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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

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