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Federal, Policy

House votes to hold Trump ally Steve Bannon in contempt

October 22, 2021

Via: Washington's Top News

The House has voted to hold Steve Bannon, a longtime ally and aide to former President Donald Trump, in contempt of Congress for defying a subpoena from the committee investigating the violent Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection. In a rare show […]


Policy, State & Local

US Rep. Jeff Fortenberry of Nebraska expects to be indicted

October 19, 2021

Via: Washington's Top News

U.S. Rep. Jeff Fortenberry of Nebraska expects to be charged with lying to the FBI while federal agents were investigating campaign contributions funneled to him from a Nigerian billionaire, the nine-term Republican said as he proclaimed his innocence and promised […]


Industry, Policy, State & Local, Transportation & Infrastructure

Massachusetts DOT launches Infrastructure Funding Program

October 19, 2021

Via: Transportation Today News

The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) recently launched its 2021-2022 Infrastructure Funding Program through its Safe Routes to School (SRTS) Program. “This program serves as a great resource for school communities to ensure that key infrastructure is in place to […]


Federal, Policy

Crunch time: Biden faces critical next 2 weeks for agenda

October 18, 2021

Via: Federal News Network

President Joe Biden is entering a crucial two weeks for his ambitious agenda, racing to conclude contentious congressional negotiations ahead of both domestic deadlines and a chance to showcase his administration’s accomplishments on a global stage. Biden and his fellow […]


Policy, State & Local

Jill Biden out to flex political muscle in governors’ races

October 15, 2021

Via: Washington's Top News

First lady Jill Biden is set to campaign Friday for Democrats in governors’ races in Virginia and New Jersey, her most overt foray into politics since arriving at the White House nine months ago. Her involvement is the latest sign […]


Policy, State & Local

Virginia leaders push congress to pass infrastructure bill

October 15, 2021

Via: Transportation Today News

U.S. Rep. Abigail Spanberger (D-VA) and Virginia’s Democratic Gov. Ralph Northam joined representatives from labor and business organizations in that state to urge the House to pass the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) quickly. Not only would the bill’s […]


Health Care, Industry, Policy, State & Local

GOP lawmakers lead lawsuits against Connecticut COVID rules

October 14, 2021

Via: Washington's Top News

Since the coronavirus pandemic hit, a pair of politically conservative lawyers has become the go-to team for groups seeking to sue Connecticut over the school mask mandate, restrictions on bars and restaurants, and other aspects of the governor’s emergency executive […]


Federal, Policy

Fourth stimulus check: You’ll get a new $1,400 payment if you meet this requirement

October 12, 2021

Via: BGR

There’s a very good chance that the $1,400 stimulus payment that many of us got months ago will be the last one-and-done relief check we get during the pandemic from the federal government. We detailed why that’s the case in […]


Federal, Policy

Fewer in US turn to food banks, but millions still in need

October 12, 2021

Via: Washington's Top News

Hunger and food insecurity across the United States have dropped measurably over the past six months, but the need remains far above pre-pandemic levels. And specialists in hunger issues warn that the situation for millions of families remains extremely fragile. […]


Federal, Policy

House returns to stave off default with debt limit vote

October 12, 2021

Via: Washington's Top News

Members of the House are scrambling back to Washington on Tuesday to approve a short-term lift of the nation’s debt limit and ensure the federal government can continue fully paying its bills into December. The $480 billion increase in the […]