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The measure could reduce thousands of sentences and save the federal government millions of dollars in incarceration costs. Still, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says the bill is unlikely to be put up for a vote this year.
The rising Democratic star is privately engaging with his donors and supporters about his next move. Two of the options on the table include either running for president in 2020 or for John Cornyn's Senate seat.
Other potential tweaks to the committee highlight her focus on pushing back on Trump administration efforts to roll back bank regulations.
Republican Gov. Rick Scott leads incumbent U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson in the state's contentious Senate race by more than 10,000 votes.
Democrat Gil Cisneros is the apparent winner in the tight race in California's 39th Congressional District, beating his Republican challenger Young Kim, who conceded the race more than a week after the midterm election.
With some exceptions, the Democratic House majority will pursue measured rather than radical change ahead of a 2020 election.
Kemp, who as secretary of State is Georgia's chief elections official, tried to enforce the state's strict rules for voter registration.
Porter, a consumer advocate lawyer and law professor, will represent California's 45th Congressional District, which has one of the highest median household income levels nationally – more than $100,000, according to data from the Census Bureau.
Sen. Orrin Hatch, who currently leads the Finance Committee, says that the Senate Finance Committee "will be in good hands with Senator Grassley at the helm."
Soybean farmers in the farm belt largely stood by President Donald Trump in this year's midterm elections, but Democrats narrowed their margin, a CNBC analysis shows. That shift could give Democrats a head start on the 2020 political cycle.
Graham said Whitaker also told him that he sees no need to recuse himself from his role overseeing the special counsel's probe of Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election.
Trump's Twitter tantrum came as Democrats in Congress and Republican Sen. Jeff Flake of Arizona called for legislation that would protect the former FBI Director Robert Mueller from being fired before his ongoing investigation is finished.
With a few races still undecided, data from the Brookings Institution show that districts won by Democrats account for 61 percent of America's gross domestic product, districts won by Republicans 38 percent.
It's a sign that Republican Party insiders are taking the prospect of a Bloomberg run seriously as President Donald Trump prepares to run for re-election.
In his latest broadside against big business, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., is introducing a bill Thursday that would prevent large companies like Walmart from buying back stock unless their employees are paid at least $15 an hour.
McCarthy thinks the red tilt of many of the areas Democrats will represent when they take the House majority gives the GOP an opportunity.