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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: 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

Capitol Report: Utility giant’s CEO says it’s ‘unfortunate’ that Trump administration has ‘climate deniers’

While many American CEOs are keeping an eye on the Trump administration’s trade fight with China, a utility giant’s boss says his main interest in Washington is “the nexus between environmental and energy policy.”.....»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchDec 4th, 2018

Capitol Report: Bush remembered on Capitol Hill for foreign-policy legacy

Lawmakers remembered the late President George H.W. Bush for his foreign-policy legacy on Monday, as Washington was preparing for the 41st commander-in-chief’s remains to lie in state in the Capitol building......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchDec 3rd, 2018

Capitol Report: Congressional standoff may freeze plans for first U.S. polar icebreaker in 40 years

While a Washington fight over border-wall funding is grabbing the spotlight, it’s not the Homeland Security Department’s only tricky money matter. Another sticking point has been getting $750 million for a new heavy-duty polar icebreaker......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchNov 28th, 2018

Capitol Report: Blue-state Republicans embraced the 2017 tax cuts. It may have cost them.

When Washington Republicans were working to pass their tax reform package in 2017, there were warnings that it could cost many of them their seats in the 2018 midterms. That may just have happened.......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchNov 16th, 2018

Capitol Report: Mimi Walters loss signals California Republican ‘desperation’ | Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez grapples with sexism, ageism

GOP Rep. Mimi Walters has been ousted by Democratic Katie Porter. Meanwhile, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has been mistaken for an intern and Congressional spouse, as well as criticized for her attire......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchNov 16th, 2018