Health Law’s ‘Cadillac Tax’ May Finally Be Running Out Of Gas Health
Health Law’s ‘Cadillac Tax’ May Finally Be Running Out Of Gas

The politics of health care are changing. And one of the most controversial parts of the Affordable Care Act — the so-called Cadillac tax — may be about to change with it. The Cadillac tax is a 40% tax on... Read More

Nation’s Top Cops Ask Congress To Ban Assault Weapons In The News
Nation’s Top Cops Ask Congress To Ban Assault Weapons

LOS ANGELES — After back-to-back mass shootings killed at least 31 people and injured dozens more in Texas and Ohio, police chiefs in the nation’s largest cities, including Los Angeles, called on the nation’s top lawmakers to enact another ban... Read More

Americans Are Sick of Robocalls. Can Congress Agree On How to Block Them? In The News
Americans Are Sick of Robocalls. Can Congress Agree On How to Block Them?

WASHINGTON — Fake charity appeals or IRS tax delinquency notices. Tricks that tempt you to call an overseas hotline — and rack up expensive charges. By one estimate, Americans lost more than $10 billion thanks to scam phone calls over... Read More

Blue Dogs Recap Accomplishments Of 116th Congress (So Far) In The News
Blue Dogs Recap Accomplishments Of 116th Congress (So Far)
2019-08-09 23:51:25
by TWN Staff

For 24 years, the Blue Dog Coalition has led the way bridging the gap between Republicans and Democrats to develop common-sense solutions for serious problems Americans face in their daily lives. Over the course of the coalition’s history, the members... Read More

Lawmakers Propose ‘Red Flag’ Laws After Mass Shootings: Effect Remains Unclear Guns
Lawmakers Propose ‘Red Flag’ Laws After Mass Shootings: Effect Remains Unclear
2019-08-09 23:38:18
by HJ Mai

Lawmakers are facing increased public pressure to take action and stop the gun violence after two mass shootings in Texas and Ohio killed 31 people over the past weekend.  President Donald Trump and congressional members of both parties appear eager... Read More

Gun Control Movement Has More Momentum Than Ever; Will That Matter This Time? Guns
Gun Control Movement Has More Momentum Than Ever; Will That Matter This Time?

In a nation where mourning the most recent mass shooting has become routine, the weekend’s two massacres in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio, brought another opportunity for reckoning. This time, the shootings come after a year of increased momentum... Read More

Nancy Pelosi, Trump Wrestler And Tightrope Walker, Wins Hearts of Democratic Centrists Guns
Nancy Pelosi, Trump Wrestler And Tightrope Walker, Wins Hearts of Democratic Centrists

WASHINGTON — Nancy Pelosi nearly was blocked from the speaker’s gavel late last year by a small band of moderate Democrats who said she was too divisive and had been atop the party for too long. More than six months... Read More

VA to Repay $100 Million in Home Loan Fees Erroneously Charged to Veterans In The News
VA to Repay $100 Million in Home Loan Fees Erroneously Charged to Veterans
2019-07-26 19:32:02
by Sean Trambley

In the wake of a scathing, bipartisan letter from lawmakers, the Department of Veterans Affairs says it will refund $100 million in fees erroneously charged to thousands of exempted veterans who participated in the VA Home Loan Program. In June,... Read More

House Clears Bill to Relieve Onslaught of Robocalls Plaguing Americans In The News
House Clears Bill to Relieve Onslaught of Robocalls Plaguing Americans

WASHINGTON — Lawmakers and their constituents are fed up with the bombardment of nuisance and scam calls plaguing their cellphones and on Wednesday the House passed a bipartisan measure to combat robocalls. The House voted 429-3 to pass a bill... Read More

Budget Caps, Debt Limit Bill Expected to Pass House on Thursday In The News
Budget Caps, Debt Limit Bill Expected to Pass House on Thursday

WASHINGTON — House lawmakers expressed confidence Wednesday that the two-year budget and debt ceiling deal will pass in that chamber, though a furious whip effort was underway by both parties to clinch a strong bipartisan showing on the floor. Late... Read More

Blue Dog Coalition Releases Blueprint for Fiscal Reform Federal Budget
Blue Dog Coalition Releases Blueprint for Fiscal Reform
2019-07-19 23:13:41
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON—The Blue Dog Coalition on Thursday released a comprehensive plan it believes will help restore fiscal discipline in Congress.  The Blue Dog Blueprint for Fiscal Reform was developed under the leadership of Representatives Ed Case, D-Hawaii, and Ben McAdams, D-Utah,... Read More

House Votes to Raise Federal Minimum Wage Federal Budget
House Votes to Raise Federal Minimum Wage

WASHINGTON — The House voted 233-199 Thursday to raise the federal minimum wage to $15 per hour incrementally over six years, but the Democratic-led effort was almost derailed by divisions between progressives and moderates. Progressives on Wednesday had issued a... Read More

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