March 17, 2018

Georgia Lawmakers Erase Tax Break for Delta After It Cut Ties with NRA.

Georgia lawmakers voted Thursday to do away with a tax break for Delta Air Lines after it joined in a political boycott, severing ties with the NRA. The tax break consisted of a $50 million jet fuel tax exemption. Fox New quoted Georgia Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle, saying, “Businesses have every legal right to make their own […]

Lawmakers Could Seek ‘Contempt’ Citation on FBI, Justice Department for Stonewalling on Dossier

The senior counsel for the House intelligence committee is urging lawmakers to seek a contempt of Congress citation against the FBI and Justice Department for not turning over requested documents related to the Trump dossier, according to Fox News. The committee subpoenaed the documents in late August but is facing stonewalling by the FBI and […]

EXCLUSIVE: Lawmakers to Request Probe of $418M Arms Sale to Kenya on Obama’s Last Day

A group of lawmakers is planning to request a congressional investigation of a $418 million U.S. weapons sale to Kenya approved by the Obama administration on its last day in office. The sale, approved by the State Department and privately notified to Congress on January 19, would allow Kenya to buy 14 weaponized crop-duster-like planes […]

Cuban American lawmakers react to Obama’s ‘wet foot, dry foot’ concession to Cuba’s apartheid dictatorship

U.S. Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL): “Castro uses refugees as pawns to get more concessions from Washington so there is no reason to do away with the Cuban medical doctor program, which is a foolhardy concession to a regime that sends its doctors to foreign nations in a modern-day indentured servitude. The repeal of the Cuban […]

State Lawmakers Seek to Stop New York City From Destroying ID Records

A judge is expected to rule soon on whether New York City can destroy records associated with an identification program commonly used by illegal immigrants who lack Social Security cards or driver’s licenses. Earlier this month, Ron Castorina Jr. and Nicole Malliotakis, Republican members of the New York State Assembly from Long Island, filed a […]

Encouraged by Trump’s Election, Ohio Lawmakers Pass ‘Heartbeat’ Abortion Bill

Ohio could be on its way to becoming the only state in the nation to ban abortion as early as the detection of a heartbeat, which occurs around 6 weeks. Lawmakers in the Buckeye State felt encouraged to pass the “Heartbeat Bill” after Donald Trump’s win and the forthcoming appointment of a conservative Supreme Court […]

After Pushing for Higher Minimum Wage in Oregon, Dem Lawmakers Admit They Made a Mistake

It’s only been three months since Oregon Gov. Kate Brown signed a minimum wage bill into law and Democrats already seem to be regretting the measure they pushed so hard to get passed. But before the ink was even dry, Democrats, who control the state House, Senate and governor’s office, announced they wanted to change the […]

GOP Lawmakers Take on Obama’s Executive Gun Control Push

Republican lawmakers hit back on President Barack Obama’s plans to unveil a series of executive actions this week aimed at tightening gun laws. Ahead of Obama’s meeting Monday with top law enforcement officials to finalize expanded gun control measures, House Speaker Paul Ryan called the president’s extent of executive overreach “dangerous.” “While we don’t yet […]

Who Wrote the Omnibus? Four Lawmakers, Many Lobbyists

The ugly work that went into the massive pork-filled omnibus spending bill snaking its way through congress is now starting to be exposed. And it’s not for the faint at heart. Members of congress had little input in the bill and didn’t even in many cases know what was in it. Senator Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL)80%, […]

Breaking: Iran Lawmakers Vote To Implement Nuclear Deal

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran’s parliament voted Tuesday to support implementing a landmark nuclear deal struck with world powers despite hard-line attempts to derail the bill, suggesting the historic accord will be carried out. The bill will be reviewed by Iran’s 12-member Guardian Council, a group of senior clerics who could return it to lawmakers […]