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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 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: 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: 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 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: Voters blame Trump, Republicans for shutdown in poll | Democrats to probe family separation, detention

Nearly half of American voters say it’s President Donald Trump who is mostly to blame for the partial government shutdown, according to a new Politico/Morning Consult poll......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchJan 9th, 2019

Capitol Report: Budget rules sow discord among Democrats as new Congress set to open

House Democrats are clashing over rules for the new Congress before it even opens, with three members slamming a budget provision they say will hamper their plans for health care and other priorities......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchJan 2nd, 2019

Capitol Report: ‘Freedom Caucus’ leader blasts Trump, Republicans for ‘fumble’ on wall | Democrats reject deal on judicial nominations

Rep. Mark Meadows, the North Carolina Republican, is among the conservatives criticizing President Donald Trump and other GOP leaders for not pushing harder for a border wall as the year ends......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchDec 20th, 2018

Capitol Report: Kevin McCarthy chosen to lead House Republicans in next Congress

House Republicans on Wednesday chose Rep. Kevin McCarthy for their top leadership spot in the next session of Congress, putting a close ally of President Donald Trump at the helm as the party returns to the minority in the lower chamber of Congress......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchNov 14th, 2018

Capitol Report: Election Day 2018: Here’s when to expect the results of the midterms

Voters won’t have to wait for weeks to know key questions like whether the Democrats can wrest control of the House from Republicans, experts said......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchNov 5th, 2018

Capitol Report: Here’s when to expect the results of the midterms

Voters won’t have to wait for weeks to know key questions like whether the Democrats can wrest control of the House from Republicans, experts said......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchNov 2nd, 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

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: 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: 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: 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