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GOP plan would block pay for lawmakers who don’t show for work during coronavirus pandemic

GOP plan would block pay for lawmakers who don’t show for work during coronavirus pandemic

If members of Congress can’t be bothered to show up and vote, they shouldn’t collect their pay, according to a group of House Republicans who announced legisla [...] Read full article: GOP plan would block pay for lawmakers w...→

GOP plan would block pay for lawmakers who don’t show for work during coronavirus pandemic

GOP plan would block pay for lawmakers who don’t show for work during coronavirus pandemic

If members of Congress can’t be bothered to show up and vote, they shouldn’t collect their pay, according to a group of House Republicans who announced legisla [...] Read full article: GOP plan would block pay for lawmakers w...→

Senate GOP policing bill hits stumbling block

Senate GOP policing bill hits stumbling block

Much as lawmakers have failed to act during times of crisis on gun control or immigration changes there’s a familiar standoff despite broad support. An Associa [...] Read full article: Senate GOP policing bill hits stumbling ...→

GOP lawmakers urge Trump to not cut ties with the World Health Organization

GOP lawmakers urge Trump to not cut ties with the World Health Organization

A top House Republican is leading GOP efforts to urge the White House to remain a member state of the World Health Organization, arguing that despite the flaws [...] Read full article: GOP lawmakers urge Trump to not cut ties...→

Conservative German lawmakers slam Trump’s plan to withdraw US troops

Conservative German lawmakers slam Trump’s plan to withdraw US troops

Trump told the Pentagon to cut the number of soldiers stationed in Germany by 9,500. Currently there are 34,500 American service members permanently assigned i [...] Read full article: Conservative German lawmakers slam Trump...→

House Republicans escalate proxy-voting fight with bill to deny pay to lawmakers who participate

House Republicans escalate proxy-voting fight with bill to deny pay to lawmakers who participate

A group of House Republican lawmakers introduced a bill Thursday that would withhold pay for members of Congress who vote by proxy, as the battle over how meas [...] Read full article: House Republicans escalate proxy-voting ...→

Pennsylvania Dems accuse GOP lawmakers of hiding colleague's COVID diagnosis

Pennsylvania Dems accuse GOP lawmakers of hiding colleague's COVID diagnosis

Democrats in Pennslyvania are accusing GOP counterparts of putting the Capitol in danger after one member tested positive for COVID-19. Read full article: Pennsylvania Dems accuse GOP lawmakers o...→

GOP groups sue to block California Gov. Gavin Newsom's mail-in ballot order

GOP groups sue to block California Gov. Gavin Newsom's mail-in ballot order

Newsom claimed he signed the executive order for mail-in ballots to protect voters from COVID-19. Now GOP groups are suing to block it. Read full article: GOP groups sue to block California Gov. ...→

GOP lawmakers sue New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy over stay-at-home order

GOP lawmakers sue New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy over stay-at-home order

Republican lawmakers in New Jersey sued the state’s Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy Thursday over his stay-at-home order related to the coronavirus pandemic, alleg [...] Read full article: GOP lawmakers sue New Jersey Gov. Phil M...→

GOP lawmakers urge Trump to temporarily suspend guest worker programs

GOP lawmakers urge Trump to temporarily suspend guest worker programs

GOP members of the US House of Representatives, headed by Rep. Andy Biggs R-AZ, have asked President Donald Trump to temporarily halt new guest worker visas. Read full article: GOP lawmakers urge Trump to temporarily ...→

'Where is Christopher Wray?' GOP lawmakers say FBI director ignoring them -- and push ahead for key interviews

'Where is Christopher Wray?' GOP lawmakers say FBI director ignoring them -- and push ahead for key interviews

Reps. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, and Mike Johnson, R-La., on Monday night said FBI Director Christopher Wray "has declined to respond" to their May 4 letter seeking i [...] Read full article: 'Where is Christopher Wray?' GOP lawmake...→

House passes plan for proxy voting, despite GOP objections

House passes plan for proxy voting, despite GOP objections

The House of Representatives enacted an unprecedented plan Friday to allow for proxy House votes and remote committee meetings to conduct lawmaking safely duri [...] Read full article: House passes plan for proxy voting, desp...→

McConnell dings Democrats for threatening to block debate on GOP police reform bill

McConnell dings Democrats for threatening to block debate on GOP police reform bill

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Tuesday brushed off Democrats’ concerns about proceeding with the Senate GOP’s police reform package this week, as th [...] Read full article: McConnell dings Democrats for threatenin...→

