Post Tagged with: "House of Representatives"

KEENAN SAMWAY/THE HOYA | The citizenship question causes census participation rates among minority communities to decline.

Norton Moves to Block Census Question on Citizenship

Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-D.C.) introduced a bill to the U.S. House of Representatives to prohibit the U.S. Census Bureau from asking questions regarding citizenship, nationality and immigration status in the 2020 census on March 13. Including the citizenship question on the census will not help enforce civil rights laws,[Read More…]

by March 15, 2019 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
@ELEANORNORTON/TWITTER | Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-D.C.) introduced  a bill requiring federal workplaces to set aside non-bathroom space for breastfeeding. The bill passed the U.S. House of Representatives on Feb. 6.

Bill Requiring Federal Buildings to Designate Breastfeeding Spaces Passes House

A bill that mandates federal workspaces to provide a designated nonbathroom space for guests and visitors to pump breast milk passed the U.S. House of Representatives on Feb. 6. The bill was introduced by Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-D.C.) on Jan. 30 and is the second breastfeeding-specific bill to ever pass[Read More…]

by February 13, 2019 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
At 21 years-old, Rinaudo would become the youngest member of the U.S. House of Representatives, if elected.

Young Democrat Pursues Life of Politics After Georgetown

When Kyle Rinaudo (SFS ’17) threw his cap in the air last May to signify the end of his undergraduate education, he had no idea he would soon be running to represent Georgia’s 35th District in the state House of Representatives. If elected, the 21-year-old Acworth, Ga. native would become[Read More…]

by January 16, 2018 5 comments City News, News, News - Top
The Republican tax plan unveiled in the House of Representatives on Thursday would make higher education less affordable.

Republican Tax Plan Could Raise Higher Education Costs

Two education-related tax benefits would be eliminated by a tax bill unveiled by House Republicans yesterday, changes that could make higher education less affordable if the bill passes in its current form. The bill, which would lower the corporate tax rate from 35 percent to 20 percent, consolidate seven income[Read More…]

by November 3, 2017 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
Six Georgetown alumni, including Pramilla Jayapal (CAS ’86), will be joining 22 other members of Congress who graduated from Georgetown.

Seven Alumni Elected to Congress

Six Georgetown alumni were newly elected to the U.S. House of Representatives and one to the U.S. Senate in Tuesday’s Congressional elections. The six alumni entering the House of Representatives are Democrat Stephanie Murphy of Florida (GRD ’04), Republican Francis Rooney of Florida (CAS ’75, GRD ’78), Republican Trey Hollingsworth[Read More…]

by November 11, 2016 0 comments City News, News, News - Top

HOR Approves DC Metro Takeover Act

A bipartisan coalition in the House of Representatives introduced a new amendment Oct. 20 to provide legislative approval of the Oct. 9 takeover of the Washington, D.C. Metro by Federal Transit Administration officials. The “Protect Riders of Metrorail Public Transportation Act of 2015” would legally approve of U.S. Secretary of[Read More…]

by October 30, 2015 0 comments City News, News, News - Top

Budgets Slash Student Aid

Federal financial aid for college students has been slashed in proposed budget resolutions released by both the Senate and the House of Representatives last week. The House resolution, which is more “defined,” according to Georgetown University Associate Vice President for Federal Relations Scott Fleming (SFS ’72), freezes the maximum Pell[Read More…]

by March 24, 2015 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
The Georgetown University Law Center GUTS bus route will now connect main campus with Capitol Hill, facilitating internship access.

GUTS Route Adds Capitol Hill Stop

In response to an IdeaScale petition filed in 2013, the Georgetown University Transportation Shuttle buses will link the main campus with Capitol Hill beginning Feb. 17. The three office buildings of the House of Representatives, which are located adjacent to one another, will be an additional stop on the route[Read More…]

by February 13, 2015 0 comments City News, News, News - Top

Dingell Departs Congress

Representative John Dingell (D-Mich.) (C ’49, LAW ’52), the longest-serving congressman in history, announced Monday that he would not seek re-election in the fall amid increasingly severe Congressional partisanship. Dingell, 87, was no stranger to political life. The congressman was first elected to his seat in 1955, succeeding his late[Read More…]

by February 25, 2014 0 comments City News, News

McCarthy Speech Faces Protests

House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.), the third-ranking Republican in the U.S. House of Representatives, was interrupted by protestors calling for immigration reform Wednesday evening, the second time a congressman’s speech was interrupted at Georgetown this semester. Three activists interrupted Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) (SFS ’66, LAW ’69) during his[Read More…]

by November 15, 2013 0 comments Campus News, News