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 Business
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

New Dems Urge House Leadership to Move Bipartisan Drug Pricing Bills Health
New Dems Urge House Leadership to Move Bipartisan Drug Pricing Bills
2019-07-17 20:33:50
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - Members of the New Democrat Coalition's Healthcare Task Force asked the House leadership on Wednesday to hold a floor vote on drug pricing bills with bipartisan support as early as next week. The request was made in a... Read More

California Doesn’t Have Enough Doctors. To Recruit Them, It's Paying Off Med School Debt State News
California Doesn’t Have Enough Doctors. To Recruit Them, It's Paying Off Med School Debt

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Bryan Ruiz’s hands were still shaking an hour after he learned the $300,000 in medical school loans he took out to become a dentist were being wiped away by California taxpayers. A year out of medical school,... Read More

GOP Freshman Rep. Steil’s First Bill Passes House to Help Small Businesses Grow Business
GOP Freshman Rep. Steil’s First Bill Passes House to Help Small Businesses Grow
2019-07-16 21:09:44
by Sean Trambley

New legislation passed the House last week to help small businesses gain access to capital, expand, and hire workers.  H.R. 3050, the Expanding Investment in Small Businesses Act of 2019, was introduced by Freshman GOP Representative Bryan Steil, R-Wis., and... Read More

Wisconsin Lawmakers Consider Loan Forgiveness to Expand Teacher Pool Education
Wisconsin Lawmakers Consider Loan Forgiveness to Expand Teacher Pool
2019-07-11 17:38:54
by Elin Johnson

A bill with bipartisan support in the Wisconsin legislature could expand the eligibility for loan forgiveness for participants in a program aimed at growing the number of minority teachers in the state. Assembly Bill 51 has already received the unanimous... Read More

New Senate Bill Aims To Increase Investment In Small Businesses Business
New Senate Bill Aims To Increase Investment In Small Businesses
2019-07-02 21:35:28
by Sean Trambley

Last week, U.S. Senators Todd Young, R-Ind., Tammy Duckworth, D-Ill., and Jim Risch, R-Idaho, introduced the Investing in Main Street Act to increase investment in small businesses by permitting banks to invest up to 15 percent of their capital in... Read More

New Legislation Will Make It Easier For Veterans In Crisis To Get Help Veterans
New Legislation Will Make It Easier For Veterans In Crisis To Get Help
2019-07-02 20:12:16
by Sean Trambley

According to the Department of Veterans Affairs, more than 20 veterans and military members die by suicide every day across the United States, and suicide rates are nearly two times higher for veterans than for non-veteran adults.  These tragic statistics... Read More

Legislation Gives Feds New Tools to Target Chinese and Foreign Fentanyl Traffickers Health
Legislation Gives Feds New Tools to Target Chinese and Foreign Fentanyl Traffickers
2019-06-28 20:53:06
by Sean Trambley

As the opioid crisis continues to devastate families and communities across the country, a new bipartisan bill, the Fentanyl Sanctions Act, promises to put more teeth in efforts to curb the activities of Chinese and other traffickers of Fentanyl and... Read More

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