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4 fintech regulation issues to keep an eye on in the U.S. and abroad

The regulation of financial technology is complex and expanding to cover more aspects of our lives, just like the technology itself. Watch as Fintech Beat's Chris Brummer explains four important regulation issues you should keep an eye on in the near term....
Karen Bass honors Nipsey Hussle on House floor

Rep. Karen Bass spoke on the House floor Wednesday to honor Grammy-nominated rapper and South Los Angeles advocate Nipsey Hussle, who was shot and killed in front of his clothing store....
Lieu: ‘Of all the people that Republicans could have selected, they pick Candace Owens’

The House Judiciary Committee held a hearing Tuesday on hate crimes and the rise of white nationalism. Democratic Rep. Ted Lieu took a moment to play a clip of controversial remarks on Adolf Hitler made by conservative commentator Candace Owens, who testified before the panel.

Climate debate heats up Oversight Committee

“Mr. Chairman,” said former Secretary of State John Kerry in front of the committee, “this is just not a serious conversation.”

Financial technology is changing how we do business, and regulators are trying to catch up
Fintech Beat

Whether you’re paying a friend for drinks on Venmo or logging in to your online banking, you’ve probably engaged with fintech.

Final Four video takes nearly four takes

Rep. Jodey C. Arrington tried several times Wednesday to cheer Texas Tech on to victory against Michigan State in their Final Four match up....
Despite Trump’s criticism of NATO, chief gets multiple standing ovations in rare speech to Congress

“The NATO alliance is not only the longest lasting alliance in history. It is the most successful alliance in history,” said NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, before members of Congress stood up to give him a third standing ovation.Despite current tension between U.S. and fellow NATO member Turkey, Stoltenberg’s remarks were met with enthusiasm on Congress’ most high-profile stage....
Subpoena scuffle divides Oversight committee

The House Committee on Oversight and Reform on Tuesday authorized Chairman Elijah Cummings to issue a subpoena for White House Personnel Security Director Carl Kline. The 22-to-15 party-line vote enables the committee to summon Kline to testify about its probe into the Trump administration's security clearance process. The subpoena was authorized along with those for Attorney General William Barr, Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, and Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General John Gore, who...
Trump’s Great Lakes backtrack

Thursday night, less than a month after proposing to slash 90 percent of the Great Lakes preservation program budget, President Donald Trump told supporters at a rally in Michigan that he would support “full funding” for the program....
A debate over Nazis and socialism broke out in House Judiciary

A contentious debate over equating socialists with Nazis opened up during a House Judiciary Committee hearing Tuesday.

What if we switch to a single-payer health care system? 

Leading candidates for the Democratic presidential nomination are pushing for universal health care, but switching our current system would be a difficult feat. What would have to transpire if the government were to make the switch? Watch as Roll Call explains this seemingly herculean task.

A year later, how Congress is spending school safety grants 

Last March, Congress designated nearly $1 billion for school safety funds, which started going out as grants this fall. CQ's legal affairs reporter, Todd Ruger, took a closer look at how the money is being distributed one year later....
Trump: McCain got the funeral he wanted, and I ‘didn't get a thank you’

President Donald Trump spoke to plant workers about manufacturing jobs in Lima, Ohio on Wednesday but the topic turned from the economy to, among other things, former Sen. John McCain’s funeral. Trump had tweeted criticism of the late Republican senator on Sunday, and told reporters he "was never a fan" of McCain during remarks in the Oval Office on Tuesday....
Hearing on missing and murdered indigenous women brings tears to Haaland’s eyes

Rep. Deb Haaland got emotional while questioning a witness at a hearing on missing and murdered indigenous women Thursday. Choking back tears, Haaland asked North Dakota state Rep. Ruth Buffalo about a garment she presented during her testimony that was handmade to represent members of indigenous groups who were missing or murdered.

Socialism through the Republican lens

Republicans have long used the congressional floor to step on socialism and warn against its rise in the United States. Questioning Democrats loyalty has been a decades-long GOP strategy.

Pelosi focuses on HR1 and the anti-Semitism resolution in weekly presser

Speaker Nancy Pelosi opened her weekly press conference on Thursday with comments on HR1 — a sweeping voting rights and ethics overhaul that will get a floor vote on Friday.

Cohen vs. the GOP: the many defenses for Trump

The long and often contentious Michael Cohen hearing on Wednesday did not bring about many revelations.

Watch: Meadows and Tlaib clash over insinuations of racism

Reps. Rashida Tlaib and Mark Meadows sparred over Tlaib's comments in the Cohen hearing Wednesday....
Cohen’s entire opening statement

Watch Cohen's opening remarks to the House Committee on Oversight and Reform in the contentious hearing Tuesday....
Wyden: Drugmaker protects Humira exclusivity ‘like Gollum with his ring’

Drug industry executives lined up before the Senate Finance Committee Tuesday morning. While some senators warned the seven sitting in front of them to cease pointing fingers, Sen. Ron Wyden was less restrained in his comments.