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Capitol Report: Here’s how the pro-Israel lobby — just criticized by Ilhan Omar — stacks up against other Washington influencers

The pro-Israel lobby is a significant player in terms of political donations, paying out $14.9 million in the 2018 election cycle, according to data from OpenSecrets.org......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchFeb 11th, 2019

Capitol Report: Here’s how the pro-Israel lobby — just criticized by Ilhan Omar — stacks up against other Washington influencers

The pro-Israel lobby is a significant player in terms of political donations, paying out $14.9 million in the 2018 election cycle, according to data from OpenSecrets.org......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchFeb 11th, 2019

Top Democratic lawmakers criticize Omar"s "use of anti-Semitic tropes"

The House Democrats' leadership on Monday blasted Minnesota Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar's suggestion on Sunday that support for Israel on Capitol Hill is driv.....»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchFeb 11th, 2019

Capitol Report: There’s now a scooter lobby: A startup hopes to influence infrastructure bills

While scooter startups are mostly regulated by cities, they have started to zip around Washington, D.C., in hopes of influencing any upcoming federal action on the country’s infrastructure......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchNov 16th, 2018

Capitol Report: Buttigieg compares Sanders supporters to Trump fans | Democrats plot next move in Trump tax-return fight

Pete Buttigieg took a dig at fellow 2020 candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders’ supporters, the Washington Examiner reports, drawing parallels between them and fans of President Trump during a campaign stop in New Hampshire......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchApr 22nd, 2019

Capitol Report: Trump wonders why Washington didn’t name Mount Vernon after himself | Mulvaney ‘most dangerous man’ in D.C., senator says

President Donald Trump reportedly wondered why the country’s first president didn’t name his Mount Vernon compound after himself......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchApr 10th, 2019

Capitol Report: Fannie-Freddie reform could rewrite a familiar Washington script

It may be the fool-me-once nature of the debate over Fannie and Freddie – Congress has been trying to get them out of conservatorship nearly as long as they’ve been in – but many Washington-watchers think the most likely outcome is no change at all......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchMar 25th, 2019

Capitol Report: As Congress readies for hearings, here’s a look at Boeing’s influence in Washington

Here’s how Boeing, under pressure in Washington in the wake of a deadly crash, has wielded influence in the nation’s capital......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchMar 14th, 2019

Bernie Sanders defends Ilhan Omar, says we must not "equate anti-Semitism" with "legitimate criticism" of Israel"s "right-wing" government

Associated Press Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont on Wednesday defended Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota against accusations of anti-Semitism. Comments Omar has made in recent weeks about US policy toward Israel have led to allega.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderMar 7th, 2019

Capitol Report: Ethanol lobby and Republican senators with oil ties pressure Trump’s EPA pick in dueling letters

In a letter this week, Sen. Ted Cruz and four GOP colleagues express concerns about the costs that oil refiners face due to a requirement known as the Renewable Fuel Standard, which aims to boost the use of corn-based ethanol or other biofuels......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchFeb 14th, 2019

Capitol Report: ‘Line standing’ for lobbyists shocked Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez — but it’s normal in Washington

After freshman Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Corte.....»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchFeb 14th, 2019

Capitol Report: Washington moves closer to delivering protections for banks that work with the pot industry

Banks and credit unions often complain of legal problems for financial institutions aiming to serve cannabis-related businesses. Washington finally may deliver some protections......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchFeb 13th, 2019

Trump Today: Trump Today: President calls on Ilhan Omar to resign over comments criticized as anti-Semitic

President Donald Trump on Tuesday called on Rep. Ilhan Omar to quit Congress over remarks that were criticized as anti-Semitic, as he said he wasn’t happy with a border-security agreement but didn’t indicate he’d reject it......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchFeb 12th, 2019

Congressional Democrats Join GOP Lawmakers Against Rep. Ilhan Omar After Anti-Israel Comments

Congressional Democrats Join GOP Lawmakers Against Rep. Ilhan Omar After Anti-Israel Comments.....»»

Category: blogSource: zerohedgeFeb 11th, 2019

Capitol Report: Republicans argue against ‘weaponizing’ tax code as Democrats press for Trump"s returns

The first congressional hearing over disclosing presidential tax returns began with a clash Thursday as Republicans criticized publicizing such documents and Democrats said Americans want to see them......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchFeb 7th, 2019

Capitol Report: Cummings, Grassley vow to combat rising drug prices in dueling hearings

Now that the record-setting government shutdown is over, Washington is putting its attention back on the No. 1 issue in the November elections: health care......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchJan 29th, 2019

Capitol Report: Congress puts a spotlight on drug prices, pre-existing conditions with multiple hearings on Tuesday

Now that the record-setting government shutdown is over, Washington is putting its attention back on the No. 1 issue in the November elections: health care......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchJan 29th, 2019

Capitol Report: U.S. government partially shuts down as Congress resists funding Trump’s border wall

The federal government partially shut down for the third time this year early Saturday as lawmakers in Washington continued to wrangle over funding for President Donald Trump’s proposed border wall......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchDec 22nd, 2018

Capitol Report: U.S. government partially shuts down as Congress fails to agree to fund Trump border wall

The federal government partially shut down for the third time this year early Saturday as lawmakers in Washington continued to wrangle over funding for President Donald Trump’s proposed border wall......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchDec 22nd, 2018

Capitol Report: Government shutdown draws closer as lawmakers wrangle over border funding

The federal government is on track to partially shut down as lawmakers in Washington continued to wrangle over funding for border security late Friday......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchDec 21st, 2018

Capitol Report: Makers of flavored e-cigarettes face ‘a make-or-break year’ in Washington, analyst says

“2019 will be a make-or-break year for alternative tobacco product manufacturers to regain control of the flavors debate,” says Stefanie Miller of Height Capital Markets in a note Friday......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchDec 7th, 2018