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House freshmen who signed a civility pledge say they’ve been able to live up to their agreement to “disagree without being disagreeable” and even strike up some friendships amid a rancorous Congress.
Rep. Mike Johnson, the author of the pledge that the lawmakers signed in January, said his model for civility is former President Ronald Reagan.
In January, Rep. Mike Johnson, R-La., authored a pledge asking freshman members of Congress to be civil toward each other. Nearly every freshman lawmaker signed it. Almost one year later, Heard on the Hill reporter Alex Gangitano spoke to Johnson, and the members of Congress who signed it, about how their first year went.
I’ll take “Things that should never have been legal in the first place for $500,” Alex.
President Trump’s former campaign manager, Paul Manafort, is facing a slew of charges, including failing to register as a foreign agent.
Now two GOP lawmakers have a bill they say can address problems with these federal lobbying rules. But one legal expert sees issues with this bill.
President Trump famously promised that, if elected president, he would “drain the swamp” — upending the culture in Washington that favors the well-connected.
It is special counsel Robert S. Mueller III whose work seems to be sending shock waves through the capital, by exposing the lucrative work lobbyists from both parties engage in on behalf of foreign interests.
After several months of imprisonment, a Louisiana native has returned home from Guatemala.
Zachary Wilson, of Keithville, had been detained since March after old hunting ammunition was found in his bag as he was getting ready to board a plane home. He was returning from a mission trip with the Word of God church, but was placed under arrest.
Congressman Mike Johnson says the the tax cut passed by the U.S. House is a win for the 4th Congressional District.
Republicans say the $1.5 trillion tax bill will slash tax rates on corporations and private businesses, overhaul the individual tax code and eliminate taxes on wealthy heirs.
For years, there’s been an open secret in Washington power circles: It’s highly profitable, if morally dubious, to secretly promote the interests of foreign governments, dictators, or oppressive regimes.
Then came Paul Manafort’s indictment.
The law intended to shine a light on foreign entities and foreign governments working to influence policy in Washington, D.C., has been called everything from "toothless" to "a complete joke."
But Justice Department special counsel Robert Mueller isn't laughing — and neither may potential violators if he decides to make it his new weapon of choice.