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Capitol Report: Newcomers? Congress is still all about longtimers — of which there are more Democrats than Republicans

The new Congress that kicked off this month features plenty of firsts and newcomers, but it also isn’t short on lawmakers who have spent decades on the job. Democrats in the House and Senate show longer tenures on average......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchJan 11th, 2019

Capitol Report: Newcomers? Congress is still all about long-timers — and Democrats have more of them than Republicans

The new Congress that kicked off this month features plenty of firsts and newcomers, but it also isn’t short on lawmakers who have spent decades on the job. Democrats in the House and Senate show longer tenures on average......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchJan 9th, 2019

Capitol Report: Newcomers? Congress is still all about longtimers — and one party has more of them

The new Congress that kicked off this month features plenty of firsts and newcomers, but it also isn’t short on lawmakers who have spent decades on the job. Democrats in the House and Senate show longer tenures on average......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchJan 29th, 2019

Capitol Report: Pelosi clashes with Democrats in debate on impeachment | Republicans press Trump to make a deal on spending

Politico reports House Democratic leaders sparred internally on Monday over whether to begin an impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump, with Speaker Nancy Pelosi and her allies rejecting the call to move forward for now......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchMay 21st, 2019

The gloves are coming off in Congress as Democrats and Republicans fight over the Mueller report and impeachment

Ethan Miller/Getty Images More and more Democrats are ramping up calls for impeachment and harsher punishments for top Trump officials. At the same time, Democratic leaders are trying to tamp down on ca.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderMay 7th, 2019

Capitol Report: And now for something different: Democrats call for balanced-budget amendment

A bevy of lawmakers in Congress alarmed by soaring deficits are calling yet again for a constitutional amendment to balance the federal budget — but this time it’s Democrats......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchApr 9th, 2019

Capitol Report: Is the tax code fair? Trump tax cuts trigger deepest partisan rift in 20 years, Pew finds

The Trump tax cuts have opened the biggest breach in two decades among Republicans and Democrats over whether the U.S. tax system is fair — a divide that could shape the outcome of the 2020 elections......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchApr 8th, 2019

Capitol Report: Drug price bills score bipartisan support from key House committee

Democrats and Republicans on the House Energy and Commerce Committee signaled Wednesday that they had reached deals on some bills that target soaring drug prices......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchApr 3rd, 2019

Robo-callers rang Americans’ phones 26 billion times last year. Now, Congress is taking aim.

The ever-worsening scourge of robo-calls is receiving renewed attention on Capitol Hill, where top Democrats and Republicans this week are set to take an early step toward cracking down against scammers that prey on consumers' phones......»»

Category: topSource: washpostApr 2nd, 2019

Robo-callers rang Americans’ phones 26 billion times last year. Now, Congress is taking aim.

The ever-worsening scourge of robo-calls is receiving renewed attention on Capitol Hill, where top Democrats and Republicans this week are set to take an early step toward cracking down against scammers that prey on consumers' phones......»»

Category: topSource: washpostApr 2nd, 2019

Capitol Report: Biden can’t count on flood of Senate endorsements | Democrats need to take lesson from energized Republicans, Zelizer says

The Hill writes that when Joe Biden enters the presidential race, it isn’t a given that he will have a ton of support from his former Senate colleagues......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchMar 29th, 2019

Capitol Report: Republicans losing 2018 midterm money wars | Bolton was chairman of anti-Muslim think tank

Republicans losing money wars ahead of the 2018 midterms; John Bolton chaired an anti-Muslim think tank; French President Emmanuel Macron will call for American ‘militarism’ in speech to Congress; and more......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchApr 23rd, 2018

Capitol Report: Paul Ryan’s retirement a sign of Republican surrender on deficits, entitlements ... and Congress?

The retirement of House Speaker Paul Ryan is a clear sign that major changes to Social Security and Medicare are dead — and perhaps the ability of Republicans to keep control of Congress midway through Donald Trump’s first term as president......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchApr 11th, 2018

Capitol Report: Paul Ryan’s retirement a sign of Republican surrender on deficits and entitlements

The retirement of House Speaker Paul Ryan is a clear sign that major changes to Social Security and Medicare are dead — and perhaps the ability of Republicans to keep control of Congress midway through Donald Trump’s first term as president......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchApr 11th, 2018

Capitol Report: To Democrats, Mulvaney’s not the CFPB director, and to Republicans, the CFPB doesn’t even exist

The discord over the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau was made clear at a hearing on Wednesday......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchApr 11th, 2018

Capitol Report: Immigration vote further delayed in House | Americans’ fear of China spikes as North Korea fades, poll shows

The House’s vote on a compromise immigration bill is further delayed; Americans’ fear of China spikes; Democrats and Republicans agree that a president shouldn’t self-pardon; and more......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchJun 22nd, 2018

Capitol Report: Democrats ready to move past Michelle Obama’s ‘go high’ message | Kudlow says economy will help Republicans keep House

Democrats are reportedly ready to move past Michelle Obama’s ‘go high’ message; Larry Kudlow says Republicans will keep the House; and a GoFundMe page for fired FBI agent Peter Strzok quickly raises money......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchAug 14th, 2018

Capitol Report: Democrats rip FBI Kavanaugh probe as ‘incomplete’ as Grassley says no misconduct found

Senate Republicans and Democrats clashed Thursday over the results of a supplemental FBI probe into allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, as a Friday vote to advance his nomination loomed......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchOct 4th, 2018

Capitol Report: Republicans could still control Congress after the midterms, polls suggest

With less than three weeks to go before the midterm elections, there are signs a “blue wave” may not wash across Washington......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchOct 18th, 2018

Capitol Report: November shock? Republicans could still control Congress after the midterms, polls suggest

With less than three weeks to go before the midterm elections, there are signs a “blue wave” may not wash across Washington......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchOct 18th, 2018

Capitol Report: Midterm elections may deliver oddest result in decades | Bernie Sanders says Trump ‘ain’t so tough’ on Saudis

If Democrats retake the House while Republicans retain control of the Senate on.....»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchOct 26th, 2018