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Sen. Mark Warner has been asking tech companies to step up to the plate for a long time. Now Congress is asking too. This follows Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg's marathon 10 hours of testimony to Senate Judiciary Committee, Senate Commerce Committee and House Energy and Commerce ...
In its 23 years, it served as the in-house expert for Congress and its committees on technical and scientific matters. Governed by a twelve-member board, with six members from each party, the office provided members of Congress with cutting-edge policy advice on the role of new technology ... Facebook

Only President Donald Trump knows for sure if he has decided to fire special counsel Robert Mueller or senior staffers at the U.S. Department of Justice. But White House aides and members of Congress, responding to the president's angry tweets and to on-the-record statements by his spokespeople, are ... Facebook
Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee Chairman Ben Ray Lujan of New Mexico believes five Ohio seats in the U.S. House of ... WASHINGTON - Democrats hope to pick up as many as six congressional seats in Ohio this November as they try to win back control of the U.S. House of ... Facebook
The Department of Justice's inspector general on Friday sent to Congress a report sharply criticizing former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe for .... Jerrold Nadler of New York, the top Democrat on the House Judiciary Committee, said he feared that the report would be used by Trump and his allies to ... Facebook
By Manu Raju, CNN Senior Congressional Correspondent .... (CNN) Two key Democrats on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee are signaling they won't back CIA Director Mike Pompeo for secretary of state, a sign that his nomination as the top US diplomat is likely to face a rebuke by falling short of a ... Facebook

Hey Team,. Thanks for all the help preparing for my testimony in front of Congress. Hopefully I was as careful and guarded as you wanted me to be. As you heard, I didn't always have a full answer to many of the questions, but promised to follow up with the folks on the US House and Senate committees ... Facebook
Most of the questions directed at Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg in his second day of congressional hearings were high-level. .... Welch went on to expand the question: “Will you work with this committee to help the US put in place our own privacy regulation that prioritizes consumers' right to privacy? Opioid
The committee's chairman, Senator Charles E. Grassley, Republican of Iowa, was seeking expedited consideration of the bill that would have allowed for ... Even if the legislation never passes Congress, a bipartisan committee vote would send a signal to Mr. Trump and push Republican leaders to respond. Opioid
Former U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, left, and former Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, right, participate in a lecture series at the University of Nevada, Reno, Tuesday, April 3, 2018, moderated by history professor Hugh Shapiro, center, in Reno, Nev. The two retired Democrats, who served nearly 30 ... Opioid
Rooney was responding to President Donald Trump's comments earlier today, when he said he's calling on the military to guard the US-Mexico border ... Eric Swalwell of California, who is on the House Judiciary Committee, tweeted his opposition to Trump, writing the President needs to put the military first. Opioid
The select committee had ambitious goals and an expansive agenda during its four-year life between 2007 and 2011, and it was in the thick of the congressional climate change debate. The panel held 80 hearings and briefing sessions on Capitol Hill and around the country, sent its members and staffers ... Opioid
As the GOP's chief international trade counsel on the Senate Finance Committee, Warren is helping to shape the chamber's trade agenda at a time when Republicans control both Congress and the White House. But like many current jobs in Washington, working in a position subject to Trump's whims ... Opioid
The midterm elections are likely shrinking opportunities for President Trump or Congress to enact major legislation in 2018. Trump has called on Congress to pass sweeping ... being negotiated that has a chance of passage. Political polarization is exacerbating the midterms' effect on congressional goals. Opioid
It's one of several recent high-profile people or groups backing Allred, including the Congressional Black Caucus, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee and Ron Kirk, former U.S. trade representative. The congressional seat, held by longtime incumbent Republican Pete Sessions, has long ... Opioid
Elizabeth Esty on Monday asked the House Ethics Committee to open an inquiry into how she handled abuse, battery, and sexual harassment ... paid him $5,000 in severance from her congressional fund; signed a nondisclosure agreement about the reasons Baker was no longer with her office; and even ... Opioid

