Dr. Vance Alm Announces Candidacy for Nevada’s CD2

Dr. Vance Alm is announcing his candidacy to be the Democrat nominee for Nevada’s 2nd Congressional District. Dr. Alm is a retired Air Force navigation officer and he currently works as a Family Practice Physician in Reno.  He is a graduate of University of Nevada, Reno’s Family Practice Residency, and has worked at all of …

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Engel Statement on Trump Global Gag Rule

U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Foreign Affairs Ranking Member Eliot L. Engel (D) “I will make every effort to defend women and girls worldwide against this administration’s harmful anti-woman agenda.” WASHINGTON—Representative Eliot L. Engel, Ranking Member of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, today made the following statement regarding President Trump’s reinstatement of the Global …

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US HOUSE — DAILY FLOOR WRAP UP

JANUARY 3, 2017 SUMMARY OF LEGISLATIVE BUSINESS Quorum Call – PRESENT – 434, Roll Call No. 1 Election of Speaker – Ryan (WI) – 239, Roll Call No. 2 Pelosi – 189 Ryan (OH) – 2 Webster (FL) – 1 Cooper – 1 Lewis (GA) – 1 Not Voting – 2 Motion to Table the …

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After Public Outrage, House Republicans Suspend Efforts to Gut Ethics Office

Press Release from Public Citizen Note: Due to enormous public backlash, U.S. House Republican leaders today walked back an overreaching amendment passed behind closed doors that would have stripped the Office of Congressional Ethics (OCE) of its independence and much of its power. The OCE, an independent ethics office, was set up in 2008 in the aftermath …

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Next Week: Speaker Ryan to Join CNN for Town Hall

On Thursday, January 12, House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) will join CNN’s Jake Tapper for a town hall live from George Washington University at 6:00 p.m. PT. Speaker Ryan will take questions from the audience on the 2017 agenda and working with the president-elect and incoming administration. The one-hour event will air live on CNN, …

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Pelosi Statement on New Democrat Coalition’s American Prosperity Agenda Report

Washington, D.C. – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi released the following statement after the New Democrat Coalition released a one-year report on their American Prosperity Agenda: “A year after its unveiling, the vision of the American Prosperity Agenda is as vital as ever.  Growing the economy, expanding opportunity, and making government work for hard-working American families …

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State Senator Ruben Kihuen’s Statement on Govenor Scott Walker’s Attack on Worker’s Rights

Ruben Kihuen, State Senator and Candidate for U.S. Congress in Nevada’s 4th District, released the following statement regarding Governor Scott Walker’s plan attacking worker’s rights released today in Las Vegas: “Governor Walker’s assault on worker’s rights as an attempt to jump start his failing Presidential campaign is just a sad attempt to pander to the …

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And Just Exactly HOW Retroactive Would That Be?

Today, the House voted on immigration. But it wasn’t on an effort to reform our broken system, or on the bipartisan bill the Senate passed more than 500 days ago.  Nope. Instead, House leaders held a vote t​hat would make our broken immigration system worse, not better. ​ Unproductive doesn’t begin to describe it. It’s …

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If This is What it Means to be “Conservative” — I’m Proudly a Bleeding Heart Liberal

Clearly, members of the GOP in the House are all about looking for ways to handicap ANY organization tasked with performing regulatory actions that might impede their ideological plans for the future of the United States of Republica.  A case in point is this recent  press release from Representative Amodei’s office.  My comments are in …

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House Votes To Deny Climate Science And Ties Pentagon’s Hands On Climate Change

— by Ryan Koronowski on May 22, 2014 at 6:24 PM Sea level rise is impacting naval bases. Climate change is altering natural disaster response. Drought is influenced by climate change in the Middle East and Africa leading to conflicts over food and water — as in, for instance, Syria. The military understands the realities of climate change and the negative impacts of heavy …

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