Republicans in the U.S. Senate have offered two bills aimed at reforming parts of the federal criminal justice system.
The Children’s Health Insurance Program remains in limbo as Congress mulls over funding. The program covers millions of kids nationwide who don’t qualify for Medicaid, and don’t have private or employer coverage. Sept. 30 was the deadline to extend the program before funding begins to dry up. As lawmakers continue their search for a solution, a child health expert says action is needed soon.
Help for hurricane ravaged Puerto Rico could soon be on the way. The House passed a $35 billion relief package Thursday. Now it is heading to the senate for approval. Washington Correspondent Kellie Meyer has reaction from lawmakers and talks with Puerto Rican’s in DC pleading for support.
University of Virginia innovators are in Washington showing off their ideas for a clean water future. They were invited to the first ever ACC Smithsonian Creativity and Innovation Festival, bringing 15 universities together for a weekend of science, engineering arts and design.