Veteran Homelessness Falls, but Barriers to Housing Remain

State and national experts testified before members of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity on Thursday, highlighting strides made to decrease veteran homelessness over the past decade and continued challenges to getting housing vouchers accepted in cities facing housing crises.

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Texas Democrat Boasts $1M Fundraising Haul in House Race

Gina Ortiz Jones, the former Air Force intelligence officer who nearly flipped Republican Congressman Will Hurd’s massive border district in last year’s midterms, announced Tuesday that she raised more than $1 million in donations in the first 98 days of her 2020 campaign.

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House Panel on Climate Crisis Looks to Colorado for Ideas on Going Green

Dressed in funeral black, two women welcomed attendees of the House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis hearing in Boulder, Colorado, on Thursday as if they were overseeing a wake for a loved one. Despite the August heat, other members of the Extinction Rebellion were costumed as clocks seconds from midnight.

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Judge Tells NY and House Panel to Reach Deal in Trump Tax Fight

Before wading into whether Democrats can pursue President Donald Trump’s state tax returns, a federal judge on Monday asked the House Ways and Means Committee and the New York Legislature to assure him they will not render the case moot by state officials abruptly turning over the documents.

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House Passes Humanitarian Standards Bill for Immigration Facilities

Amid national outrage over the conditions at Customs and Border Protection detention centers at the southern border, the House of Representatives on Wednesday passed a bill putting new requirements for health screenings and other standards of care for federal facilities that hold migrants.

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Justice Department Won’t Prosecute Barr, Ross After Criminal Contempt Vote

The House of Representatives passed a measure supporting their recent investigations of the Trump administration even as the Justice Department informed lawmakers Attorney General William Barr and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross will not be charged after being held in criminal contempt for defying congressional subpoenas.

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