House Overturns DeVos Barrier to Student Loan Forgiveness in Bipartisan Vote Education
House Overturns DeVos Barrier to Student Loan Forgiveness in Bipartisan Vote
2020-01-17 17:05:17
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - The House voted Thursday to overturn regulations introduced by Education Secretary Betsy Devos that critics contend made it more difficult for students to have their loans forgiven in the event a college made misleading or false claims. The... Read More

Senate Approves Revised USMCA Trade Deal by Huge Margin Trade
Senate Approves Revised USMCA Trade Deal by Huge Margin
2020-01-17 17:02:20
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — The Senate handed President Donald Trump a policy victory on Thursday, backing USMCA, the new North American trade deal, the same day the chamber turned its attention to the president's impeachment trial. Once it's signed by Trump, USMCA... Read More

House Formally Notifies Senate of Impeachment Articles Against Trump Impeachment
House Formally Notifies Senate of Impeachment Articles Against Trump

WASHINGTON — With a solemn procession through the Capitol Rotunda on Wednesday, the House took the final, formal steps to pave the way for the third presidential impeachment trial in the nation’s history. But even before Thursday’s swearing-in ceremonies could... Read More

Homeless Advocates Tell Congress Gentrification is Unfair to the Poor Congress
Homeless Advocates Tell Congress Gentrification is Unfair to the Poor
2020-01-15 21:39:31
by Tom Ramstack

WASHINGTON - Advocates for the homeless described for a congressional committee Tuesday how urban gentrification is pushing up home prices and pushing out residents who are ready, willing and able to work. The worst of the hardship is falling on... Read More

USMCA Bill Tough Vote for Democrats Over Lack of Environmental Protections Trade
USMCA Bill Tough Vote for Democrats Over Lack of Environmental Protections

WASHINGTON — Sen. Jeff Merkley faced a difficult vote Tuesday as he joined colleagues on the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee to advance the bill that would implement President Donald Trump’s new trade deal. The Oregon Democrat said the... Read More

Blue Dogs Call on Congress to Put Forward a Budget Congress
Blue Dogs Call on Congress to Put Forward a Budget
2020-01-14 16:06:17
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - The co-chairs of a Blue Dog Coalition panel on fiscal responsibility and government reform blasted an assertion by a powerful committee chairman Monday that the House might just want to skip passing a divisive budget resolution this year.... Read More

Correa Defends US Interests, More Important Now Than Ever Before National Security
Correa Defends US Interests, More Important Now Than Ever Before
2020-01-14 16:02:54
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - Despite assurances from President Donald Trump that "Iran appears to be standing down," after responding to the U.S. killing of Iranian Maj. Gen. Qassem Soleimani with a  casualty-free missile attack on U.S. bases in Iraq, intelligence and cyber... Read More

House Priorities for 2020 Include Health Care, Infrastructure, Climate and Redistricting, Leader Says Congress
House Priorities for 2020 Include Health Care, Infrastructure, Climate and Redistricting, Leader Says

WASHINGTON — House Democrats in 2020 plan to pass legislation on top party priorities like health care, infrastructure and climate as well as more under-the-radar subjects like modernizing Congress and redistricting — all while trying to fully fund the government... Read More

Voting Machine Manufacturers Discuss Potential Election Interference From Foreign Adversaries Elections
Voting Machine Manufacturers Discuss Potential Election Interference From Foreign Adversaries
2020-01-10 18:48:30
by Tom Ramstack

WASHINGTON - Top executives from companies that make voting machines tried to ease lawmaker’s concerns that hackers could influence the nation’s elections during a congressional hearing Thursday. Their concern was heightened this week by an Iranian missile strike at a... Read More

Congress Seeks Drug-Pricing Deal in Spite of 2020 Rancor Prescription Drugs
Congress Seeks Drug-Pricing Deal in Spite of 2020 Rancor

WASHINGTON — In an election year when nobody expects Congress to pass meaningful legislation, lawmakers are feeling strong political pressure to reach a deal on at least one main voter priority: lowering drug prices. The most likely result could be... Read More

Foundation President Endorses House Asthma and Allergy Bill Health
Foundation President Endorses House Asthma and Allergy Bill
2020-01-09 15:16:17
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - A bipartisan bill intended to close gaps in the care of public school students with asthma and food allergies is "an important step" in promoting the health of the 11.5 million American children who suffer from these conditions,... Read More

Voters Remain Deeply Concerned about Fiscal Irresponsibility in Washington Federal Budget
Voters Remain Deeply Concerned about Fiscal Irresponsibility in Washington
2020-01-07 22:19:19
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - Voters remain deeply concerned about Washington's wanton ways when it comes to spending and want leaders to take corrective action, a new survey by the Peter G. Peterson Foundation finds. The survey was conducted in December, just as... Read More

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