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Keeping up with legislation, congressional investigations, member actions and the general goings-on in the halls of Congress.

These 3 Senate Republicans Support Resolution to Terminate Trump’s National Emergency

A number of Senate Republicans will vote “yes” for a Democrats resolution in an attempt to terminate President Donald Trump’s national emergency for border wall funding. The group of three Republicans have expressed their concerns with Trump’s declaration for a national emergency, saying they do not believe the president should be allowed to override Congress to such a degree. In ...

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Jon Stewart Joins Forces With 9/11 First Responders On Capitol Hill To Fight For Funding For Victims Of Terrorism

Comedian Jon Stewart visited Capitol Hill with first responders from September 11, 2001, to speak to Republican lawmakers about conserving the funding for health insurance to those affected by the terrorists attack Monday. In an exclusive interview with The Daily Caller News Foundation, Stewart and three 9/11 first responders explained why they were inside the U.S. Capitol, saying they are ...

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Obamacare Is Approaching 10th Birthday. This GOP Rep Has A Plan To Lean Into Its ‘Free Market’ Aspects

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The Affordable Care Act will mark 10 years in 2020. Republican Arkansas Rep. Bruce Westerman plans to introduce legislation to increase access to health care and give states more freedom within the framework of the ACA Monday night. Westerman said his wide-ranging bill leans into the “free market” aspects of the ACA exchanges. As the 10-year mark of the Affordable ...

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Trump Slams Senate Democrats On Born Alive Bill: ‘One Of The Most Shocking Votes In The History Of Congress’

President Donald Trump reacted on Twitter Monday evening after the Born-Alive Survivors Protection Act, which would have ensured that babies who survive abortions are given medical attention, failed to pass the Senate. “Senate Democrats just voted against legislation to prevent the killing of newborn infant children. The Democrat position on abortion is now so extreme that they don’t mind executing babies ...

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Josh Hawley Raises Some Red Flags On Neomi Rao’s Confirmation

Republican Sen. Josh Hawley of Missouri is expressing concerns over confirming Neomi Rao to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, saying his review of some of her academic writings raises questions about her judicial philosophy. Other conservatives vigorously contest Hawley’s reading of Rao’s work, even threatening retaliation if he undermines her confirmation prospects. Hawley, who sits on the ...

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Adam Schiff ‘Absolutely’ Willing To Go To Court To Obtain Mueller Report

House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff said Sunday that House Democrats will issue subpoenas and go to court, if necessary, to obtain special counsel Robert Mueller’s report on the Russia investigation. “We will obviously subpoena the report. We will bring Bob Mueller in to testify before Congress. We will take it to court if necessary,” Schiff said in an interview ...

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Congress Wants Thousands More Acres Under Federal Control, but US Can’t Afford It

A lengthy public lands package sitting in Congress adds hundreds of thousands of acres of federally protected wilderness without securing funding to manage it. The House is preparing to vote on a bipartisan land package next week that is roughly 660 pages and composed of 118 different bills. The Senate version passed its version, the most comprehensive land package in ...

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House Introduces Resolution To Block Trump’s National Emergency

Democrats in the House of Representatives introduced a resolution to block President Donald Trump’s national emergency which would allow him to build a wall on the southern border Thursday night. Texas Democratic Rep. Joaquin Castro introduced the resolution which he believes will pass the House, as 222 cosponsors have jumped on board. Castro sent out a tweet saying his resolution would ...

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Senate Republicans Raise Historic Number In Fundraising For January

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The National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC) raised a historic amount of money in the month of January, as Senate Republicans gear up for a fight to take back the Senate. The NRSC raised a record $5.58 million in January 2019, the most money ever raised by the committee in the month, The Washington Examiner reported Wednesday. The high fundraising numbers come as ...

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Dick Durbin Reacts To Green New Deal: ‘What In The Heck Is This?’

Illinois Democratic Sen. Dick Durbin shared his views on the “Green New Deal” Wednesday, saying he doesn’t know what it is or if he would vote for it after reading the legislation. Durbin was asked on “Morning Joe” about the “Green New Deal” and if he would be supporting it after Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced he would be ...

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Here Are The GOP Lawmakers Who Are Offering A Lifeline To Net Neutrality

House Republicans are offering a way to revive an Obama-era rule that many conservatives believed gave government too much control of the internet. Republican lawmakers are trying to rescue parts of net neutrality from the scrap heap without including the parts some conservatives find loathsome. Republicans are offering a fix to the now-dead net neutrality: craft rules that prevent blocking ...

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Rep. Ilhan Omar to Fundraise for Islamic Terror-Linked Palestinian Organization

Democratic Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar is scheduled to raise money in March with the Hamas-linked Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) only a week after she used an anti-Semitic trope to claim Israel has paid for GOP support. Omar will be the keynote speaker at CAIR’s 4th Annual Valley Banquet on March 23 to discuss advancing justice and empowering Muslims, according to ...

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Here Are The 3 Truths Rep. Meadows Believes You Won’t Find In McCabe’s Book

Republican Rep. Mark Meadows said Friday that former FBI Director Andrew McCabe would likely fail to mention what the North Carolina lawmaker believes is his inability to be truthful about his time in the Trump administration. McCabe “is a known liar and leaker,” Meadows noted in a tweet before suggesting that former Deputy Attorney Journal Rod Rosenstein “has played ‘hide ...

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House GOP Leader Presses Adam Schiff Over Secret Meeting With Fusion GPS Founder

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy is pressing House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff for answers about his interactions with Glenn Simpson, the founder of the opposition research firm behind the Democrat-funded Steele dossier. In a statement released on Friday, McCarthy questioned whether Schiff, a California Democrat, should recuse himself from the Intelligence panel’s Russia investigation because of a meeting he had ...

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House Freedom Caucus Creates New Leadership Positions To Help Fight Dems In Congress

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The House Freedom Caucus created three new leadership positions in 2019 which were filled Friday in order to help combat the Democratic majority in the House, The Daily Caller has learned. The caucus, whose mission statement is to “give a voice to countless Americans who feel that Washington does not represent them,” elected three members Friday to fill new positions created by ...

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