Democrats Target Republicans on Reproductive Rights, IVF and Birth Control Ahead of Election
Democrats Target Republicans on Reproductive Rights, IVF and Birth Control Ahead of Election

Today, Senate Democrats said they’re pushing hard to protect reproductive freedom and access to contraceptives and IVF. Democrats view reproductive rights, IVF and birth control as winning issues in November, especially since Roe v. Wade was overturned. 

Mixed Reaction Over Upcoming Netanyahu Visit, More Democrats Plan to Boycott
Mixed Reaction Over Upcoming Netanyahu Visit, More Democrats Plan to Boycott

Israel’s Prime Minister Netanyahu is scheduled to address Congress next month. It will be a high stakes address to Congress as Netanyahu looks to solidify US support, at a time when many Americans are divided on the Israel’s military offensive in Gaza.  

Congressional Reaction on US-Ukraine Security Agreement
Congressional Reaction on US-Ukraine Security Agreement

WASHINGTON, D.C. - President Joe Biden and Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelenskyy signed a ten-year security agreement. The White House said the agreement is to help build up Ukraine's defenses and deter future aggression. The agreement, however, is not

June 14th, 2:28 PM EDT
Supreme Court Rejects Trump-Era Bump Stock Ban
Supreme Court Rejects Trump-Era Bump Stock Ban

Today, the Supreme Court struck down a Trump-era ban on bump stocks. Former President Donald Trump approved the federal ban in response to the 2017 Las Vegas shooting that killed 58 people at an outdoor music festival. 

Local Congressional Republicans Meet with Trump, Discuss Campaign and Policy Priorities
Local Congressional Republicans Meet with Trump, Discuss Campaign and Policy Priorities

Today, former President Donald Trump met with Republicans in Congress as he looks to solidify support ahead of the 2024 Presidential Election.

Trump Returns to Capitol Hill, First Visit Since January 6 Capitol Attack
Trump Returns to Capitol Hill, First Visit Since January 6 Capitol Attack

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Former President Donald Trump met with House and Senate Republicans on Capitol Hill. For some members, they felt energized following the meeting. The meetings itself signifies that Trump is going to be once again the leader of the Repub

June 13th, 4:23 PM EDT
Former NY Gov. Andrew Cuomo Testifies to Congress Over COVID Response, Nursing Home Deaths
Former NY Gov. Andrew Cuomo Testifies to Congress Over COVID Response, Nursing Home Deaths

Former New York Governor Andrew Cuomo was in Washington this week to testify in front of the House Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Pandemic over his handling of the pandemic, specifically in nursing homes. 

House Votes AG Merrick Garland in Contempt of Congress
House Votes AG Merrick Garland in Contempt of Congress

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The House voted to hold Attorney general Merrick Garland in Contempt of Congress. The vote, 216 to 207, was mostly along party lines. The Republican-led House has demanded the AG to hand over the recordings of President Biden’s in

June 12th, 5:26 PM EDT
Hunter Biden Found Guilty in Federal Gun Trial
Hunter Biden Found Guilty in Federal Gun Trial

Today, President Joe Biden’s son, Hunter Biden, was found guilty on all three counts in his federal gun trial. The felony charges stem from the purchase of a revolver in 2018. 

House Resolution Supports Release of Western New York Man Detained by Taliban
House Resolution Supports Release of Western New York Man Detained by Taliban

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The US House of Representatives is looking at a bipartisan resolution calling on the Taliban to release Ryan Corbett. Corbett is a husband and a father from Western New York. He’s been held by the Taliban since August 2022.We spok

June 11th, 4:27 PM EDT
Cardiac Arrest Survivors Advocate for AED, CPR Legislation in Washington
Cardiac Arrest Survivors Advocate for AED, CPR Legislation in Washington

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Each year, hundreds of thousands of Americans die from a cardiac arrest. Survivors of cardiac arrest visited lawmakers on Capitol Hill recently, advocating for legislation to address this issue. “Senior year of high school I was a

Casey, Fetterman Host Tree of Life Synagogue Exhibit at US Capitol
Casey, Fetterman Host Tree of Life Synagogue Exhibit at US Capitol

WASHINGTON, D.C. - This past week Pennsylvania Senators Bob Casey (D- PA) and John Fetterman (D- PA) hosted an exhibit at the US Capitol, honoring the eleven lives lost at the Pittsburgh Tree of Life Synagogue attack in 2018. The exhibit displayed artifac

June 7th, 3:51 PM EDT
Casey Looks to Assist Long-Term Care as New Requirements for Nursing Facilities Go Into Effect
Casey Looks to Assist Long-Term Care as New Requirements for Nursing Facilities Go Into Effect

Earlier this year, a first-of-its-kind federal minimum staffing requirement for nursing facilities was finalized. The rule requires most long-term care and nursing facilities to make serious staff increases...

80th Anniversary of D-Day Invasion Honors Service Members at World War II Memorial
80th Anniversary of D-Day Invasion Honors Service Members at World War II Memorial

WASHINGTON, D.C .- June 6, 1944, 80 years ago, about 160,000 troops in the Allied forces stormed the beaches of Normandy, France, battling Hitler's formidable Atlantic defense. The D-Day invasion turned the tide in the second World War. To honor the sacri

June 6th, 4:13 PM EDT
Congressional Reaction Following Historic Trump Conviction
Congressional Reaction Following Historic Trump Conviction

It’s been one week since the historic conviction of former President Donald Trump. Last Thursday, a New York jury found Trump guilty on all 34 counts in his hush money trial. Reaction, as expected, has been partisan on Capitol Hill. 

