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The 31st Guam youth Congress passed its first bill of the term, an act to ban the sale and distribution of plastic shopping bags, to the Guam Legislature on Wednesday. The Legislature's Committee on Rules, which is responsible under local law for introducing Guam Youth Congress bills, introduced the ...
US Vice President Mike Pence and North Korea's Kim Jong Uns sister Kim Yo Jong attend the opening ceremony of the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter ... Fu Ying, chairwoman of the committee on foreign affairs of China's National People's Congress, told a panel of U.S. lawmakers that the United States was ...

chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, purported to show that the FBI abused its surveillance authority and that the Russia probe is biased. The committee sent it to the ... As a coequal branch of government under the Constitution, Congress has the full authority to take that action. This would only ...
"As we saw in 2016, Beltway prognostications regularly miss the mark when it comes to electoral outcomes," said Chris Martin, a spokesman for the National Republican congressional committee. "Republicans are running strong campaigns across New Jersey and voters will reward us for delivering on ...

A congressional committee on Thursday demanded answers from the nation's "Big Three" drug distributors about their exorbitant sales of prescription painkillers ... As of 2016, West Virginia had the highest rate of drug overdose deaths in the United States at a rate of 52 people per 100,000, according to the ...
staffers at the U.S. Senate and House Armed Services Committees recently called on the new head of the U.S. Army's in-house marketing division to brief them on the organization's advertising efforts, an army spokesperson confirmed today. The meeting was prompted, at least in part, by Adweek's recent ...
It does not regulate what members, or committees, of Congress may lawfully do with such information. McGahn writes that if the legislative branch "unilaterally" releases classified information, it would raise "serious separation of powers concerns," citing Department of navy v. Egan, 484 U.S. at 527. Egan ...
Rick Nolan announced Friday he would skip another uphill climb to re-election and retire from his northeastern Minnesota congressional seat, leaving a wide-open race in ... Nolan narrowly won three terms in the 8th District starting in 2012, reviving a career in Congress that began with a stint in the 1970s.
Last week, the president moved quickly, over the objections of the Justice Department and the F.B.I., to declassify the contents of a rival Republican memo drafted by House Intelligence Committee staff members. He claimed, incorrectly, that the Republican memo had vindicated him in the special counsel ...
As part of the budget deal passed by the US Senate Wednesday, a House and Senate joint select committee will be created to work toward solving the nation's ... While it is not the immediate solution we hoped for, this committee will force Congress to finally treat the pension crisis with the seriousness and ...
The U.S. House Oversight and Government Reform Committee has opened an investigation Michigan State University, USA Gymnastics and other institutions tied to ex-MSU doctor ... Bishop represents the 8th Congressional district, home to MSU and where Nassar abused the vast majority of his victims.
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea -- The U.S. Olympic Committee opened its first news conference of the Winter Games with an apology to the victims of Larry Nassar, the former USA Gymnastics doctor accused of molesting 265 girls and women. "The Olympic system failed you, and we are so incredibly sorry ...
The Illinois Republican party and National Republican congressional committee have denounced Jones and voiced their strong opposition to his ... an international extortion racket by the Jews to bleed, blackmail, extort and terrorize their enemies and to suck us into one war after another in the Mid East.".
That's in addition to existing opioid-related funding, including the $1 billion over fiscal years 2017 and 2018 that Congress dedicated to the opioid ... of how the money will be appropriated will be worked through over the next six weeks, a spokesperson with the Senate Appropriations Committee explained.
In a written statement to three congressional committees, informant Douglas Campbell said Russian nuclear executives told him that Moscow hired American ... Hillary Clinton served on the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS), which unanimously approved the partial sale of the ...

