCue
Hoyer Seeks Review of Firearms Rules on US Capitol Grounds

WASHINGTON — House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer asked the Capitol Police Board on Tuesday to update Congressional leadership on the... Read More

WASHINGTON — House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer asked the Capitol Police Board on Tuesday to update Congressional leadership on the current status of firearms rules within the U.S. Capitol Complex, and to consider an outright ban on guns in committee... Read More

2021-12-13 22:21:38
by Reece Nations
California Gov. Newsom Calls for Gun Control Bill Based on Texas Abortion Law

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — In response to the Supreme Court’s decision allowing Texas’ abortion law to continue, California Gov. Gavin Newsom... Read More

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — In response to the Supreme Court’s decision allowing Texas’ abortion law to continue, California Gov. Gavin Newsom announced plans to craft gun control measures that enable private citizens to seek injunctive relief and statutory damages against gun... Read More

2021-12-13 21:59:26
by Dan McCue
Supreme Court Spurns Effort to Roll Back Vaccine Mandate in New York

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Monday rejected two emergency requests from health care workers who claimed New York State’s... Read More

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Monday rejected two emergency requests from health care workers who claimed New York State’s vaccine mandate unfairly refuses to exempt those with religious concerns. In the underlying complaint, three nurses and a group called... Read More

2021-12-13 21:50:59
by Tom Ramstack
Harvard Scientist Faces Trial for Alleged Spying for China

WASHINGTON — A well-known Harvard University nanotechnology professor is scheduled for trial Tuesday in Boston, Massachusetts, in a case that... Read More

WASHINGTON — A well-known Harvard University nanotechnology professor is scheduled for trial Tuesday in Boston, Massachusetts, in a case that also tests the Justice Department’s initiative to crack down on spying for China.  Charles Lieber claims he was merely collaborating... Read More

2021-12-13 21:11:47
by Dan McCue
Homeland Security Chair ‘Deeply’ Disturbed by Report Government Surveilled Journalists

WASHINGTON — The chairman of the House Committee on Homeland Security says he’s “deeply” disturbed by multiple news reports suggesting... Read More

WASHINGTON — The chairman of the House Committee on Homeland Security says he’s “deeply” disturbed by multiple news reports suggesting an elite branch of U.S. Customs and Border Protection used government databases to investigate as many as 20 journalists, as... Read More

2021-12-13 21:08:07
by Dan McCue
Biden Seeks to Cut the Red Tape When it Comes to Government Services

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden will sign an executive order Monday afternoon he hopes will dramatically cut the red tape... Read More

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden will sign an executive order Monday afternoon he hopes will dramatically cut the red tape and other road blocks Americans have to navigate to secure basic government services like Social Security and federally-financed student loans.... Read More

2021-12-13 18:40:01
by Tom Ramstack
House Committee Seeks Contempt Citation Against Former Trump Advisor Meadows

WASHINGTON – A House committee plans to vote as soon as Monday to recommend that former Trump Chief of Staff... Read More

WASHINGTON – A House committee plans to vote as soon as Monday to recommend that former Trump Chief of Staff Mark Meadows be charged with contempt of Congress for failing to cooperate in its investigation of the Jan. 6 riot... Read More

2021-12-10 21:18:59
by Reece Nations
New York City Council Approves Measure to Allow Noncitizens to Vote in Municipal Elections

NEW YORK — New York City Council passed legislation on Thursday to permit hundreds of thousands of legal noncitizens to... Read More

NEW YORK — New York City Council passed legislation on Thursday to permit hundreds of thousands of legal noncitizens to vote in the city’s municipal elections. Legal permanent voting-age New York residents account for roughly 900,000 of the city’s 8.4... Read More

2021-12-10 21:09:27
by Dan McCue
Select Committee Endorses Strategies for Improving Civility on Capitol Hill

WASHINGTON — A Select Committee formed to help make Congress function more efficiently and get up to speed with the... Read More

WASHINGTON — A Select Committee formed to help make Congress function more efficiently and get up to speed with the 21st Century has endorsed its second set of recommendations for improving civility and fostering collaboration among members of Congress. The... Read More

2021-12-10 21:06:48
by Dan McCue
New Dems Induct Brown, Williams Into Coalition

WASHINGTON — The New Democrat Coalition has inducted its two newest members – Reps. Shontel Brown, of Ohio, and Nikema... Read More

