• What's Ahead from the Copyright Office and Congress?

    What's Ahead from the Copyright Office and Congress?

    Writers can expect further gains in U.S. Copyright Office procedures in 2021, but we may have a fight ahead in Congress to block yet another attempt to effectively revoke copyright protection for so-called 'orphan works,' including those central to some NWU members’ and other writers’ livelihoods.
  • Congress to approve $1.375 billion for border wall in 2021

    Congress to approve $1.375 billion for border wall in 2021

    Congress will approve $1.375 billion for a wall along the southern border as part of the $1.4 trillion omnibus spending bill for the next fiscal year, according to GOP sources.
  • In Deciding The 2020 Election, Congress Will Get The Last Word

    In Deciding The 2020 Election, Congress Will Get The Last Word

    While objections to electoral votes are infrequent, they are not unprecedented — and in the past, it was Democrats who lodged them.
  • Women and diversity score points in Congress

    Women and diversity score points in Congress

    Women, African Americans, Native Americans, Latinos, members of the LGBTQ community: Tuesday's election yielded several historic results in both the US Congress and local congresses.
  • Sen. Chuck Schumer pushes Save Our Stages Act to rescue Broadway

    Sen. Chuck Schumer pushes Save Our Stages Act to rescue Broadway

    A $10 billion bill that will help keep the lights on along Broadway took center stage Friday as Sen. Chuck Schumer vowed to fight for entertainment venues hard hit by the coronavirus crisis. The New York Democrat and Theater District representatives touted the proposed Save Our Stages Act as a much-needed lifeline to live venues …
  • Airline CEOs beg for relief at White House amid delays in COVID-19 aid

    Airline CEOs beg for relief at White House amid delays in COVID-19 aid

    WASHINGTON — Top officials from the nation’s hobbled airlines visited the White House on Thursday to plead for financial relief as Congress continues to delay on passing another round of urgently-needed coronavirus stimulus. CEOs from American, United, Hawaiian, Delta and Southwest Airlines met with Chief of Staff Mark Meadows to push for more aid before …
  • Senate Dems Block Coronavirus Relief Bill

    Senate Dems Block Coronavirus Relief Bill

    Senate Republicans on Thursday failed to advance their $500 billion coronavirus relief bill as the legislation failed to clear a procedural hurdle, leaving negotiations on a fifth coronavirus relief package stalled. In a 52-to-47 procedural vote, the bill failed to garner the 60 votes needed to overcome a filibuster by Democrats. Senator Rand Paul was the only Republican who …
  • ‘I Would Not Vote to Convict’: Rep. Thomas Massie Says Kyle Rittenhouse ‘Responded in Self-Defense’

    ‘I Would Not Vote to Convict’: Rep. Thomas Massie Says Kyle Rittenhouse ‘Responded in Self-Defense’

    Representative Thomas Massie (R., KY) said Thursday that if he were a juror, he would not convict 17-year-old Kyle Rittenhouse on any of the charges he is facing in connection with the fatal shooting of two people in Kenosha, Wis. during rioting in the city. “The strongest thing in his favor is actually the video …
  • Mark Meadows Brushes Off Hatch Act Concerns: ‘Nobody Outside of the Beltway Really Cares’

    Mark Meadows Brushes Off Hatch Act Concerns: ‘Nobody Outside of the Beltway Really Cares’

    White House chief of staff Mark Meadows on Wednesday dismissed criticisms of Trump administration officials for speaking to the Republican National Convention in apparent violation of the Hatch Act of 1939. The law prevents employees of the federal government’s executive branch from engaging in certain kinds of political activity, including soliciting activities or contributions to …
  • N.Y. Dem Rep.’s Push to Eliminate Qualified Immunity Would Financially Benefit His Family and Major Donors

    N.Y. Dem Rep.’s Push to Eliminate Qualified Immunity Would Financially Benefit His Family and Major Donors

    Representative Anthony Brindisi (D., N.Y.), a trial lawyer by training whose family runs a personal injury firm, has backed Democratic efforts to end qualified immunity protections for police officers, which, if successful, would likely provide a financial boon to his major donors and his family. Qualified immunity is a legal doctrine that protects police officers …