Judge OKs PG&E Plan to Pay $19M in Fees From Victims Fund

Judge OKs PG&E Plan to Pay $19M in Fees From Victims Fund

The Northern California victims of catastrophic wildfires caused by Pacific Gas & Electric’s decaying electrical grid will have at least $19 million siphoned w [...] Read full article: Judge OKs PG&E Plan to Pay $19M in Fees ...→

Senate Democrats rip GOP police reform bill even before plan unveiled

Senate Democrats rip GOP police reform bill even before plan unveiled

Senate Democrats have criticized the anticipated GOP police reform plan as mere cosmetic fixes -- even before seeing the final legislation -- in a sign that bi [...] Read full article: Senate Democrats rip GOP police reform b...→

Minnesota Senate GOP to block most policing overhaul plans - Breitbart

Minnesota Senate GOP to block most policing overhaul plans - Breitbart

Key Republican lawmakers in Minnesota say they’ll block most of an ambitious effort by Democrats to remake policing in the state where George Floyd Read full article: Minnesota Senate GOP to block most polic...→

Ken Starr predicts Durham report will show 'very substantial ... bill to pay' for FBI senior leadership

Ken Starr predicts Durham report will show 'very substantial ... bill to pay' for FBI senior leadership

Former Independent Counsel Ken Starr told “Outnumbered Overtime” Wednesday that the beginning of the Russia investigation appears to have been “terribly politi [...] Read full article: Ken Starr predicts Durham report will sh...→

German lawmakers criticize reported US troop withdrawal plan

Two conservative German lawmakers have criticized the reported U.S. decision to withdraw more than a quarter of American troops stationed in Germany Read full article: German lawmakers criticize reported US t...→

GOP lawmakers to unveil bill banning investments in defense firms linked to the Chinese military

GOP lawmakers to unveil bill banning investments in defense firms linked to the Chinese military

A group of Republican lawmakers is gearing up to announce legislation this week that would prohibit Americans from investing in overseas defense companies that [...] Read full article: GOP lawmakers to unveil bill banning inv...→

GOP congressman pushes bill to block states from giving stimulus aid to undocumented migrants

GOP congressman pushes bill to block states from giving stimulus aid to undocumented migrants

Rep. Ken Buck, R-Colo., introduced a bill to the House of Representatives that would block states distributing funds provided under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief [...] Read full article: GOP congressman pushes bill to block sta...→

Trump Praises GOP Lawmakers 'Fantastic Job' Blocking FISA Bill

Trump Praises GOP Lawmakers 'Fantastic Job' Blocking FISA Bill

President Donald Trump thanked Republican lawmakers in a Thursday morning tweet for their efforts in preventing a proposed FISA bill from passing on Wednesday. [...] Read full article: Trump Praises GOP Lawmakers 'Fantastic J...→

House Republicans sue to stop historic proxy voting plan designed to reduce lawmakers' risk of getting coronavirus

House Republicans sue to stop historic proxy voting plan designed to reduce lawmakers' risk of getting coronavirus

House Republicans have filed a legal challenge that seeks to upend the chamber's historic proxy voting plan as members start casting remote votes. Read full article: House Republicans sue to stop historic p...→

GOP Sues California Over Vote-by-Mail Plan

Bay Area Republican leaders have confirmed that the party is suing California over Gov. Gavin Newsom’s vote-by-mail order, claiming that the system opens itsel [...] Read full article: GOP Sues California Over Vote-by-Mail Pl...→

Lawmakers don masks and roll up their sleeves – tackling vote-by-mail, legal pot tweaks, with budget, COVID-19 relief looming

Lawmakers don masks and roll up their sleeves – tackling vote-by-mail, legal pot tweaks, with budget, COVID-19 relief looming

No mask faceoffs added any drama to Day Two of the special legislative session. State Rep. Darren Bailey, R-Xenia, entered the Bank of Springfield Center weari [...] Read full article: Lawmakers don masks and roll up their sl...→

Coons scolds GOP lawmakers over attention to Flynn revelations: 'We ought to be focusing on the pandemic'

Coons scolds GOP lawmakers over attention to Flynn revelations: 'We ought to be focusing on the pandemic'

Senate Judiciary Committee member Chris Coons, D-Del., told "The Story" Wednesday that lawmakers should concentrate their attention on responding to the corona [...] Read full article: Coons scolds GOP lawmakers over attentio...→

Harris, Booker and Schumer say GOP police plan is 'not salvageable'

