Monthly Archives: September 2018

Farm Bill Timeline Update


The ranking Democrat on the Senate Agriculture Committee said Tuesday she agrees with Chairman Pat Roberts’ (R-Kan.) assessment that lawmakers negotiating a new farm bill face no firm deadline until December, despite the Sept. 30 expiration of current law. “We’ve still got some pretty substantial differences in policy on a number of different titles,” Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.) said. [...]

Farm Bill Timeline Update2018-09-27T09:00:18-04:00

Student Loan Forgiveness Report


Nearly all student borrowers who applied for loans forgiveness under a program for public and nonprofit workers have had their applications denied, according to new data from the Education Department. More than 28,000 borrowers applied to have their loans discharged under the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program, which forgives loans for public and nonprofit workers who have [...]

Student Loan Forgiveness Report2018-09-25T09:00:47-04:00

Senate Update


The Senate election map is so favorable for Republicans that they should be significantly adding to their majority instead of laboring to defend it. But with Democrats emboldened by opposition to President Donald Trump, and no Democratic senators retiring this year, the Nov. 6 election may again result in a chamber about evenly divided between [...]

Senate Update2018-09-21T09:00:13-04:00

New York Primary Results


New York Governor Andrew Cuomo won the state’s Democratic gubernatorial nomination, beating actress Cynthia Nixon in an election that tested his ability to counter a progressive challenge in one of the nation’s most liberal states. Cuomo topped Nixon 66 percent to 34 percent. Nixon conceded the race Thursday night, declaring a victory in the ousting of several Democratic state [...]

New York Primary Results2018-09-17T09:00:54-04:00

Rhode Island’s Primary


The final primary before the Nov. 6 general elections took place in Rhode Island Monday. Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, who secured a third six-year term, had just one primary opponent, Patricia Fontes, who had not reported any campaign donations to the Federal Election Commission. The Republican nominee is Bob Flanders, a former Rhode Island Supreme Court justice. [...]

Rhode Island’s Primary2018-09-14T09:00:02-04:00

N.H. Democrats Pick Pappas, Kelly to Run in November


Granite State voters chose Democrat Chris Pappas to compete for the open seat in New Hampshire’s 1st Congressional District, while Republicans picked Navy veteran, Eddie Edwards. Pappas, an elected member of New Hampshire’s Executive Council — a body that advises the governor — defeated 10 other Democrats in the race to replace retiring Democratic Rep. Carol Shea-Porter. Pappas [...]

N.H. Democrats Pick Pappas, Kelly to Run in November2018-09-12T15:04:11-04:00

Legislative Update: AZ, CO, NM, & UT


Arizona Gov. Ducey Names Kyl as McCain Successor After the passing of Sen. John McCain, Gov. Doug Ducey has appointed former Sen. Jon Kyl to serve out the remainder of the late senator’s six-year term. Ducey commented at the press conference announcing his selection that “now is not the time for newcomers and not the [...]

Legislative Update: AZ, CO, NM, & UT2018-09-10T08:00:56-04:00

Pressley Beats Veteran Capuano in Mass. Primary


Ayanna Pressley, a Boston councilwoman, defeated veteran Congressman Mike Capuano in the House Democratic primary for the 7th district in Massachusetts, AP projected, positioning Pressley to become the first black woman to serve the state in Congress. In a race that reflected the party’s power struggle between older, white incumbents and younger, more diverse candidates, Pressley garnered 58.9% of [...]

Pressley Beats Veteran Capuano in Mass. Primary2018-09-07T09:41:50-04:00
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