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Trump Takes Aim at a Watergate Reform: The Independent Inspector General

The idea after the Watergate scandals was to keep government honest. President Trump’s goal seems to be to ensure its loyalty.
Tags: News, Obama, Senate, House Of Representatives, Fine, State Department, Barack, Atkinson, Grimm, Miller, Trump, Mike, Chao, Pompeo, O'Donnell, Ethics and Official Misconduct


United States: Latest Proposed Coronavirus Relief Bill Would Significantly Expand Employee Leave Benefits Under The Families First Coronavirus Response Act - Proskauer Rose LLP

On May 12, 2020, the U.S. House of Representatives introduced the Health and Economic Recovery Omnibus Emergency Solutions Act ("HEROES Act"), which, among other things, would significantly...
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Flouting Norms, Trump Seeks to Bring Independent Watchdogs to Heel

The inspectors general system, a key post-Watergate reform to keep government honest, is coming under intense pressure by the president.
Tags: News, Obama, Senate, House Of Representatives, Fine, State Department, Barack, Atkinson, Grimm, Miller, Trump, Mike, Chao, Pompeo, O'Donnell, Ethics and Official Misconduct


A Campaign Milestone: ‘I Was Drugged and Raped,’ Heard in a Candidate’s Ad

A Democratic congressional candidate in Virginia is releasing a TV spot where she speaks candidly about assault, a new step in a political landscape altered by the #MeToo movement.
Tags: Elections, News, Virginia, House Of Representatives, Sex Crimes, Democratic Party, Claire, Russo, United States Marine Corps, Political advertising, Women and Girls, United States Defense and Military Forces, Presidential Election of 2020, MeToo Movement


Members of Congress Working From Home

One reader says House members will lose clout not being present. Another says if lawmakers can vote remotely, citizens should be able to.
Tags: News, House, House Of Representatives, United States Politics and Government, Absentee Voting, Congress Working From Home


United States: COVID-19 Policy Update- April 23, 2020 - Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

Today, the House of Representatives passed a $484 billion economic relief package in response to the Coronavirus pandemic, the Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act...
Tags: News, United States, House Of Representatives, Feld LLP, Strauss Hauer, Paycheck Protection Program


Republican senators put brakes on additional coronavirus aid

Republican leaders in the U.S. Congress said on Tuesday they were in no hurry to work on another coronavirus relief package, despite the House of Representatives' passage last week of a $3 trillion measure. "We need to assess what we've already done, take a look at what worked and what didn't work, and we'll discuss the way forward in the next couple of weeks," Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell told reporters after President Donald Trump spoke to a Senate Republican luncheon. House Republ...
Tags: News, Senate, House Of Representatives, Mitch McConnell, Donald Trump, U S Congress, Senate Republican, Kevin McCarthy, House Republican


United States: Congress Approves Additional Healthcare Funding For Pandemic Response - Butler Snow LLP

On Thursday, April 23, 2020, the House of Representatives voted 388-5 to pass the Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act, sending the bill to President Trump for his signature.
Tags: News, United States, House Of Representatives, Trump, Paycheck Protection Program, Congress Approves Additional Healthcare


The Commander in Chief’s Following Wanes

Trump started his term with strong support in America’s armed forces. But the respect the president typically gets from the military has cooled.
Tags: News, Navy Seals, Iraq, New York City, America, Turkey, Syria, Afghanistan, Veterans, House Of Representatives, State Department, Republican Party, Defense Department, Niger, Commencement Speeches, Trump


Coach Don Shula honored by U.S. Senate resolution, joins U.S. Congressional Record

The United States Senate has been back in session for a couple of weeks now while the House of Representatives has failed to return to work in Washington. And while that time in session has generally been used on important legislative matters
Tags: News, Washington, Senate, United States, House Of Representatives, U S Senate, Don Shula


Watchdog was investigating Pompeo for arms deal and staff misuse before firing

State department inspector general Steve Linick was reportedly close to finishing his report before his dismissal on FridayThe government watchdog who was fired last week had been investigating the secretary of state, Mike Pompeo, for sidestepping Congress to approve arms sales to the Gulf and using staffers for personal errands, according to congressional sources.Donald Trump declared his intention to fire the state department inspector general, Steve Linick, in a letter sent to the House speak...
Tags: Congress, White House, US news, US politics, House, House Of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi, US Congress, Donald Trump, Pompeo, Mike Pompeo, Trump Administration, Steve Linick


House Democrats tell Supreme Court they need Mueller grand jury materials to decide on new articles of impeachment

The Democratic-led House of Representatives on Monday told the Supreme Court that the House needs secret Mueller grand jury materials to determine if there is new evidence of impeachable offenses involving President Donald Trump.
Tags: Supreme Court, Cnn, House, House Of Representatives, Mueller


Can Government Spending Save the Economy?

Congress is debating how much to allocate to economic relief. Every plan will require borrowing money the U.S. doesn’t have.
Tags: News, Congress, Senate, Unemployment, House Of Representatives, Relief, Powell, Credit and Debt, Recession and Depression, United States Economy, United States Politics and Government, Federal Reserve System, Federal Budget (US, National Debt (US, Jerome H, Coronavirus (2019-nCoV


Government Spending? In This Economy?