Harris, Booker and Schumer say GOP police plan is 'not salvageable'

Democrats are increasingly likely to filibuster Republican legislation they say fails to meet the moment. Read full article: Harris, Booker and Schumer say GOP polic...→

Maine GOP moves to block ranked choice voting for president

Maine GOP moves to block ranked choice voting for president

The Maine GOP submitted petitions Monday designed to stop the use of a ranked voting style for president, setting up an Election Day fight over the future of t [...] Read full article: Maine GOP moves to block ranked choice v...→

GOP lawmakers unveil ‘Beat China’ bill to increase US drug manufacturing

GOP lawmakers unveil ‘Beat China’ bill to increase US drug manufacturing

Republican lawmakers introduced a bill to increase US manufacturing of prescription drugs in a bid to reduce the country’s over-reliance on China for critical [...] Read full article: GOP lawmakers unveil ‘Beat China’ bill t...→

Dallas Police Officers Plan March to Fight Systemic Racism, Show Support for Community

Dallas Police Officers Plan March to Fight Systemic Racism, Show Support for Community

Friday, the Dallas Police Department’s Latino Law Enforcement Association and Black Police Association will host a “Blue for Black Lives Matter” march for soli [...] Read full article: Dallas Police Officers Plan March to Fig...→

GOP lawmakers push bill to stop states giving stimulus payments to illegal immigrants

GOP lawmakers push bill to stop states giving stimulus payments to illegal immigrants

Republican lawmakers in the House and Senate have introduced legislation that would stop money being sent to states issuing coronavirus-related stimulus checks [...] Read full article: GOP lawmakers push bill to stop states g...→

GOP plan would block pay for lawmakers who voted via proxy during coronavirus pandemic

GOP plan would block pay for lawmakers who voted via proxy during coronavirus pandemic

If members of Congress can't be bothered to show up and vote, they shouldn't collect their pay, according to a group of House Republicans who announced legisla [...] Read full article: GOP plan would block pay for lawmakers w...→

Illinois Comptroller Susana Mendoza Says State Lawmakers Won't Get Pay Raise

Illinois Comptroller Susana Mendoza Says State Lawmakers Won't Get Pay Raise

While there is no language in the state budget that prohibits a pay raise, it does not provide any money to cover the cost of a pay raise. Read full article: Illinois Comptroller Susana Mendoza Says...→

Four South Side hospitals call off $1.1 billion merger plan after state lawmakers fail to allocate funding

Four South Side hospitals call off $1.1 billion merger plan after state lawmakers fail to allocate funding

Four struggling South Side hospitals have halted their plans to combine into a new system, after the state legislature didn’t allocate funding for the project. Read full article: Four South Side hospitals call off $1.1 ...→

Springfield springs into action: Lawmakers pass mail voting, property tax, jobless, borrowing bills —  and plan to return Saturday

Springfield springs into action: Lawmakers pass mail voting, property tax, jobless, borrowing bills — and plan to return Saturday

The wheels were rolling on Friday — all day — on several key issues, including measures to delay property tax payments during the pandemic and allow a "bridge [...] Read full article: Springfield springs into action: Lawmake...→

Court sides with Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer after GOP lawmakers challenge her coronavirus restrictions

Court sides with Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer after GOP lawmakers challenge her coronavirus restrictions

The Michigan Court of Claims ruled Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has the authority to keep her state under a state of emergency without legislative approval, after GOP [...] Read full article: Court sides with Michigan Gov. Gretchen ...→

Senate GOP policing bill hits stumbling block

Senate GOP policing bill hits stumbling block

Much as lawmakers have failed to act during times of crisis on gun control or immigration changes there’s a familiar standoff despite broad support. An Associa [...] Read full article: Senate GOP policing bill hits stumbling ...→

Harris, Booker and Schumer say GOP police plan is 'not salvageable'

Harris, Booker and Schumer say GOP police plan is 'not salvageable'

Democrats are increasingly likely to filibuster Republican legislation they say fails to meet the moment. Read full article: Harris, Booker and Schumer say GOP polic...→

Judge OKs PG&E Plan to Pay $19M in Fees From Victims Fund

Judge OKs PG&E Plan to Pay $19M in Fees From Victims Fund

The Northern California victims of catastrophic wildfires caused by Pacific Gas & Electric’s decaying electrical grid will have at least $19 million siphoned w [...] Read full article: Judge OKs PG&E Plan to Pay $19M in Fees ...→