Two subcommittees of the U.S. House Committee on science, Space and technology - for Oversight as well as Research and Technology - are ... and Technology (NIST) director Charles Romine; IBM vice president of blockchain Jerry Cuomo; Congressional Research Service analyst Chris Jaikaran; and ...
WASHINGTON -- Congress failed to pass a government funding bill before a midnight deadline, shutting down non-essential government services for at least ... She spoke for more than eight hours on the House floor Wednesday in support of so-called Dreamers -- immigrants brought to the United States ...
In 2018, 47-years after this milestone in Congressional oversight, White House counsel Don McGahn moved to undermine Congress's ability to ... of its 1970s investigations into illegal activities by U.S. intelligence agencies, Congress created the House and Senate intelligence committees as well as a new ...
WASHINGTON - Adding to inquiries by members of at least two other congressional committees, the U.S. House Oversight Committee said Thursday it is investigating how Larry Nassar, a Michigan State University employee and well-known sports medicine doctor, was allowed to sexually abuse female ...
WASHINGTON -- A Senate budget deal announced Wednesday calls for creation of a congressional panel to find ways to keep more than 1 million union ... While it is not the immediate solution we hoped for, this committee will force Congress to finally treat the pension crisis with the seriousness and ...
Dan Glickman, D-Kansas, is the former chairman of the House Intelligence Committee and former secretary of agriculture. ... over the activities of the federal government, the independence of the entire congressional oversight process, and the credibility of the members of Congress and all elected officials.
(CNN) Just days before the start of the 2018 Winter Olympics, a bipartisan group of senators came forward to issue a harsh rebuke of the US Olympic Committee and USA Gymnastics and call for a congressional committee to investigate their handling of the allegations of abuse by former team physician ...
WASHINGTON The bipartisan budget deal the U.S. Senate reached Wednesday also will create a bipartisan joint House and Senate Committee aimed at ... He said the creation of a committee will "show pensioners that Congress takes this seriously ... we can't just continue to delay, delay, delay, slow walk, ...
Since this committee has oversight over intelligence agencies, the rule technically allows the members to vote to release classified information when the ... That lack of use of has reaffirmed the widely held view of congressional committees being "captured" by the agencies they are supposed to oversee.
Gowdy, 53, is the 10th committee chairman to decide against reelection in 2018, an exodus that has raised concerns about a brain drain within the GOP ranks. .... He's a former assistant U.S. attorney who served as a county solicitor in his home state of South Carolina before his 2010 congressional bid.
Report to Congress on The Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States. January 31, 2018 6:15 PM • Updated: January 31, ... direct investment in the U.S. economy. While the group often operated in relative obscurity, the ... scrutiny by Members of Congress and the public. Prompted by this case, some Members of
Participants attend a session of the Syrian Congress of National Dialogue in the Black Sea resort of Sochi, Russia January 30, 2018. Reuters/Sergei Karpukhin Reuters. SOCHI (Reuters) - The Russian-sponsored conference on reaching peace in Syria agreed to create constitutional committee which will ...
Relinquishing the chairmanship of the House Appropriations Committee once would have been an unthinkable surrender of congressional power. Rodney Frelinghuysen, with his decision this week to do exactly that, showed just how much cachet the role of committee chair has lost. Hemmed in by term ...
On Monday, Treasury said that the United States will need to borrow $441 billion in privately held debt this quarter, the largest sum since 2010, when the ... of taxes imposed by the Affordable Care Act, which will cost the government $31 billion, according to the congressional Joint Committee on taxation.
Members of Congress, including Democrats and some of Trump's fellow Republicans, have been clamoring for his administration to use sanctions to ... Several congressional committees, as well as Special Counsel Robert Mueller, are investigating whether Russia tried to tilt last November's election in ...
(UPDATED) Framers of the 1987 Constitution we spoke with say members of the committee on amendments and revisions forgot to adjust a provision in their final draft to reflect a bicameral congress voting on charter change. The Supreme Court can clarify that now.
WASHINGTON -- A spate of congressional retirements, a historic tendency for the president's party to lose congressional seats in midterm elections, and low poll numbers for President Donald Trump have Republican members of the House privately skittish and Democrats more bullish than they've been in years. Although ...
