Gillibrand Pushes for Funding to Research, Address Tick-Borne Illnesses

Gillibrand Pushes for Funding to Research, Address Tick-Borne Illnesses

Lyme Disease can pose many health concerns. But according to some lawmakers, it can also pose a threat to national security. According to the CDC, in 2022, nearly 63,000 cases of Lyme Disease were reported in the United States

2 hrs 35 mins ago by Brendan Scanland
How Much Our Congressional Members Expensed: New Reimbursement Program Facing Criticism for Lack of Transparency

How Much Our Congressional Members Expensed: New Reimbursement Program Facing Criticism for Lack of Transparency

WASHINGTON, D.C. - It’s not uncommon for members of congress to have homes in their home district and in Washington, D.C. for work. Some argue keeping up with the costs for both homes can be pricey. The Washington Post first reported that a new reim

2 hrs 41 mins ago by Rachel Knapp
Boeing CEO Grilled by Senators, Family Members in Tense Hearing

Boeing CEO Grilled by Senators, Family Members in Tense Hearing

A heated Senate hearing unfolded Tuesday afternoon as lawmakers grilled Boeing CEO Dave Calhoun. The hearing comes as the airplane manufacturer continues to draw intense scrutiny over compliance concerns and cutting corners. 

June 19th, 6:24 PM EDT by Brendan Scanland
Democrats Target Republicans on Reproductive Rights, IVF and Birth Control Ahead of Election

Democrats Target Republicans on Reproductive Rights, IVF and Birth Control Ahead of Election

Today, Senate Democrats said they’re pushing hard to protect reproductive freedom and access to contraceptives and IVF. Democrats view reproductive rights, IVF and birth control as winning issues in November, especially since Roe v. Wade was overturned. 

June 18th, 6:59 PM EDT by Brendan Scanland
Mixed Reaction Over Upcoming Netanyahu Visit, More Democrats Plan to Boycott

Mixed Reaction Over Upcoming Netanyahu Visit, More Democrats Plan to Boycott

Israel’s Prime Minister Netanyahu is scheduled to address Congress next month. It will be a high stakes address to Congress as Netanyahu looks to solidify US support, at a time when many Americans are divided on the Israel’s military offensive in Gaza.  

June 17th, 6:27 PM EDT by Brendan Scanland
Congressional Reaction on US-Ukraine Security Agreement

Congressional Reaction on US-Ukraine Security Agreement

WASHINGTON, D.C. - President Joe Biden and Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelenskyy signed a ten-year security agreement. The White House said the agreement is to help build up Ukraine's defenses and deter future aggression. The agreement, however, is not

June 14th, 2:30 PM EDT by Rachel Knapp
Supreme Court Rejects Trump-Era Bump Stock Ban

Supreme Court Rejects Trump-Era Bump Stock Ban

Today, the Supreme Court struck down a Trump-era ban on bump stocks. Former President Donald Trump approved the federal ban in response to the 2017 Las Vegas shooting that killed 58 people at an outdoor music festival. 

June 14th, 12:32 PM EDT by Brendan Scanland
Local Congressional Republicans Meet with Trump, Discuss Campaign and Policy Priorities

Local Congressional Republicans Meet with Trump, Discuss Campaign and Policy Priorities

Today, former President Donald Trump met with Republicans in Congress as he looks to solidify support ahead of the 2024 Presidential Election.

June 13th, 5:56 PM EDT by Brendan Scanland
Trump Returns to Capitol Hill, First Visit Since January 6 Capitol Attack

Trump Returns to Capitol Hill, First Visit Since January 6 Capitol Attack

Former President Donald Trump met with House and Senate Republicans on Capitol Hill. For some members, they felt energized following the meeting.

June 13th, 5:55 PM EDT by Rachel Knapp
Former NY Gov. Andrew Cuomo Testifies to Congress Over COVID Response, Nursing Home Deaths

Former NY Gov. Andrew Cuomo Testifies to Congress Over COVID Response, Nursing Home Deaths

Former New York Governor Andrew Cuomo was in Washington this week to testify in front of the House Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Pandemic over his handling of the pandemic, specifically in nursing homes. 

June 12th, 5:42 PM EDT by Brendan Scanland
House Resolution Supports Release of Western New York Man Detained by Taliban

House Resolution Supports Release of Western New York Man Detained by Taliban

The US House of Representatives is looking at a bipartisan resolution calling on the Taliban to release Ryan Corbett. Corbett is a husband and a father from Dansville, in Western New York, held by the Taliban since 2022.

June 12th, 5:32 PM EDT by Rachel Knapp
House Votes AG Merrick Garland in Contempt of Congress

House Votes AG Merrick Garland in Contempt of Congress

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The House voted to hold Attorney general Merrick Garland in Contempt of Congress. The vote, 216 to 207, was mostly along party lines. The Republican-led House has demanded the AG to hand over the recordings of President Biden’s in

June 12th, 5:28 PM EDT by Rachel Knapp
Hunter Biden Found Guilty in Federal Gun Trial

Hunter Biden Found Guilty in Federal Gun Trial

Today, President Joe Biden’s son, Hunter Biden, was found guilty on all three counts in his federal gun trial. The felony charges stem from the purchase of a revolver in 2018. 

June 11th, 7:28 PM EDT by Brendan Scanland
Casey Looks to Assist Long-Term Care as New Requirements for Nursing Facilities Go Into Effect

Casey Looks to Assist Long-Term Care as New Requirements for Nursing Facilities Go Into Effect

Earlier this year, a first-of-its-kind federal minimum staffing requirement for nursing facilities was finalized. The rule requires most long-term care and nursing facilities to make serious staff increases...