Maine GOP moves to block ranked choice voting for president

Maine GOP moves to block ranked choice voting for president

The Maine GOP submitted petitions Monday designed to stop the use of a ranked voting style for president, setting up an Election Day fight over the future of t [...] Read full article: Maine GOP moves to block ranked choice v...→

Minnesota Senate GOP to block most policing overhaul plans - Breitbart

Minnesota Senate GOP to block most policing overhaul plans - Breitbart

Key Republican lawmakers in Minnesota say they’ll block most of an ambitious effort by Democrats to remake policing in the state where George Floyd Read full article: Minnesota Senate GOP to block most polic...→

German lawmakers criticize reported US troop withdrawal plan

Two conservative German lawmakers have criticized the reported U.S. decision to withdraw more than a quarter of American troops stationed in Germany Read full article: German lawmakers criticize reported US t...→

GOP lawmakers push bill to stop states giving stimulus payments to illegal immigrants

GOP lawmakers push bill to stop states giving stimulus payments to illegal immigrants

Republican lawmakers in the House and Senate have introduced legislation that would stop money being sent to states issuing coronavirus-related stimulus checks [...] Read full article: GOP lawmakers push bill to stop states g...→

GOP congressman pushes bill to block states from giving stimulus aid to undocumented migrants

GOP congressman pushes bill to block states from giving stimulus aid to undocumented migrants

Rep. Ken Buck, R-Colo., introduced a bill to the House of Representatives that would block states distributing funds provided under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief [...] Read full article: GOP congressman pushes bill to block sta...→

Pennsylvania Dems accuse GOP lawmakers of hiding colleague's COVID diagnosis

Pennsylvania Dems accuse GOP lawmakers of hiding colleague's COVID diagnosis

Democrats in Pennslyvania are accusing GOP counterparts of putting the Capitol in danger after one member tested positive for COVID-19. Read full article: Pennsylvania Dems accuse GOP lawmakers o...→

Illinois Comptroller Susana Mendoza Says State Lawmakers Won't Get Pay Raise

Illinois Comptroller Susana Mendoza Says State Lawmakers Won't Get Pay Raise

While there is no language in the state budget that prohibits a pay raise, it does not provide any money to cover the cost of a pay raise. Read full article: Illinois Comptroller Susana Mendoza Says...→

House Republicans sue to stop historic proxy voting plan designed to reduce lawmakers' risk of getting coronavirus

House Republicans sue to stop historic proxy voting plan designed to reduce lawmakers' risk of getting coronavirus

House Republicans have filed a legal challenge that seeks to upend the chamber's historic proxy voting plan as members start casting remote votes. Read full article: House Republicans sue to stop historic p...→

GOP groups sue to block California Gov. Gavin Newsom's mail-in ballot order

GOP groups sue to block California Gov. Gavin Newsom's mail-in ballot order

Newsom claimed he signed the executive order for mail-in ballots to protect voters from COVID-19. Now GOP groups are suing to block it. Read full article: GOP groups sue to block California Gov. ...→

Springfield springs into action: Lawmakers pass mail voting, property tax, jobless, borrowing bills —  and plan to return Saturday

Springfield springs into action: Lawmakers pass mail voting, property tax, jobless, borrowing bills — and plan to return Saturday

The wheels were rolling on Friday — all day — on several key issues, including measures to delay property tax payments during the pandemic and allow a "bridge [...] Read full article: Springfield springs into action: Lawmake...→

Lawmakers don masks and roll up their sleeves – tackling vote-by-mail, legal pot tweaks, with budget, COVID-19 relief looming

Lawmakers don masks and roll up their sleeves – tackling vote-by-mail, legal pot tweaks, with budget, COVID-19 relief looming

No mask faceoffs added any drama to Day Two of the special legislative session. State Rep. Darren Bailey, R-Xenia, entered the Bank of Springfield Center weari [...] Read full article: Lawmakers don masks and roll up their sl...→

GOP lawmakers urge Trump to temporarily suspend guest worker programs

GOP lawmakers urge Trump to temporarily suspend guest worker programs

GOP members of the US House of Representatives, headed by Rep. Andy Biggs R-AZ, have asked President Donald Trump to temporarily halt new guest worker visas. Read full article: GOP lawmakers urge Trump to temporarily ...→

House passes plan for proxy voting, despite GOP objections

House passes plan for proxy voting, despite GOP objections

The House of Representatives enacted an unprecedented plan Friday to allow for proxy House votes and remote committee meetings to conduct lawmaking safely duri [...] Read full article: House passes plan for proxy voting, desp...→

