As debate in public rages about illegal immigration and a border wall, Jared Kushner has been holding private meetings in the West Wing on ways to overhaul the legal immigration system, according to six people familiar with the conversations and documents obtained by McClatchy.
Rep. Michael Burgess, the only Republican on the tour, says the conditions he witnessed at a Homestead, Florida holding facility for migrant children were nothing like the “prison-like” experience his Democratic colleagues have described.
A massive bipartisan public lands bill championed by Sen. Maria Cantwell, a Washington Democrat, and Sen. Lisa Murkowski, an Alaska Republican, passed in the Senate by 92-8. It could pass in the House and move on to the president’s desk as early as next week.
The Texas Public Policy Foundation has hired former Rep. John Hostettler to run interference on Democrats’ policy agenda in Washington — by advocating for state-based solutions to issues like immigration, energy regulation, education and health care.
The House Appropriations Committee’s subcommittee on elections will hold a field hearing in Halifax. Democrats are interested in rewriting part of the Voting Rights Act to comply with a Supreme Court ruling.
Kamala Harris, Kirsten Gillibrand, Elizabeth Warren and Cory Booker voted against a bill that avoids a government shutdown. All four are Democrats who plan to run for president in 2020 against Donald Trump.
The Republican 2020 strategy in congressional elections: Paint Democrats are beholden to the far left. GOP strategists are gleefully attacking the “Green New Deal,” laws on late-term abortion and immigration.
A year after the Parkland shooting on Valentine’s Day, February 14, US gun related deaths of children and teens continue. When they weren’t killed by active shooters, kids died in accidents and murder suicides.
No US city has been as scarred by gun violence as Wilmington, DE, ranked the ‘most dangerous place in America’ for youth. But with the help of the CDC and computer data, shootings among juveniles are dropping.
Find out statistics on the number of US gun related deaths of teens and children since Nikolas Cruz killed 17 at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High in Parkland. On the school shooting anniversary, 1,200 kids have died.
After the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting in Parkland, Florida, student activists and survivors ‘called BS’ on the National Rifle Association, pushed gun reform laws and registered young voters.
In the year since the Parkland shooting, murder suicides and domestic violence killed more than 100 children across the United States, an investigation by nonprofit gun violence site The Trace, Miami Herald and McClatchy found.
For accidental firearm deaths, not all US states have laws, and prosecutors must decide whether to charge a mother, father or other family member. Since Parkland, at least 154 kids were shot unintentionally.
On Tuesday, the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions met to discuss pain management. In the wake of the opioid crisis, patients who suffer from chronic pain struggle to access and afford treatment, witnesses said.
After the Parkland shooting, data on gun-related deaths of school-age children were obtained through nonprofit research group Gun Violence Archive, and police and news media reports, to track the number of victims.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell blocked an attempt by Democrats to force a vote on legislation to reopen the federal government on January 10, 2019. Democratic Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said the bills were uncontroversial.