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2019-01-05 02:26:30
by TWN Staff
VIDEO: First Day in Congress With Rep. Chrissy Houlahan

Chrissy Houlahan is a rising star. A third generation military veteran and Captain in the USAFR, she is poised to ... Read More

Chrissy Houlahan is a rising star. A third generation military veteran and Captain in the USAFR, she is poised to make her mark in the 116th Congress. Read More

2019-01-04 20:42:02
by TWN Staff
Senators Mark Warner and Marco Rubio Introduce Bipartisan Bill

On Friday, bipartisan legislation was introduced by Vice Chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence Sen. Mark R. Warner (... Read More

On Friday, bipartisan legislation was introduced by Vice Chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence Sen. Mark R. Warner (D-VA) and Committee member Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) to combat tech-specific threats to national security posed by foreign actors like ... Read More

2019-01-04 20:41:42
by TWN Staff
Blue Dogs Work to Restore Fiscal Responsibility to Government

This week, Democrats took back the majority in the U.S. House of Representatives following 2018's historic midterm elections. One ... Read More

This week, Democrats took back the majority in the U.S. House of Representatives following 2018's historic midterm elections. One of the first orders of business? Establish rules for the 116th Congress. H.Res.6, "A Resolution Providing for the House ... Read More

2019-01-02 00:11:38
by Bill Myers
The Town That Raised Reagan Wants Out of the War On Drugs

Opioids have overwhelmed rural Illinois. Desperate, the cops in Ronald Reagan’s hometown have stopped arresting people and started getting ... Read More

Opioids have overwhelmed rural Illinois. Desperate, the cops in Ronald Reagan’s hometown have stopped arresting people and started getting them help. In an exclusive series, The Well News looks at “Safe Passage,” a... Read More

2018-12-22 03:14:47
by TWN Staff
Bipartisan Criminal Justice Reform Bill Signed into Law

Friday, President Trump signed the First Step Act, a bipartisan criminal justice reform bill. The law makes sentencing and prison ... Read More

Friday, President Trump signed the First Step Act, a bipartisan criminal justice reform bill. The law makes sentencing and prison reforms to the U.S. Criminal Justice System... Read More

2018-12-21 21:52:26
by TWN Staff
New Mexico State Speaker of the House Brian Egolf Discusses Education and Economic Priorities

Looking ahead to a new legislative term, The Well News had the opportunity to speak with New Mexico Speaker of ... Read More

Looking ahead to a new legislative term, The Well News had the opportunity to speak with New Mexico Speaker of the House Brian Egolf about his priorities and goals. Read More

2018-12-18 23:42:12
by TWN Staff
Blue Dogs Move to End 'Rigged' Redistricting Process

On Tuesday, incoming Blue Dog Co-Chairs—Reps. Stephanie Murphy (FL-07), Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01), Lou Correa (CA-46), and Rep.-elect ... Read More

On Tuesday, incoming Blue Dog Co-Chairs—Reps. Stephanie Murphy (FL-07), Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01), Lou Correa (CA-46), and Rep.-elect Anthony Brindisi (NY-22)—sent a letter to House Speaker-Designate Nancy Pelosi and Democratic Leader-Designate Steny Hoyer... Read More

2018-12-18 23:42:03
by TWN Staff
Families of 17 Victims in Parkland Shooting Respond to Administration's School Safety Report

Stand with Parkland President Tony Montalto on Tuesday sent a letter to President Trump in response to the long awaited ... Read More

Stand with Parkland President Tony Montalto on Tuesday sent a letter to President Trump in response to the long awaited report issued by the Administration's Federal Commission on School Safety. Stand with Parkland, which represents all 17 families of the shooting ... Read More

2018-12-18 23:42:00
by TWN Staff
Senators Send Bipartisan Letter Calling on Administration to Respond to Allegations of Chinese Government Election Interference

Led by Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.), a bipartisan group of Senators sent a letter to Secretary of State Mike ... Read More

Led by Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.), a bipartisan group of Senators sent a letter to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and other national security leaders in the Trump Administration expressing concern about ongoing Chinese Communist Party (CCP) attempts to ... Read More

2018-12-18 22:40:11
by TWN Staff
CMS Breaks Down Key Drivers of Health Care Costs in the US

Rx Drug Spending Slowest Growing Component of 2017 Health Care Expenses. Recently, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released the 2017 ... Read More

