Disease Experts Look to the End Of Pandemic But Aren't Sure When
Health
Disease Experts Look to the End Of Pandemic But Aren't Sure When
2021-04-16 13:25:59
by Tom Ramstack

WASHINGTON -- As the U.S. death toll reached 564,000 from COVID-19, the nation’s top disease experts said Thursday normal life will return for Americans only when enough of them get vaccinated. But with more than 70,000 new infections daily, they... Read More

Lawmakers Lay Blame for Opioid Epidemic on Purdue Pharma
Prescription Drugs
Lawmakers Lay Blame for Opioid Epidemic on Purdue Pharma
2020-12-18 16:01:29
by Tom Ramstack

WASHINGTON -- Members of Congress lashed into the Sackler family Thursday for its pharmaceutical company’s role in promoting a painkiller blamed for killing about 230,000 Americans. Lawmakers on the House Oversight and Reform Committee said the Sacklers and Purdue Pharma... Read More

IRS Makes Plea for Upgrade to Improve Tax Collections
Congress
IRS Makes Plea for Upgrade to Improve Tax Collections
2020-10-08 14:32:14
by Tom Ramstack

WASHINGTON -- Lawmakers joined the Internal Revenue Service’s commissioner Wednesday in making a plea to upgrade the computers and staff that collect the nation’s taxes. They said budget cutbacks and the coronavirus have resulted in shortcomings in the agency’s ability... Read More

Congress Tries to Root Out White Supremacy Among Police
Congress
Congress Tries to Root Out White Supremacy Among Police
2020-09-29 20:19:41
by Tom Ramstack

WASHINGTON -- Lawmakers and witnesses at a congressional hearing Tuesday urged greater vigilance of police departments to weed out officers with White supremacist tendencies. They said the White supremacists create a risk of inflaming racial tensions in a way that... Read More

Internal Census Document: Shorter Count Risks ‘Serious Errors’
Census
Internal Census Document: Shorter Count Risks ‘Serious Errors’

WASHINGTON — Census Bureau officials concluded the shortened time frame for the 2020 count could lead to “serious errors” in the data used to apportion congressional seats and more, according to an internal agency document released Wednesday by congressional Democrats.... Read More

Congress Demands Treasury Department Monitor Coronavirus Bailout Money Better
Congress
Congress Demands Treasury Department Monitor Coronavirus Bailout Money Better
2020-09-01 21:40:47
by Tom Ramstack

WASHINGTON -- Members of Congress directed tough questions at the U.S. Treasury secretary Tuesday about fraud and abuse in the Trump administration’s coronavirus relief program. They said billions of dollars intended to protect jobs and family homes were being diverted... Read More

House Democrats Accuse U.S. Postmaster of Lying About Mail Delays, Political Motives
Congress
House Democrats Accuse U.S. Postmaster of Lying About Mail Delays, Political Motives
2020-08-24 20:43:19
by Tom Ramstack

WASHINGTON -- Congressional Democrats hammered the U.S. postmaster Monday with allegations that he is conspiring to sabotage on-time mail deliveries while he defiantly denied he is trying to influence the 2020 federal election. Instead, Postmaster General Louis DeJoy said he... Read More

Comer Named as House Oversight Committee Ranking Member
Congress
Comer Named as House Oversight Committee Ranking Member

WASHINGTON — House Republican leaders Monday named Rep. James R. Comer, R-Ky., as the next ranking member of the House Oversight and Reform Committee. Comer was one of several members who expressed interest in the job after Ohio’s Jim Jordan,... Read More

House Oversight Panel Sues Barr, Ross to Obtain Census Documents
Litigation
House Oversight Panel Sues Barr, Ross to Obtain Census Documents

WASHINGTON — A House committee on Tuesday filed a lawsuit against Attorney General William Barr and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross to get documents on the administration’s unsuccessful attempt to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census. President Donald Trump... Read More

Democrats Threaten Contempt for Trump’s Defiance of Subpoenas
In The News
Democrats Threaten Contempt for Trump’s Defiance of Subpoenas
2019-04-25 18:09:53
by Tom Ramstack

Democratic members of Congress threatened a contempt citation Wednesday against a Trump administration official who refused to testify this week on an immigration question for the 2020 Census. John Gore, an assistant attorney general for the Justice Department's Civil Rights... Read More

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