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House Approves Temporary Extension of Debt Limit
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House Approves Temporary Extension of Debt Limit
2021-10-13 14:32:14
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - Surprising no one, the House did what it had to do Tuesday night, extending the nation’s borrowing authority -- otherwise known as the debt ceiling -- until Dec. 3. President Joe Biden is expected to sign the legislation,... Read More

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

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
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

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

Congress
Alcee Hastings Dies of Cancer at 84
2021-04-06 19:23:09
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - Rep. Alcee Hastings, the dean of Florida’s congressional delegation, died Tuesday after a battle with pancreatic cancer. He was 84. Hastings announced his cancer diagnosis just over two years ago, but he continued to press on with his... Read More

Congress
House Rules Committee to Take Up War Powers Act Reform
2021-03-16 17:51:34
by TWN Staff

WASHINGTON - The House Rules Committee is set to explore the limitations of the War Powers Act and how the House rules process can reform it to work more effectively. The hearing, Article I: Reforming the War Powers Resolution for the... Read More

Congress
Pelosi Slams McConnell for Comments on House Remote Voting Rules
2020-05-22 19:52:53
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., accused Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Thursday of "deliberately misleading" the public about House remote voting rules adopted by the chamber last week. Speaking on the floor of the Senate on Thursday,... Read More

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

Impeachment
Democrats Release Proposed Resolution Outlining Next Phase of Impeachment Inquiry
2019-10-29 21:24:19
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - House Democrats unveiled a draft resolution Tuesday afternoon outlining the next phase of their impeachment inquiry after weeks of closed-door witness testimony. The document, which is scheduled to be marked up by the House Rules Committee Wednesday afternoon,... Read More

In The News
Freedom Caucus Members Roil Colleagues With DC Oversight Proposal
2019-10-04 21:18:47
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - Reps. Paul Gosar, R-Ariz., and Mark Meadows, R-N.C., have stirred up a hornet's nest of controversy with a proposal that Congress tighten its oversight of the District of Columbia. H.R. 4445, the District of Columbia Home Rule Improvement... Read More

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