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Peters Highlights Bipartisan Legislation to Secure Border in Weekly Democratic Address National Security
Peters Highlights Bipartisan Legislation to Secure Border in Weekly Democratic Address
2019-01-11 22:31:44
by TWN Staff

On Friday, Congressman Scott Peters of California delivered the Weekly Democratic Address. Peters, a centrist member of Congress known for his practical approach to problem solving, represents California's 52nd... Read More

New Senate Chiefs Spotlight
New Senate Chiefs
2019-01-11 22:01:06
by TWN Staff

As new members of the U.S. Senate take office, one of the first and most important decisions they make is the appointment of a chief of staff. The Well News is tracking all of these top hires. Read More

What Are Members of the House and Senate Saying About President Trump's Address to the Nation? Congress
What Are Members of the House and Senate Saying About President Trump's Address to the Nation?
2019-01-09 03:30:22
by TWN Staff

Statements issued after President Trump’s address to the nation: Senator Richard Blumenthal (CT) - “The real crises here are of Donald Trump’s own making: dedicated public servants missing paychecks; taxpayers denied critical government services; economic hardship for small ... Read More

A Failed State, How Illinois' Opioid Crisis Collided With a Political Crisis Spotlight
A Failed State, How Illinois' Opioid Crisis Collided With a Political Crisis
2019-01-09 01:51:50
by Bill Myers

For a long time, the police of Ronald Reagan’s hometown did their best to arrest their way out of their drug problem. It became a war of attrition — and the opioids won. A few years ago, Lee County authorities ... Read More

VIDEO: First Day in Congress With Rep. Xochitl Torres Small Spotlight
VIDEO: First Day in Congress With Rep. Xochitl Torres Small
2019-01-09 01:31:54
by TWN Staff

Representative Torres Small grew up in the New Mexico desert and brings her extensive knowledge of local governments, farmers, developers, and conservationists to the House. She’s a rising star and a new member to... Read More

New Member Chiefs Spotlight
New Member Chiefs
2019-01-09 00:04:54
by TWN Staff

As new members of the House of Representatives take office, one of the first and most important decisions they make is the appointment of a chief of staff. Here The Well News is tracking all of these top hires.  Read More

The 8th and the Bipartisan Background Checks Act of 2019 Bipartisan
The 8th and the Bipartisan Background Checks Act of 2019
2019-01-08 02:35:39
by TWN Staff

On the 8th anniversary of the shooting in Arizona’s 8th congressional district, on January 8th, H.R. 8 is introduced into the House of Representatives.  It was January 2011 when a man began shooting outside of a... Read More

VIDEO: First Day in Congress With Rep. Chrissy Houlahan Spotlight
VIDEO: First Day in Congress With Rep. Chrissy Houlahan
2019-01-05 02:26:30
by TWN Staff

Chrissy Houlahan is a rising star. A third generation military veteran and Captain in the USAFR, she is poised to make her mark in the 116th Congress. Read More

Senators Mark Warner and Marco Rubio Introduce Bipartisan Bill National Security
Senators Mark Warner and Marco Rubio Introduce Bipartisan Bill
2019-01-04 20:42:02
by TWN Staff

On Friday, bipartisan legislation was introduced by Vice Chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence Sen. Mark R. Warner (D-VA) and Committee member Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) to combat tech-specific threats to national security posed by foreign actors like ... Read More

Blue Dogs Work to Restore Fiscal Responsibility to Government Budget
Blue Dogs Work to Restore Fiscal Responsibility to Government
2019-01-04 20:41:42
by TWN Staff

This week, Democrats took back the majority in the U.S. House of Representatives following 2018's historic midterm elections. One of the first orders of business? Establish rules for the 116th Congress. H.Res.6, "A Resolution Providing for the House ... Read More

The Town That Raised Reagan Wants Out of the War On Drugs Spotlight
The Town That Raised Reagan Wants Out of the War On Drugs
2019-01-02 00:11:38
by Bill Myers

Opioids have overwhelmed rural Illinois. Desperate, the cops in Ronald Reagan’s hometown have stopped arresting people and started getting them help. In an exclusive series, The Well News looks at “Safe Passage,” a... Read More

Bipartisan Criminal Justice Reform Bill Signed into Law Bipartisan
Bipartisan Criminal Justice Reform Bill Signed into Law
2018-12-22 03:14:47
by TWN Staff

Friday, President Trump signed the First Step Act, a bipartisan criminal justice reform bill. The law makes sentencing and prison reforms to the U.S. Criminal Justice System... Read More

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