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The federal government isn’t budging on its plans to rejigger the agency that oversees the health treatment and monitoring of first responders with 9/11 illnesses — a move legislators feel will severely compromise both the program and the people who need it to survive.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democratic lawmakers asked U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau chief Mick Mulvaney on Wednesday why he has not issued any sanctions during his five months at the agency.
Officials from the U.S. Census Bureau and Commerce Department, which oversees the census, are expected to be grilled on Capitol Hill next month about the addition of a controversial citizenship question to the 2020 census form. They are set to appear before lawmakers at a public hearing scheduled for May 8, according to a statement from Republican Rep.
WASHINGTON — A New York congresswoman is set to introduce a bill to the US House of Representatives this week aimed at increasing and improving Holocaust education in the United States.
U.S. Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-Astoria) was joined by various gun control groups at City Hall on Thursday to announce the introduction of a gun safety bill that would strengthen national background checks.
Democrats on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee are demanding documents from Trump administration officials detailing their rationale for adding a question about citizenship to the 2020 census.
New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman formally announced on Tuesday that the state would be suing the Trump administration for adding a citizenship question to the 2020 Census.
Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-N.Y.) is calling for lawmakers to markup legislation she’s offered to stop the Department of Commerce from adding a last minute question about citizenship to the 2020 Census.
Democrats are calling for the elimination of a question on citizenship slated to be placed on census forms starting in 2020, arguing that its addition is a "discriminatory decision" by the Trump administration.
The Democratic backlash follows the Department of Commerce's announcement that the citizenship question would be reinstated Mondayevening.