Government Oversight

Congressional agenda this week: Avoiding a shutdown, searching for DACA fix
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Back after a long holiday weekend, lawmakers must reach an agreement on a budget plan before the Friday deadline when government funding runs out, but demands from each side of the aisle are impeding progress on negotiations.

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Rep. Mark Walker: Dems Moving the Line on DACA, Funding
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Republicans may control the House and Senate, but Democrats are holding up a measure to fund the government and resolve the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, Rep. Mark Walker said Monday.

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Trump tweets DACA 'probably dead'
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President Donald Trump again blamed Democrats on Sunday for the stall in talks over a potential immigration deal as the threat of a government shutdown looms this Friday.

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Sen. Manchin says he is encouraged by bipartisan DACA progress
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Senator Joe Manchin, D-West Virginia, joins Face the Nation moderator John Dickerson to discuss the negotiations on DACA and the possibility of a government shutdown.

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Walmart announces pay hike for employees and then cuts jobs. Here’s why.
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Shortly after Walmart announced higher starting wages for its hourly associates, the big box retailer decided to eliminate more than 1,000 jobs, primarily at its headquarters in Arkanasas, according to published reports. Walmart is also believed to be closing 63 of its Sam’s Club warehouses, which could mean the elimination of up to 11,000 more jobs. A Walmart spokesman did not […]

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Trey Gowdy is resigning his important seat on the House Ethics Committee — here’s why
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Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) is stepping down from an important role on the House Ethics Committee. Woah, what? In a Jan. 10 letter written to House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.), Gowdy said he has treasured his five years on the committee but said he needed to step down because he couldn’t balance his responsibilities on […]

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Supreme Court to Hear Price-Fixing Case Against Chinese Vitamin C Makers
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The Supreme Court said it would hear an antitrust case involving price fixing by Chinese vitamin C manufacturers, agreeing to decide whether U.S. judges must defer to legal submissions made by the Chinese government.

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