Congress is debating how much to spend on economic relief. Every plan will require borrowing money the U.S. doesn’t have.
Tags: News, Congress, Senate, Unemployment, House Of Representatives, Relief, Powell, Credit and Debt, Recession and Depression, United States Economy, United States Politics and Government, Federal Reserve System, Federal Budget (US, National Debt (US, Jerome H, Coronavirus (2019-nCoV


Take Some Deep Breaths and Prepare to Wait for Election Results

It will enhance the legitimacy of the election if we take the time for an accurate count
Tags: Elections, News, House Of Representatives, Wisconsin, United States Politics and Government, Absentee Voting


Inspector General’s Firing Puts Pompeo’s Use of Taxpayer Funds Under Scrutiny

Accusations of improperly using government resources have trailed the secretary of state, but President Trump’s move to fire the State Department inspector general has handed Democrats a new weapon.
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Newsom Says California Budget Deficit Is Direct Result Of Pandemic

(CNN) — Gov. Gavin Newsom on Sunday said the nearly $54 billion budget deficit California is facing is a direct result of the impact from the coronavirus pandemic and not because of existing financial troubles. Asked by Jake Tapper on CNN’s “State of the Union” how much of the state’s financial crisis is a result of pre-existing financial obligations, Newsom said, “None.” “None. That $54.3 billion is a direct result of Covid-19. Just a few months ago, I introduced my January budget, but with, ag...
Tags: Congress, California, Senate, US, Cnn, Gop, House Of Representatives, Nevada, Gavin Newsom, Trump, Jake Tapper, House Democratic, Tapper, Newsom, Washington Oregon Colorado, Cable News Network Inc


How Congress's Attending Physician Is Treating Lawmakers Amid a Pandemic

Dr. Brian P. Monahan has found himself in the middle of politicized debates over how quickly to reopen the country and who should be testing for Covid-19.
Tags: News, Congress, Senate, House Of Representatives, Monahan, United States Politics and Government, Brian P, Medicine and Health, Supreme Court (US, Washington (DC, Coronavirus (2019-nCoV, Coronavirus Reopenings, Brian P Monahan


Pelosi review: the speaker, her rise and how she came to rent space in Donald Trump's brain

Molly Ball’s biography of the most powerful woman in American history is worthy of its subjectFrom her perch as speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi has bested Donald Trump in budget battles, mocked him at the State of the Union and won an outsized place in his brain. Now Molly Ball of Time magazine delivers a biography that does justice to the most powerful woman in American history: well-researched, a smooth read that goes back to the beginning. Related: For God and Country review: Christian c...
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House Approves Massive $3 Trillion Coronavirus Relief Bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats have powered a massive $3 trillion coronavirus relief bill through the House, an election-year measure designed to brace a U.S. economy in free fall and a health care system struggling to contain a pandemic still pummeling the country. Friday’s 208-199 vote, with all but one Republican opposed, advances what boils down to a campaign-season display of Democratic economic and health-care priorities. It has no chance of becoming law as written, but will likely spark diff...
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Coronavirus live news: Democrats pass House bill calling for $3tn stimulus, Brazil health minister quits

Trump to restore partial funding to WHO – Fox News; record increase in daily Brazil cases; Covid-19 spreads in Yemen. Follow the latest updatesUS House narrowly approves $3 trillion Covid-19 response billTrump unveils ‘warp-speed’ effort to create vaccine by year’s endBrazil loses second health minister in less than a monthAustralia coronavirus updates – liveCoronavirus latest: at a glance 5.26am BST In the US, as uncertainty about the spread of Covid-19 continues, the biggest university sys...
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House passes $3 trillion coronavirus aid bill opposed by Donald Trump

The House of Representatives has narrowly approved a $3 trillion bill crafted by Democrats but opposed by Donald Trump that would provide more aid for fighting the coronavirus and stimulating a faltering economy. By a vote of 208-199, Democrats won passage of a bill that Republican leaders, who control the Senate, and the president, have vowed to block, despite some Republican support for provisions aimed at helping state and local governments. But the measure could trigger a new round of negoti...
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House Passes $3 Trillion Aid Bill Over Republican Opposition

The bill faces a veto threat from President Trump, near-unanimous opposition by Republicans and complaints from Democrats, but leaders called it their opening offer in talks on the next round of pandemic relief.
Tags: News, House, House Of Representatives, Tax credits, Relief, Nancy, Unemployment Insurance, Mitch, Trump, Pelosi, McConnell, United States Economy, United States Politics and Government, Donald J, Deductions and Exemptions, Coronavirus (2019-nCoV


House approves $3 trillion Covid aid bill and historic rules change to allow remote voting

The House of Representatives on Friday passed a sweeping bill to spend more than $3 trillion for Covid-19 relief and a rules change to allow lawmakers to vote remotely during the coronavirus pandemic.
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House To Allow Remote Voting During Coronavirus Pandemic

The House of Representatives will temporarily allow lawmakers to vote by proxy due to the continued spread of COVID-19.
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With Move to Remote Voting, House Alters What It Means for Congress to Meet

The House’s planned vote on Friday to allow lawmakers to work from afar will fundamentally change how Congress operates.
Tags: News, Congress, Senate, House, House Of Representatives, Nancy, Pelosi, United States Politics and Government, Constitution (US


Congresswoman Ocasio-Cortez discusses $3 trillion the House of Representatives bill

Raw video: New York congresswoman Ocasio-Cortez weighs in on $3 trillion House of Representatives bill.
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House to vote on additional $3 trillion coronavirus aid package

The House of Representatives is pushing forward with a vote on an additional $3 trillion coronavirus response bill that has been met with skepticism from Republicans.
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Obamagate Is a Fake Scandal. Rick Bright Described a Real One.

“The darkest winter in modern history” may soon be upon us, while Trumpists are obsessed with a new conspiracy theory.
Tags: News, Obama, Russia, House Of Representatives, Epidemics, Bright, Barack, Trump, Flynn, United States Politics and Government, Whistle-Blowers, Donald J, Rumors and Misinformation, Michael T, Rick A, Coronavirus (2019-nCoV





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