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Alexander: Making full time 40 hours could mean more wages for millions

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Alexander: Making full time 40 hours could mean more wages for millions

U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-TN) made an impression on many last week when he stated that simply restoring full-time work status to 40 hours would mean a pay raise for up to 2.6 million workers nationwide. “Many businesses can’t afford Read more...

Lance to co-chair House Republican Israel Caucus

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Lance to co-chair House Republican Israel CaucusRep. Leonard Lance

Rep. Leonard Lance (R-N.J.) announced his co-chairmanship on Monday of the House Republican Israel Caucus for the 114th Congress. Lance, working with Rep. Lee Zeldin (R-N.Y.), Peter Roskam (R-Ill.) and Doug Lamborn (R-Colo.), will lead the Israel Caucus, one of Read more...

ACE Act would increase Coverdell contribution limit

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ACE Act would increase Coverdell contribution limit

Sen. Deb Fischer (R-Neb.) introduced S. 243, the Allocating for Children’s Education (ACE) Act, on Thursday, which would increase the contribution limit for Coverdell education savings accounts. The goal of Fischer’s ACE Act is to increase the annual contribution limit Read more...

Hatch happy with Holt v. Hobbs ruling

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Hatch happy with Holt v. Hobbs rulingSen. Orrin Hatch

Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-UT) applauded the U.S. Supreme Court’s unanimous decision on Tuesday to uphold a ruling that granted a prison inmate the right to wear a short beard as an exercise of his religious faith. The ruling in the Read more...

Tiberi: Americans need trade agreement, not more taxes

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Tiberi: Americans need trade agreement, not more taxesRep. Pat Tiberi

Rep. Pat Tiberi (R-Ohio) questioned President Obama’s State of the Union address call for bipartisan work a contradiction when seen in comparison to the last six years. “We haven’t seen any action to follow up on those promises of working Read more...

Collins planning to travel to Selma for 50th anniversary of Bloody Sunday

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Collins planning to travel to Selma for 50th anniversary of Bloody SundaySen. Susan Collins

U.S. Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) said on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day that she will participate in the Bipartisan Congressional Civil Rights Pilgrimage in Selma, Alabama, for the 50th anniversary of “Bloody Sunday” in March. The pilgrimage, which will take Read more...

Hatch, Bennet introduce legislation to encourage antibiotic development

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Hatch, Bennet introduce legislation to encourage antibiotic development

Last Friday, Sens. Orrin Hatch (R-UT) and Michael Bennet (D-CO) reintroduced bipartisan legislation that will rework the drug approval process in order to streamline access and encourage developers to create new potentially lifesaving antibiotic drugs to combat resistant bacteria. “America Read more...

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Revived bill aims to spur hiring of long-term unemployedRep. Tom Reed
Revived bill aims to spur hiring of long-term unemployed

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U.S. Reps. Tom Reed (R-NY) and Bill Pascrell (D-NJ) reintroduced the Long-Term Unemployed Hiring Incentive Act (HR 481). The legislation extends the successful Work Opportunity ... Read more...

Roskam requests IRS paperwork on CGI rehiringPeter Roskam
Roskam requests IRS paperwork on CGI rehiring

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U.S. Rep. Peter Roskam (R-IL), chairman of the House Ways and Means Oversight Subcommittee, sent a letter Friday to IRS Commissioner John Koskinen regarding the rehiring of CGI Fed... Read more...

Upton, Hatch address concerns to Medicaid administrator regarding LTSS
Upton, Hatch address concerns to Medicaid administrator regarding LTSS

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In an effort to accelerate Medicaid and Medicare reform, U.S. Sens. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) and Fred Upton (R-Mich.) signed off on a letter to Medicare and Medicaid Administrator Mari... Read more...

Stivers reintroduces bill to reduce cost of minting coinsRep. Steve Stivers
Stivers reintroduces bill to reduce cost of minting coins

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Congressman Steve Stivers (R-OH) last week reintroduced the Cents and Sensibility Act, legislation that would lower the cost of minting pennies, nickels, dimes and quarters. The... Read more...

Dyslexia Caucus names Smith, Brownley as 2015 leadership
Dyslexia Caucus names Smith, Brownley as 2015 leadership

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The House Dyslexia Caucus announced its leadership team for the 114th Congress on Thursday, naming Reps. Lamar Smith (R-TX) and Julia Brownley (D-CA) as bipartisan co-chairs. ... Read more...

Crenshaw: FairTax ‘deserves immediate consideration by Congress’Rep. Ander Crenshaw
Crenshaw: FairTax ‘deserves immediate consideration by Congress’

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Keeping true to his longtime promise of quick, decisive action on tax reform, Rep. Ander Crenshaw (R-FL) signed on as a co-sponsor of the Fair Tax Act of 2014 on Thursday. The b... Read more...

Burgess bill would strip drone strikes from CIA
Burgess bill would strip drone strikes from CIA

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U.S. Rep. Michael Burgess (R-TX) introduced legislation on Thursday that would essentially give all authority regarding the execution of drone strikes in international territory to... Read more...

Congressmen urge FCC chief to disclose Open Internet Order
Congressmen urge FCC chief to disclose Open Internet Order

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U.S. Rep. Fred Upton (R-MI) and other congressional Republican leaders addressed Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler in writing on Thursday, urging him to releas... Read more...

Royce: Obama’s India visit needs to be more than good visualsRoyce feels Obama's upcoming trip to India should be more than just another photo op
Royce: Obama’s India visit needs to be more than good visuals

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As President Barack Obama plans his second trip to India to meet with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and celebrate the country’s Republic Day, Rep. Ed Royce (R-CA) recently offered... Read more...