 

Biden's Toughest Border Policy Draws Mixed Reaction on Capitol Hill
Biden's Toughest Border Policy Draws Mixed Reaction on Capitol Hill

Today, a sweeping executive action to reduce illegal crossings at the southern border went into effect. President Biden signed the order Tues, which will effectively shut down the US-Mexico border when a daily threshold of illegal crossings is exceeded.  

Kelly Votes in Favor of Bill to Impose Sanctions on International Criminal Court
Kelly Votes in Favor of Bill to Impose Sanctions on International Criminal Court

Today, the US House passed legislation to impose sanctions on the International Criminal Court. The legislation comes about two weeks after the ICC announced arrest warrants for top Israeli and Hamas officials

June 4th, 8:09 PM EDT
What the Trump Verdict Means for the 2024 Presidential Election
What the Trump Verdict Means for the 2024 Presidential Election

Trump is the first president in U.S. history to be convicted of felony crimes. It’s possible he could also become the first convicted felon elected President of the United States. The conviction in New York State will not bar Trump from running

Fetterman Proposes Senate Commission to Improve Access, Affordability to Mental Health Services
Fetterman Proposes Senate Commission to Improve Access, Affordability to Mental Health Services

May is Mental Health Awareness Month. Mental health challenges impact millions of Americans, and many have a hard time finding and paying for mental health services. US Senators are trying to form a commission to address the crisis.

Best Practices for Avoiding Ticks This Season
Best Practices for Avoiding Ticks This Season

Warmer weather is here and more people are going outside to enjoy it. Whether you’re heading outdoors for leisure or to get some yard work done, it’s important to watch out for ticks. 

Senators Look to Advanced Technology, Funding to Reduce Traffic Fatalities
Senators Look to Advanced Technology, Funding to Reduce Traffic Fatalities

WASHINGTON, D.C. - According to online sources, nearly 100 people across the US dies in a traffic related accident each day. Keeping our roads safe for everyone is a top priority for members of congress. According to a 2023 AAA study, nearly 94 percent of

May 29th, 3:49 PM EDT
Sen. Fetterman Wants to Take PA's Whole-Home Repairs Program to the National Level
Sen. Fetterman Wants to Take PA's Whole-Home Repairs Program to the National Level

Sen. Fetterman and other lawmakers in Washington are trying to provide homeowners and landlords with some assistance for home repairs. The national effort mirrors a state program in Pennsylvania, which was signed into law two years ago. 

White House, State Department Press for Answers from IDF on Rafah Strike
White House, State Department Press for Answers from IDF on Rafah Strike

WASHINGTON, D.C. - An Israeli strike in the southern Gaza city of Rafah has gained international outrage. The Israeli military said the targeted strike killed two senior Hamas terrorists but it also ignited a deadly fire in a refugee camp, killing dozens

May 28th, 4:31 PM EDT
Two American Missionaries Killed in Haiti as Lawmakers Push for More Assistance to Combat Gang Violence
Two American Missionaries Killed in Haiti as Lawmakers Push for More Assistance to Combat Gang Violence

A married couple from the U.S., serving as missionaries were killed in Haiti on Thursday as gang violence continues to wreak havoc on the country.

State Department Shares Travel Advice for Summer Vacation
State Department Shares Travel Advice for Summer Vacation

WASHINGTON, D.C. - According to a recent survey from The Vacationer, nearly 25 percent of American adults, which is roughly 64 million people, intend to travel abroad this summer. Before you pack your sandals, sunglasses and beachwear for that summer trip

May 24th, 2:43 PM EDT
Draft Farm Bill Debated in House, SNAP Benefits Become Key Topic in Negotiations
Draft Farm Bill Debated in House, SNAP Benefits Become Key Topic in Negotiations

Today, the House Agriculture Committee discussed and debated a $1.5 trillion draft farm bill. The House version of the bill is nearly 1,000 pages long and includes critical farm, nutrition, commodity and conservation policy over the next five years. 

Sen. Fetterman, Congressional Members Advocate for Release of Americans Detained in Turks and Caicos
Sen. Fetterman, Congressional Members Advocate for Release of Americans Detained in Turks and Caicos

WASHINGTON, D.C. - A bipartisan group of congressional members visited Turks and Caicos in the Caribbean. They were there to advocate for the release of several Americans who have been detained for carrying ammunition in their luggage. Bryan Hagerich, who

May 23rd, 4:07 PM EDT
Senate to Vote on Border Bill Thursday, Republicans and Some Democrats Are Opposed to Measure
Senate to Vote on Border Bill Thursday, Republicans and Some Democrats Are Opposed to Measure

This new border security bill, backed by the White House, is set to receive a vote in the Senate Thurs. But with strong GOP opposition, and some division among Democrats, it’s unclear whether it can even pass the Democratic-controlled upper chamber. 

Ukraine's Cultural Forces take their Performances from the Battlefields to America
Ukraine's Cultural Forces take their Performances from the Battlefields to America

WASHINGTON, D.C. - More than two years into Russia's war on Ukraine, the fighting continues. A group of Ukrainian military members who have faced the harsh reality of war but have talents in music, poetry and theater, created a group called Ukraine’

May 22nd, 4:00 PM EDT
As More Dairy Cattle Contract Avian Flu, Sen. Gillibrand Pushes for a Plan to Prevent Virus from Spreading
As More Dairy Cattle Contract Avian Flu, Sen. Gillibrand Pushes for a Plan to Prevent Virus from Spreading

Last month, the CDC confirmed a human infection of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) transmitted through dairy cows in Texas. It was the first time the virus had been found in a cow and the second human case of avian flu ever reported in the US.