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Marijuana Businesses Ask Congress To Grant Them Banking Services
Economy
Marijuana Businesses Ask Congress To Grant Them Banking Services
2019-02-16 01:19:34
by Tom Ramstack

The lack of legal banking services for marijuana-related businesses is creating unnecessary economic barriers and encouraging crime, the owner of a Washington, D.C. marijuana business told Congress this week. A House Financial Services subcommittee called the hearing to determine whether... Read More

Lofgren, Buck Lead Bipartisan Effort to Reform Legal Immigration System
Bipartisan
Lofgren, Buck Lead Bipartisan Effort to Reform Legal Immigration System
2019-02-13 00:18:45
by TWN Staff

Representatives Zoe Lofgren (D-CA) and Representative Ken Buck (R-CO), who serve as Chair and Ranking Member respectively of the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Immigration and Citizenship... Read More

Drone Deliveries to Fuel On-demand Services for Food, Basic Goods and Organs
Innovation
Drone Deliveries to Fuel On-demand Services for Food, Basic Goods and Organs
2019-02-13 00:16:05
by Michael Cheng

Commercial airline services are great for traveling. Planes are also suitable for transporting large cargo over long distances. But what about time-sensitive and on-demand products, such as food, perishable items and organs? Drone deliveries could be the solution to such... Read More

Venezuela – Trump’s Foreign Policy Excursion
Venezuela
Venezuela – Trump’s Foreign Policy Excursion
2019-02-13 00:16:03
by HJ Mai

In his first two years as the leader of the free world, U.S. President Donald Trump aggressively pushed his “America First” agenda and selectively disengaged the United States from the international stage. He also publicly questioned America’s traditional alliances and... Read More

President Trump Promotes Offensive Cybersecurity Tactics
Cybersecurity
President Trump Promotes Offensive Cybersecurity Tactics
2019-02-13 00:16:00
by Michael Cheng

Government agencies concerned about limited options available to them in the event of security breaches and data hacks may now explore offensive cybersecurity strategies. This is the message firmly conveyed by President Trump and National Security Adviser John Bolton earlier... Read More

Net Neutrality: Poised for Bipartisan Action?
Bipartisan
Net Neutrality: Poised for Bipartisan Action?
2019-02-09 01:00:44
by TWN Staff

The 116th Congress ushered in the most diverse freshman class in history. While there are some vocal members on the extremes of both parties, this newly minted group of legislators is also by-and-large one of the most pragmatic in recent... Read More

Peters, Davis Take Bipartisan Action to Address Rising Student Loan Debt Among America’s Workers
Education
Peters, Davis Take Bipartisan Action to Address Rising Student Loan Debt Among America’s Workers
2019-02-08 20:57:03
by TWN Staff

This week, Congressmen Scott Peters (D-CA) and Rodney Davis (R-IL) led a bipartisan group of 99 Members of Congress to reintroduce H.R. 1043, the Employer Participation in Repayment Act, which would incentivize employers to offer student loan assistance to help... Read More

Wyden, Blunt Move to Support America’s Craft Beverage Industry
Economy
Wyden, Blunt Move to Support America’s Craft Beverage Industry
2019-02-08 20:53:18
by TWN Staff

This week, Senate Finance Committee Ranking Member Ron Wyden, D-Ore., and Senator Roy Blunt, R-Mo., introduced legislation to help ensure the continued growth of America’s craft beverage industry. The Craft Beverage Modernization and Tax Reform Act would permanently establish reduced... Read More

Senators Murray, Murkowski Aim to Improve and Expand Health Care Services for Survivors of Sexual Assault
Health
Senators Murray, Murkowski Aim to Improve and Expand Health Care Services for Survivors of Sexual Assault
2019-02-08 20:51:25
by TWN Staff

This week, Senator Patty Murray (D-WA), ranking member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee, and Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), reintroduced the Survivors’ Access to Supportive Care Act (SASCA), a bipartisan, bicameral bill to help improve and... Read More

Families of Parkland Victims Advocate Safe Schools on Capitol Hill
Spotlight
Families of Parkland Victims Advocate Safe Schools on Capitol Hill
2019-02-08 18:48:57
by TWN Staff

One week ahead of the tragic school shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, the families of the victims took to Capitol Hill to deliver their message: take action to make our schools safer. During a press... Read More

The Humanity of Walter Jones
Opinions
The Humanity of Walter Jones
2019-02-08 17:46:50
by Sean O'Brien

Walter Jones has always been one of my favorite members of Congress, even though I agree with him on almost nothing. I’ve always admired his independence, and his self-fulfilling declaration that he didn’t come to Washington to be a Chairman.... Read More

Trump Political Advisor Argues Against Gag Order Before His Criminal Trial
Spotlight
Trump Political Advisor Argues Against Gag Order Before His Criminal Trial
2019-02-08 15:41:43
by Tom Ramstack

WASHINGTON -- Political advisor Roger Stone is setting up a First Amendment free speech challenge during his pre-trial proceedings in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. He told a federal judge Friday that she had no constitutional... Read More

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