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Senate To Reluctantly Take Up House Highway Bill

While Senate Leaders have said they have no interest in taking up the House bill, the funding for U.S. transportation infrastructure will expire July 31, forcing both GOP chamber leaders to an agreement before the August recess

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Pelosi Supports $15 Minimum Wage

While the Leader supports the wage hike to $15, Pelosi’s office told TRNS that it is an unlikely bid Congress and will push for a $12 wage hike

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Dem. Senators Demand Action From Congress On Gun Violence

“There are human mistakes, there are systematic mistakes and then there are the loopholes,” Schumer said

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House To Vote On Three-Month Extension For Highway Bill

“We’ve got work to do, we need to buy some time in order to get that work done,” Boehner said.

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Warren, Cummings & Gingrich: Increase Federal Investments In Scientific Research

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Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich said that one of the “most fiscally responsible steps we can take” as a country is to boost research funding for diseases such as Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s and cancer.

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McCarthy Says House Won’t Take Up Senate Highway Bill

Lawmakers have until a July 31 deadline to pass a highway bill otherwise states will lose money for transit infrastructure projects.

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Politicos And Athletes Raise Issue Of Human Trafficking

Moninda Marube was a victim of human trafficking, but now he’s literally running across the country to raise public awareness on the issue.

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Israeli Ambassador To Meet GOP Leaders, Push To Reject Iran Deal

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Israeli Ambassador Ron Dermer has been engaged in a “lobbying campaign” to convince Congress to reject the deal between the P5+1 and Iran.

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Senate Votes to Advance Export-Import Bank Lifeline

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The Senate added an amendment that would resuscitate the bank to legislation that would extend the Highway Trust Fund for the next six years.

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DoJ Receives Request To Launch Investigation Into Clinton Emails

The Justice Department has not said it would launch a criminal investigation yet into the State Department over its possible mishandling of classified information in Clinton’s private emails.

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Senate To Reluctantly Take Up House Highway Bill

While Senate Leaders have said they have no interest in taking up the House bill, the funding for U.S. transportation infrastructure will expire July 31, forcing both GOP chamber leaders to an agreement before the August recess

TRNS News Notes- 7/29

Sparks fly in House Iran hearing
Chilling ISIS battle plan doc found
House to approve highway bill, go home
Fox lowers threshold for early debate
House conservative tries to boot Boehner
Hillary Clinton dodges on Keystone questions

Wednesday, July 29

● Contractors outnumber troops in Afghanistan

● Illegal aliens behind bars

● Appeals court affirms PAC fine

● Mortgage collector fined for deception

● Lucchese family mobster draws 30 years

● $1.4 trillion plane project won’t fly

Obama Pays Tribute To Former Indian President

Nicknamed “the People’s President,” Dr. Kalam grew up the son of a boat owner and rose to become one of India’s most prominent scientists and politicians.

Found On Facebook: FL Man Charged With Attempting To Use Backpack Bomb

Almlak Benitez legally bought two AK-47s in May and filmed an ISIL recruitment video from a Florida motel room.

DoD Sec. Carter To Address Iran Deal To Senate Panel

Defense Secretary Ashton Carter.   (Photo by James Cullum)

White House Cabinet members have been defending the Iran agreement to House and Senate GOP-controlled panels since the deal was reached in Vienna with international partners July 12