WASHINGTON — The New Democrat Coalition has inducted its two newest members – Reps. Shontel Brown, of Ohio, and Nikema Williams, of Georgia. The New Democrat Coalition is the largest Democratic ideological caucus in the House, with Brown and Nikema,... Read More

2021-12-10 21:05:44
by Tom Ramstack
House Approves Bill to Guard Against Presidential Abuses

WASHINGTON — The U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill Thursday intended to guard against the kind of presidential abuses... Read More

WASHINGTON — The U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill Thursday intended to guard against the kind of presidential abuses of power that former President Donald Trump is accused of committing. Lawmakers were responding to actions such as Trump’s denials... Read More

2021-12-10 17:16:56
by Tom Ramstack
England’s High Court Approves Extradition of WikiLeaks Founder for Espionage Trial

LONDON — England’s High Court of Justice on Thursday cleared the way for the extradition of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange... Read More

LONDON — England’s High Court of Justice on Thursday cleared the way for the extradition of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to the United States on espionage charges. It overruled a lower court’s ruling that blocked extradition because of a risk... Read More

2021-12-10 17:12:30
by Dan McCue
Supreme Court Says Challenge to Texas Abortion Law Can Proceed

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Friday that abortion rights activists can continue their challenge to Texas’ controversial "heartbeat”... Read More

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Friday that abortion rights activists can continue their challenge to Texas’ controversial "heartbeat” abortion law, but only against some of the originally named defendants. To the disappointment of abortion rights advocates, however, the... Read More

2021-12-09 22:30:15
by Tom Ramstack
Build Back Better Act’s Benefits Disputed by House Environmentalists

WASHINGTON — With little doubt some version of the Build Back Better Act will win final approval within days, on... Read More

WASHINGTON — With little doubt some version of the Build Back Better Act will win final approval within days, on Thursday a congressional panel discussed how to get the greatest environmental benefit from it. Democrats said that after the infrastructure... Read More

2021-12-09 16:08:43
by Dan McCue
Court Delays North Carolina Primary Election Due to Map Dispute

RALEIGH, N.C. – North Carolina’s 2022 primary election will be moved from March to May to allow lawsuits over the... Read More

RALEIGH, N.C. – North Carolina’s 2022 primary election will be moved from March to May to allow lawsuits over the alleged gerrymandering of congressional and state legislative districts to play out in the court, the state Supreme Court ruled Wednesday.... Read More

2021-12-09 16:06:33
by Dan McCue
Contempt Case to Continue as Mark Meadows Sues Jan. 6 Panel

WASHINGTON — Former White House chief of staff Mark Meadows sued the House committee investigating the Jan. 6 siege on... Read More

WASHINGTON — Former White House chief of staff Mark Meadows sued the House committee investigating the Jan. 6 siege on the Capitol Wednesday after its chairman vowed to pursue contempt charges against the former Trump advisor. The long running conflict... Read More

2021-12-08 23:09:22
by Tom Ramstack
Scientists Warn Against Delays in Preparing for Bioterrorist Attacks

WASHINGTON — Biological scientists told a congressional panel Wednesday that anyone who thinks the COVID-19 pandemic is bad hasn’t seen... Read More

WASHINGTON — Biological scientists told a congressional panel Wednesday that anyone who thinks the COVID-19 pandemic is bad hasn’t seen anything yet, as bioterrorism becomes an increasing threat. Gene sequencing technology that falls into the wrong hands could allow bioterrorists... Read More

2021-12-08 22:51:28
by Dan McCue
Biden Orders Federal Vehicles, Buildings to Use Renewable Energy by 2050

WASHINGTON — It wasn’t noted on his public schedule today, but President Joe Biden on Wednesday rolled out a plan... Read More

WASHINGTON — It wasn’t noted on his public schedule today, but President Joe Biden on Wednesday rolled out a plan to make the federal government carbon neutral by 2050. “The federal government faces broad exposure to the mounting risks and... Read More

2021-12-08 17:27:26
by Dan McCue
House Approves Measure to Assure Swift Passage of Debt Ceiling Increase

WASHINGTON — The House approved legislation on Tuesday paving the way for an increase in the debt ceiling after congressional... Read More

