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An Accomplished Mayor, McAdams Hopes to Bring Bipartisan Approach to a Polarized Congress
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An Accomplished Mayor, McAdams Hopes to Bring Bipartisan Approach to a Polarized Congress
2018-10-17 00:07:54
by TWN Staff

If you ask Ben McAdams how he has managed to accomplish so much as Salt Lake County Mayor, his answer is pretty simple. Collaboration and bipartisanship. Once a politically toxic approach in many areas of the... Read More

PRESS RELEASE
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PRESS RELEASE
2018-10-13 02:38:23
by TWN Staff

THE WELL NEWS ANNOUNCES HIRING OF MANAGING DIRECTOR. The Well News is pleased to announce the addition of Christina Paulos as our new managing director. Paulos brings over a decade of experience... Read More

Election Security a Focus of New Dems and Tuesday Group Colleagues
National Security
Election Security a Focus of New Dems and Tuesday Group Colleagues
2018-10-13 01:33:32
by TWN Staff

This week members of the New Democrat Coalition and the Republican Tuesday Group partnered together and called on President Trump to prioritize election security. Russia’s widespread engagement in the 2016... Read More

Foreign Affairs
Bipartisan Group of Senators Trigger Global Magnitsky Investigation Into Disappearance of Journalist Jamal Khashoggi
2018-10-11 13:01:01
by TWN Staff

In a letter to President Donald Trump on Wednesday, U.S. Senators Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) and Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), chairman and ranking member of the... Read More

Rep. Stephanie Murphy Fights for Veterans' Disability Benefits
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Rep. Stephanie Murphy Fights for Veterans' Disability Benefits
2018-10-09 22:28:09
by TWN Staff

Throughout her first term in Congress, Florida Representative Stephanie Murphy has been quietly working to secure disability benefits owed to veterans and their families. Murphy's office says they have handled 1,200... Read More

Featured
Cortez Masto Turns Focus to Domestic Violence at Home in Nevada
2018-10-09 22:22:56
by TWN Staff

This week, U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV) headed home to host community leaders and advocates at a roundtable discussion on the work being done in northern Nevada to prevent domestic violence and... Read More

What Senators Are Saying About the Kavanaugh Votes
Supreme Court
What Senators Are Saying About the Kavanaugh Votes
2018-10-06 00:22:17
by TWN Staff

U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell (R-KY), Senate Majority Leader: “We know the Senate is better than this. We know the nation deserves better than this. By confirming Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, this ... Read More

Booker, Clyburn Come Together to Fight Poverty in America
Congress
Booker, Clyburn Come Together to Fight Poverty in America

This week U.S. Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) and U.S. House Assistant Democratic Leader James E. Clyburn (SC-6) introduced a major new bicameral bill that they say will expand the successful 10-20-30 anti-poverty formula to ... Read More

A Future That Works: New Democrat Coalition Puts Forth Policy Proposal to Modernize the Worker Safety Net
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A Future That Works: New Democrat Coalition Puts Forth Policy Proposal to Modernize the Worker Safety Net
2018-10-05 22:30:03
by TWN Staff

This week the New Democrat Coalition’s Future of Work Task Force, co-chaired by Reps. Bill Foster, Seth Moulton, and Jared Polis, released the second report in the new economic opportunity agenda: A Future that Works. Read More

Senate Passes Bipartisan Legislation to Tackle Opioids, Includes Key Donnelly Provisions
Congress
Senate Passes Bipartisan Legislation to Tackle Opioids, Includes Key Donnelly Provisions
2018-10-05 22:27:32
by TWN Staff

This week, the Senate passed the "SUPPORT for Patients and Communities Act," a comprehensive bill to help address the opioid and drug overdose epidemic. The legislation passed on a bipartisan 98-1 vote, and now... Read More

In The News
EDF, Environmental Groups File Lawsuit to Block Trump Administration's Plan to Roll Back Methane Waste Standards
2018-10-03 09:07:13
by TWN Staff

This week, the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) and a broad coalition of health, environmental, Native American and Western citizens’ groups have filed a lawsuit to stop the Trump administration from eliminating... Read More

Trade
What Are Members of the House and Senate Saying About the Trump Administration's Revised NAFTA Proposal?
2018-10-03 01:54:53
by TWN Staff

Members of Congress react to the trilateral agreement with Mexico and Canada in the renegotiation of North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). Read More

2018 Midterms
Bustos Announces Bid for Assistant Democratic Leader if Dems Win the House
2018-10-03 00:30:25
by TWN Staff

In an appearance on Morning Joe this week, Representative Cheri Bustos (D-IL) announced her intention to run for Assistant Democratic Leader if the Democrats take back the House in November. This would be the... Read More

Bipartisan Legislation in New Jersey Extends Funding for Manufacturing Workforce Development
Economy
Bipartisan Legislation in New Jersey Extends Funding for Manufacturing Workforce Development
2018-10-03 00:16:37
by TWN Staff

A recent move by the New Jersey State Senate would provide extended funding for manufacturing workforce development in a state where more than 1 million jobs are supported by the industry. The bipartisan legislation... Read More

Boozman, Heitkamp Join Center Forward to Discuss Opioid Epidemic as House Passes Bipartisan Legislation
Health
Boozman, Heitkamp Join Center Forward to Discuss Opioid Epidemic as House Passes Bipartisan Legislation
2018-09-29 00:54:32
by TWN Staff

