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Select Committee Releases Final Report on How to Fix Congress, Revive Bipartisanship
Congress
Select Committee Releases Final Report on How to Fix Congress, Revive Bipartisanship
2022-12-20 22:02:58
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — There likely haven’t been many select committees in the history of Congress who on their last day made the mind wander back to “Hub Fans Bid Kid Adieu,” the epic 1960 account of Ted Williams’ final game at... Read More

Agriculture
Bicameral Group of Lawmakers Seek Emergency Aid for Organic Farmers
2022-12-16 15:59:30
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — A bicameral group of lawmakers led by Reps. Chellie Pingree, D-Maine, and Jared Huffman, D-Calif., in the House and Sen. Tammy Baldwin, D-Wis., are urging the U.S. Agriculture Department to provide emergency assistance to organic dairy and chicken... Read More

Congress
House Poised to Limit Use of NDAs in Workplace Harassment, Assault Cases
2022-11-16 14:33:01
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — The House is expected to vote Wednesday on a bill that would limited the use of nondisclosure agreements to silence victims of workplace sexual assault and harassment. In a party line, 215 to 208 vote on Tuesday, members... Read More

U.S. Senate
Bipartisan Resolution Could Set Location of Fallen Journalist Memorial
2022-09-28 14:57:36
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — A bipartisan resolution introduced late last week would authorize the placement of a national memorial commemorating fallen journalists on Independence Avenue, between the Voice of America building and the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian. The effort... Read More

Technology
Senate Passes $280B Bipartisan CHIPS Act
2022-07-27 18:07:24
by Madeline Hughes

WASHINGTON — The Senate on Wednesday voted 64-33 to pass the $280 billion legislation that aims to rebuild the U.S. semiconductor chip manufacturing industry and create a renewed investment in research and development. “Future generations will look back on the... Read More

Innovation
Hoyer Leads Charge to Bolster American Competitiveness
2022-06-24 22:38:32
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, D-Md., on Thursday urged House and Senate conferees currently working on a bipartisan innovation bill to complete their work soon so that the House can vote on it before the August recess. Originally... Read More

Political News
Gun Bill Garners Bipartisan Support in Senate, House Plans Friday Vote
2022-06-24 16:04:31
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Senate easily approved a bipartisan gun control bill Thursday night, setting the stage for final approval on Friday in the House of what many are calling the government's most decisive response ever to the rash of... Read More

U.S. Senate
‘Bipartisan Breakthrough’ Reached on Senate Gun Safety Bill
2022-06-22 17:17:54
by Reece Nations

WASHINGTON — Senators reached an agreement on Tuesday night to advance bipartisan legislation aimed at curbing violent offenders’ access to firearms. The legislation passed an initial procedural process in the Senate after 14 Republicans joined all 48 Democrats and two... Read More

U.S. Senate
‘Bumps in the Road’ Hold Up Bipartisan Gun Deal
2022-06-17 20:11:30
by Reece Nations

WASHINGTON — The Senate adjourned Friday morning without any action taken on its proposed bipartisan gun safety framework, throwing cold water on the hopes that a deal would be reached before the chamber’s state work period recess. The members currently... Read More

Immigration
Bipartisan Group Seeks Permanent Residency Pathway for Documented Dreamers 
2022-05-19 19:57:21
by Reece Nations

WASHINGTON — A bipartisan delegation of lawmakers is renewing the push to create a clear path to permanent legal status for individuals who age out of temporary protection from deportation. In a Capitol Hill press conference on Wednesday, Sens. Alex... Read More

Political News
Citizens Group Seeks to Bridge the Partisan Divide
2022-05-08 16:18:15
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — All over Capitol Hill, the hullabaloo of the return to almost pre-pandemic normal was everywhere in evidence. Under a bright blue late afternoon sky, mobs of rambunctious school children were being corralled on the Capitol steps for class... Read More

Broadband
Bipartisan Bill Proposed for Oversight on Broadband Funds
2022-05-04 23:19:39
by Madeline Hughes

WASHINGTON — There’s new proposed legislation to ensure the billions of infrastructure dollars flowing throughout the country to develop broadband internet actually create sustainable infrastructure. Sens. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., and Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., introduced the bill Tuesday, legislation that... Read More

Cybercrime
Bipartisan Cybercrime Metrics Bill Nears House Passage
2022-03-29 14:10:35
by Reece Nations

WASHINGTON — Legislation that would improve data collection for cybercrimes and cyber-enabled crime was brought up for business in the House on Monday by Reps. Sheila Jackson Lee, D-Texas and Abigail Spanberger, D-Va. The bill, entitled the Better Cybercrime Metrics... Read More

Technology
Biden Hosts Event to Support Bipartisan Innovation Act 
2022-03-10 13:47:08
by Reece Nations

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden held an event alongside business leaders, the governors of Michigan and Indiana and Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo urging Congress to pass the bipartisan Innovation and Competition Act. The legislation, formally entitled the United States... Read More

In The States
Members Join In Bipartisan Push to Help Communities Address Divisiveness
2022-02-25 23:04:51
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — Eighteen House members — nine Republicans and nine Democrats — have come together in an effort to empower local communities to address divisiveness that may be hindering the economy and other goals. The vehicle they plan to use... Read More

