Negotiators Say They’ve Reached ‘Breakthrough’ in Government Funding Talks
Federal Budget
Negotiators Say They’ve Reached 'Breakthrough' in Government Funding Talks
2022-02-09 19:08:45
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON— House and Senate appropriators announced Wednesday that they’ve agreed on a framework for approving a fiscal year 2022 spending plan. Though they offered little insight into what the framework is, the chairs of the House and Senate Appropriations Committees... Read More

Political News
House Passes Stopgap Funding Bill to Prevent Shutdown
2022-02-08 23:44:57
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — The House on Tuesday passed a stopgap measure to extend funding of the federal government through March and allow negotiations of a more long-term spending package more time to bear fruit. The vote was 272-162, with 51 Republicans... Read More

House to Consider Extending Stopgap Funding to March 11
2022-02-07 20:30:14
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — The House is poised to take up a stopgap funding measure aimed at keeping the government open through March 11 and giving congressional negotiators more time to strike a deal that would fund it through the rest of... Read More

Federal Budget
Sense of Urgency Grows as Deadline for New Spending Bill Approaches
2022-01-13 20:10:44
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — With most eyes on Capitol Hill glued to the drama transpring in the Senate this week over the fate of the filibuster and a pair of sweeping election reform bills, a small group of lawmakers is quietly working... Read More

DeLauro Seeking Short-Term CR as Step Toward Larger Budget Deal
2021-11-19 19:35:17
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — House Appropriations Chair Rosa DeLauro, D-Conn., said Thursday she wants the House to pass a short-term continuing resolution that doesn’t extend into the new year so that Congress has time to negotiate an omnibus package but doesn’t incentivize... Read More

Mental Health
Congress Wants to Restore Its Workforce to Well-Being After Tumultuous Year
2021-02-19 15:01:50
by Tom Ramstack

WASHINGTON -- A congressional subcommittee tried to assess the well-being and mental health of its own workforce Thursday after a year that one of its members described as “like drinking from a firehose while in freefall.” Rep. Rosa DeLauro, D-N.Y.,... Read More

Federal Budget
Reps Push Child Tax Credit Expansion But Watchdog Says 'Not So Fast'
2021-02-09 12:27:48
by TWN Staff

WASHINGTON - House Democrats renewed their push to permanently expand and "improve" the Child Tax Credit, but a prominent fiscal watchdog warns that while the proposal deserves consideration, it must be fully paid for under the House PAYGO rules and... Read More

Women's Health Advocates Tell Congress Medicaid Should Pay for Abortions
2020-12-09 16:51:32
by Tom Ramstack

WASHINGTON -- Witnesses at a congressional hearing Tuesday clashed over whether to continue authorizing a law that blocks federal funds from being used to pay for abortions. Two doctors said withholding the funds was unfair to low income and minority... Read More

House Democrats Hand DeLauro Appropriations Gavel
2020-12-03 20:36:05
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - In the end, it wasn't even close. After a year of behind-the-scenes campaigning by a trio of candidates, Rep. Rosa DeLauro, of Connecticut, has been chosen to lead the House Appropriations Committee in the 117th Congress. Both Reps.... Read More

Rosa DeLauro Wins Panel Vote for Appropriations Gavel

WASHINGTON — A House Democratic panel in charge of committee selections gave Rosa DeLauro the nod to become the next Appropriations chairwoman following a closed-door vote Tuesday. The Connecticut Democrat received 36 votes from Democratic Steering and Policy Committee members, according to a source familiar with the... Read More

Bustos Named Steering Committee Co-Chair, DeLauro Making Bid for Appropriations
2020-11-12 13:34:15
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - Rep. Cheri Bustos, D-Ill., has been nominated to serve as co-chair of the Democratic caucus' Steering and Policy Committee, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced Wednesday. Bustos will replace Rep. Rosa DeLauro of Connecticut, who informed the speaker last... Read More

Reps. Lee, DeLauro Fight to Defend Students Against Predatory Loans
2019-07-16 21:43:06
by Elin Johnson

WASHINGTON - Representatives Susie Lee, D-Nev., and Rosa DeLauro, D-Conn., have added their names to the growing list of members of Congress who are pushing bills that tackle predatory student loan practices. Reps. Lee and DeLauro have introduced a new... Read More

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