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How Trump’s trade war with China hurt New Jersey

Billions in Chinese imports were hit with tariffs that are often passed on to consumers. The United States and China may have announced the start of a deal that could end a years-long trade war started by President Trump, but that won’t undo the economic damage already inflicted throughout the country. According to the United...

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Underwood pushes to protect Illinois highway funding

Funding from a 2015 bill is running out, but Rep. Lauren Underwood and a bipartisan group of members are trying to stop that. Rep. Lauren Underwood (D-Ill.), along with a bipartisan group of 108 members, sent a letter on Nov. 14 to Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, urging them to remove a...

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Voting Rights Advancement Act passes the House

The bill which will restore the full strength of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, but faces tough odds in the Senate. Over 200 Democrats voted in favor of the Voting Rights Advancement Act (VRAA) last week, capping an effort to bring the historic law back to its former glory. In 2013, the Supreme Court...

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New York veterans share concerns over health care, transportation

Town hall meeting with Rep. Max Rose focuses on the challenges veterans face when they transition from military service to civilian life.

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Californians could save thousands on prescription drug costs, report finds

House bill would allow the government to negotiate for lower drug prices and save consumers money.

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Program for veterans to train service dogs gets bipartisan support

House bill would connect the VA with local service dog training programs. Even amid heated partisan conflict, there is one thing a group of House Democrats and Republicans agree on: passing a bill that would connect veterans with service dogs in their local communities.  Under the PAWS for Veterans Therapy Act, which was introduced in...

For the first time, California has a federal fund to fight wildfires

Before October, Congress had to vote to approve additional funding for wildfires. More frequent fires changed that.

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