Bill in Congress Would Punish China for Intrusions in Hong Kong Autonomy
Geopolitics
Bill in Congress Would Punish China for Intrusions in Hong Kong Autonomy
2020-06-08 13:24:02
by Tom Ramstack

WASHINGTON - Congress moved closer Thursday to approving economic sanctions against China for its interference with Hong Kong’s independence. Most Democrats and Republicans on a Senate committee joined in saying the United States must take action to condemn China’s plan... Read More

Running for Office as a Working Parent Could Become Easier
Elections
Running for Office as a Working Parent Could Become Easier
2019-10-30 14:20:33
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - The House on Tuesday approved a bill that explicitly allows campaign funds to pay for childcare expenses, making it easier for working parents to run for elected office. Introduced in March by Rep. Katie Porter, D-Calif., the bill... Read More

Bipartisan Legislation Will Assist Farmers and Rural Communities Tackle Mental Health Issues
Mental Health
Bipartisan Legislation Will Assist Farmers and Rural Communities Tackle Mental Health Issues
2019-10-24 20:15:58
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - A bipartisan trio of House members are fighting to increase mental health care options to address the growing rate of suicide in rural America. Rep. Anthony Brindisi, D-N.Y., a member of the House Agriculture Committee, led a bipartisan... Read More

New Democrat Coalition Endorses Four Key Pieces of Housing Legislation
Housing
New Democrat Coalition Endorses Four Key Pieces of Housing Legislation
2019-10-18 20:11:57
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - The New Democrat Coalition endorsed four pieces of housing legislation it sees as "actionable solutions" to help Americans who are struggling to find homes in a market in which they are increasingly scarce and increasingly expensive. The endorsements... Read More

House to Vote on Banning Offshore Drilling in Almost All US Waters
Environment
House to Vote on Banning Offshore Drilling in Almost All US Waters
2019-09-06 21:08:34
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - The House will vote next week on a trio of bills that would effectively block all new offshore oil and gas drilling in the waters around the United States. In a letter to House members, Democratic House Leader... Read More

Mod Dems Won the House in 2018, That Was Just the Beginning
Congress
Mod Dems Won the House in 2018, That Was Just the Beginning
2019-09-05 20:42:51
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - What it comes down to is this: Despite many in the media trumpeting the "fact" that all the momentum in the Democratic Party in 2018 was on the far-left, mid-term voters overwhelmingly endorsed moderates, rewarding their common-sense approach... Read More

California Becomes First State to Ban Fur Trapping
State News
California Becomes First State to Ban Fur Trapping

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California has enacted a new ban on fur trapping for animal pelts, making it the first state to outlaw a centuries-old livelihood that was intertwined with the rise of the Western frontier. The Wildlife Protection Act of... Read More

New Democratic Majorities In States Lead to Rush of Bills
State News
New Democratic Majorities In States Lead to Rush of Bills

WASHINGTON — Democrats started the year newly in control of six state governments. They used that power to quickly undo years of conservative policies. Nevada decriminalized abortion, Maine expanded access to it and Illinois made it a “fundamental right.” New... Read More

Industrial Emissions Targeted in New Bipartisan, Bicameral Legislation
Climate
Industrial Emissions Targeted in New Bipartisan, Bicameral Legislation
2019-07-30 21:58:09
by Sean Trambley

Last week, a bipartisan, bicameral coalition led by freshman Representative Sean Casten D-Ill., introduced legislation aimed at encouraging innovation that will reduce greenhouse gas emissions from industrial sources. Casten and his counterparts in the Senate, Senators Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I., and... Read More

Oregon Passes Sweeping Housing Crisis Legislation
State News
Oregon Passes Sweeping Housing Crisis Legislation

PORTLAND, Ore. — When Oregon’s political leaders debated solutions to a housing crisis that was forcing renters from their homes and sending prices through the roof, they had a central goal in mind: avoid the fate of their neighbor to... Read More

House Clears Bill to Relieve Onslaught of Robocalls Plaguing Americans
State News
House Clears Bill to Relieve Onslaught of Robocalls Plaguing Americans

WASHINGTON — Lawmakers and their constituents are fed up with the bombardment of nuisance and scam calls plaguing their cellphones and on Wednesday the House passed a bipartisan measure to combat robocalls. The House voted 429-3 to pass a bill... Read More

Delgado Bill Aimed at Aiding Small Businesses Passes House
In The News
Delgado Bill Aimed at Aiding Small Businesses Passes House
2019-07-24 12:52:08
by Sean Trambley

Legislation intended to make it easier for small businesses to comply with federal regulations passed the House with bipartisan support last week. Introduced by freshman Representative Antonio Delgado, D-N.Y., the bill requires the Small Business Administration to create a centralized... Read More

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