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

This week, U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV) headed home to host community leaders and advocates at a roundtable ... Read More

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

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

U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell (R-KY), Senate Majority Leader: “We know the Senate is better than this. We know the ... Read More

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

This week U.S. Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) and U.S. House Assistant Democratic Leader James E. Clyburn (SC-6) introduced ... Read More

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

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

This week the New Democrat Coalition’s Future of Work Task Force, co-chaired by Reps. Bill Foster, Seth Moulton, and ... Read More

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

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

This week, the Senate passed the "SUPPORT for Patients and Communities Act," a comprehensive bill to help address the opioid ... Read More

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

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

This week, the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) and a broad coalition of health, environmental, Native American and Western citizens’ groups ... Read More

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

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

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

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

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

In an appearance on Morning Joe this week, Representative Cheri Bustos (D-IL) announced her intention to run for Assistant Democratic ... Read More

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

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

A recent move by the New Jersey State Senate would provide extended funding for manufacturing workforce development in a state ... Read More

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

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

As the opioid epidemic continues to ravage communities across the United States, Congress – in a rare occurrence of bipartisan cooperation – ... Read More

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

In the wake of the unspeakable tragedy that unfolded at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School earlier this year, families of ... Read More

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

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

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

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

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

The environment is shaping up to be a key issue in California battleground congressional districts this election, according to a ... Read More

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

President Trump’s irresponsible trade war continues to spiral further out of control, and while the adverse effects are being ... Read More

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

Leaders across the country at all levels of government and private sector are working to implement innovative policies that address ... Read More

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

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

Cruising down the Arizona highway in an RV, Congressman Tom O’Halleran, Chairman of the Blue Dog Rural Task Force, ... Read More

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

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

Following a controversial deal by the Trump Administration that lifted a ban on the export of U.S. parts and ... Read More

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

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

First term Congressman Jimmy Panetta is well known on Capitol Hill for being a principled and pragmatic lawmaker who regularly ... Read More

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Illinois Congresswoman Cheri Bustos is a rising star in Congress who has been able to connect with voters in the... Read More

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

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

On a hot June day in 2017, nearly a year after the election of President Trump, a group of moderate Democrats ... Read More

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

Poll: Should Kavanaugh be Confirmed to Supreme Court?

Poll of 1,038 voters between September 6-9. Read More

Poll of 1,038 voters between September 6-9. Read More

2018-09-09 14:16:27
by Welcome to The Well News!
Welcome to The Well News!

There are an untold number of leaders across this country who are working hard to safeguard our country’s future ... Read More

There are an untold number of leaders across this country who are working hard to safeguard our country’s future with a sensible and pragmatic approach.  Read More

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