Manchin, Sinema Talk Reconciliation Bill, Path Forward Still Unknown
Political News
Manchin, Sinema Talk Reconciliation Bill, Path Forward Still Unknown
2022-08-02 21:35:52
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., finally got a chance to talk to Sen. Krysten Sinema, D-Ariz., Tuesday about the slimmed down reconciliation bill he negotiated with Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., last week, but the way forward is... Read More

Stephen Colbert Staffers Busted for Trespassing on Capitol Hill
Law Enforcement
Stephen Colbert Staffers Busted for Trespassing on Capitol Hill
2022-06-18 16:24:42
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — Seven staffers from “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” were arrested Thursday night for allegedly trespassing in a congressional office building near the U.S. Capitol. In an email to The Well News, U.S. Capitol Police said that at... Read More

First Bus of Texas Migrants Arrives Near Capitol 
Immigration
First Bus of Texas Migrants Arrives Near Capitol 
2022-04-13 23:16:29
by Reece Nations

WASHINGTON — A week after Texas Gov. Greg Abbott vowed to begin transporting busloads of migrants to Washington, D.C., the first transport arrived blocks away from the Capitol building. At Abbott’s direction, the Texas Division of Emergency Management chartered the... Read More

Capitol Police Nab Fox Who Raised Ruckus on Capitol Hill
Law Enforcement
Capitol Police Nab Fox Who Raised Ruckus on Capitol Hill
2022-04-06 14:56:01
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — Capitol Hill is no stranger to pop culture phenomena that insist upon themselves – after all, Bono was just here just a few days ago — but few are those who achieve the kind of instant celebrity a... Read More

<strong>The Challenges of the District Office Take Center Stage Before House Panel</strong>
Congress
The Challenges of the District Office Take Center Stage Before House Panel
2022-03-04 21:48:33
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — Though much of what America reads, sees and hears about the federal government emanates from the nation’s Capitol, the reality is it’s members’ district offices that are at the front lines, day in and day out, of helping... Read More

Biden Steps to State of the Union Lectern at Fraught Moment
Presidency
Biden Steps to State of the Union Lectern at Fraught Moment

WASHINGTON (AP) — Facing disquiet at home and danger abroad, President Joe Biden will deliver his first State of the Union address at a precipitous moment for the nation, aiming to navigate the country out of a pandemic, reboot his stalled domestic... Read More

<strong>Capitol Hill Staffers Launch Unionization Effort</strong>
Congress
Capitol Hill Staffers Launch Unionization Effort
2022-02-08 23:34:05
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — An effort by congressional staffers to launch a new employee union on Capitol Hill appears to be gaining momentum just days after they announced their intention via Twitter. Already a number of prominent Democrat lawmakers have lined up... Read More

Congress’ Doctor Warns COVID Cases Are Surging
Congress
Congress’ Doctor Warns COVID Cases Are Surging
2022-01-04 20:52:05
by Tom Ramstack

WASHINGTON — A warning Monday from the attending physician for Congress about skyrocketing COVID-19 cases is compelling lawmakers and Capitol Hill staff members to rethink their meeting schedules and masking guidelines. A letter Dr. Brian P. Monahan wrote to House... Read More

Harry Reid to Lie in State in Capitol Rotunda
In Memory
Harry Reid to Lie in State in Capitol Rotunda
2022-01-03 18:47:09
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — Former Sen. Harry Reid, D-Nev., who capped a 30-year career in the Senate by rising to majority leader, will lie in state in the U.S. Capitol rotunda next week. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and House Speaker Nancy... Read More

Mulkerrin Named Comms Director for House Majority Leader Hoyer
In The News
Mulkerrin Named Comms Director for House Majority Leader Hoyer
2021-12-28 15:57:40
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — Margaret Mulkerrin has been promoted to the position of communications director in House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer’s office, replacing Katie Grant Drew, who is leaving the post at the end of the month to pursue an opportunity off... Read More

