Tag: Congress

  • 2,388 major party candidates filed for 2020 races, no new congressional retirements

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    As of January 27, 2020, 2,388 major party candidates have filed to run for the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives in 2020. So far, 338 candidates are filed with the Federal Elections Commission (FEC) to run for U.S. Senate. Of those, there are 152 Democrats and 135 Republicans. In 2018, 527 candidates filed with…

  • Congressional filing deadline to pass in Maryland

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    The major-party filing deadline to run for elected office in Maryland is on January 24, 2020. In Maryland, prospective candidates may file for the following congressional offices: All eight U.S. House seats Neither U.S. Senate seat is up for election in 2020 The primary is scheduled for April 28, and the general election is scheduled…

  • Heart of the Primaries 2020, Republicans-Issue 2 (January 22, 2020)

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    Filing deadlines

    On the news Republican: Where do Republican and conservative pundits and commentators disagree? Each week, we bring you excerpts that highlight differing views. “Pro-Trump Republican senators contend their home-state constituents oppose impeachment — not just loyal Republicans, but CNN-watching independents as well. They describe constituents back home who see impeachment as a waste of time…

  • Heart of the Primaries 2020, Democrats-Issue 2 (January 22, 2020)

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    On the news Democratic: Where do Democratic and progressive pundits and commentators disagree? Each week, we bring you excerpts that highlight differing views. “Above all, progressives want to beat Trump. The Democratic front-runners have all pledged to support the eventual nominee no matter who it is. And this week, the leaders of six national progressive…

  • U.S. House passes CRA resolution to block Department of Education student loan rule

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    The U.S. House of Representatives voted 231 to 180 on January 16 to pass a resolution under the Congressional Review Act (CRA) to block a final rule related to government forgiveness of certain student loan debt. Two hundred and twenty-five Democrats and six Republicans voted to pass the resolution while 179 Republicans and Justin Amash…