McConnell dings Democrats for threatening to block debate on GOP police reform bill

McConnell dings Democrats for threatening to block debate on GOP police reform bill

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Tuesday brushed off Democrats’ concerns about proceeding with the Senate GOP’s police reform package this week, as th [...] Read full article: McConnell dings Democrats for threatenin...→

Senate Democrats rip GOP police reform bill even before plan unveiled

Senate Democrats rip GOP police reform bill even before plan unveiled

Senate Democrats have criticized the anticipated GOP police reform plan as mere cosmetic fixes -- even before seeing the final legislation -- in a sign that bi [...] Read full article: Senate Democrats rip GOP police reform b...→

GOP lawmakers urge Trump to not cut ties with the World Health Organization

GOP lawmakers urge Trump to not cut ties with the World Health Organization

A top House Republican is leading GOP efforts to urge the White House to remain a member state of the World Health Organization, arguing that despite the flaws [...] Read full article: GOP lawmakers urge Trump to not cut ties...→

GOP lawmakers unveil ‘Beat China’ bill to increase US drug manufacturing

GOP lawmakers unveil ‘Beat China’ bill to increase US drug manufacturing

Republican lawmakers introduced a bill to increase US manufacturing of prescription drugs in a bid to reduce the country’s over-reliance on China for critical [...] Read full article: GOP lawmakers unveil ‘Beat China’ bill t...→

Ken Starr predicts Durham report will show 'very substantial ... bill to pay' for FBI senior leadership

Ken Starr predicts Durham report will show 'very substantial ... bill to pay' for FBI senior leadership

Former Independent Counsel Ken Starr told “Outnumbered Overtime” Wednesday that the beginning of the Russia investigation appears to have been “terribly politi [...] Read full article: Ken Starr predicts Durham report will sh...→

Conservative German lawmakers slam Trump’s plan to withdraw US troops

Conservative German lawmakers slam Trump’s plan to withdraw US troops

Trump told the Pentagon to cut the number of soldiers stationed in Germany by 9,500. Currently there are 34,500 American service members permanently assigned i [...] Read full article: Conservative German lawmakers slam Trump...→

Dallas Police Officers Plan March to Fight Systemic Racism, Show Support for Community

Dallas Police Officers Plan March to Fight Systemic Racism, Show Support for Community

Friday, the Dallas Police Department’s Latino Law Enforcement Association and Black Police Association will host a “Blue for Black Lives Matter” march for soli [...] Read full article: Dallas Police Officers Plan March to Fig...→

GOP lawmakers to unveil bill banning investments in defense firms linked to the Chinese military

GOP lawmakers to unveil bill banning investments in defense firms linked to the Chinese military

A group of Republican lawmakers is gearing up to announce legislation this week that would prohibit Americans from investing in overseas defense companies that [...] Read full article: GOP lawmakers to unveil bill banning inv...→

House Republicans escalate proxy-voting fight with bill to deny pay to lawmakers who participate

House Republicans escalate proxy-voting fight with bill to deny pay to lawmakers who participate

A group of House Republican lawmakers introduced a bill Thursday that would withhold pay for members of Congress who vote by proxy, as the battle over how meas [...] Read full article: House Republicans escalate proxy-voting ...→

GOP plan would block pay for lawmakers who voted via proxy during coronavirus pandemic

GOP plan would block pay for lawmakers who voted via proxy during coronavirus pandemic

If members of Congress can't be bothered to show up and vote, they shouldn't collect their pay, according to a group of House Republicans who announced legisla [...] Read full article: GOP plan would block pay for lawmakers w...→

Trump Praises GOP Lawmakers 'Fantastic Job' Blocking FISA Bill

Trump Praises GOP Lawmakers 'Fantastic Job' Blocking FISA Bill

President Donald Trump thanked Republican lawmakers in a Thursday morning tweet for their efforts in preventing a proposed FISA bill from passing on Wednesday. [...] Read full article: Trump Praises GOP Lawmakers 'Fantastic J...→

Four South Side hospitals call off $1.1 billion merger plan after state lawmakers fail to allocate funding

Four South Side hospitals call off $1.1 billion merger plan after state lawmakers fail to allocate funding

Four struggling South Side hospitals have halted their plans to combine into a new system, after the state legislature didn’t allocate funding for the project. Read full article: Four South Side hospitals call off $1.1 ...→