Economy
Scott, Hassan Lead Bipartisan Bill to Reinstate Employee Retention Tax Credit 
2022-02-11 23:30:47
by Reece Nations

WASHINGTON — Sens. Tim Scott, R-S.C., and Maggie Hassan, D-N.H., on Thursday introduced legislation to reinstate the Employee Retention Tax Credit that expired for most businesses in September. Originally introduced by the CARES Act in 2020, the program provided employers... Read More

Technology
Bipartisan Push to Curb Internet Exploitation of Children Renewed in House, Senate
2022-02-03 17:05:38
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — A bipartisan effort to curb the sexual exploitation of children on the internet promises to reignite the debate over whether and how to limit protections currently extended to technology and media companies. The Eliminating Abusive and Rampant Neglect... Read More

Economy
Bipartisan Anti-Poverty Bill Unveiled in House, Senate
2022-02-02 14:49:19
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — Sens. Cory Booker, D-N.J., and Rob Portman, D-Ohio, joined by House Majority Whip James Clyburn, D-S.C. and Rep. Hal Rogers, R-Ky., are urging their colleagues to support a sweeping new anti-poverty bill intended, in their words, “to create... Read More

Defense
Biden Signs $768.2 Billion Defense Spending Bill into Law

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden signed the National Defense Authorization Act into law, authorizing $768.2 billion in military spending, including a 2.7% pay raise for service members, for 2022. The NDAA authorizes a 5% increase in military spending, and... Read More

Veterans
Tester, Moran, Leading Push for More Transparency In VA Health Records Project
2021-12-15 16:01:38
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON —Sens. Jon Tester, D-Mont., and Jerry Moran, R-Kan., are leading a bipartisan effort to increase transparency surrounding the Department of Veterans Affairs Electronic Health Record Modernization program. This past summer, the VA’s Office of Inspector General released a series... Read More

Congress
House Passes Defense Authorization Bill With Strong Bipartisan Support
2021-12-08 17:24:48
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON— The House on Tuesday evening passed the National Defense Authorization Act, sending it to the Senate after an overwhelmingly bipartisan 363-to-70 vote. The Senate is expected to take the measure up by Friday. In the end, 169 Democrats and... Read More

Crime
Bipartisan Senate Legislation Aims to Prevent Foreign Extortion
2021-11-02 20:29:41
by Reece Nations

WASHINGTON — Sens. Thom Tillis, R-N.C., and Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I., announced the introduction of legislation to the Senate on Tuesday that would criminalize bribery demands by foreign officials. Although bribery is considered criminal activity under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act... Read More

Trade
Bordeaux Leading Bipartisan Effort to Make Supply Chain More Resilient
2021-11-01 13:18:04
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — It’s easy to dip one’s toe into the 24-hour news cycle and suppose the breakdown of the nation’s supply chain for incoming and outgoing goods is a west coast phenomena. The truth is, the backlogs have impacted ports... Read More

Opinion Polls
Voters Tell Pollster Out-of-Pocket Costs and Limits of Coverage Most Concerning Issue
2021-09-20 15:44:00
by TWN Staff

Most voters in the district represented by Rep. Marilyn Strickland support fiscal responsibility and want Congress to take a bipartisan approach. Fifty-seven percent believe members of Congress need to work across the aisle to deliver results for their constituents versus... Read More

U.S. Senate
Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill Set for Final Senate Passage

WASHINGTON (AP) — After weeks of fits, starts and delays, the Senate is on track to give final approval to the $1 trillion bipartisan infrastructure plan, with a growing coalition of Democrats and Republicans prepared to lift the first phase... Read More

Infrastructure
Senators Finalize Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill Text
2021-08-02 14:22:22
by TWN Staff

Senators on Sunday night finalized the text of the bipartisan infrastructure bill, creating a sweeping 2,702-page document that could be voted on in the chamber by the end of the week. “We want to be done by Thursday,” Sen. Joe... Read More

Political News
Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill Advances in the Senate
2021-07-29 14:32:12
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Senate on Wednesday evening voted to advance bipartisan infrastructure legislation, despite the lack of actual bill text to consider and a looming battle in the House over the measure. By a 67-32 vote, the Senate moved... Read More

Political News
Senators Say They’ve Struck Deal on $1.2 Trillion Infrastructure Bill
2021-07-28 16:29:48
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON -- A bipartisan group of senators who have been negotiating for weeks on an infrastructure bill since forging an alliance with the White House say they’ve reached a deal on the “major issues” and can now move forward. “I... Read More

Education
Bipartisan Bill Aims to Make College Credits Easier to Transfer
2021-07-20 13:42:48
by Ansley Puckett

Bipartisan legislation aimed at removing a bureaucratic obstacle which prevents some students from receiving their degree or certification is being proposed by Sens. Mark Warner, D-Va., Mike Braun, R-Ind., John Hickenlooper, D-Colo. and Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass. The Reverse Transfer Efficiency... Read More

In The News
CPAs Endorse Bipartisan Push to Regulate Tax Return Preparers
2021-07-06 13:55:24
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - A bipartisan bill aimed at increasing oversight for paid tax return preparers has garnered the support of the American Institute of CPAs. The bill, the Taxpayer Protection and Preparer Proficiency Act, was introduced last month by Rep. Jimmy... Read More

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