Leaders in the fly fishing industry have penned an open letter to Congress in support of restoring protections for headwater streams and wetlands under the Clean Water Act, and urging congressional members to “not to play politics with clean water.” … more ?
WASHINGTON -- Sen. Tim Kaine (D-Va.) said Thursday that members of Congress haven't "earned the right to be critics" of President Barack Obama's strategy for defeating the Islamic State because they haven't taken the time to debate or...Show More Summary
While technically Sen. Rand Paul's (R-Ky.) stand against the NSA yesterday wasn't a filibuster, any time a member of Congress talks for over ten hours without a bathroom break, it's close enough in our book. Paul's move came just as the debate around NSA reform started heating up in the Senate. Show More Summary
In a letter to Attorney General Loretta E. Lynch, 22 members of Congress are asking if race played a role in the investigation of a Chinese-American hydrologist accused of spying for China.
In Custodia Legis, the blog of the Law Library of Congress in Washington, has been running an interview series featuring members of the library staff. The series started in late October 2010.The most recent interview is with Jenny Gesley,...Show More Summary
WASHINGTON (AP) — Three dozen members of an elite group of U.S. fighter pilots have been presented with the Congressional Gold Medal, Congress' highest civilian award. The American Fighter Aces earned their designation by shooting down at least five enemy aircraft in air-to-air combat during World Wars I and II, Korea and Vietnam.
Former members of the 113th Congress have embarked on various new adventures since their defeats, retirements or departures for other reasons: Some are teaching, others are pondering away at think tanks, a couple are embedded in corporate culture, a few are even enjoying their freedom and sleeping a little later every morning. Not surprisingly, though,…
On Wednesday morning, a group of federal and local judges in Washington—along with members of Congress, executive branch officials and reporters—laced up their sneakers for the 34th annual ACLI Capital Challenge, a three-mile race along the Anacostia River.
The radio host has been raving about military takeovers lately — and a member of Congress just backed him up
Fearful of allegations of harassment or other impropriety, some male bosses on Capitol Hill have a policy against taking 1-on-1 closed-door meetings with female staffers, which of course itself probably makes it harder for women to advance and may be illegal. Show More Summary
They did their duty and paid an awful price.
By Nadia Prupis, staff writer | (Commondreams.org) | – Survey commissioned by ACLU shows “how disconnected members of Congress are from the feelings of a lot of the public.” A new survey…
Roll Call - Rep Alcee Hastings (D-FL) Pushed For A Pay Increase For Members Of CongressALL MEMBERS OF CONGRESS, RIGHT AND LEFT CHOOSE ALCEE HASTINGS AS THEIR VOICE TO REQUEST FUTURE CONGRESSIONAL PAY RAISES BECAUSE THE USUAL SUSPECTS...Show More Summary
WASHINGTON -- Rep. Alcee Hastings (D-Fla.) on Monday spoke in favor of a pay raise for members of Congress before the House Rules Committee, arguing that the current system doesn't offer enough incentives for less-affluent citizens to enter public service. "I will say it until I leave," he lamented, as reported by CQ Roll Call. Show More Summary
I did not realize there were academic studies demonstrating that the advent of Fox News - and particularly in districts where it first went live - pushed both Republican and Democratic members of Congress to embrace more Republican policies. Fascinating stuff. A party owning its own cable news network has big implications.
Just to prove that Republicans do not have a monopoly on dick moves, Florida Rep. Alcee Hastings, who is ostensibly a Democrat — the kind who won’t campaign against Republicans — is the latest member of Congress to whine about how underpaid...Show More Summary
We get the government we pay for. If the public doesn't fund government, the privately wealthy will take it over.
Some members of Congress are pushing to extend the Patriot Act past its expiration date, but a new poll from the ACLU show Americans believe it needs changes first. The poll, which was commissioned by the American Civil Liberties Union...Show More Summary
Submitted by Michael Snyder via The End of The American Dream blog, No wonder Washington never changes – 79 members of Congress have been there since Bill Clinton’s first term in the White House. This list includes names such as Reid, Feinstein, McConnell, McCain, Pelosi, Boehner, Rangel and Boxer. Show More Summary
It's bad enough, as Bryan Ballas at NewsBusters noted on May 16, that the Washington Post's Philip Bump dishonestly used last week's Amtrak tragedy to rip Republican members of Congress for somehow being responsible for the (theoretically)...Show More Summary