‘Active Bomb Threat’ on Capitol Hill Ends in Surrender
Law Enforcement
‘Active Bomb Threat’ on Capitol Hill Ends in Surrender
2021-08-19 15:24:50
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON -- A man who claimed to have a bomb in a pickup truck outside the Library of Congress surrendered to the police Thursday afternoon, after hours of negotiations and evacuations of several government buildings in the area. The man,... Read More

Salary Cap Raised for Capitol Hill Staffers
Employment
Salary Cap Raised for Capitol Hill Staffers
2021-08-12 20:56:39
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON -- In a move she says is intended to attract the “best talent in America” to Capitol Hill, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., on Thursday raised the salary cap for House staffers to $199,300, up from the maximum $173,900... Read More

Biden Visits Capitol Hill to Firm Up Support for Budget Deal
Political News
Biden Visits Capitol Hill to Firm Up Support for Budget Deal
2021-07-14 20:09:47
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - President Joe Biden traveled to Capitol Hill on Monday for a working lunch with Senate Democrats, a day after party leaders announced a compromise, $3.5 trillion budget deal that pours federal dollars into a slew of climate change... Read More

Carbon Capture, Storage Garners Strong Bipartisan Support on Capitol Hill
In The News
Carbon Capture, Storage Garners Strong Bipartisan Support on Capitol Hill
2021-06-14 15:23:28
by Dan McCue

As technology goes, it hasn’t reached the level of maturity of other methods to address climate change -- like wind- or solar-energy -- but carbon capture and storage has certainly caught the attention of lawmakers on Capitol Hill. Among the... Read More

Biden’s Declaration: America’s Democracy ‘Is Rising Anew’
Political News
Biden's Declaration: America's Democracy 'Is Rising Anew'

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden declared that "America is rising anew" as he called for an expansion of federal programs to drive the economy past the coronavirus pandemic and broadly extend the social safety net on a scale not... Read More

Capitol Police Officer Killed, A Second Injured In Vehicle Attack
In The News
Capitol Police Officer Killed, A Second Injured In Vehicle Attack
2021-04-02 18:04:08
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - A Capitol Police officer was killed and a second officer was injured after being rammed by a vehicle near the heavily guarded northern entrance to the Capitol complexon Friday. The suspect, identified as Noah Green, 25, of Indiana,... Read More

Fractured GOP Faces Serious Reckoning Ahead of 2022
In The News
Fractured GOP Faces Serious Reckoning Ahead of 2022
2021-03-13 20:08:32
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON – “It’s not supposed to be that way …” the chorus of an old Willie Nelson song begins. It is a melody a lot of Republicans on Capitol Hill may be finding all too familiar. Five months removed from... Read More

FBI Releases New Video in D.C. Pipe Bomb Case
Law Enforcement
FBI Releases New Video in D.C. Pipe Bomb Case
2021-03-09 21:45:26
by TWN Staff

The FBI has released new surveillance video of the person suspected of placing pipe bombs at the headquarters of the Republican National Committee and the Democratic National Committee in January. The footage, which the FBI released via Twitter on Tuesday... Read More

Possible Virus Exposure for Lawmakers Sheltering During Riot
Congress
Possible Virus Exposure for Lawmakers Sheltering During Riot

WASHINGTON (AP) — House lawmakers may have been exposed to someone testing positive for COVID-19 while they sheltered at an undisclosed location during the Capitol siege by a violent mob loyal to President Donald Trump. The Capitol's attending physician notified... Read More

House Poised to Consider Impeachment Measure as Early as Monday
Congress
House Poised to Consider Impeachment Measure as Early as Monday
2021-01-08 21:09:20
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - House Democrats are prepared to move to impeach President Donald Trump over his role in inciting a violent mob to attack the U.S. Capitol as early as Monday, according to staffers privy to talks Friday on Capitol Hill.... Read More

