171 members of Congress said that the delays had caused distress for children awaiting to be permitted to leave the Congo.
Union starts campaign to improve the image of federal workers.
Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-Fla.) on Wednesday called on members of the House to support a bill to permanently extend a tax credit for teachers, in order to help reimburse them for school supplies they buy with their own money.
The Senate passed a bill Tuesday that would provides police protection for Supreme Court Justices.
Through a unanimous consent agreement, the Senate passed H.R.2922, which extends through Dec. 29, 2019, the authority of the Supreme Court Police to protect, in any state, the Justices of the Supreme Court.
The office of the House Majority Leader on Tuesday evening posted a six-page bill that would extend federal farm, agriculture and nutrition programs for one month, through the end of January.
“The House bill is better than nothing, but it’s not good enough,” the New York Dem said.
Reps. Jeffries and Clarke said Brooklyn would not tolerate random violence.
A new bill offered by Rep. Jack Kingston (R-Ga.) would require states to run a "substance abuse risk assessment" on anyone applying for unemployment insurance.
Democrats released their official schedule for the final night of convention events.
The release of the schedule was delayed until 3:30 p.m., just an hour before speeches start. Previous days’ schedules were posted the night before.
President of one of the largest unions, Richard Trumka, said Mitt Romney "doesn’t know a thing about hard work."
“Last week Mitt Romney told us that he and his friend built America without any help from the rest of us,” Trumka, president of the American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL–CIO) said Wednesday night at the Democratic convention. “Let me tell you, Mitt Romney doesn’t know a thing about hard work or responsibility. We’re the ones who built America.”