GOP Sues California Over Vote-by-Mail Plan

Bay Area Republican leaders have confirmed that the party is suing California over Gov. Gavin Newsom’s vote-by-mail order, claiming that the system opens itsel [...] Read full article: GOP Sues California Over Vote-by-Mail Pl...→

GOP lawmakers sue New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy over stay-at-home order

GOP lawmakers sue New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy over stay-at-home order

Republican lawmakers in New Jersey sued the state’s Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy Thursday over his stay-at-home order related to the coronavirus pandemic, alleg [...] Read full article: GOP lawmakers sue New Jersey Gov. Phil M...→

Court sides with Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer after GOP lawmakers challenge her coronavirus restrictions

Court sides with Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer after GOP lawmakers challenge her coronavirus restrictions

The Michigan Court of Claims ruled Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has the authority to keep her state under a state of emergency without legislative approval, after GOP [...] Read full article: Court sides with Michigan Gov. Gretchen ...→

Coons scolds GOP lawmakers over attention to Flynn revelations: 'We ought to be focusing on the pandemic'

Coons scolds GOP lawmakers over attention to Flynn revelations: 'We ought to be focusing on the pandemic'

Senate Judiciary Committee member Chris Coons, D-Del., told "The Story" Wednesday that lawmakers should concentrate their attention on responding to the corona [...] Read full article: Coons scolds GOP lawmakers over attentio...→

'Where is Christopher Wray?' GOP lawmakers say FBI director ignoring them -- and push ahead for key interviews

'Where is Christopher Wray?' GOP lawmakers say FBI director ignoring them -- and push ahead for key interviews

Reps. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, and Mike Johnson, R-La., on Monday night said FBI Director Christopher Wray "has declined to respond" to their May 4 letter seeking i [...] Read full article: 'Where is Christopher Wray?' GOP lawmake...→

Senate GOP policing bill hits stumbling block

Senate GOP policing bill hits stumbling block

Much as lawmakers have failed to act during times of crisis on gun control or immigration changes there’s a familiar standoff despite broad support. An Associa [...] Read full article: Senate GOP policing bill hits stumbling ...→

McConnell dings Democrats for threatening to block debate on GOP police reform bill

McConnell dings Democrats for threatening to block debate on GOP police reform bill

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Tuesday brushed off Democrats’ concerns about proceeding with the Senate GOP’s police reform package this week, as th [...] Read full article: McConnell dings Democrats for threatenin...→

Harris, Booker and Schumer say GOP police plan is 'not salvageable'

Harris, Booker and Schumer say GOP police plan is 'not salvageable'

Democrats are increasingly likely to filibuster Republican legislation they say fails to meet the moment. Read full article: Harris, Booker and Schumer say GOP polic...→

Judge OKs PG&E Plan to Pay $19M in Fees From Victims Fund

Judge OKs PG&E Plan to Pay $19M in Fees From Victims Fund

The Northern California victims of catastrophic wildfires caused by Pacific Gas & Electric’s decaying electrical grid will have at least $19 million siphoned w [...] Read full article: Judge OKs PG&E Plan to Pay $19M in Fees ...→

Senate Democrats rip GOP police reform bill even before plan unveiled

Senate Democrats rip GOP police reform bill even before plan unveiled

Senate Democrats have criticized the anticipated GOP police reform plan as mere cosmetic fixes -- even before seeing the final legislation -- in a sign that bi [...] Read full article: Senate Democrats rip GOP police reform b...→

Maine GOP moves to block ranked choice voting for president

Maine GOP moves to block ranked choice voting for president

The Maine GOP submitted petitions Monday designed to stop the use of a ranked voting style for president, setting up an Election Day fight over the future of t [...] Read full article: Maine GOP moves to block ranked choice v...→

GOP lawmakers urge Trump to not cut ties with the World Health Organization

GOP lawmakers urge Trump to not cut ties with the World Health Organization

A top House Republican is leading GOP efforts to urge the White House to remain a member state of the World Health Organization, arguing that despite the flaws [...] Read full article: GOP lawmakers urge Trump to not cut ties...→

Minnesota Senate GOP to block most policing overhaul plans - Breitbart

Minnesota Senate GOP to block most policing overhaul plans - Breitbart

Key Republican lawmakers in Minnesota say they’ll block most of an ambitious effort by Democrats to remake policing in the state where George Floyd Read full article: Minnesota Senate GOP to block most polic...→

