Washington Commanders’ Owner Accused of Covering Up Toxic Workplace
Washington Commanders’ Owner Accused of Covering Up Toxic Workplace
2022-06-22 19:43:44
by Tom Ramstack

WASHINGTON — New revelations about a toxic work environment on the Washington Commanders football team were revealed during a congressional hearing Wednesday but only after Republicans protested that the hearing never should have been held. A key revelation came from... Read More

Shooting Survivors and Families Express Outrage Ahead of Votes on Gun Reform
2022-06-08 21:32:57
by Tom Ramstack

WASHINGTON — The heated emotions of gun violence and mass shootings continued during a congressional hearing Wednesday as lawmakers prepared for a key vote on gun reform this week. Once again, the debate and the hearing before the vote groped... Read More

Political News
National Archives Confirms Trump Took Classified Docs to Mar-a-Lago
2022-02-18 22:38:35
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — The National Archives confirmed Friday there were classified national security documents among the 15 boxes of presidential materials recently retrieved from former President Donald Trump’s home, the Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach, Florida. In a letter to the... Read More

Maloney, Connolly Urge GSA to Void Trump Lease on Old Post Office Building
2022-02-18 21:52:12
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — The chairs of the House Oversight and Reform Committee and its Subcommittee on Government Operations are urging the General Services Administration to terminate the Old Post Office Building lease held by former President Donald Trump and the Trump... Read More

Postal Service
Lawmakers Lambast Postmaster General for Mail Delivery Delays
2022-02-15 13:53:37
by Tom Ramstack

BALTIMORE — A congressional hearing Monday showed the days are likely to be numbered for Louis DeJoy as the 75th U.S. postmaster general. The Trump administration appointee took over as head of the U.S. Postal Service in May 2020 with... Read More

House Panel Seeks Better Interventions To Prevent Veteran Suicides
2021-11-17 22:11:27
by Tom Ramstack

WASHINGTON — The heartrending subject of veteran suicide was again front and center on Capitol Hill Wednesday as a House panel heard one heartbreaking story after another about young people who placed themselves in harm’s way for their country only... Read More

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

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
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
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

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
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

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

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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