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2019-09-05 20:42:51
by Dan McCue
Mod Dems Won the House in 2018, That Was Just the Beginning

WASHINGTON - What it comes down to is this: Despite many in the media trumpeting the "fact" that all the... Read More

WASHINGTON - What it comes down to is this: Despite many in the media trumpeting the "fact" that all the momentum in the Democratic Party in 2018 was on the far-left, mid-term voters overwhelmingly endorsed moderates, rewarding their common-sense approach... Read More

2019-09-03 15:48:43
by Dan McCue
Ginsburg Slams Partisan Gerrymandering Before Record Book Fest Audience

WASHINGTON - U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Saturday told a record crowd that had turned out to... Read More

WASHINGTON - U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Saturday told a record crowd that had turned out to see her at the National Book Festival that "something needs to be done about partisan gerrymandering." Ginsburg was responding to... Read More

2019-09-03 14:57:56
by Dan McCue
'Medicare for All' Divides Democratic Presidential Field: Not Everyone Agrees It Is the Solution

WASHINGTON - In 2018, centrist Democrats flipped 38 seats previously held by Republicans in part because they vowed to protect... Read More

WASHINGTON - In 2018, centrist Democrats flipped 38 seats previously held by Republicans in part because they vowed to protect the Affordable Care Act against the GOP's repeated attempts to dismantle it. Many expected a repeat heading into the 2020... Read More

2019-07-17 17:03:32
by TWN Staff
VIDEO: Legislating From The Middle

The Well News hosts Rep. Rodney Davis (R-IL), Rep. John Katko (R-NY), Rep. Derek Kilmer (D-WA), and Rep. Stephanie Murphy (D-FL).... Read More

The Well News hosts Rep. Rodney Davis (R-IL), Rep. John Katko (R-NY), Rep. Derek Kilmer (D-WA), and Rep. Stephanie Murphy (D-FL). These Members represent leadership from various caucuses and coalitions, including the Blue Dog Coalition, the New Democrat Coalition, and the... Read More

2019-07-16 21:15:50
by Tom Ramstack
Washington Legal Advocates, Lawmakers Want Immigration Procedures Changed

WASHINGTON -- Some of Washington’s prominent legal organizations and lawmakers are scrambling to address the nation’s illegal immigration crisis while... Read More

WASHINGTON -- Some of Washington’s prominent legal organizations and lawmakers are scrambling to address the nation’s illegal immigration crisis while courts confront a hopeless backlog of cases. They are proposing new procedures to manage the flood of illegal immigrants being... Read More

2019-07-16 20:05:10
by Dan McCue
Threats Against Congress Continues to Grow, Hill Panel Told

WASHINGTON -- The number of threats made against members of Congress continues to grow, though most fall below the legal... Read More

WASHINGTON -- The number of threats made against members of Congress continues to grow, though most fall below the legal threshold of being considered an actual threat to cause bodily harm, a House panel was told Tuesday. In his first... Read More

2019-06-28 19:26:38
by Dan McCue
Hoyer: 'Senate Has a Responsibility to Act,' After House Democrats Pass 10 Spending Bills

WASHINGTON - As they head back to their districts for the week-long July 4 district work period, House Democrats have... Read More

WASHINGTON - As they head back to their districts for the week-long July 4 district work period, House Democrats have reason to feel proud and maybe, just a little bit tired. For the first time in 13 years, the House... Read More

2019-06-25 20:49:07
by Tom Ramstack
Federal Employees’ Lawsuit Reinstated for Data Breach of Personal Information

WASHINGTON - Federal employees will get their day in court after the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled last week... Read More

WASHINGTON - Federal employees will get their day in court after the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled last week that their lawsuit over an Office of Personnel Management data breach can be reinstated. A trial court dismissed the lawsuit... Read More

2019-06-25 20:45:09
by Dan McCue
Can Congress Defund Obamacare? SCOTUS Will Decide

WASHINGTON - It just might be the liveliest few minutes of the day in the Supreme Court press room. Quietly... Read More

WASHINGTON - It just might be the liveliest few minutes of the day in the Supreme Court press room. Quietly getting up from their desks, the 20 or so reporters who call the high court beat home on a daily... Read More

2019-06-18 20:34:51
by Dan McCue
Bipartisan Bill Aims to Make Election Interference a Federal Crime

WASHINGTON - Representatives Jim Himes, D-Conn., and John Ratcliffe, R-Texas, have introduced legislation to make election interference a federal crime.... Read More

WASHINGTON - Representatives Jim Himes, D-Conn., and John Ratcliffe, R-Texas, have introduced legislation to make election interference a federal crime. The Defending the Integrity of Voting Systems Act would make it a federal crime to hack any voting systems used... Read More

