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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 Spotlight
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

EDF, Environmental Groups File Lawsuit to Block Trump Administration's Plan to Roll Back Methane Waste Standards 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

What Are Members of the House and Senate Saying About the Trump Administration's Revised NAFTA Proposal? 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

Bustos Announces Bid for Assistant Democratic Leader if Dems Win the House 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 Spotlight
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 Spotlight
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

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