Tuesday - March 28, 2017
U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate

News releases, reports, statements and associated documents from all members of the U.S. House and the U.S. Senate as well as the House and Senate leadership and House and Senate committees.

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Sens. Durbin, Duckworth Announce More Than $20 Million for Head Start Programs in Illinois
WASHINGTON, March 27 -- The office of Sen. Richard J. Durbin, D-Ill., issued the following news release:

U.S. Senators Dick Durbin (D-IL) and Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) today announced that the Department of Health and Human Services' (HHS) Administration for Children and Families has awarded a total of $20,356,447 to support Head Start and Early Head Start programs throughout Illinois.

"This funding will help level the playing field for thousands of families in more than 25 counties across Illinois by promoting healthy development and school readiness for kindergarten and elementary school children," ... Show Full Article

Sen. Barrasso Attends Signing Ceremony for Resolution Overturning BLM 2.0 Rule
WASHINGTON, March 27 -- The office of Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyo., issued the following news release:

Today, U.S. Senator John Barrasso (R-Wyo.), released the following statement after he attended the signing ceremony for H.J. Res. 44, which overturns the Bureau of Land Management's (BLM) Planning 2.0 rule. If allowed to stand, this rule would have implemented sweeping changes to how BLM develops resource management plans.

"Today, President Trump signed a resolution to roll back another harmful Obama administration midnight rule. The misguided BLM Planning 2.0 rule would have taken authority ... Show Full Article

Rep. Katko Urges Senate to Confirm Judge Gorsuch to U.S. Supreme Court
WASHINGTON, March 27 -- Rep. John Katko, R-N.Y., issued the following statement urging the U.S. Senate to confirm Judge Neil Gorsuch to the U.S. Supreme Court:

"I urge my colleagues in the Senate to act quickly in confirming Judge Neil Gorsuch to the United States Supreme Court.

"In his testimony before the U.S. Senate last week, Judge Gorsuch demonstrated his ability to fairly and impartially apply the law, his dedication to upholding the rights set forth by the U.S. Constitution, and his commitment to ensuring justice. He is well qualified to fill the vacancy on the Supreme Court.

"As ... Show Full Article

Rep. Engel Issues Statement on Protests in Russia
WASHINGTON, March 27 -- Rep. Eliot L. Engel, D-N.Y., ranking member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, issued the following statement regarding the protests in Russia:

"I strongly condemn Vladimir Putin's violent crackdown on the people of Russia who are speaking out for their basic rights and dignity--which are enshrined in Russian and international law--and I call on Russian authorities to respect the freedoms of expression and assembly.

"Anyone who thinks Putin can be a constructive partner beyond Russia's borders should look at how he treats the people he claims to represent, silencing ... Show Full Article

Norton Thanks D.C. for Clarifying Student Eligibility for DCTAG
WASHINGTON, March 27 -- Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton, D-D.C., issued the following news release:

Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) thanked District of Columbia Mayor Muriel Bowser and the Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE), which administers the D.C. Tuition Assistance Grant Program (DCTAG), a federal program Norton created, for announcing today that the city intends to clarify that students 18 years of age or older may participate in DCTAG, regardless of their parents' immigration status, and that parents with Temporary Protected Status (TPS) may establish domicile. ... Show Full Article

Members of Congress Raise Concerns About Kushner Companies' 'Unusually Favorable' Deal with Chinese Firm
WASHINGTON, March 27 -- Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., ranking Democratic member of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, issued the following news release:

Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Tom Carper (D-Del.), Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio), Gary Peters (D-Mich.), and Representative Elijah E. Cummings (D-Md.), Ranking Member of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, have raised concerns about a proposed Manhattan business partnership between the Chinese firm Anbang Insurance Group, and Kushner Companies, a real estate company owned by the family of Jared Kushner, a ... Show Full Article

'Norton in Your Neighborhood' with Edgewood Civic Association
WASHINGTON, March 27 -- Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton, D-D.C., issued the following news release:

Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) will host a "Norton in Your Neighborhood" conversation in conjunction with the Edgewood Civic Association this evening, Monday, March 27, 2017, at 7:00 p.m., at the Summit at St. Martin's Apartments (116 T St. NE).

Norton will engage District of Columbia residents on protecting the District under the Trump administration and the Republican-controlled Congress; the Federal Bureau of Prisons proposal to place a 300 bed halfway house in Edgewood; her success ... Show Full Article