2019-06-14 14:49:37
by Dan McCue
News Media Alliance Seeks Anti-Trust Exemption to Battle Tech Giants

WASHINGTON - A House panel began its inquiry into the largely unchecked power of the nation's largest technology and social... Read More

WASHINGTON - A House panel began its inquiry into the largely unchecked power of the nation's largest technology and social media firms Tuesday by focusing on the role the companies have played in reducing the news media to a mere... Read More

2019-06-11 19:37:53
by Sean Trambley
America’s Broadband Mapping Crisis and How to Fix It

The Federal Communications Commission and Congress have long sought to map specific regions’ access to broadband services in order to... Read More

The Federal Communications Commission and Congress have long sought to map specific regions’ access to broadband services in order to help policymakers identify unserved areas. The Broadband Data Improvement Act of 2019, introduced last week in the House of Representatives... Read More

2019-05-22 19:17:10
by Dan McCue
Majority of Voters Support A Woman’s Right to Choose, National Poll Finds

A majority of American voters believe the U.S. Supreme Court was right in 1973 when it ruled in Roe v.... Read More

A majority of American voters believe the U.S. Supreme Court was right in 1973 when it ruled in Roe v. Wade that women have a constitutionally-protected right to have an abortion, and most also believe the current generation of justices... Read More

2019-05-21 12:48:25
by Dan McCue
George Washington to Citizens United: A History of Campaign Finance Reform

From the very beginning of the Republic, campaign finance has been a hard subject to discuss in polite company. In... Read More

From the very beginning of the Republic, campaign finance has been a hard subject to discuss in polite company. In a capitalist society, things, including access to whatever serves as the public megaphone of the era, simply cost money. And... Read More

2019-05-17 16:18:39
by TWN Staff
Q&A with Republican Study Committee Chair, Rep. Mike Johnson

What is your primary objective for the Caucus during the 116th Congress? Throughout its history, the Republican Study Committee (RSC)... Read More

What is your primary objective for the Caucus during the 116th Congress? Throughout its history, the Republican Study Committee (RSC) has been referred to as the “intellectual arsenal” of conservatism in the House, and it serves a number of important... Read More

2019-05-03 18:58:40
by Dan McCue
Citing Threats to National Security, Three Women in Congress Take Climate Change Head On

Three newly elected Democratic members of Congress, all of them women and all with backgrounds in either law enforcement or... Read More

Three newly elected Democratic members of Congress, all of them women and all with backgrounds in either law enforcement or the armed forces, are concerned that climate change impacts are harming military readiness at the same time they are increasing... Read More

2019-04-30 19:25:46
by TWN Staff
Singleton, ROKK Solutions SVP, Brings Diplomacy to Downtown D.C.

Besides the 98 freshmen Members of Congress, there’s another new name to know in Washington these days. Lindsay Singleton, who ... Read More

Besides the 98 freshmen Members of Congress, there’s another new name to know in Washington these days. Lindsay Singleton, who joined ROKK Solutions as Senior Vice President, is a long-time communications strategist but spent over half of her career serving ... Read More

2019-04-16 20:56:14
by Dan McCue
Oregon's Read Is Steeped In Public Service, Embracing Opportunities

Tobias Read chuckled. The Oregon state treasurer wasn't long into a conversation when his caller asked why it is that... Read More

Tobias Read chuckled. The Oregon state treasurer wasn't long into a conversation when his caller asked why it is that his colleagues in government speak so highly of him. After a self-effacing pause, Read said he's just been lucky. "I... Read More

2019-04-12 20:18:58
by Dan McCue
Supreme Court Poised to Tackle Census Question, Wages for Offshore Oil Workers and More

After a relatively quiet start to the month, oral arguments resume before the U.S. Supreme Court next week with several... Read More

After a relatively quiet start to the month, oral arguments resume before the U.S. Supreme Court next week with several noteworthy cases on the docket. As is their custom, the justices have scheduled hearings on cases that resolved splits among... Read More

2019-04-09 23:58:25
by Sean Trambley
Bipartisan Bill Introduced to Support Startup Jobs, Innovation, and Small Businesses

This week, U.S. Senators Chris Murphy, D-Conn., and Pat Toomey R-Pa., announced the introduction of the Helping Angels Lead Our... Read More

This week, U.S. Senators Chris Murphy, D-Conn., and Pat Toomey R-Pa., announced the introduction of the Helping Angels Lead Our Startups (HALOS) Act, legislation that would support small businesses by removing burdensome restrictions from individuals who want to invest in... Read More

2019-04-08 20:49:45
by Dan McCue
Bipartisan Quartet Reintroduces Bill To Protect State-legal Cannabis Businesses

