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Senators Murray, Murkowski Aim to Improve and Expand Health Care Services for Survivors of Sexual Assault Health
Senators Murray, Murkowski Aim to Improve and Expand Health Care Services for Survivors of Sexual Assault
2019-02-08 20:51:25
by TWN Staff

This week, Senator Patty Murray (D-WA), ranking member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee, and Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), reintroduced the Survivors’ Access to Supportive Care Act (SASCA), a bipartisan, bicameral bill to help improve and... Read More

Families of Parkland Victims Advocate Safe Schools on Capitol Hill Spotlight
Families of Parkland Victims Advocate Safe Schools on Capitol Hill
2019-02-08 18:48:57
by TWN Staff

One week ahead of the tragic school shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, the families of the victims took to Capitol Hill to deliver their message: take action to make our schools safer. During a press... Read More

The Humanity of Walter Jones Opinions
The Humanity of Walter Jones
2019-02-08 17:46:50
by Sean O'Brien

Walter Jones has always been one of my favorite members of Congress, even though I agree with him on almost nothing. I’ve always admired his independence, and his self-fulfilling declaration that he didn’t come to Washington to be a Chairman.... Read More

Trump Political Advisor Argues Against Gag Order Before His Criminal Trial Spotlight
Trump Political Advisor Argues Against Gag Order Before His Criminal Trial
2019-02-08 15:41:43
by Tom Ramstack

WASHINGTON -- Political advisor Roger Stone is setting up a First Amendment free speech challenge during his pre-trial proceedings in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. He told a federal judge Friday that she had no constitutional... Read More

Democrats Show Displeasure With Trump Policies Through SOTU Guests Political News
Democrats Show Displeasure With Trump Policies Through SOTU Guests
2019-02-06 02:54:33
by TWN Staff

House Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer (MD-5) brings Fifth District resident, Jacqueline Beale, the Maryland State Lead Ambassador for the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network, the non-partisan advocacy affiliate of the American Cancer Society "I am honored that Jacqueline... Read More

Federal Judge Dismisses Lawsuit Seeking to Preserve Obamacare Health
Federal Judge Dismisses Lawsuit Seeking to Preserve Obamacare
2019-02-05 23:01:54
by Tom Ramstack

A decision last week by a federal judge in a Maryland lawsuit is expected to influence an appeal by other states that seek to protect their health insurance plans under the Affordable Care Act. The state of Maryland filed a... Read More

Data Shows the US Quietly Transitioning to an Electrified Future Energy
Data Shows the US Quietly Transitioning to an Electrified Future
2019-02-02 01:24:46
by Michael Cheng

In the US, the automotive sector is gearing up for a disruptive, electrified future. The future of gas-powered cars is at risk, due to the proliferation of sustainable, battery-powered electric vehicles (EVs). Data published by Inside EVs indicate a sharp... Read More

The Irreversible Turmoil of the Government Shutdown Economy
The Irreversible Turmoil of the Government Shutdown

The government shutdown was a tremendous burden for America to bear. The number of federal workers that suffered during the 35-day long haul was 800,000. Some 450,000 were required to come into work without pay. More than 42,000 United States... Read More

PGPF Analysis Shows Government Shutdown Has Direct Negative Impact on American Confidence Spotlight
PGPF Analysis Shows Government Shutdown Has Direct Negative Impact on American Confidence
2019-02-01 16:09:51
by TWN Staff

This week the Peter G. Peterson Foundation issued its regular Fiscal Confidence Index for the month of January, and the findings were troubling. The report, modeled after the Consumer Confidence Index and fielded in the final days before the government... Read More

The Rise of the Pragmatic Democrat Spotlight
The Rise of the Pragmatic Democrat
2019-01-30 00:28:31
by TWN Staff

Much attention has been paid in the months since the midterm elections to several high profile members of the House Democratic Caucus, many of whom represent the far left of the party. Read More

The First Step Act Set to Unshackle Women in the Prison System Health
The First Step Act Set to Unshackle Women in the Prison System
2019-01-30 00:20:06
by Maria Volkova

A number of provisions in the First Step Act, signed into law by President Trump last month, are going to make the lives of federally incarcerated females a little less burdensome. The bill, which passed through the... Read More

Failure to Resolve U.S.-China Trade Dispute Could Lead to a Global Recession Trade
Failure to Resolve U.S.-China Trade Dispute Could Lead to a Global Recession
2019-01-29 23:16:44
by HJ Mai

Cabinet-level delegations from the U.S. and China will meet in Washington, D.C. starting Wednesday for a pivotal round of negotiations to resolve the ongoing trade dispute between the world’s two largest economies. Read More

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