WASHINGTON — The House approved legislation on Tuesday paving the way for an increase in the debt ceiling after congressional leaders on both sides of the aisle agreed to an unusual procedure that could avert the nation’s first-ever budget default.... Read More

2021-12-08 17:24:48
by Dan McCue
House Passes Defense Authorization Bill With Strong Bipartisan Support

WASHINGTON— The House on Tuesday evening passed the National Defense Authorization Act, sending it to the Senate after an overwhelmingly... Read More

WASHINGTON— The House on Tuesday evening passed the National Defense Authorization Act, sending it to the Senate after an overwhelmingly bipartisan 363-to-70 vote. The Senate is expected to take the measure up by Friday. In the end, 169 Democrats and... Read More

2021-12-08 16:43:20
by Dan McCue
White House Panel Assessing Changes to the Supreme Court Makes No Recommendations

WASHINGTON — A special commission established by President Joe Biden to assess potential changes to the U.S. Supreme Court unanimously... Read More

WASHINGTON — A special commission established by President Joe Biden to assess potential changes to the U.S. Supreme Court unanimously approved a draft final report Tuesday that makes no specific recommendations for change. Instead, the 294-page document provides the president... Read More

2021-12-07 22:44:05
by Dan McCue
Biden Pick to Lead Major Banking Regulator Drops Out

WASHINGTON — Saule Omarova, a law professor at Cornell University who was President Biden’s pick to be the next head... Read More

WASHINGTON — Saule Omarova, a law professor at Cornell University who was President Biden’s pick to be the next head of the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, has withdrawn her name from consideration after several Republicans accused her... Read More

2021-12-07 22:16:38
by Dan McCue
Select Committee on Jan. 6 Threatens Meadows With Contempt

WASHINGTON — The Select Committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol says it will launch criminal charges on... Read More

WASHINGTON — The Select Committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol says it will launch criminal charges on former White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows if he refuses to cooperate with the probe. Meadows, who has been... Read More

2021-12-07 21:26:24
by Dan McCue
Federal Court Blocks Vaccine Mandate for Federal Contractors

SAVANNAH, Ga. — A federal judge in Georgia has blocked the Biden administration from enforcing its vaccine mandate for federal... Read More

SAVANNAH, Ga. — A federal judge in Georgia has blocked the Biden administration from enforcing its vaccine mandate for federal contractors, handing a victory to several state attorneys general who argued the mandate created an unfair economic burden. Presiding in... Read More

2021-12-07 20:58:14
by Tom Ramstack
Senate Considers Closing Guantanamo Detention Facility

WASHINGTON — The fiasco of international politics created by the U.S. detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, drew calls to... Read More

WASHINGTON — The fiasco of international politics created by the U.S. detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, drew calls to close it down from some lawmakers Tuesday at a Senate hearing. They described the detention facility that has held suspected... Read More

2021-12-07 20:39:18
by Reece Nations
Former Sen. David Perdue Announces Georgia Gubernatorial Campaign

ATLANTA — Former Sen. David Perdue, R-Ga., announced on Monday he will enter the Georgia gubernatorial race in a bid... Read More

ATLANTA — Former Sen. David Perdue, R-Ga., announced on Monday he will enter the Georgia gubernatorial race in a bid to oust incumbent Gov. Brian Kemp. Perdue narrowly lost a January runoff election to Sen. Jon Ossoff, D-Ga., but was... Read More

2021-12-07 20:32:59
by Dan McCue
Senate Confirms Rosenworcel as Next FCC Chair

WASHINGTON — Jessica Rosenworcel has been reappointed as FCC commissioner, making her the first female chair in the agency’s nearly... Read More

WASHINGTON — Jessica Rosenworcel has been reappointed as FCC commissioner, making her the first female chair in the agency’s nearly 90-year history. The Senate vote on Tuesday was 68-31. In a floor speech shortly beforehand, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer,... Read More

2021-12-07 18:02:24
by Dan McCue
FEC Releases New Campaign Guide for Congressional Candidates

WASHINGTON — The Federal Elections Commission released the latest edition of its campaign guide for congressional candidates and committees Monday,... Read More

WASHINGTON — The Federal Elections Commission released the latest edition of its campaign guide for congressional candidates and committees Monday, posting a PDF version to its website ahead of publication of a print edition. The new, 212-page guide replaces the... Read More

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