A bipartisan quartet comprised of lawmakers from both the House and Senate have reintroduced a bill intended to protect state-legal... Read More

A bipartisan quartet comprised of lawmakers from both the House and Senate have reintroduced a bill intended to protect state-legal cannabis businesses from federal interference. The bill, also known as the Strengthening the Tenth Amendment Through Entrusting States (STATES) Act,... Read More

2019-04-08 20:36:39
by Dan McCue
Georgia Governor Signs Controversial Law to Replace Voting Machines

After weeks of contentious debate in the state legislature, Georgia Governor Brian Kemp last week signed legislation that will replace... Read More

After weeks of contentious debate in the state legislature, Georgia Governor Brian Kemp last week signed legislation that will replace the state's electronic voting machines with a new system that produces a back-up paper ballot. The legislation, House Bill 316,... Read More

2019-04-07 16:20:21
by Dan McCue
Former US Senator Ernest "Fritz" Hollings Dies

Former US Senator and South Carolina Governor Ernest "Fritz" Hollings died early Saturday morning at his home in Isle of... Read More

Former US Senator and South Carolina Governor Ernest "Fritz" Hollings died early Saturday morning at his home in Isle of Palms, South Carolina, after being in declining health for several weeks. He was 97. In a statement, his three surviving... Read More

2019-04-05 20:39:29
by Sean Trambley
Bipartisan Senate Bill Seeks to Help Restore Democracy in Venezuela

This week, a bipartisan group of Senators led by Senator Bob Menendez, D-N.J., ranking member of the Senate Foreign Relations... Read More

This week, a bipartisan group of Senators led by Senator Bob Menendez, D-N.J., ranking member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, and Senator Marco Rubio, R-Fla., introduced new comprehensive legislation to help restore democracy and address the humanitarian crisis in... Read More

2019-04-05 20:22:03
by HJ Mai
As NATO Celebrates 70th Anniversary New Challenges Emerge

The North Atlantic Treaty Organization celebrated its 70th anniversary this week, making it the longest lasting alliance in history. It... Read More

The North Atlantic Treaty Organization celebrated its 70th anniversary this week, making it the longest lasting alliance in history. It may also be the “most successful alliance” in history, according to current NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg. “No NATO ally... Read More

2019-04-04 15:14:55
by Tom Ramstack
Congress Seeks New Strategies Against Weapons of Mass Destruction

WASHINGTON -- Two congressional committees met Wednesday on Capitol Hill to figure out the resources they should dedicate to confronting... Read More

WASHINGTON -- Two congressional committees met Wednesday on Capitol Hill to figure out the resources they should dedicate to confronting the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction. During a House Armed Services subcommittee hearing, Pentagon officials explained emerging threats from... Read More

2019-04-04 15:12:50
by Dan McCue
New Poll Highlights Key Role Women of Color Played in 2018 Election

Black, Latina, Asian-American and Pacific Islander women voted in historic numbers in 2018, inspired by issues they felt made it... Read More

Black, Latina, Asian-American and Pacific Islander women voted in historic numbers in 2018, inspired by issues they felt made it impossible for them to sit on the sidelines, a new poll says. The data was collected by Intersections of Our... Read More

2019-04-03 19:16:27
by Dan McCue
Trump Vs. Nadler: Reviving a New York Street Fight

The president's expression turned sour. Standing alongside NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg Tuesday afternoon, Donald Trump considered the reporter's question... Read More

The president's expression turned sour. Standing alongside NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg Tuesday afternoon, Donald Trump considered the reporter's question for a fleeting moment and then began launching broadsides. He'd been asked about House Judiciary Committee's scheduled vote Wednesday morning... Read More

2019-04-03 00:04:27
by Dan McCue
Bridgepoint Education Is Now Zovio, Announces Arizona Headquarters

Bridgepoint Education, Inc. has changed its name to Zovio Inc., advancing the company's strategy and transformation into an education technology... Read More

Bridgepoint Education, Inc. has changed its name to Zovio Inc., advancing the company's strategy and transformation into an education technology services company. In addition to the name change, the company, which partners with higher education institutions and employers to deliver... Read More

2019-04-02 23:47:05
by Sean Trambley
House Subcommittee Holds Critical Hearing on Surprise Medical Bills with Rare Bipartisan Agreement

A robust and important health policy discussion occurred on Capitol Hill yesterday with lawmakers on both sides of aisle appearing... Read More

A robust and important health policy discussion occurred on Capitol Hill yesterday with lawmakers on both sides of aisle appearing to reach a rare consensus on the problems of countless Americans who have been surprised with expensive out-of-network medical bills.... Read More

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