GOP lawmakers unveil ‘Beat China’ bill to increase US drug manufacturing

GOP lawmakers unveil ‘Beat China’ bill to increase US drug manufacturing

Republican lawmakers introduced a bill to increase US manufacturing of prescription drugs in a bid to reduce the country’s over-reliance on China for critical [...] Read full article: GOP lawmakers unveil ‘Beat China’ bill t...→

Ken Starr predicts Durham report will show 'very substantial ... bill to pay' for FBI senior leadership

Ken Starr predicts Durham report will show 'very substantial ... bill to pay' for FBI senior leadership

Former Independent Counsel Ken Starr told “Outnumbered Overtime” Wednesday that the beginning of the Russia investigation appears to have been “terribly politi [...] Read full article: Ken Starr predicts Durham report will sh...→

Conservative German lawmakers slam Trump’s plan to withdraw US troops

Conservative German lawmakers slam Trump’s plan to withdraw US troops

Trump told the Pentagon to cut the number of soldiers stationed in Germany by 9,500. Currently there are 34,500 American service members permanently assigned i [...] Read full article: Conservative German lawmakers slam Trump...→

German lawmakers criticize reported US troop withdrawal plan

Two conservative German lawmakers have criticized the reported U.S. decision to withdraw more than a quarter of American troops stationed in Germany Read full article: German lawmakers criticize reported US t...→

Dallas Police Officers Plan March to Fight Systemic Racism, Show Support for Community

Dallas Police Officers Plan March to Fight Systemic Racism, Show Support for Community

Friday, the Dallas Police Department’s Latino Law Enforcement Association and Black Police Association will host a “Blue for Black Lives Matter” march for soli [...] Read full article: Dallas Police Officers Plan March to Fig...→

GOP lawmakers to unveil bill banning investments in defense firms linked to the Chinese military

GOP lawmakers to unveil bill banning investments in defense firms linked to the Chinese military

A group of Republican lawmakers is gearing up to announce legislation this week that would prohibit Americans from investing in overseas defense companies that [...] Read full article: GOP lawmakers to unveil bill banning inv...→

GOP lawmakers push bill to stop states giving stimulus payments to illegal immigrants

GOP lawmakers push bill to stop states giving stimulus payments to illegal immigrants

Republican lawmakers in the House and Senate have introduced legislation that would stop money being sent to states issuing coronavirus-related stimulus checks [...] Read full article: GOP lawmakers push bill to stop states g...→

House Republicans escalate proxy-voting fight with bill to deny pay to lawmakers who participate

House Republicans escalate proxy-voting fight with bill to deny pay to lawmakers who participate

A group of House Republican lawmakers introduced a bill Thursday that would withhold pay for members of Congress who vote by proxy, as the battle over how meas [...] Read full article: House Republicans escalate proxy-voting ...→

GOP congressman pushes bill to block states from giving stimulus aid to undocumented migrants

GOP congressman pushes bill to block states from giving stimulus aid to undocumented migrants

Rep. Ken Buck, R-Colo., introduced a bill to the House of Representatives that would block states distributing funds provided under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief [...] Read full article: GOP congressman pushes bill to block sta...→

GOP plan would block pay for lawmakers who voted via proxy during coronavirus pandemic

GOP plan would block pay for lawmakers who voted via proxy during coronavirus pandemic

If members of Congress can't be bothered to show up and vote, they shouldn't collect their pay, according to a group of House Republicans who announced legisla [...] Read full article: GOP plan would block pay for lawmakers w...→

Pennsylvania Dems accuse GOP lawmakers of hiding colleague's COVID diagnosis

Pennsylvania Dems accuse GOP lawmakers of hiding colleague's COVID diagnosis

Democrats in Pennslyvania are accusing GOP counterparts of putting the Capitol in danger after one member tested positive for COVID-19. Read full article: Pennsylvania Dems accuse GOP lawmakers o...→

Trump Praises GOP Lawmakers 'Fantastic Job' Blocking FISA Bill

Trump Praises GOP Lawmakers 'Fantastic Job' Blocking FISA Bill

President Donald Trump thanked Republican lawmakers in a Thursday morning tweet for their efforts in preventing a proposed FISA bill from passing on Wednesday. [...] Read full article: Trump Praises GOP Lawmakers 'Fantastic J...→

Illinois Comptroller Susana Mendoza Says State Lawmakers Won't Get Pay Raise

Illinois Comptroller Susana Mendoza Says State Lawmakers Won't Get Pay Raise

While there is no language in the state budget that prohibits a pay raise, it does not provide any money to cover the cost of a pay raise. Read full article: Illinois Comptroller Susana Mendoza Says...→

