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    Communicators with Christopher Shelton

    Christopher Shelton, president of the Communications Workers of America, talked about the tentative strike settlement between CWA workers and Verizon. Almost 40,000 workers walked off the job in April, and returned on June 1, 2016. CWA is a union representing telephone, television and newspaper communications workers. Other topics included the union’s interest in high-speed internet and the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) plans to expand a subsidized program for phones to broadband for lower-income Americans. Mr. Shelton also discussed 2016 politics and the CWA’s support for Senator Bernie Sanders' (I-VT) candidacy for the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination.

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    House Session

    The House considered a continuing resolution to fund the government through the remainder of fiscal year 2013, as well as the House Republican fiscal year 2014 budget.
    Members voted to pass the continuing resolution 318 to 109. The bill keeps the federal government operating through September 30.