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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

2019-04-02 21:08:15
by Dan McCue
NewDeal Marks 8 Years of Championing Innovative Good Governance

Eight years ago, the NewDEAL coalesced around a philosophy that forward-looking politics and economic development were not the opposing forces... Read More

Eight years ago, the NewDEAL coalesced around a philosophy that forward-looking politics and economic development were not the opposing forces many on the political fringes had long argued they were. For those who may not be familiar with the group,... Read More

2019-04-01 22:18:12
by Dan McCue
Poll Finds Most Likely Democratic Primary Voters Want to Back Coalition Builder

A majority of likely Democratic primary voters want above all else in 2020 to beat President Donald Trump and say... Read More

A majority of likely Democratic primary voters want above all else in 2020 to beat President Donald Trump and say the way to do it is by supporting a centrist candidate with broad appeal rather than one trying to move... Read More

2019-04-01 16:14:19
by Dan McCue
Federal Judge Restores Obama Ban on Oil Drilling in Arctic Waters

A federal judge on Friday night reinstated an Obama-era ban on oil-and-gas drilling in vast swaths of the Arctic Ocean,... Read More

A federal judge on Friday night reinstated an Obama-era ban on oil-and-gas drilling in vast swaths of the Arctic Ocean, holding President Donald Trump exceeded his authority in attempting to overturn it. The ruling by U.S. District Judge Sharon Gleason... Read More

2019-03-30 00:38:19
by Dan McCue
Third Way Says Congress Must Ensure Higher Ed Meets Need of Hard-Working Students

The public policy think tank Third Way has thrown its support behind the PROTECT Students Act, a bill introduced this... Read More

The public policy think tank Third Way has thrown its support behind the PROTECT Students Act, a bill introduced this week by Senators Maggie Hassan, D-N.H., and Dick Durbin, D-Ill., that seeks to hold colleges, for-profit schools, and other institutions... Read More

2019-03-30 00:16:11
by Dan McCue
Congressional Delegation Secures New Hampshire Additional $11.9 Million in Opioid Funds

New Hampshire will receive an additional $11.9 million to address the state's opioid crisis thanks to the willingness of the... Read More

New Hampshire will receive an additional $11.9 million to address the state's opioid crisis thanks to the willingness of the Granite State's congressional delegation to reach across the aisle and seek bipartisan support for the infusion of federal funding. New... Read More

2019-03-30 00:11:07
by Dan McCue
Cunningham Champions Bipartisan Push to Ban Offshore Drilling Expansion

First-term Representative Joe Cunningham, D-S.C., this week introduced legislation aimed at banning offshore oil and gas exploration on the eastern... Read More

First-term Representative Joe Cunningham, D-S.C., this week introduced legislation aimed at banning offshore oil and gas exploration on the eastern seaboard and Pacific Coast. Offshore oil and gas exploration has been a hot-button issue in South Carolina and many other... Read More

2019-03-30 00:08:24
by Dan McCue
Study Asks, What If Postsecondary Graduation Rates Mirrored High School Completion?

A recent study by Third Way, an independent and centrist think tank based in Washington, DC, focuses on the potential... Read More

A recent study by Third Way, an independent and centrist think tank based in Washington, DC, focuses on the potential economic and personal benefits that would be attained if policies were enacted to push the rate of postsecondary completion up... Read More

2019-03-30 00:04:58
by Dan McCue
Luján Appears Poised to Enter New Mexico Senate Race

Democratic Representative Ben Ray Luján is "seriously considering" a run for the U.S. Senate in New Mexico, according to a... Read More

Democratic Representative Ben Ray Luján is "seriously considering" a run for the U.S. Senate in New Mexico, according to a source familiar with the congressman's plans, and at least one published report says his decision will be announced Monday. The... Read More

2019-03-29 23:36:03
by Tom Ramstack
Federal Judge Blocks Medicaid Work Rules In Blow to Administration

A federal judge this week struck down a Trump administration plan that could have required Medicaid recipients to work or... Read More

A federal judge this week struck down a Trump administration plan that could have required Medicaid recipients to work or volunteer as a condition of receiving subsidized health care. At least 15 states were planning their own work for health... Read More

2019-03-29 23:33:10
by HJ Mai
International Collaboration Seen As Key to Future Space Exploration

When Vice President Mike Pence announced earlier this week that the United States plans to put astronauts back on the... Read More

When Vice President Mike Pence announced earlier this week that the United States plans to put astronauts back on the moon within five years, he appealed to America’s competitive spirit by declaring a new space race against U.S. adversaries China... Read More

2019-03-28 17:50:59
by Dan McCue
Commerce, Not Safety Long at Forefront of Aviation Industry Oversight

The issues raised Wednesday during a meeting of the Senate Commerce Subcommittee on Aviation and Space went to the very... Read More

The issues raised Wednesday during a meeting of the Senate Commerce Subcommittee on Aviation and Space went to the very heart of a conflict that has plagued aviation and the entities created to regulate it since the days of Charles... Read More

2019-03-27 23:57:14
by Tom Ramstack
Senate Panel Told 'Space Force' Vital to US Warfighting Mission

WASHINGTON - Defense department officials warned a Senate panel Wednesday that the United States risks losing its military advantage in... Read More

WASHINGTON - Defense department officials warned a Senate panel Wednesday that the United States risks losing its military advantage in space to growing threats from China and Russia. They are trying to convince Congress to authorize a new branch of... Read More

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