As the opioid epidemic continues to ravage communities across the United States, Congress – in a rare occurrence of bipartisan cooperation – reached a deal this week on legislation addressing the crisis. Read More

Farm Bill Set to Expire as House Leadership Cancels All Legislative Activity Until November
Congress
Farm Bill Set to Expire as House Leadership Cancels All Legislative Activity Until November
2018-09-29 00:29:22
by TWN Staff

With the House of Representatives headed home until after the November midterm elections, the Farm Bill is set to expire on Sunday, September 30th.  Read More

19 Members of Congress From Both Parties Vow to Withhold Speaker Vote
Congress
19 Members of Congress From Both Parties Vow to Withhold Speaker Vote
2018-09-28 12:30:19
by TWN Staff

On Thursday, 19 members of the Problem Solvers Caucus from both parties vowed to withhold... Read More

Families of Parkland Victims Unite to End Violence in Schools
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Families of Parkland Victims Unite to End Violence in Schools
2018-09-26 00:19:22
by TWN Staff

In the wake of the unspeakable tragedy that unfolded at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School earlier this year, families of the 17 victims have joined together to stop school violence. Read More

Headed into Midterms, Blue Dogs Focus on Rural America
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Headed into Midterms, Blue Dogs Focus on Rural America
2018-09-22 02:11:29
by TWN Staff

As the midterm elections draw near, the Blue Dog Coalition turned its attention to rural America this week. Read More

A New Poll Released in Key CA Congressional Districts Shows Overwhelming Support  for Environmental Issues Across Party Lines
2018 Midterms
A New Poll Released in Key CA Congressional Districts Shows Overwhelming Support for Environmental Issues Across Party Lines
2018-09-22 02:00:42
by TWN Staff

The environment is shaping up to be a key issue in California battleground congressional districts this election, according to a new poll released from the CA League of Conservation Voters. Read More

Trump Tariffs are Hurting Illinois Businesses – I’ve Seen It Firsthand
Opinions
Trump Tariffs are Hurting Illinois Businesses – I’ve Seen It Firsthand

President Trump’s irresponsible trade war continues to spiral further out of control, and while the adverse effects are being felt by American businesses large and small, the ultimate victims... Read More

Himes on the Challenges of a Changing Economy: It’s a Legacy Problem, Not a Political One
Innovation
Himes on the Challenges of a Changing Economy: It’s a Legacy Problem, Not a Political One

Leaders across the country at all levels of government and private sector are working to implement innovative policies that address the challenges facing American workers every day. Read More

O’Halleran: Leading the Fight for Rural America
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O’Halleran: Leading the Fight for Rural America
2018-09-19 08:38:13
by TWN Staff

Cruising down the Arizona highway in an RV, Congressman Tom O’Halleran, Chairman of the Blue Dog Rural Task Force, was on a mission over August recess: meeting as many constituents as possible. Read More

Bipartisan Group of Senators Move to Hold Chinese Telecom Firm ZTE Accountable in
Congress
Bipartisan Group of Senators Move to Hold Chinese Telecom Firm ZTE Accountable in "Significant, Painful" Way
2018-09-18 19:22:20
by TWN Staff

Following a controversial deal by the Trump Administration that lifted a ban on the export of U.S. parts and components to ZTE for seven years, a bipartisan group of senators introduced legislation that would force the Chinese state-directed telecommunications ... Read More

Panetta Fights for Veterans' Education
Education
Panetta Fights for Veterans' Education
2018-09-15 13:17:48
by TWN Staff

First term Congressman Jimmy Panetta is well known on Capitol Hill for being a principled and pragmatic lawmaker who regularly puts policy over politics. This week, he is back in California’s 20th District on the Central Coast, living up ... Read More

Veasey, Wyden Lead Efforts to Boost Voter Registration Ahead of Midterms
Congress
Veasey, Wyden Lead Efforts to Boost Voter Registration Ahead of Midterms
2018-09-12 07:45:25
by TWN Staff

Today, Rep. Veasey (D-TX) is introducing a Resolution with Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR) to make September National Voting Rights Month.  Read More

This Week in Washington: CBCF Annual Legislative Conference
In The News
This Week in Washington: CBCF Annual Legislative Conference
2018-09-12 06:36:10
by TWN Staff

The Congressional Black Caucus Foundation (CBCF) kicks off its Annual Legislative Conference (ALC) today in Washington, DC. Read More

Ben McAdams: Mayor, Dad and Candidate for Congress
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Ben McAdams: Mayor, Dad and Candidate for Congress
2018-09-12 06:27:07
by TWN Staff

An exclusive conversation with one of country’s emerging young leaders and member of the New Deal Read More

Rep. Bustos: The Path to the Majority Runs Through the Heartland
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Rep. Bustos: The Path to the Majority Runs Through the Heartland
2018-09-12 06:00:36
by TWN Staff

Illinois Congresswoman Cheri Bustos is a rising star in Congress who has been able to connect with voters in the heartland. The Well News sat down with her to figure out just how she does it. Excerpts from the interview:... Read More

Blue Dog PAC Co-Chair Kurt Schrader on Mod Dems' Fight to Take Back the House
Congress
Blue Dog PAC Co-Chair Kurt Schrader on Mod Dems' Fight to Take Back the House
2018-09-12 06:00:32
by TWN Staff

On a hot June day in 2017, nearly a year after the election of President Trump, a group of moderate Democrats gathered in a conference room in Washington, DC to discuss what they felt was a groundswell of support for their ... Read More

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