House Republicans sue to stop historic proxy voting plan designed to reduce lawmakers' risk of getting coronavirus

House Republicans sue to stop historic proxy voting plan designed to reduce lawmakers' risk of getting coronavirus

House Republicans have filed a legal challenge that seeks to upend the chamber's historic proxy voting plan as members start casting remote votes. Read full article: House Republicans sue to stop historic p...→

Four South Side hospitals call off $1.1 billion merger plan after state lawmakers fail to allocate funding

Four South Side hospitals call off $1.1 billion merger plan after state lawmakers fail to allocate funding

Four struggling South Side hospitals have halted their plans to combine into a new system, after the state legislature didn’t allocate funding for the project. Read full article: Four South Side hospitals call off $1.1 ...→

GOP groups sue to block California Gov. Gavin Newsom's mail-in ballot order

GOP groups sue to block California Gov. Gavin Newsom's mail-in ballot order

Newsom claimed he signed the executive order for mail-in ballots to protect voters from COVID-19. Now GOP groups are suing to block it. Read full article: GOP groups sue to block California Gov. ...→

GOP Sues California Over Vote-by-Mail Plan

Bay Area Republican leaders have confirmed that the party is suing California over Gov. Gavin Newsom’s vote-by-mail order, claiming that the system opens itsel [...] Read full article: GOP Sues California Over Vote-by-Mail Pl...→

Springfield springs into action: Lawmakers pass mail voting, property tax, jobless, borrowing bills —  and plan to return Saturday

Springfield springs into action: Lawmakers pass mail voting, property tax, jobless, borrowing bills — and plan to return Saturday

The wheels were rolling on Friday — all day — on several key issues, including measures to delay property tax payments during the pandemic and allow a "bridge [...] Read full article: Springfield springs into action: Lawmake...→

GOP lawmakers sue New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy over stay-at-home order

GOP lawmakers sue New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy over stay-at-home order

Republican lawmakers in New Jersey sued the state’s Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy Thursday over his stay-at-home order related to the coronavirus pandemic, alleg [...] Read full article: GOP lawmakers sue New Jersey Gov. Phil M...→

Lawmakers don masks and roll up their sleeves – tackling vote-by-mail, legal pot tweaks, with budget, COVID-19 relief looming

Lawmakers don masks and roll up their sleeves – tackling vote-by-mail, legal pot tweaks, with budget, COVID-19 relief looming

No mask faceoffs added any drama to Day Two of the special legislative session. State Rep. Darren Bailey, R-Xenia, entered the Bank of Springfield Center weari [...] Read full article: Lawmakers don masks and roll up their sl...→

Court sides with Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer after GOP lawmakers challenge her coronavirus restrictions

Court sides with Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer after GOP lawmakers challenge her coronavirus restrictions

The Michigan Court of Claims ruled Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has the authority to keep her state under a state of emergency without legislative approval, after GOP [...] Read full article: Court sides with Michigan Gov. Gretchen ...→

GOP lawmakers urge Trump to temporarily suspend guest worker programs

GOP lawmakers urge Trump to temporarily suspend guest worker programs

GOP members of the US House of Representatives, headed by Rep. Andy Biggs R-AZ, have asked President Donald Trump to temporarily halt new guest worker visas. Read full article: GOP lawmakers urge Trump to temporarily ...→

Coons scolds GOP lawmakers over attention to Flynn revelations: 'We ought to be focusing on the pandemic'

Coons scolds GOP lawmakers over attention to Flynn revelations: 'We ought to be focusing on the pandemic'

Senate Judiciary Committee member Chris Coons, D-Del., told "The Story" Wednesday that lawmakers should concentrate their attention on responding to the corona [...] Read full article: Coons scolds GOP lawmakers over attentio...→

'Where is Christopher Wray?' GOP lawmakers say FBI director ignoring them -- and push ahead for key interviews

'Where is Christopher Wray?' GOP lawmakers say FBI director ignoring them -- and push ahead for key interviews

Reps. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, and Mike Johnson, R-La., on Monday night said FBI Director Christopher Wray "has declined to respond" to their May 4 letter seeking i [...] Read full article: 'Where is Christopher Wray?' GOP lawmake...→

House passes plan for proxy voting, despite GOP objections

House passes plan for proxy voting, despite GOP objections

The House of Representatives enacted an unprecedented plan Friday to allow for proxy House votes and remote committee meetings to conduct lawmaking safely duri [...] Read full article: House passes plan for proxy voting, desp...→