"They've shown they are as ineffective and out of step with Tennesseans as Congress. The vast majority of voters believe Dreamers belong here and should have the opportunity to go to college." Gov. Bill Haslam supports providing in-state tuition to students who came to the U.S. illegally as children, ... Opioid
NEW YORK: Facebook Inc Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg plans to testify before US Congress, a source briefed on the matter said on Tuesday, as he bows ... and Commerce Committee and US Senate Commerce Committee had already formally asked Zuckerberg to appear at a congressional hearing. Opioid
Congress passed a spending bill to fund the government for the remainder of fiscal year 2018 that includes robust funding for clean energy ... To keep up, the U.S. will need to continue investing in clean energy innovation and the support from lawmakers last week will make that easier to realize. The clean ... Opioid
Word has it that the Facebook founder and CEO will testify at a congressional hearing next month. All we currently know about Zuckeberg's appearance comes from Elena Hernandez, the spokesperson for the House Energy and Commerce Committee. She says, "The committee is continuing to work with ... Opioid
ASHINGTON — It's a rite of passage for executives in the hot seat: get hauled before Congress, sit for bipartisan tirades, squirm in the face of difficult questioning. Over the past six months, lawmakers have dragged in former Equifax CEO Richard Smith, Wells Fargo's Tim Sloan, and Amtrak's Richard ... Opioid
The measure did not make it into the spending bill and appears stalled in Congress. It is unclear whether Congress would take up the issue at Trump's urging. The Senate Finance Committee declined to comment. A representative for the House Ways and Means Committee did not immediately respond to ... Opioid
The law applies to members of Congress, heads of executive agencies, even the president himself. If one of them wishes to have an official portrait rendered in paint, they will need to retrieve the requisite cash from their own wallets — or canvass (homophone joke, see what we did there?) private donors for ... Opioid
Chair of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, while urging defeat of the resolution, promised that the Committee would hold a hearing on U.S. assistance ... 1544) “to direct the removal of United States Armed Forces from hostilities in the Republic of Yemen that have not been authorized by Congress. Opioid
George Nader, a witness in a US foreign meddling probe, secretly aided UAE agenda in Congress, AP investigation finds. ... The donations were part of just under $600,000 that Broidy has given to Republican Party members of Congress and Republican political committees since he began the push for ... Opioid
Phil Bryant appointed Hyde-Smith, now a Republican, to be the first woman to represent Mississippi in Congress, replacing retiring U.S. Sen. ... “Governor Phil Bryant has made an excellent and historic pick in Cindy Hyde-Smith to be our next United States Senator,” said Republican U.S. Sen. Roger Wicker ... Opioid
Both officials appeared before the Senate intelligence committee to discuss election security, as Congress appeared ready to inject approximately $687 million ... That last recommendation looks to be getting some help as part of the congressional omnibus spending bill, which faces a Friday deadline for ... Opioid
WASHINGTON — With government funding set to run out this weekend, congressional leaders agreed on a voluminous $1.3 trillion spending bill on Wednesday ... And although Congress has shown little appetite for passing significant gun control legislation in response to the mass shooting last month in ... Opioid
Their efforts may yet lead to congressional action on the Yemen question and a new authorization of the use of military force. Amid the debate, Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Bob Corker, R-Tenn., announced there would be a hearing and markup on nascent, bipartisan legislation on ... Opioid
For now, the company is sending lower-level staffers to brief a half-dozen congressional committees about how data on more than 50 million users ended up in the hands of Cambridge during the 2016 campaign. But Facebook's Washington, D.C., troubles show no signs of abating amid news that the FTC ... Opioid
"I hope the Congress and the Senate vote next week to get the United States out of aiding Saudi Arabia in this very terrible war and works on a humanitarian solution and works to bring peace to a very volatile region," Sanders told reporters Wednesday as he departed a classified briefing on Yemen for all ... Opioid
The state's 6th Congressional District is one of two in the Chicago suburbs and 77 nationally that the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, the House Democrats' campaign arm, has designed as a Majority Maker district, meaning it's viewed as competitive as the party tries to retake the House. Opioid
It's Congress's job to make sure the agencies that make up the committee have the resources they need to maintain the U.S. as the leading destination ... From the four congressional hearings that've been held over the past several months on CFIUS reform, the leading recommendation for Congress has to ... Opioid
