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Bipartisan Legislation in New Jersey Extends Funding for Manufacturing Workforce Development Economy
Bipartisan Legislation in New Jersey Extends Funding for Manufacturing Workforce Development
October 3, 2018
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
September 29, 2018
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
September 29, 2018
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
September 28, 2018
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
September 26, 2018
by TWN Staff
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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
September 22, 2018
by TWN

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
September 22, 2018
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
September 19, 2018
by TWN

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
September 19, 2018
by TWN

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 Spotlight
O’Halleran: Leading the Fight for Rural America
September 19, 2018
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 “Significant, Painful” Way Congress
Bipartisan Group of Senators Move to Hold Chinese Telecom Firm ZTE Accountable in “Significant, Painful” Way
September 18, 2018
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 firm to comply with the probationary conditions of that deal. Read More

Panetta Fights for Veterans’ Education Education
Panetta Fights for Veterans’ Education
September 15, 2018
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 to his reputation by addressing one of our country’s most overlooked issues – veterans’ education. Read More

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