Bipartisan Concern for Border Patrol’s Access to Travelers’ Phones
Bipartisan Concern for Border Patrol’s Access to Travelers’ Phones
2022-09-16 18:08:51
by Madeline Hughes

WASHINGTON — A letter to Commissioner Chris Magnus of Customs and Border Protection revealed the agency gathers data from Americans’ phones, laptops and other electronic devices in what they call a “border search,” potentially storing that information for years. “Innocent... Read More

U.S. Senate
Sen. Manchin Dashes Administration’s Hope of Addressing Climate Change
2022-07-15 16:02:21
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — In something of a stunner, Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., told Democratic party leaders on Thursday that he could not support funding for climate or energy programs in a proposed “slimmed down” reconciliation bill that had been the subject... Read More

U.S. Senate
Schumer Calls for Bipartisan Support for Cannabis Reform Bill
2022-02-10 18:07:45
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer on Thursday called on members on both sides of the aisle to join an effort to draft and finalize a comprehensive cannabis reform bill. Schumer joined with Sens. Cory Booker, D-N.J., and Ron... Read More

USMCA Panel Gives US a Win Over Canada in Dairy Dispute
2022-01-04 21:02:53
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — The United States has prevailed in the first dispute resolution case brought under the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement, known more commonly as USMCA. The case before the inaugural dispute settlement panel was a long-running dispute over Canadian trade policies... Read More

Democrats Unveil Billionaires' Tax as Biden Plan Takes Shape

WASHINGTON (AP) — Pushing past skeptics, Senate Democrats on Wednesday unveiled a new billionaires' tax proposal, an entirely new entry in the tax code designed to help pay for President Joe Biden's sweeping domestic policy package and edge his party... Read More

Administration Scaling Back Plan to Deepen IRS Scrutiny Into Bank Accounts
2021-10-19 21:23:09
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - The Biden administration is reversing course on a proposal that would have required banks to flag private accounts to the Internal Revenue Service when an individual deposit or withdrawal exceeded $600. A revised plan, expected to be announced... Read More

Bill Aimed at Saving Local Journalism Included in Reconciliation Package
2021-09-22 18:13:08
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON -- A key piece of a bipartisan proposal to sustain local journalism has passed through the House Ways and Means Committee and is now part of the $3.5 trillion budget reconciliation package currently awaiting a vote in the full... Read More

Senators: Its Time to Consider Ending Federal Prohibition on Cannabis
2021-07-14 20:06:06
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON. –  Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y. announced Wednesday he would join Sens. Cory Booker, D-N.Y. and Ron Wyden, D-Ore., in bringing forward legislation to end the federal prohibition on cannabis. The trio of senators was set to unveil... Read More

Raskin, Lieu, Yarmouth Step Up to Protect a Free Press
2021-07-08 12:32:22
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - Reps. Jamie Raskin, D-Md., Ted Lieu, D-Calif., and John Yarmuth, D-Ky., are stepping up to protect journalists from being compelled to reveal confidential sources and to prevent federal law enforcement from abusing subpoena power. On Wednesday, the three... Read More

Think Tanks
Lowering Healthcare Costs for Government, Businesses and Households
2021-03-22 13:04:41
by Kate Michael

WASHINGTON — National Health Care Expenditures in the United States continue to grow at rates outpacing the broader economy. But there isn’t just broad agreement among the public and policymakers that healthcare is unaffordable. Many argue that patients aren’t even... Read More

Political News
Wyden Urges Biden to Remove Executive Director of US Interagency Council on Homelessness
2021-02-05 21:58:14
by Sean Trambley

WASHINGTON – This week, in a letter to President Joe Biden, Senator Ron Wyden, D-Ore., requested the removal of Dr. Robert Marbut from his post as the executive director of the United States Interagency Council on Homelessness. In the letter,... Read More

Wyden and Schumer Work to Avert Looming Financial Disaster for Millions of Workers
2020-12-08 16:59:54
by Sean Trambley

WASHINGTON — This week, the American Worker Holiday Relief Act was introduced by Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, Sen. Michael Bennet, D-Colo., and Sen. Jack Reed, D-R.I. “With the economy backsliding as COVID-19... Read More

In The News
Senate Panel Approves USMCA, Moving It One Step Closer to Ratification
2020-01-08 14:43:01
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - The Senate Finance Committee on Tuesday gave its approval to the new U.S.-Mexico-Canada trade agreement, moving it a step closer to ratification. The 25-3 vote by the committee sent the trade deal, also known simply as USMCA, to... Read More

Prescription Drugs
Grassley Anticipates Bipartisan Push to Lower Prescription Drug Prices
2019-08-27 20:46:49
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - Senate Finance Chairman Chuck Grassley, R- Iowa, is expected to mount a full-court, bipartisan press to see that legislation lowering prescription drug prices is passed before the end of the year. Chairman Grassley recently met with Senate Health... Read More

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