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Democrats Go Bold on Economic Plans, A Deliberate Contrast to 2016 Featured
Democrats Go Bold on Economic Plans, A Deliberate Contrast to 2016

WASHINGTON — Asked what her very first act as president would be, Sen. Kamala Harris had a quick answer at a recent televised town hall: enact a tax cut that would boost incomes for working families by as much as $6,000 a ... Read More

The Irreversible Turmoil of the Government Shutdown Economy
The Irreversible Turmoil of the Government Shutdown
2019-02-02 01:24:29
by Tyrone Townsend

The government shutdown was a tremendous burden for America to bear. The number of federal workers that suffered during the 35-day long haul was 800,000. Some 450,000 were required to come into work without pay. More than 42,000 United States... Read More

PGPF Analysis Shows Government Shutdown Has Direct Negative Impact on American Confidence Spotlight
PGPF Analysis Shows Government Shutdown Has Direct Negative Impact on American Confidence
2019-02-01 16:09:51
by TWN Staff

This week the Peter G. Peterson Foundation issued its regular Fiscal Confidence Index for the month of January, and the findings were troubling. The report, modeled after the Consumer Confidence Index and fielded in the final days before the government... Read More

Government Shutdown Cost US Economy at Least $6 Billion, Analysis Says Economy
Government Shutdown Cost US Economy at Least $6 Billion, Analysis Says

President Donald Trump’s pointless government shutdown came to an end — but it cost the U.S. economy at least $6 billion, according to an analysis by S&P Global Ratings. Read More

Tax Preparers Warn Your Refund May Be Smaller Than Usual This Year. Here’s Why In The News
Tax Preparers Warn Your Refund May Be Smaller Than Usual This Year. Here’s Why

Doing your taxes isn’t just about placing the correct numbers in the boxes of a form and then, as many hope, collecting a refund. There’s also how you feel about your taxes. “It’s a very emotional transaction,” ... Read More

White House Acknowledges Shutdown Could Freeze Economic Growth Economy
White House Acknowledges Shutdown Could Freeze Economic Growth

In a downward shift, the White House acknowledged Wednesday the partial government shutdown could stifle economic growth. White House officials during the 33-day shutdown have tried to dismiss economists’... Read More

$1.2 Trillion in Risky Corporate Debt Echoes Subprime Mortgage Crisis Economy
$1.2 Trillion in Risky Corporate Debt Echoes Subprime Mortgage Crisis

Indebted borrowers increasingly take out high-interest, adjustable-rate loans that are packaged into securities and sold to investors eager for a better rate of return. Read More

Bipartisan Bill Would Fight Digital Threats from China Congress
Bipartisan Bill Would Fight Digital Threats from China
2019-01-19 01:07:04
by TWN Staff

This week, bipartisan legislation was introduced in the House of Representatives to toughen the United States’ position against national security threats posed by technology competitors like China. The bill is sponsored by Representatives Will Hurd (R-TX), C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger (... Read More

Kilmer/Schatz Lead Group of 22 Lawmakers in Effort to Protect Federal Workers Economy
Kilmer/Schatz Lead Group of 22 Lawmakers in Effort to Protect Federal Workers
2019-01-18 20:23:26
by TWN Staff

This week, a group of 22 lawmakers led by U.S. Senator Brian Schatz (D-Hawai‘i) and U.S. Representative Derek Kilmer (D-Wash.) introduced the Federal Employee Civil Relief Act. The new legislation protects federal... Read More

Senators Mark Warner and Marco Rubio Introduce Bipartisan Bill National Security
Senators Mark Warner and Marco Rubio Introduce Bipartisan Bill
2019-01-04 20:42:02
by TWN Staff

On Friday, bipartisan legislation was introduced by Vice Chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence Sen. Mark R. Warner (D-VA) and Committee member Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) to combat tech-specific threats to national security posed by foreign actors like ... Read More

Blue Dogs Work to Restore Fiscal Responsibility to Government Budget
Blue Dogs Work to Restore Fiscal Responsibility to Government
2019-01-04 20:41:42
by TWN Staff

This week, Democrats took back the majority in the U.S. House of Representatives following 2018's historic midterm elections. One of the first orders of business? Establish rules for the 116th Congress. H.Res.6, "A Resolution Providing for the House ... Read More

New Mexico State Speaker of the House Brian Egolf Discusses Education and Economic Priorities Spotlight
New Mexico State Speaker of the House Brian Egolf Discusses Education and Economic Priorities
2018-12-21 21:52:26
by TWN Staff

Looking ahead to a new legislative term, The Well News had the opportunity to speak with New Mexico Speaker of the House Brian Egolf about his priorities and goals. Read More

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