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

This week, Senator Patty Murray (D-WA), ranking member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee, and Senator... Read More

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

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

One week ahead of the tragic school shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, the families of... Read More

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

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

Walter Jones has always been one of my favorite members of Congress, even though I agree with him on almost... Read More

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

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

WASHINGTON -- Political advisor Roger Stone is setting up a First Amendment free speech challenge during his pre-trial proceedings in... Read More

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

2019-02-06 02:54:33
by TWN Staff
Democrats Show Displeasure With Trump Policies Through SOTU Guests

House Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer (MD-5) brings Fifth District resident, Jacqueline Beale, the Maryland State Lead Ambassador for the... Read More

House Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer (MD-5) brings Fifth District resident, Jacqueline Beale, the Maryland State Lead Ambassador for the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network, the non-partisan advocacy affiliate of the American Cancer Society "I am honored that Jacqueline... Read More

2019-02-05 23:01:54
by Tom Ramstack
Federal Judge Dismisses Lawsuit Seeking to Preserve Obamacare

A decision last week by a federal judge in a Maryland lawsuit is expected to influence an appeal by other... Read More

A decision last week by a federal judge in a Maryland lawsuit is expected to influence an appeal by other states that seek to protect their health insurance plans under the Affordable Care Act. The state of Maryland filed a... Read More

2019-02-02 01:24:46
by Michael Cheng
Data Shows the US Quietly Transitioning to an Electrified Future

In the US, the automotive sector is gearing up for a disruptive, electrified future. The future of gas-powered cars is... Read More

In the US, the automotive sector is gearing up for a disruptive, electrified future. The future of gas-powered cars is at risk, due to the proliferation of sustainable, battery-powered electric vehicles (EVs). Data published by Inside EVs indicate a sharp... Read More

The Irreversible Turmoil of the Government Shutdown

The government shutdown was a tremendous burden for America to bear. The number of federal workers that suffered during the... Read More

The government shutdown was a tremendous burden for America to bear. The number of federal workers that suffered during the 35-day long haul was 800,000. Some 450,000 were required to come into work without pay. More than 42,000 United States... Read More

2019-02-01 16:09:51
by TWN Staff
PGPF Analysis Shows Government Shutdown Has Direct Negative Impact on American Confidence

This week the Peter G. Peterson Foundation issued its regular Fiscal Confidence Index for the month of January, and the... Read More

This week the Peter G. Peterson Foundation issued its regular Fiscal Confidence Index for the month of January, and the findings were troubling. The report, modeled after the Consumer Confidence Index and fielded in the final days before the government... Read More

2019-01-30 00:28:31
by TWN Staff
The Rise of the Pragmatic Democrat

Much attention has been paid in the months since the midterm elections to several high profile members of the House ... Read More

Much attention has been paid in the months since the midterm elections to several high profile members of the House Democratic Caucus, many of whom represent the far left of the party. Read More

2019-01-30 00:20:06
by Maria Volkova
The First Step Act Set to Unshackle Women in the Prison System

A number of provisions in the First Step Act, signed into law by President Trump last month, are going to ... Read More

A number of provisions in the First Step Act, signed into law by President Trump last month, are going to make the lives of federally incarcerated females a little less burdensome. The bill, which passed through the... Read More

2019-01-29 23:16:44
by HJ Mai
Failure to Resolve U.S.-China Trade Dispute Could Lead to a Global Recession

Cabinet-level delegations from the U.S. and China will meet in Washington, D.C. starting Wednesday for a pivotal round ... Read More

Cabinet-level delegations from the U.S. and China will meet in Washington, D.C. starting Wednesday for a pivotal round of negotiations to resolve the ongoing trade dispute between the world’s two largest economies. Read More

2019-01-29 23:15:21
by TWN Staff
U.S. House of Representatives Natural Resources Committee Roster

Below is the roster of the Natural Resources Committee in the 116th Congress. Read More

Below is the roster of the Natural Resources Committee in the 116th Congress. Read More

2019-01-29 23:11:57
by TWN Staff
U.S. House of Representatives Foreign Affairs Committee Roster

Below is the roster of the Foreign Affairs Committee in the 116th Congress. Read More

Below is the roster of the Foreign Affairs Committee in the 116th Congress. Read More

2019-01-29 22:30:47
by TWN Staff
U.S. House of Representatives Small Business Committee

Below is the roster for the Small Business Committee during the 116th Congress. Read More

Below is the roster for the Small Business Committee during the 116th Congress. Read More

2019-01-29 22:29:03
by TWN Staff
U.S. House of Representatives Science, Space & Technology Committee Roster

Below is the roster for the Science, Space & Technology Committee in the 116th Congress. Read More

Below is the roster for the Science, Space & Technology Committee in the 116th Congress. Read More

2019-01-29 22:26:58
by TWN Staff
U.S. House of Representatives Rules Committee Roster

