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Senators Ask Labor Department to Investigate Wells Fargo Over Accounts Scandal
A group of Senate Democrats have asked the U.S. Department of Labor to open an investigation into whether Wells Fargo violated the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). The letter follows a hearing on Capitol Hill this week that saw bank CEO John Stumpf face blistering questions from senators over a
Hawaii Lawmakers Promise Reform for Confined Fishermen
State and federal lawmakers say they are committed to finding solutions to improve conditions for hundreds of foreign workers who have been confined for years without basic labor protections in Hawaii's commercial fishing fleet
The Sit-In Survival Guide: Pillows, Pizza and Pastries
Congressional Democrats descended upon the House floor late Wednesday morning waging a sit-in to protest GOP inaction on gun violence. Several hours later, well into Thursday morning, these lawmakers remains camped out on the floor -- but they were not without their comforts. Many representatives
Elizabeth Warren Only Female Democratic Senator Missing From Hillary Clinton Endorsement Event
One by one tonight, 13 female Democratic senators took the stage inside the packed ballroom at the Hyatt Regency in Washington, DC to raise money and announce their support for Hillary Clinton . But it was the person missing from the group who stood out most. Elizabeth Warren , the progressive
The Primary Primer: Hawaii Votes in Two Intra-Party Primary Brawls
ABC’s Shushannah Walshe and Caleb Jackson, with FiveThirtyEight.com’s Harry Enten: Today there is a rare Saturday primary in Hawaii where two storms have barreled into the state (or are about to) and two intra-party battles are rocking the Democratic Party in the state. History, legacy,...
US Senators Can't Get Enough of the Dalai Lama
When the Dalai Lama comes to Capitol Hill, he gets the full celebrity treatment. So when he delivered the opening prayer on the Senate floor this morning, the members couldn’t pass up the opportunity to snap photos with His Holiness. Honored to meet @DalaiLama today....
Senators Play Secret Santa for One Night
Twas The Week Before Christmas On Capitol Hill By Arlette Saenz Twas the week before Christmas, when all through the Senate, 65 senators exchanged gifts, including Cruz and Bennet. Al Franken set up the Secret Santa exchange, For senators to trade presents in the fifteen...
Military Action in Syria: Where the Senate Stands
The ABC News political unit has put together a “whip count” of how senators are likely to vote on the Syria resolution. The count is based on public statements, interviews with aides, and statements from Tuesday’s Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing — and it could...
Texas Senator Wendy Davis Raising Funds in DC
“The Wendy” and “The Filibustini” were just two of the specialty drinks being served at a D.C. fundraiser for Wendy Davis, the Texas state senator riding her wave of fame on the heels of her 11-hour filibuster to block an anti-abortion bill in Texas. The...
4 Immigration Tweaks to Help Those Caught in the System
The immigration reform bill in the Senate barreled through the process of adding amendments with the major outline of the plan still untouched. But there were some relatively small-scale adjustments to the legislation that could make a big difference for people struggling with the immigration