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Left Protests at Gordon Sondland Hotels, Threatens Family Members

Left Protests at Gordon Sondland Hotels, Threatens Family Members

"As I understand, they're going on as we speak," Sondland said when questioned by Rep. Mike Conaway (R-TX) during the House impeachment hearing.
'Balance of Power' Full Show (06/19/2019)

'Balance of Power' Full Show (06/19/2019)

"Bloomberg: Balance of Power" focuses on the intersection of politics and global business. Congressman Earl Blumenauer tells David Westin that Congress needs to get USMCA right and not rush it
Gas Tax Increase Is 'Long Overdue,' Rep. Blumenauer Says

Gas Tax Increase Is 'Long Overdue,' Rep. Blumenauer Says

Rep. Earl Blumenauer, an Oregon Democrat, explains why Congress should pass an increase in the gas tax. He comments during an interview with Bloomberg's David Westin on "Balance of Power." (Source:
Democrats Meet on Changes in New Nafta to Prepare for Vote

Democrats Meet on Changes in New Nafta to Prepare for Vote

House Democrats plan to meet for the first time Wednesday to discuss changes they want in President Donald Trump’s new North American trade deal, paving the way for a vote to take place later this
Trump Signals Support for Legislation Easing Federal Marijuana Ban

Trump Signals Support for Legislation Easing Federal Marijuana Ban

President Donald Trump said Friday that he's inclined to support a bipartisan effort in Congress to ease the U.S. ban on marijuana, a proposal that would dramatically reshape the nation's legal
The Farm Bill Is Everything That’s Wrong With Congress

The Farm Bill Is Everything That’s Wrong With Congress

Farms have not really factored into the discussion of the 2018 Farm Bill. The argument surrounding the legislation, which was taken up for debate in the House earlier this week, has revolved instead
Medical Marijuana Bill Gains Backing of Key Republican in House

Medical Marijuana Bill Gains Backing of Key Republican in House

House Judiciary Chairman Bob Goodlatte has agreed to co-sponsor a Florida Republican’s bipartisan bill to make medical marijuana research easier, his office confirmed on Wednesday.
Marijuana Crackdown by Sessions Leaves GOP Fearing 2018 Backlash

Marijuana Crackdown by Sessions Leaves GOP Fearing 2018 Backlash

The Justice Department’s decision to free federal prosecutors to enforce marijuana laws in states that have legalized the drug adds to the political burdens of congressional Republicans trying to hold
House GOP to Keep a Tax Break for Businesses as Individuals Lose

House GOP to Keep a Tax Break for Businesses as Individuals Lose

Partnerships, limited liability companies and other businesses could keep using state and local tax deductions that would be repealed for individuals, the chairman of the House tax writing panel said
Republican Lawmaker: Donors Say We Must Get Taxes Done

Republican Lawmaker: Donors Say We Must Get Taxes Done

A House Republican is stating the political necessity for Republicans to deliver tax overhaul legislation this year.
Here’s Where the GOP Tax Bill Stands Right Now

Here’s Where the GOP Tax Bill Stands Right Now

The House tax-writing committee finished its second day of work Tuesday to hammer out the details of the Republican tax cut plan. Here are the latest developments, updated throughout the day:
Ore. Congressman Says Pro Athletes Should Have Their Weed in Lieu of Dangerous Pain Pills

Ore. Congressman Says Pro Athletes Should Have Their Weed in Lieu of Dangerous Pain Pills

A Democratic congressman from Oregon has gone on record (well, TMZ Sports) saying that he is all for professional athletes using marijuana and that the NBA and NFL are stripping them of their rights
Rep. Blumenauer Says GOP 'All Over the Map' on Tax Bill

Rep. Blumenauer Says GOP 'All Over the Map' on Tax Bill

Congressman Earl Blumenauer, a Democrat from Oregon, discusses the delay of the rollout of a GOP tax bill on "Bloomberg Markets." (Source: Bloomberg)
3 Dozen House Members Are Resisting. Where's A Senator?

3 Dozen House Members Are Resisting. Where's A Senator?

Last week I flew back from Beijing on Air China and they had a very limited English-language movie library for the 11 hour flight. I watched Roman Polanski's award-winning 2002 film with Adrien Brody,