The results of the Syrian opposition's negotiations committee's vote on participation in the Syrian National Dialogue Congress due in Sochi show that the ... "If they will be willing to hold additional talks with us then we may find a way out, but if not, everyone will do what they think is the right thing to do," ...
As a member of the House Ethics Committee, Meehan was involved in investigating sexual harassment in Congress, including misconduct claims against ... and after prayerful reflection, I write to inform you that I will not seek re-election to the United States Congress for the Seventh Congressional district in ...
Democrats speak of corruption and creeping authoritarianism, unchecked by a Congress that has turned into an adjunct of the executive. .... is that people want Congress to hold the Trump Administration accountable," said Senator Chris Van Hollen, Democrat of Maryland, who leads the committee charged ...
"The resolution's discretionary figures for this fiscal year are fully consistent with the Budget Control Act spending limits," Senate Budget Committee ... And when the GOP finally passed its joint House-Senate budget resolution in late October, the new fiscal year was already underway, tax cuts were all that ...
Continuing resolutions "degrade the performance" of the Congressional Budget Office, its director told members of the Senate Budget Committee. ... damaging to CBO performance, as Hall testified that the current staff already struggles to meet the requests made by committees and congressmen.
Proponents argue earmarks help Congress get legislation passed, and fall within the congressional power of the purse. ... Earmark proponents, most of them on the Appropriations Committee, whose members have lost power as a result of the earmark ban, have been hard at work to bring earmarking back.
Congress should "end the debate once and for all, by writing new laws that govern the internet and protect consumers," AT&T Chief Executive Randall Stephenson said, reiterating a position the company has been promoting since the administration of U.S. President Donald Trump said it planned to ...
More than 48 hours after the 69-hour weekend government shutdown, party leaders and members of Congress continue to spin and assign blame. Who won the ... The weekend shutdown only reminded us that congressional leaders in both parties care more about Public Relations than proper deliberation.
The U.S. House Energy and commerce Committee sent letters to Apple, Amazon, AMD, Arm, Google, Intel and Microsoft asking why they agreed to keep details of the Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities secret. The vulnerabilities affect nearly every modern computer chip, and have companies scrambling ...
If the measure passes the committee vote, it then goes to the president, who has five days to decide whether or not to approve the declassification. If he does not objecting in writing, saying that the information's "threat to the national interest of the United States" would outweigh the public interest in releasing ...
The investigations underway in several House and Senate Committees represent the constitutional and institutional responsibility of the legislative ... for Congress to meet its constitutional and institutional responsibilities is to conduct oversight investigations on a joint basis, with committee leaders from both ...
He is running against McKeesport City Councilor Fawn Walker-Montgomery, a Republican, who was selected by Republican committee members in a November meeting. In the race for Pennsylvania's 18th U.S. Congressional district, meanwhile, it was county-level committees in Allegheny and three ...
Republican leaders are sticking with Meehan for now. U.S. Rep. Steve Stivers (R., Ohio), head of the National Republican congressional committee, called the accusations "troubling" but said he'll wait to see what the Ethics Committee investigation yields. "I'm not going to assume somebody's guilty until ...
Republicans on the House Science Committee are accusing Linda Birnbaum, director of the National Institute of Environmental Health sciences, ... Though there are more than 85,000 chemicals approved for use in commerce, she noted in the piece, "U.S. policy has not accounted for evidence that ...
The US government partial shutdown is ending after Republicans and Democrats voted for a temporary funding bill. ... Stephanie Taylor, of the Progressive Change Campaign Committee, said: "Today's cave by Senate Democrats - led by weak-kneed, right-of-centre Democrats - is why people don't believe ...
The bill says funds may be spent "notwithstanding" Section 504 of the 1947 National Security Act, the law that they say prevents the expenditure of funds absent congressional authorization. "I really rely on the legal counsel that we have within the committee to interpret US law. It really doesn't take a law ...


 

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