Congressional Committees

Trump Is Now Preparing Executive Orders to Review All 14 U.S. Trade Deals

The Trump administration is preparing new executive order s to re-examine all 14 U.S. free trade agreements and review government procurement …

Government

Editorial: Shame on Senate Dems

So the top Democrat in the U.S. Senate, New York Sen. Chuck Schumer made it official yesterday — he will lead a filibuster of Neil Gorsuch’s …

Senate Committees

Colorado Senate committee lowers marijuana plant limit to 12, or 24 with registration

A Colorado plan to crack down on homegrown marijuana is heading back to the House after a Senate committee changed the bill to add a registration …

Senate Committees

U.S. senators set bipartisan bill to tighten sanctions on Iran | Reuters

WASHINGTON A bipartisan group of U.S. senators including senior members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee introduced a bill on Thursday …

Iran

Senate Narrowly Confirms Trump's Pick for Israel Envoy

Friedman, who has no diplomatic experience, is a longtime friend of Trump who worked for the Republican former New York businessman as a bankruptcy …

Israel

House intel chairman dishonored his post: Ross Baker

Nunes acted as executive branch front man, not an independent congressional leader.<p>There is a term you hear a great deal on Capitol Hill: it is "regular order." It's the legislative branch's version of due process. It implies that there is a proper way to conduct business, and if you depart from it …

Government

House Ways and Means chair: There's 95% agreement on GOP health-care bill, but ...

House Ways and Means Chairman Kevin Brady told CNBC on Thursday there's 95 percent agreement on the GOP's health-care bill.<p>But in Washington, the …

Health Care

Georgia state senators aim to eliminate transportation taxes

A group of state senators are proposing to remove all taxes on transportation.<p>The Senate Finance Committee Wednesday heard a bill that would allow …

Taxes

Gorsuch Thanks Judiciary Committee for Confirmation Process

As the confirmation hearings for Supreme Court Nominee Neil Gorsuch near their end, Gorsuch took time out to thanks committee members for 'doing what they do for the American people'.

Senate Committees

Texas poised to maintain most of its border funding for Trump's first years

The Trump administration’s commitment to border security and increased immigration enforcement hasn’t convinced Texas budget writers to scale back …

Government

Senate committee to hear school accountability bills today

The Senate Education Committee is scheduled to hear bills this morning requiring the same level of <b>transparency for all schools</b> that receive tax …

Senate Committees

Bill to bring guns into more places of worship in House committee today

It’s good to know that the North Carolina General Assembly is focusing on the critical matters holding back the state these days — things like laws …

Guns

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January 5, 2017 | JOEL CONNELLY<p>Rep. DelBene gets coveted seat on House Ways and Means Committee. BY ... assignment. DelBene, a former Microsoft executive, has been named to the tax-writing House Ways and Means Committee. ...<p>March 6, 2017 | Staff report<p>... Congressman Kevin Brady, R-The Woodlands, …

U.S. Congress

Trump Sets Stage for Nafta Talks as Ross Meets With Lawmakers - Bloomberg

The Trump administration is poised to trigger a renegotiation of Nafta as Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross met with key lawmakers to satisfy a final …

NAFTA

House Oversight Committee requests all documents on Mike Flynn’s foreign contacts and payments

Congress is taking a deep look at Trump's former National Security adviser<p>The House Oversight Committee wrote a letter to the Department of Defense on Wednesday requesting any and all documents relating to Michael Flynn’s business with foreign interests. In the letter addressed to Defense Secretary …

Government

GOP’s Obamacare replacement could cost the average poor family benefits worth a third of its income

The Republican health-care bill could cost the average poor family benefits worth a third of its income while giving the most affluent families a $5,000 tax break, according to the first detailed report on the income distribution effects of President Trump and GOP lawmakers' plan to undo the …

Health Care

Tillerson’s next challenge: Reassuring senators on Russia over lunch

On Thursday, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will host lunch for all the members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, and Russia will be at the top of the agenda. Republicans and Democrats alike want Tillerson to reassure them that he doesn’t plan to quickly warm U.S.-Russia relations while …

Government

Highlights: The Trump presidency on March 22 at 6:30 P.M. EDT

U.S. President Donald Trump delivers remarks at the National Republican Congressional Committee March Dinner in Washington, U.S., March 21, 2017. REUTERS/Carlos Barria<p>(Reuters) - Highlights of the day for U.S. President Donald Trump's administration on Wednesday:RUSSIAThe Republican chairman of the …

Government

Trump's Diplomat

When it comes to taking on the world, the two words the Trump administration swears by are “America First.”<p>And the man charged with carrying out that …

Foreign Policy

Eight Senate Republicans still dissatisfied with House bill — enough to sink it

The national spotlight is trained on House Republicans' furious efforts to pass a healthcare bill this week, but the measure faces an even more …

U.S. Congress

Colorado pot clubs bill passes through House committee, showdown with governor likely

Colorado lawmakers moved closer to a showdown with the governor over smoking in pot clubs when a House Committee approved a bill Monday.

Cannabis

Where Trumpcare Will Hurt Most in Washington State

Map: Where Trumpcare Will Hurt Most in Washington State and Which of Our Members of Congress Like This Bill by Heidi Groover"A disaster for …

Health Care

The Real Reason to Watch the Gorsuch Hearings

Once upon a time, Senate confirmation hearings for Supreme Court justice nominees had a straightforward purpose: For Senators to learn the views of the nominees. Since Robert Bork was rejected by the Senate after giving his views, however, we get less and less of that. Here's HuffPollster's …

Senate Committees

Kansas lawmakers embrace old concepts in new school formula

Kansas lawmakers are moving back toward distributing state dollars to public schools through a complicated per-student formula like one derided and …

Government

Senate committee rejects bill for equal treatment on birth certificates

AP reports that the Senate Judiciary Committee has rejected on a voice vote Sen. Joyce Elliott's bill to give a same-sex couples the presumption of …

Senate Committees

Florida DUI ignition interlock bill passes House committee

A bill that would require an ignition interlock device on someone's vehicle after their first drunken driving conviction has passed its first …

Government

House committee hears testimony on preschool funding bill

Supporters of a bill to help pay preschool costs for children from low-income families told lawmakers the investment would pay off in a reduction in …

Education

FBI Director Comey Faces Tough Questions From House Committee

FBI Director James Comey testified before the House Intelligence Committee on Monday, discussing topics such as President Trump’s wiretapping allegations and Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. Presidential election.

Government

Watch Mr. Rogers defend PBS to Senate committee - The Washington Post

- A young Fred Rogers, known as Mister Rogers from the PBS show "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood", testified before the Senate Subcommittee on Communications in 1969 defending PBS. ()

Senate Committees

Trey Gowdy Has a History of Questionable Haircuts

Did this guy treat his barber like the free press?<p>Trey Gowdy, Republican representative from South Carolina who served as chairman for the United States House Select Committee on Benghazi, got more than a little attention for himself while questioning FBI Director James Comey today. See, while …

Government