The cost of higher education has reached the point where the House Ways and Means Committee had hearings in September of 2016 about the uses of college endowments. During the hearing Rep. Peter Roskam (R-Ill.), chairman of the Ways and Means Oversight committee, asked whether the tax code should be used to encourage people to donate money specifically for scholarships at universities.
Outside spending by 501(c) organizations continues to break records in the 2016 presidential election, totaling about three times more than at a comparable point in the record-setting 2012 elections.
Without a single Committee Democrat voicing support, the House Education and the Workforce Committee reported out two bills that purport to require all financial professionals to act in the best interests of their customers when providing retirement investment advice.
Most Democrats appear to see through the industry's cynical ploy and fully understand that it is spending these vast sums out of pure self-interest, not out of genuine concern for low- and moderate-income families. However, some Democrats want to stop the rulemaking.
"I may lose. It's a long-shot."
The lobbying group’s quiet efforts to dampen international criticism of the settlements come as Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin
A little-noticed clause in the comprehensive free trade bill currently being debated by Congress would turn the United States into an open defender of Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank, turning almost 50 years of U.S. policy on its head.
The New York Times' coverage of Congressional antics related to the Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) legislation has ignored so many critical aspects of the bill that it might be time for the "paper of record" to change its motto from "All the news that's fit to print" to "All the news we think fits, we print."
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House Republicans chose Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) as their new majority leader on Thursday, a week after Rep. Eric Cantor said he would resign from the post following his primary defeat in Virginia's 7th district.
McCarthy, who until now held the third most powerful post in GOP leadership as the majority whip, won his seat after a secret
"They were talking mostly about the criteria for bringing bills to the floor -- is it because the Republican conference wants
That was the message from Rep. Peter Roskam (R-Ill.) at a recent fiscal policy summit in Washington. Roskam, who as a Chief
Rep. Peter Roskam (R-Ill.) explains why he thinks the Tea Party is great for Congress.
Some Republicans charged early in the scandal that the White House or President Barack Obama's reelection campaign had targeted