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2012-11-27 08:23:54

New Report Finds Shift in Culture Leads to Lack of Bipartisanship WASHINGTON, Nov. 27, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Congress has changed dramatically over the last half century, from a culture of legislating to a culture of campaigning, according to a new report prepared for the Bipartisan Policy Center and the Wilson Center by Donald Wolfensberger, who is a scholar at each organization. The report finds that this culture is not conducive to bipartisan compromise or serious problem...

2012-11-14 12:23:33

Gary Sinise and the Gary Sinise Foundation, and Margery Kraus CEO of APCO Worldwide, will also be recognized for their dedication to public service and philanthropy WASHINGTON, Nov. 14, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Many current and former Members of Congress can proudly point to bipartisan efforts that have strengthened our nation over the years. While there have been many examples of cooperation from both sides of the aisle, Senators Richard Lugar and Sam Nunn exemplify...

2012-11-07 12:22:20

WASHINGTON, Nov. 7, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Small Business Association (NSBA) congratulates President Barack Obama and the returning and newly elected Members of Congress. NSBA also applauds the overall tone offered by President Obama and Governor Mitt Romney, as well as myriad other lawmakers, who called for the nation to come together, and for lawmakers to seek bipartisan consensus to address the many challenges ahead. "Throughout the election season, candidates...

2012-10-10 15:22:53

WASHINGTON, Oct. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Mickey Edwards, a former congressional leader, said that the American political system is paralyzed by partisanship that threatens democracy. The Oklahoma Republican, who was in Congress for 16 years and is currently vice president of the Aspen Institute, made his remarks at a recent lecture at Qorvis Communications' Qorvis University (QU) employee enrichment program. He came to Qorvis to discuss his new book, The Parties Versus the...

2012-09-26 10:25:37

Identity Squatting Can Lead to Damaged Reputation and Distrust of Members of U.S. Congress WASHINGTON, Sept. 26, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A report released today by the Coalition Against Domain Name Abuse (CADNA) finds that 27 percent of congressional members' domain names are used in identity squatting. Like businesses, members of Congress face the challenges of delivering authorized online content and protecting their names on the Internet. Overall, CADNA found that...

2012-09-19 23:04:01

The Library of Congress, in collaboration with the U.S. Senate, House of Representatives and the Government Printing Office (GPO), today unveiled Congress.gov, a new public beta site for accessing free, fact-based legislative information. (PRWEB) September 19, 2012 Congress.gov Unveiled Today; Public Beta Site Provides Free, Fact-Based Legislative Information The Library of Congress, in collaboration with the U.S. Senate, House of Representatives and the Government Printing Office (GPO),...

2012-09-10 02:26:29

Newly Designed Print Newspaper and Web Site to Launch November 13, 2012 WASHINGTON, Sept. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- CQ Roll Call, an Economist Group business, announced today the upcoming launch of a redesigned Roll Call featuring expanded coverage, circulation, and frequency, along with a new web site. The publication will deliver a smart, robust package of news and analysis on the politics, policies, and people of Congress, incorporating legislative news and schedules from...

2012-07-18 06:26:23

AKRON, Ohio, July 18, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "Legislation without representation: Every day new laws are imposed on you by people who aren't elected," says Jim Babka, President of DownsizeDC.org, Inc. "But that could change, thanks to Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky, who has introduced our 'Write the Laws Act' (WTLA) in the Senate." "WTLA would prohibit unelected bureaucrats from passing laws and compel the elected Congress do its job," Babka explains. "WTLA would require that all...

2012-03-13 14:11:00

Historic First Step in Implementing No Labels Make Congress Work! Action Plan WASHINGTON, March 13, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Wednesday, March 14 at 10 a.m. ET, the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee will hear testimony on the No Budget, No Pay Act, which withholds congressional pay if members fail to pass spending bills and the budget on time. The committee will also hear testimony on additional reform proposals based on the No Labels...

2012-03-08 10:59:00

On March 14, Historic First Step in Implementing No Labels Make Congress Work! Action Plan WASHINGTON, March 8, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Wednesday, March 14 at 10 a.m. ET in 342 Dirksen Senate Office Building, the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee will hear testimony on the No Budget, No Pay Act and other reforms from the No Labels MakeCongressWork! action plan in a hearing entitled "Raising the Bar for Congress: Reform Proposals for the 21st Century."...