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Morning News: Pete Sessions Talks Obamacare & the Midterms

September 13, 2018

The Morning News talked to Rep. Pete Sessions about the attempt to roll back Obamacare and what Republicans are facing in the midterm elections.

Boom times: 72% blue collar are ‘optimistic about future,’ 67% ‘happy’

September 13, 2018

That recession driven grimness hanging over the workplace has lifted and now workers of all shades are feeling good about their future. A new survey provided to Secrets said that 72 percent of blue collar workers and 76 percent of white collar workers are optimistic about their future. What’s more, half feel that it would be easy […]

US adds a strong 201K jobs; unemployment stays at 3.9 pct.

September 7, 2018

WASHINGTON –  Hiring picked up in August as U.S. employers added a strong 201,000 jobs, a sign of confidence that consumers and businesses will keep spending despite the Trump administration’s conflicts with U.S. trading partners. The Labor Department says the unemployment rate remained 3.9 percent, near an 18-year low. Americans’ paychecks grew at a faster […]

American manufacturers growing at fastest pace in 14 years, ISM finds

September 4, 2018

U.S. manufacturers are putting the pedal to the metal – except, that is, for suppliers of metals hurt by recent tariffs. The numbers: American manufacturers are on a roll: Business conditions surged in August to a 14-year high, according to a a survey of industry executives. The Institute for Supply Management said its manufacturing index jumped to […]

Americans are flocking to these 15 cities where jobs are plentiful, salaries are rising and business is booming

August 31, 2018

Though housing is scarce and wages are stagnant across the country, a lot of American cities are booming: They offer job opportunities, thriving businesses and an abundance of places to live. Personal finance site MagnifyMoney identified America’s biggest “boomtowns” by analyzing how the 100 largest metro areas in the country changed over a five-year period (between 2011 and 2016) across three […]

US economy logs best performance in nearly 4 years

August 29, 2018

U.S. economic growth was a bit stronger than initially thought in the second quarter, notching its best performance in nearly four years, as businesses boosted spending on software and imports declined. Gross domestic product increased at a 4.2 percent annualized rate, the Commerce Department said on Wednesday in its second estimate of GDP growth for […]

Sessions Secures NDAA Provision to Encourage Civilian Assistance for Armed Forces

August 14, 2018

Following the President’s signing of the Fiscal Year 2019 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) into law, U.S. Congressman Pete Sessions (R-TX) issued a statement in response to the inclusion of a provision he championed recognizing the important contribution of Spirit of America, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit charity, to our military personnel and Congress’ suggestion that the […]

Trump signs defense bill named for John McCain

August 14, 2018

President Trump on Monday signed a $716 billion defense policy bill named for ailing Arizona GOP Sen. John McCain. The measure signed by Trump will boost military pay by 2.6 percent, the largest hike in nine years. “For the new authorization, we will increase the size and strength of our military by adding thousands of […]

Trump gives $717 billion defense bill a green light. Here’s what the Pentagon is poised to get

August 13, 2018

President Donald Trump approved a colossal defense policy bill Monday that authorizes a top-line budget of $717 billion to cover a litany of defense spending. Trump traveled to Fort Drum, home of the Army’s 10th Mountain Division, in upstate New York to sign the bill, which was named in honor of former Vietnam prisoner of war Sen. John […]

Trump signs $717 billion defense policy bill into law

August 13, 2018

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump on Monday signed into law a $717 billion defense policy bill, which authorizes a wave of significant military increases, including servicemembers’ biggest pay boost in nearly a decade, higher troop levels and new equipment and weapons for the upcoming fiscal year. The 2019 National Defense Authorization Act also ushers through […]