1. LaTourette talks about the Mid-terms and the Lame Duck
  2. Washington Business Brief -- Intel on the Lame Duck and Who Will Control the Senate?
  3. Washington Business Brief -- Congressman LaTourette Talks Elections and Lame Ducks
  4. Washington Business Brief -- They’re Back!  Congress Returns
  5. Washington Business Brief -- Immigration Battle Looms as Recess Winds Down


  1. This Week in Washington -- October 17, 2014

    The development of a pharmaceutical drug is a slow, deliberate process, and it can take years of back-and-forth between scientists and health officials before medicine makes it to the market.

  2. This Week in Washington -- October 10, 2014

    MHGS learned this week that Senator Barbara Mikulski (D-MD), Chair of the Senate Appropriations Committee, and Rep. Hal Rogers (R-KY), Chair of the House Appropriations Committee, met privately in the Senate and are committed to producing an omnibus in the lame duck session. The current continuing resolution, which funds the government at current levels, runs out on Dec. 11th.

  3. USA TODAY | Raising the minimum wage is common sense

    It is time for Congress to move ahead with this issue, one broadly supported by Americans.

  4. This Week in Washington -- October 3, 2014

    Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson announced Wednesday that Secret Service Director Julia Pierson has offered her resignation, and he has accepted it.

  5. This Week in Washington -- September 26, 2014

    House Republicans are considering a change in their rules when it comes to voting for Speaker of the House. The new rule will apparently punish any House GOP member who voted on the floor against the conference’s nominee for Speaker. Specifically, a member who does so would be stripped of all committee assignments for that Congress.

  6. This Week in Washington -- September 19, 2014

    Thursday the Senate followed the House and voted to send President Obama a temporary spending bill—known as a Continuing Resolution (CR)—that was coupled with an authorization to arm and train Syrian rebels for combat against the Islamic State.

  7. This Week in Washington -- September 12, 2014

    House Republicans on Tuesday unveiled details of a stopgap spending bill to keep the government operating through Dec. 11. The temporary solution includes money to fight the Ebola outbreak, reauthorizes the controversial Export-Import Bank through the end of June 2015, and extends the moratorium on taxing the Internet.

  8. This Week in Washington -- September 5, 2014

    Newly minted House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) released a memo this week outlining the House GOP’s agenda for September.

  9. This Week in Washington -- August 29, 2014

    President Obama may be getting ready to drop a political nuclear bomb just months before the 2014 mid-term elections. The Obama administration is considering unilateral executive action on immigration—with action coming as early as next week.

  10. This Week in Washington -- August 22, 2014

    Some House Republicans—hopeful their party will take over the Senate majority—are now privately hedging on whether they should go along in September with passage of a continuing resolution (CR) that would expire in December, rather than some later date in 2015. If pushed into next year, the GOP then might control both chambers and Democrats would have less leverage in passing a new budget bill.