• New York TimesRep. Vernon Ehlers, Who Put Science Before Politics, Dies at 83

    Vernon J. Ehlers, a physicist and longtime Republican congressman from Michigan whose scientific background led him to embrace political positions at odds with those of his party, died on Aug. 15 at his home in Grand Rapids, Mich. He was 83.Rick Treur, Dr. Ehlers’s former campaign manager, said the cause was Alzheimer’s disease.A nuclear physicist and college professor before he Read more...

  • PhillyWhat will the House do? It's Pennsylvania's $2B question

    HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – The question of what Pennsylvania’s House Republican majority will do about a $2.2… Read the story on Philly.

  • Voice of AmericaBorder Congressman Confronts Tough Immigration Debate

    Congressman Will Hurd faces one of the most competitive congressional midterm elections in the entire United States, convincing voters who live with President Donald Trump’s contentious border wall debate in their backyards to vote for his vision for border security.  But on this hot summer day at a district town hall at Rudy’s BBQ in the border town of Del Read more...

  • The Raw StoryHouse Speaker Ryan says US government shutdown unnecessary

    U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan said on Wednesday that the government shutdown threatened by President Donald Trump is unnecessary and not wanted by lawmakers in Congress. “I don’t think anyone is interested in having a shutdown. I don’t think it is in our interests to do so,” Ryan told a news conference in Oregon. (Reporting by David Morgan; Read more...

  • Chicago TribuneSenate overrides Rauner school funding veto, but House hurdle remains

    Senate Democrats on Sunday voted to override Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner’s veto of a measure to overhaul how tax dollars are parceled out to schools, but a key hurdle in the House remains before checks can be sent to the state’s more than 850 districts.The vote represented another loss for Rauner a month after lawmakers enacted a budget and major Read more...

  • Chicago Sun-TimesSWEET: Roskam faces super PAC billboards from ‘The Nuisance Committee’

    WASHINGTON — The effort to defeat Rep. Peter Roskam, R-Ill., is playing out this summer on multiple fronts, with new billboards springing up in his district from a super Pac, “The Nuisance Committee,” hitting him for his votes to repeal Obamacare.The billboards — in Rolling Meadows, West Chicago and Crystal Lake — feature three families from his west suburban 6th Read more...

  • BostonMassachusetts politicians respond to Rep. Niki Tsongas not seeking re-election

    After Rep. Niki Tsongas announced Wednesday she will not seek re-election, fellow lawmakers from Massachusetts responded with their gratitude and well-wishes for the sixth-term Lowell congresswoman. Sen. Elizabeth Warren called Tsongas a mentor and a friend, thanking her for showing “how tough women fight for MA families.” I’ll miss @nikiinthehouse when she retires, & MA will miss her leadership. But Niki’s still Read more...

  • FOX NewsRep. Gregory Meeks has paid company owned by aide's wife nearly $200G from campaign funds

    Democratic Rep. Gregory Meeks (N.Y.) has paid a company that is owned by his chief of staff’s wife nearly $200,000 from his campaign funds, Federal Election Commission filings show. Read more on FOX News.

  • CNBCUS congresswoman for Guam responds to North Korea threat

    The congresswoman for the U.S. Pacific territory of Guam said she was confident U.S. forces could protect it from the North Korean nuclear threat. The Congresswoman for the U.S. Pacific territory of Guam on Wednesday said she was confident U.S. forces could protect it from the “deeply troubling” North Korean nuclear threat. Madeleine Z. Bordallo called on… Read more on Read more...

  • Hartford CourantLarson Outlines $1 Trillion Infrastructure Plan That Could Fund Hartford Tunnels

    Standing along the Connecticut River Tuesday, Rep. John Larson announced a $1 trillion infrastructure bill that would fund projects across the country — including his $10 billion proposal to tunnel I-91 and I-84 through Hartford — by taxing carbon emissions.A $49 per ton tax on carbon, increasing annually 2 percent above inflation, would generate $1.8 trillion over the next decade, Read more...