June 7th, 6:22 PM EDT by Brendan Scanland
Cardiac Arrest Survivors Advocate for AED, CPR Legislation in Washington

Cardiac Arrest Survivors Advocate for AED, CPR Legislation in Washington

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Each year, hundreds of thousands of Americans die from a cardiac arrest. Survivors of cardiac arrest visited lawmakers on Capitol Hill recently, advocating for legislation to address this issue. “Senior year of high school I was a

June 7th, 6:19 PM EDT by Rachel Knapp
Casey, Fetterman Host Tree of Life Synagogue Exhibit at US Capitol

Casey, Fetterman Host Tree of Life Synagogue Exhibit at US Capitol

WASHINGTON, D.C. - This past week Pennsylvania Senators Bob Casey (D- PA) and John Fetterman (D- PA) hosted an exhibit at the US Capitol, honoring the eleven lives lost at the Pittsburgh Tree of Life Synagogue attack in 2018. The exhibit displayed artifac

June 7th, 3:56 PM EDT by Rachel Knapp
Congressional Reaction Following Historic Trump Conviction

Congressional Reaction Following Historic Trump Conviction

It’s been one week since the historic conviction of former President Donald Trump. Last Thursday, a New York jury found Trump guilty on all 34 counts in his hush money trial. Reaction, as expected, has been partisan on Capitol Hill. 

 

June 6th, 6:22 PM EDT by Brendan Scanland
80th Anniversary of D-Day Invasion Honors Service Members at World War II Memorial

80th Anniversary of D-Day Invasion Honors Service Members at World War II Memorial

WASHINGTON, D.C .- June 6, 1944, 80 years ago, about 160,000 troops in the Allied forces stormed the beaches of Normandy, France, battling Hitler's formidable Atlantic defense. The D-Day invasion turned the tide in the second World War. To honor the sacri

June 6th, 6:19 PM EDT by Rachel Knapp
Biden's Toughest Border Policy Draws Mixed Reaction on Capitol Hill

Biden's Toughest Border Policy Draws Mixed Reaction on Capitol Hill

Today, a sweeping executive action to reduce illegal crossings at the southern border went into effect. President Biden signed the order Tues, which will effectively shut down the US-Mexico border when a daily threshold of illegal crossings is exceeded.  

June 5th, 7:39 PM EDT by Brendan Scanland
US House Passes Bill to Impose Sanctions on International Criminal Court

US House Passes Bill to Impose Sanctions on International Criminal Court

Today, the US House passed legislation to impose sanctions on the International Criminal Court. The legislation comes about two weeks after the ICC announced arrest warrants for top Israeli and Hamas officials

June 4th, 7:32 PM EDT by Brendan Scanland
White House, State Department Press for Answers from IDF on Rafah Strike
White House, State Department Press for Answers from IDF on Rafah Strike

An Israeli strike in the southern Gaza city of Rafah has gained international outrage.

May 28th, 6:08 PM EDT
State Department Shares Travel Advice for Summer Vacation
State Department Shares Travel Advice for Summer Vacation

According to a recent survey from The Vacationer, nearly 25 percent of American adults, which is roughly 64 million people, intend to travel abroad this summer.

May 24th, 6:21 PM EDT
Two American Missionaries Killed in Haiti as Lawmakers Push for More Assistance to Combat Gang Violence
Two American Missionaries Killed in Haiti as Lawmakers Push for More Assistance to Combat Gang Violence

A married couple from the U.S., serving as missionaries were killed in Haiti on Thursday as gang violence continues to wreak havoc on the country.

Draft Farm Bill Debated in House, SNAP Benefits Become Key Topic in Negotiations
Draft Farm Bill Debated in House, SNAP Benefits Become Key Topic in Negotiations

Today, the House Agriculture Committee discussed and debated a $1.5 trillion draft farm bill. The House version of the bill is nearly 1,000 pages long and includes critical farm, nutrition, commodity and conservation policy over the next five years. 

Sen. Fetterman, Congressional Members Advocate for Release of Americans Detained in Turks and Caicos
Sen. Fetterman, Congressional Members Advocate for Release of Americans Detained in Turks and Caicos

WASHINGTON, D.C. - A bipartisan group of congressional members visited Turks and Caicos in the Caribbean. They were there to advocate for the release of several Americans who have been detained for carrying ammunition in their luggage. Bryan Hagerich, who

May 23rd, 6:36 PM EDT
Senate to Vote on Border Bill Thursday, Republicans and Some Democrats Are Opposed to Measure
Senate to Vote on Border Bill Thursday, Republicans and Some Democrats Are Opposed to Measure

This new border security bill, backed by the White House, is set to receive a vote in the Senate Thurs. But with strong GOP opposition, and some division among Democrats, it’s unclear whether it can even pass the Democratic-controlled upper chamber. 

Ukraine's Cultural Forces take their Performances from the Battlefields to America
Ukraine's Cultural Forces take their Performances from the Battlefields to America

WASHINGTON, D.C. - More than two years into Russia's war on Ukraine, the fighting continues. A group of Ukrainian military members who have faced the harsh reality of war but have talents in music, poetry and theater, created a group called Ukraine’

May 22nd, 6:29 PM EDT
As More Dairy Cattle Contract Avian Flu, Sen. Gillibrand Pushes for a Plan to Prevent Virus from Spreading
As More Dairy Cattle Contract Avian Flu, Sen. Gillibrand Pushes for a Plan to Prevent Virus from Spreading

Last month, the CDC confirmed a human infection of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) transmitted through dairy cows in Texas. It was the first time the virus had been found in a cow and the second human case of avian flu ever reported in the US.