Rx Drug Spending Slowest Growing Component of 2017 Health Care Expenses. Recently, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released the 2017 National Health Expenditure (NHE) data, detailing the official estimates of total health care spending in the United States... Read More

2018-12-15 01:15:43
by TWN Staff
The Rise of Digital Advertising and the Future of Campaigns

New technology is rapidly changing the ways in which campaigns and candidates interact with voters. For decades, direct mail and ... Read More

New technology is rapidly changing the ways in which campaigns and candidates interact with voters. For decades, direct mail and other forms of traditional media have been the gold standard in voter communication and... Read More

2018-12-15 01:13:30
by TWN Staff
Government Shut Down Looms

With no resolution in sight on the border security question, Democrats and President Trump are locked in a bitter dispute ... Read More

With no resolution in sight on the border security question, Democrats and President Trump are locked in a bitter dispute with less than two weeks before a spending bill must be passed to keep the government open. Read More

2018-12-12 14:03:33
by TWN Staff
New Dems Elect Leadership Slate for the 116th Congress

“Now at more than 90-strong, the New Democrat Coalition will push Congress to look at old problems through a new ... Read More

“Now at more than 90-strong, the New Democrat Coalition will push Congress to look at old problems through a new lens. We are laser-focused on growing the pie, creating jobs in every part of the country, and building an... Read More

2018-12-12 14:02:28
by TWN Staff
Senate Democratic Ranking Members Announced 116th Congress

On Tuesday, Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer announced the slate of Senate Democratic Ranking Members for the 116th Congress. Ratified ... Read More

On Tuesday, Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer announced the slate of Senate Democratic Ranking Members for the 116th Congress. Ratified by the Senate Democratic Caucus, they include:  Aging: Senator Bob... Read More

2018-12-12 01:41:16
by TWN Staff
Senators Hail Passage of 2018 Farm Bill

In a Congress marked by gridlock, the 2018 Farm Bill passed yesterday with overwhelming bipartisan support. By a margin 87-13, Senators ... Read More

In a Congress marked by gridlock, the 2018 Farm Bill passed yesterday with overwhelming bipartisan support. By a margin 87-13, Senators on both sides of the aisle hailed the bill as success and touted achievements in securing funding for farmers, ranchers, ... Read More

2018-12-07 23:34:40
by TWN Staff
Cortez Masto, Flake Move to Eliminate Wasteful Government Spending

On the Chopping Block: Paying Federal Loans in Peanuts, Federal Grants for Robot Bartenders, Agricultural Subsidies for Bug-Based Foods. On ... Read More

On the Chopping Block: Paying Federal Loans in Peanuts, Federal Grants for Robot Bartenders, Agricultural Subsidies for Bug-Based Foods. On Wednesday, just weeks before the 115th Congress comes to a close... Read More

Repay Veterans Benefits – With Interest, Duckworth Says

Secretary Robert Wilkie and the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has come under fire in recent weeks for the delinquent ... Read More

Secretary Robert Wilkie and the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has come under fire in recent weeks for the delinquent payments of benefits due to as many as 82,000 student veterans.  The backlog of “Forever GI Bill” benefits, which escalated in ... Read More

2018-12-04 22:38:54
by TWN Staff
An Interview with GSG Pollster Jefrey Pollock on the Democrats’ Midterm Success

Recently, The Well News team had the opportunity to discuss the Democrats’ midterm success with pollster extraordinaire Jefrey Pollock, founding ... Read More

Recently, The Well News team had the opportunity to discuss the Democrats’ midterm success with pollster extraordinaire Jefrey Pollock, founding partner and president of Global Strategy Group (GSG), a premier public... Read More

2018-12-04 22:14:41
by TWN Staff
Costello, Dingell Lead Bipartisan Effort To Address Health Care, Violence Against Women

As the 115th Congress comes to a close and the Democrats prepare to take control of the House in January, ... Read More

As the 115th Congress comes to a close and the Democrats prepare to take control of the House in January, Representatives Ryan Costello (PA-06) and Debbie Dingell (MI-12) continue to push forward on addressing... Read More

2018-11-30 21:03:09
by TWN Staff
Problem Solvers Secure Reforms to House Rules: What Are They and What Do They Mean?

