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House Seeks More Job Protections for Nursing Mothers and Older Applicants
Employment
House Seeks More Job Protections for Nursing Mothers and Older Applicants
2021-09-28 15:03:38
by Tom Ramstack

WASHINGTON -- A congressional panel on Monday considered whether changes are needed to two proposals for expanding workplace rights of nursing mothers and older job applicants before submitting them to final votes by lawmakers. The holdup on the bills is... Read More

House Rules Committee to Host Roundtable on Hunger Crisis
Hunger
House Rules Committee to Host Roundtable on Hunger Crisis
2021-07-13 19:41:47
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - The House Rules Committee will hold a roundtable examining local innovations in combating hunger on Thursday, at 3:30 p.m. The event is the fifth in a series of committee events highlighting the reality of food insecurity in America... Read More

Congress Seeks to Replace Statues of Confederates in U.S. Capitol
Political News
Congress Seeks to Replace Statues of Confederates in U.S. Capitol
2021-06-29 13:21:05
by Tom Ramstack

WASHINGTON -- America’s racial reckoning that started last year continued Monday with a House hearing on removing statuary from the U.S. Capitol that depicts Confederate sympathizers. In one case, a pending bill would replace a statue of a U.S. Supreme... Read More

Anti-Asian Actions Condemned By Congress After Incidents Surge
Congress
Anti-Asian Actions Condemned By Congress After Incidents Surge
2021-05-18 12:50:06
by Tom Ramstack

WASHINGTON -- Congress weighed in Monday on a surge in Asian hate crimes since the COVID-19 pandemic started with a resolution that condemns the stinging words and actions behind the incidents. The resolution, H.R. 275, “reaffirms the commitment of the... Read More

America’s Hunger Crisis to be Focus of Rules Committee Hearing
Hunger
America’s Hunger Crisis to be Focus of Rules Committee Hearing
2021-04-21 20:32:47
by TWN Staff

WASHINGTON - The House Rules Committee will take up the issue of food insecurity next week with the first of an anticipated series of hearings on what Committee Chair James McGovern is calling “the hunger crisis in this country.” The... Read More

Business Advocates Oppose Move to Make Union Organizing Easier
Labor
Business Advocates Oppose Move to Make Union Organizing Easier
2021-03-09 15:39:21
by Tom Ramstack

WASHINGTON -- Norma Torres talked Monday about how union membership protected her family after they arrived from Guatemala in 1970 as refugees from a civil war that killed more than 200,000 people. Her father, an electrician, was a union member... Read More

Voting Rights Overhaul Championed by Democrats
Elections
Voting Rights Overhaul Championed by Democrats
2021-03-02 14:27:23
by Tom Ramstack

WASHINGTON -- Democrats in Congress want to overhaul the nation’s voting laws with the “For the People Act” (H.R. 1). Their majority in the House makes approval of the bill likely as soon as this week. H.R. 1 would reduce... Read More

Rules Chairman Devises Path Forward for Remote Voting by Congress
Congress
Rules Chairman Devises Path Forward for Remote Voting by Congress
2020-04-16 20:29:19
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - After weeks of calls for some kind of tech-based system to allow members of Congress to work from their districts during the COVID-19 pandemic, the chairman of the powerful House Rules Committee proposed a decidedly low-tech alternative --... Read More

Bill to Modify State Tax Deduction Splits Opinions During House Hearing
Taxes
Bill to Modify State Tax Deduction Splits Opinions During House Hearing
2019-12-17 21:53:24
by Tom Ramstack

WASHINGTON -- A congressional committee took a last look at a Democratic proposal to repeal a cap on state and local taxes before a vote expected in the U.S. House this week. The cap is a $10,000 limit on state... Read More

House Votes to Set Rules for Trump Impeachment
Impeachment
House Votes to Set Rules for Trump Impeachment
2019-11-01 12:22:35
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - A sharply divided House of Representatives voted 232-196 on Thursday to endorse the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump and establish the ground rules for the impending public phase of that process. The vote was almost entirely along... Read More

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