Below is the roster of the Rules Committee in the 116th Congress. Read More

Below is the roster of the Rules Committee in the 116th Congress. Read More

2019-01-29 22:25:41
by TWN Staff
U.S. House of Representatives Oversight & Government Reform Committee Roster

Below is the roster for the Oversight & Government Reform Committee in the 116th Congress. Read More

Below is the roster for the Oversight & Government Reform Committee in the 116th Congress. Read More

2019-01-29 22:19:19
by TWN Staff
U.S. House of Representatives Homeland Security Committee Roster

Below is the roster for the Homeland Security Committee in the 116th Congress. Read More

Below is the roster for the Homeland Security Committee in the 116th Congress. Read More

2019-01-29 22:17:06
by TWN Staff
U.S. House of Representatives Financial Services Committee Roster

Below is the roster for the Financial Services Committee in the 116th Congress. Read More

Below is the roster for the Financial Services Committee in the 116th Congress. Read More

2019-01-29 22:12:55
by TWN Staff
U.S. House of Representatives Education & Labor Committee Roster

Below is the roster for the Education & Labor Committee in the 116th Congress. Read More

Below is the roster for the Education & Labor Committee in the 116th Congress. Read More

2019-01-29 22:11:31
by TWN Staff
U.S. House of Representatives Budget Committee Roster

Below is the roster for the Budget Committee for the 116th Congress. Read More

Below is the roster for the Budget Committee for the 116th Congress. Read More

2019-01-29 00:14:29
by TWN Staff
U.S. House of Representatives Judiciary Committee Roster

Below is the roster of the Judiciary Committee in the 116th Congress. Read More

Below is the roster of the Judiciary Committee in the 116th Congress. Read More

2019-01-26 02:01:57
by TWN Staff
Leadership Responds After President Donald Trump Announced an Agreement to Reopen Government

What are Senate and House leaders saying after President Donald Trump announced an agreement to reopen the government? Read More

What are Senate and House leaders saying after President Donald Trump announced an agreement to reopen the government? Read More

2019-01-26 00:38:31
by Dan Weisman
Rancho Santa Fe Assemblyman Switches from Republican to Democrat

If you can't beat them, join them. State Assemblyman Brian Maienschein went from red to blue Thursday, Jan. 24. Maienschein announced ... Read More

If you can't beat them, join them. State Assemblyman Brian Maienschein went from red to blue Thursday, Jan. 24. Maienschein announced at the State Capitol in Sacramento a switch from the Republican Party to the... Read More

2019-01-25 23:45:48
by Tom Ramstack
Inspector General Report Implies Trump Violated Constitution with Hotel Lease

The U.S. General Services Administration demonstrated “serious shortcomings” in reviewing conflicts of interest in the lease on Trump International ... Read More

The U.S. General Services Administration demonstrated “serious shortcomings” in reviewing conflicts of interest in the lease on Trump International Hotel in downtown Washington, a report this week says. The report by... Read More

2019-01-25 23:00:47
by Tom Ramstack
Indictment Against Trump Advisor Points Evidence Toward President

The indictment Friday of political advisor Roger J. Stone alleges a pattern of lies that casts serious doubt on the ... Read More

The indictment Friday of political advisor Roger J. Stone alleges a pattern of lies that casts serious doubt on the credibility of President Donald Trump. It accuses Stone of falsely telling Congress that he did not inform... Read More

2019-01-23 23:54:01
by TWN Staff
Blue Dogs Urge Bipartisan, Bicameral Summit to End Government Shutdown

On Wednesday, members of the Blue Dog Coalition sent a stern message to leadership of both parties in the House ... Read More

On Wednesday, members of the Blue Dog Coalition sent a stern message to leadership of both parties in the House and Senate – exercise your constitutional authority to reopen the government. Read More

2019-01-23 02:06:51
by TWN Staff
Bost, Lawson Introduce Bipartisan House Bill

This week, bipartisan lawmakers Al Lawson (D-FL) and Mike Bost (R-IL) introduced the Veterans’ Agricultural Apprenticeship Act to make more ... Read More

This week, bipartisan lawmakers Al Lawson (D-FL) and Mike Bost (R-IL) introduced the Veterans’ Agricultural Apprenticeship Act to make more United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) apprenticeships available to veterans. The Veterans’ Agricultural Apprenticeship Act instructs the USDA... Read More

2019-01-23 01:59:27
by TWN Staff
Democratic Senators Move to Protect Dreamer Data

On Tuesday, U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) led a group of Senate Democrats in reintroducing the Protect DREAMer ... Read More

On Tuesday, U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) led a group of Senate Democrats in reintroducing the Protect DREAMer Confidentiality Act of 2019, a bill to safeguard the private information—such as addresses and telephone numbers—of the young immigrants ... Read More

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