This week members of the Problem Solvers Caucus reached an agreement with Leader Pelosi and Rules Committee Ranking Member McGovern ... Read More

This week members of the Problem Solvers Caucus reached an agreement with Leader Pelosi and Rules Committee Ranking Member McGovern that they assert will help break the partisan gridlock in the U.S. House of Representatives. Read More

2018-11-30 20:40:03
by TWN Staff
New Democrat Coalition Elects New Leadership, Inducts 30 Members-Elect

This week the New Democrats inducted 30 Members-Elect to join the Coalition in the 116th Congress, bringing the group to over 90 ... Read More

This week the New Democrats inducted 30 Members-Elect to join the Coalition in the 116th Congress, bringing the group to over 90 members as the Democrats take control of the House next year. Read More

2018-11-30 20:29:03
by TWN Staff
Exploring the Future of Work

As the nature of work dramatically changes in the 21st century, new leaders are emerging to tackle the challenges of ... Read More

As the nature of work dramatically changes in the 21st century, new leaders are emerging to tackle the challenges of our shifting economic landscape. Workers are facing growing uncertainty in the labor market, and their relationship with their employers must ... Read More

2018-11-27 23:54:14
by TWN Staff
Monmouth University Poll Finds Few Americans Expect United States to Become United

In a new poll released by Monmouth University this week, most Americans continue to feel that the country is greatly ... Read More

In a new poll released by Monmouth University this week, most Americans continue to feel that the country is greatly divided on its core values and that it has become more divided since President Donald Trump took office. Read More

2018-11-27 23:41:07
by TWN Staff
Congressman Jim Costa Elected Vice Chairperson of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly’s Economic Security Committee

California Congressman and Blue Dog Caucus member Jim Costa was elected Vice Chairperson of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly’s Economic ... Read More

California Congressman and Blue Dog Caucus member Jim Costa was elected Vice Chairperson of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly’s Economic Security Committee last week during the Assembly’s 64th annual session in Halifax, Canada. Read More

2018-11-27 23:16:45
by TWN Staff
8th Annual NewDEAL Leader Conference Convenes Rising Democrats on Midterm Lessons and What Comes Next

This week, more than 60 of the most innovative state and local leaders from across the country are coming together in ... Read More

This week, more than 60 of the most innovative state and local leaders from across the country are coming together in Washington, DC to reflect on midterm elections, discuss the Democratic Party's path forward and lay out... Read More

2018-11-27 20:00:11
by TWN Staff
Blue Dog Coalition Elects New Leadership

On Tuesday, the Blue Dog Coalition of fiscally responsible House Democrats announced its new leadership team as their party is ... Read More

On Tuesday, the Blue Dog Coalition of fiscally responsible House Democrats announced its new leadership team as their party is poised to retake the gavel in the 116th Congress. The Blue Dogs, known for their bipartisan approach... Read More

2018-11-20 22:21:50
by TWN Staff
Ohio’s Gerrymandered Map Withstood a Blue Wave Exactly as Planned

Despite being swept in the statewide races in Ohio, Democrats nearly matched Republican votes in state legislative races but will ... Read More

Despite being swept in the statewide races in Ohio, Democrats nearly matched Republican votes in state legislative races but will remain in a deep minority in both houses. Read More

2018-11-17 02:54:27
by TWN Staff
State of the States: Shifting Balance of Power in State Legislatures

Following the elections on November 6, state control is now divided in thirteen states. Democrats picked up six states, bringing their ... Read More

Following the elections on November 6, state control is now divided in thirteen states. Democrats picked up six states, bringing their total to fourteen while Republicans held on to control in 21 states. Scroll to the bottom of the newsletter to see ... Read More

2018-11-14 14:11:22
by TWN Staff
PPI Releases New National Survey: America's Resilient Center and the Road to 2020

Today, the Progressive Policy Institute (PPI) released a new national survey, "America's Resilient Center and the Road to 2020." In issuing ... Read More

Today, the Progressive Policy Institute (PPI) released a new national survey, "America's Resilient Center and the Road to 2020." In issuing the survey's findings PPI said, "The next two years present a do-or-die chance for progressive leaders to build upon and ... Read More

2018-11-14 14:00:12
by TWN Staff
Big Swing in Governor Races as Blue Wave Buoyed by Strong Statewide Candidates

Last Tuesday’s election saw many governors’ mansions switch as Democrats won in a number of key states, with big ... Read More

Last Tuesday’s election saw many governors’ mansions switch as Democrats won in a number of key states, with big repercussions for the balance of power as states head into the 2020 census and subsequent redistricting. Governor mansions were high on ... Read More

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