Rioters at Capitol Face Long-Term Prosecutions As Police in Washington Pledge to Pursue Them
Law Enforcement
Rioters at Capitol Face Long-Term Prosecutions As Police in Washington Pledge to Pursue Them
2021-01-08 15:38:52
by Tom Ramstack

WASHINGTON -- Washington’s mayor and the FBI are pledging to track down and prosecute any protesters who broke the law during the riot at the U.S. Capitol building Wednesday. They are posting photos and videos from the mob violence on... Read More

Washington Braces for Intense Opening to a Pivotal Year
Political News
Washington Braces for Intense Opening to a Pivotal Year

REHOBOTH BEACH, Del. (AP) — The tumult of 2020 isn't over yet. The opening week of the new year will be dominated by a collision of events that will test America's commitment to democracy, shape President-elect Joe Biden's incoming administration... Read More

Incoming House Freshman Class Staffs Up
Political News
Incoming House Freshman Class Staffs Up
2020-12-01 21:06:19
by Dan McCue

Now into their second week of freshman orientation, incoming members of Congress are beginning to pick up the pace of building their staff for the 117th Congress. Each member-elect can access funds to officially hire one staffer for the interim... Read More

National Security Experts Urge Trump to Concede
2020 Elections
National Security Experts Urge Trump to Concede

More than 100 former national security officials who served in Republican administrations or GOP members of Congress say President Donald Trump’s refusal to concede the election and allow for an orderly transition is a “serious threat” to the homeland and... Read More

Telework for Government Employees Becoming Viable After the Pandemic
Employment
Telework for Government Employees Becoming Viable After the Pandemic
2020-11-19 14:24:26
by Tom Ramstack

WASHINGTON -- Federal agency executives and senators at a Capitol Hill hearing Wednesday showed strong support for continuing telework among government employees even after the COVID-19 pandemic subsides. They said telework is bringing down their costs and improving the quality... Read More

Preparations for Inauguration Continue at Capitol Despite COVID Uncertainty
In The News
Preparations for Inauguration Continue at Capitol Despite COVID Uncertainty
2020-11-13 21:29:45
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - Despite known unknowns including when the 2020 presidential election will definitively end and what the status of the coronavirus pandemic will be at the time, preparations for the 59th inaugural ceremonies continues apace on the West Front of... Read More

National Native American Veterans Memorial to Open Near Capitol Hill Nov. 11
Veterans
National Native American Veterans Memorial to Open Near Capitol Hill Nov. 11
2020-10-16 15:40:54
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - Right now, it's just a hub of activity behind a construction area awning at the foot of Capitol Hill, but come Nov. 11 the site, on the grounds of the National Museum of the American Indian, will be... Read More

Report Highlights Series of Proposals to Reverse Capitol Hill Brain Drain
Congress
Report Highlights Series of Proposals to Reverse Capitol Hill Brain Drain
2020-09-24 20:39:54
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - In their recent report of Capitol Hill staffing issues, authors Alexandra Furnas and Timothy LaPira paint a harrowing picture of a culture that basically pushes its best resource -- its people -- to the private sector and away... Read More

Report: Bad Pay, Long Hours, Lure of Greener Grass, Leads to Capitol Hill Exodus
Congress
Report: Bad Pay, Long Hours, Lure of Greener Grass, Leads to Capitol Hill Exodus
2020-09-24 20:15:19
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - Thanks to its woefully low pay and long hours, Capitol Hill is proving to be a "funnel" to lucrative jobs in lobbying, leaving congressional offices in a perpetual state of brain drain, a new report has found. Published... Read More

In Sprawling Capitol, Leaders Struggle to Keep Virus at Bay
Congress
In Sprawling Capitol, Leaders Struggle to Keep Virus at Bay

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell are under increasing pressure from lawmakers to boost testing for the coronavirus in the Capitol, an idea they have so far rejected because of concerns about the... Read More

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