Throughout the course of the proceedings, it became clear that the panel of four crypto and Blockchain industry experts was more or less in agreement that further regulatory clarification from the US government is necessary. However, the committee members, representing different parties and a wide range ... Opioid
In a letter to U.S. Defense Secretary James Mattis, Sen. John McCain of Arizona and Sen. Jack Reed of Rhode Island, leaders of the Senate Armed Services Committee, asked that the Pentagon's inspector general begin a “comprehensive assessment” of department policies related to sexual assault ... Opioid
This is the first known instance of the technology being mentioned in such a substantial way in the annual publication, which is produced by Congress' Joint Economic Committee and draws on members from both the House of Representatives and the Senate. The comprehensive report, dated March 13, ... Opioid
Republican officials in Washington said they were likely to demand a recount through litigation, and the National Republican Congressional Committee put out a call for voters to report any irregularities in the balloting. Matt Gorman, a spokesman for the committee, said the party was “not conceding ... Opioid
On March 14, a subcommittee of the U.S. House of Representatives Financial Services Committee will hold a hearing entitled "Examining Cryptocurrencies and ICO Markets." The hearing marks the first time a group within Congress will specifically tackle the question of initial coin offerings (ICOs), an area ... Opioid
In a surprising admission on Tuesday, the head of U.S. Central Command — which oversees U.S. forces in the Middle East and Central Asia — admitted that the Pentagon doesn't know a whole lot about the Saudi airstrikes in Yemen that the United States is supporting through intelligence, munitions, and ... Opioid
... an expected grilling from Congress over law enforcement's failure to act on tips about the gunman behind last month's school shooting in Parkland, Fla. The massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School touched off yet another round of soul-searching and national debate over guns in the U.S. that ... Opioid
"This Congress cannot continue to do nothing because nothing means more lives lost, including the youngest and most vulnerable among us," said Sen. Dianne Feinstein, of California, the committee's ranking Democrat. "High school students who have lost their friends are literally begging us to take action. Opioid
In addition, GC Reforms finds that immigrants on H-1B visas have made contributions of approximately $220 billion to the U.S. GDP and $72 billion in taxes over the past 10 years. ... With the girl's visa rejected, her parents are desperately trying to find a way to keep their family together in the United States. Opioid
Matt Gorman, a spokesman for the National Republican Congressional Committee, said the party is not ruling out the possibility of a recount, and a source familiar with the process told CNN Wednesday morning that the GOP is likely to seek legal action over several areas in this race. The party is going to ... Opioid
Plaskett, although she was listening rather than testifying, had her own ideas about flaws in the federal response that should be addressed. She said St. Croix's U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services field offices remain closed, leaving no process for the naturalization of aspiring citizens in that district. Opioid
A congressional committee led by a member of Donald Trump's presidential transition team has announced that Trump's 2016 campaign did not collude ... But parallel investigations in two Senate committees into alleged collusion between Russia and the Trump camp continued apace, as did an inquiry led ... Opioid
In addition to the WSJ article, the committee pointed to a 2015 Congressional report that found accreditation organizations missed 39% of condition level deficiencies at ... The WSJ investigation found that the Joint Commission, which accredits about 80% of U.S. hospitals, rarely pulls its accreditation. Opioid
They also met Senators Richard Burr and Marc Warner, who serve on the intelligence committee, and were given a tour of Congress. ... method by the Liaison Committee, who sign off all select committee visits — just as they did with the other select committees who also visited the United States recently. Opioid
Speaking at the U.S. House Armed Services Subcommittee on Tactical Air and Land Forces hearing on the F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter program, Turner ... However, he said, the committee isn't confident in the program's prospects for 2019 if it is unable to comply with Congress's request in 2018. Opioid
Martha Roby on the West Front of the Capitol before Donald Trump was sworn in as the 45th President of the United States, January 20, 2017. (Tom Williams/CQ ... Congressional Committees can no longer conduct credible investigations without poisoning them with partisan politics, Rep. Tom Rooney said ... Opioid


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