Representative Elijah Cummings. a Powerhouse on Capitol Hill, Has Died Congress
Representative Elijah Cummings. a Powerhouse on Capitol Hill, Has Died
2019-10-17 13:59:44
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON —Rep. Elijah Cummings, D- Md., who started life as a sharecropper's son and  went on to become the chairman of one of the U.S. House committees leading an impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump, died on Thursday in Baltimore.... Read More

House Files Bipartisan Amicus Brief in Supreme Court in Support of DACA Supreme Court
House Files Bipartisan Amicus Brief in Supreme Court in Support of DACA
2019-10-04 23:23:50
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - More than 170 current and former members of the House filed a bipartisan amicus brief in the Supreme Court Friday in support of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival program. Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, is... Read More

Democrats May Consider Obstruction Charges Against Trump in Impeachment Probe Impeachment
Democrats May Consider Obstruction Charges Against Trump in Impeachment Probe

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump, desperate to undermine a fast-moving impeachment probe, could be adding to his troubles. House Democrats say Trump’s stonewalling and threats to unmask a whistleblower could lead to obstruction charges if articles of impeachment are drafted... Read More

House Passes Bill Granting Marijuana Businesses Access to Banking Business
House Passes Bill Granting Marijuana Businesses Access to Banking
2019-09-27 20:59:45
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - The House passed a bill earlier this week that would grant legal marijuana businesses access to banking, resolving a longstanding challenge for the growing industry. The bill, called the SAFE Banking Act, passed 321-103 on the strength of... Read More

Earmarks Revival Might Usher In New Era of Congressional Civility Congress
Earmarks Revival Might Usher In New Era of Congressional Civility
2019-09-27 20:26:14
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - If Congressional leaders are serious about restoring civility, reasoned debate and a spirit of bipartisanship on Capitol Hill, they should seriously consider bringing back earmarks, a George Mason University professor told a House panel on Thursday. "They are... Read More

Why Now? How House Democrats Shifted to Favor Impeachment Proceedings Impeachment
Why Now? How House Democrats Shifted to Favor Impeachment Proceedings

WASHINGTON — For months, House Democrats who represent swing congressional districts had largely resisted calls from party activists to begin impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump. But in a matter of four days, the news that Trump had spoken with... Read More

FAA Misled Congress On Inspector Training, Federal Investigator Finds Aviation
FAA Misled Congress On Inspector Training, Federal Investigator Finds

WASHINGTON — A federal investigator has told President Donald Trump that Federal Aviation Administration safety inspectors “lacked proper training and accreditation” to certify pilots, including those flying the Boeing 737 Max, putting air travelers at risk. Special counsel Henry J.... Read More

Washington, D.C. Mayor Claims Constitutional Right to Statehood In The News
Washington, D.C. Mayor Claims Constitutional Right to Statehood
2019-09-23 21:02:43
by Tom Ramstack

Washington, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser claimed at a congressional hearing last week that provisions of the U.S. Constitution give residents of her city a right to statehood. The House Committee on Oversight and Reform held the hearing to discuss pending... Read More

Shalala, Gaetz Seek to Reschedule Cannabis and Develop National Research Agenda Health
Shalala, Gaetz Seek to Reschedule Cannabis and Develop National Research Agenda
2019-09-20 21:57:02
by Sean Trambley

Reps. Donna Shalala, D-Fla., and Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fla., introduced the Expanding Cannabis Research and Information Act, bipartisan legislation that would facilitate research into the potential medical benefits and public health impacts of marijuana.  The bill would develop a national... Read More

Modernization Panel Takes Hard Look at Budget and Appropriations Process Congress
Modernization Panel Takes Hard Look at Budget and Appropriations Process
2019-09-20 21:21:15
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - A House panel charged with improving Congress's procedures and performance took a hard look Thursday at one of the government's most difficult exercises, the annual budget and appropriations process. Last year, the Joint Select Committee on Budget and... Read More

Short-Term Spending Deal Reached to Avert Oct. 1 Shutdown Federal Budget
Short-Term Spending Deal Reached to Avert Oct. 1 Shutdown

WASHINGTON — Congressional Democrats and Republicans reached a deal Wednesday on a stopgap spending bill to avert a U.S. government shutdown on Oct. 1, even as the threat of a closure later in the year continues to build. The short-term... Read More

Murphy Tells Election Symposium More, Not Less Transparency Needed to Safeguard The Vote Elections
Murphy Tells Election Symposium More, Not Less Transparency Needed to Safeguard The Vote
2019-09-17 21:36:56
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - Representative Stephanie Murphy, D-Fla. told attendees at an election security forum Tuesday that tech platforms have become "battlefields" in a "bloodless conflict" and that winning requires arming voters with in-depth knowledge of the threat they face. "We need... Read More

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