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U.S. House of Representatives Ways & Means Committee Roster Congress
U.S. House of Representatives Ways & Means Committee Roster
January 18, 2019
by TWN Staff

Below is the full roster for the six Ways and Means subcommittees in the 116th Congress.  Read More

U.S. House of Representatives Appropriations Committee Roster Congress
U.S. House of Representatives Appropriations Committee Roster
January 18, 2019
by TWN Staff

Below is the full Democratic majority elect roster for the twelve Appropriations subcommittees in the 116th Congress. Republican minority subcommittee rosters will be announced at a later date. Read More

Kilmer/Schatz Lead Group of 22 Lawmakers in Effort to Protect Federal Workers Economy
Kilmer/Schatz Lead Group of 22 Lawmakers in Effort to Protect Federal Workers
January 18, 2019
by TWN Staff

This week, a group of 22 lawmakers led by U.S. Senator Brian Schatz (D-Hawai‘i) and U.S. Representative Derek Kilmer (D-Wash.) introduced the Federal Employee Civil Relief Act. The new legislation protects federal... Read More

Doctor Zero, How A Single Doctor Became His Own Opioid Crisis Spotlight
Doctor Zero, How A Single Doctor Became His Own Opioid Crisis
January 16, 2019
by Bill Myers
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Most epidemics start with a patient zero. Here in northwest Illinois, the opioid epidemic features a doctor zero. About 10 miles west of Dixon, up Route 2 and following the Rock River, under the shadow cast by the husk... Read More

The Government Shutdown: Stories from the States In The States
The Government Shutdown: Stories from the States
January 16, 2019
by TWN Staff

If there is one thing that has become clear over the past few days, it’s that people across the United States are being impacted in real and painful ways by the protracted government shutdown. With no end in... Read More

U.S. House of Representatives Energy and Commerce Committee Elect Roster Congress
U.S. House of Representatives Energy and Commerce Committee Elect Roster
January 16, 2019
by TWN Staff

Below is the full Democratic majority roster for the six Energy and Commerce subcommittees in the 116th Congress. Republican minority subcommittee rosters will be announced at a later date.  Read More

Ongoing Shutdown Ripples through Aviation Economy Transportation
Ongoing Shutdown Ripples through Aviation Economy
January 15, 2019
by TWN Staff

Last week, the National Air Traffic Controllers Association (NATCA) and federal employees including air traffic controllers and other aviation workforce personnel sent a letter to President Trump calling for an immediate... Read More

VIDEO: First Day in Congress With Rep. Andy Levin Spotlight
VIDEO: First Day in Congress With Rep. Andy Levin
January 12, 2019
by TWN Staff

A human rights activist, newly elected Representative Andy Levin has been advocating for working families since the 1980s. Now he brings his fight to Congress. Watch him as he navigates his first day... Read More

House, Senate Send Bipartisan Bill to President Trump to Protect Government Workers Hurt by Shutdown Bipartisan
House, Senate Send Bipartisan Bill to President Trump to Protect Government Workers Hurt by Shutdown
January 11, 2019
by TWN Staff

With 450,000 federal workers being forced to work without pay, and another 380,000 federal workers sent home over the holidays without pay, the ongoing shutdown is taking its toll on families and public servants. It is... Read More

Peters Highlights Bipartisan Legislation to Secure Border in Weekly Democratic Address National Security
Peters Highlights Bipartisan Legislation to Secure Border in Weekly Democratic Address
January 11, 2019
by TWN Staff

On Friday, Congressman Scott Peters of California delivered the Weekly Democratic Address. Peters, a centrist member of Congress known for his practical approach to problem solving, represents California's 52nd... Read More

New Senate Chiefs Spotlight
New Senate Chiefs
January 11, 2019
by TWN Staff

As new members of the U.S. Senate take office, one of the first and most important decisions they make is the appointment of a chief of staff. The Well News is tracking all of these top hires. Read More

What Are Members of the House and Senate Saying About President Trump’s Address to the Nation? Congress
What Are Members of the House and Senate Saying About President Trump’s Address to the Nation?
January 9, 2019
by TWN Staff

Statements issued after President Trump’s address to the nation: Senator Richard Blumenthal (CT) - “The real crises here are of Donald Trump’s own making: dedicated public servants missing paychecks; taxpayers denied critical government services; economic hardship for small businesses and low income... Read More

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