The federal government alerted New York and New Jersey that their request for over $5.5 billion in Capital Investment Grants (CIG) for a major tunnel project could “exhaust the program entirely,” throwing water on the states’ hopes that their proposal could fit into the Trump administration’s upcoming infrastructure plan.
An official at the anti-Israel American Muslims for Palestine group who openly advocates for violence against the Jewish state contributed $2,500 to Democratic Party leader Rep. Keith Ellison (Minn.) last year, according to campaign disclosure documents.
A group of Senate Democrats who wrote to the administration demanding action on new railway safety measures was called out by the Department of Transportation for blocking the confirmation of the man tapped to head the agency tasked with railway safety.
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D., N.Y.) ended the Senate’s legislative year blocking the Trump administration’s pick to head the Federal Railroad Administration due to his demand that the federal government provide billions of dollars in funding for a major tunnel project between New York and New Jersey.
A funding announcement by New York and New Jersey for the Gateway tunnel project is being written off as “entirely unserious” by administration officials, who tell the Washington Free Beacon the states are billions of dollars away from where they need to be to get a deal done.
Republican senate candidate Josh Hawley says that Sen. Claire McCaskill (D., Mo.) is proving with her blanket opposition to tax reform legislation that she is “all talk” when it comes to getting tax relief for Missouri workers.
Delaware senator Tom Carper admitted to slapping his wife in a 1998 interview with a veteran political journalist in the state, confirming an accusation he denied when first running for Congress.
A Pennsylvania Democrat running for Congress failed to note while he criticized the involvement of corporate lobbyists in crafting the Republican tax reform bill that his father is a top lobbyist for PNC Financial Services Group, which lobbied both the House and Senate on tax reform.
Tennessee Democrat Phil Bredesen, a top party recruit who announced his Senate campaign on Thursday morning, was criticized for hiding details of sexual assault investigations into his top officials during his tenure as the state’s governor.
Despite liberal billionaire Tom Steyer’s $20 million campaign calling for President Donald Trump to be impeached, a congressional resolution to consider impeachment received just 58 votes, bringing Steyer’s bill to $344,827.59 per vote.