Monday, September 20, 2021

Tag: Congress

Oil industry launches lobbying blitz as Congress targets fossil fuel subsidies

A lobbying group representing large fracking companies is pressing Democrats to keep in place billions of dollars of subsidies that drillers receive.

How women of color in Congress are pushing a grassroots agenda

Despite roadblocks, "the Squad” has pushed progressive legislation, scrutinized the powerful, and changed the conversation around who gets to hold political power.

Free school meals for all children can improve kids’ health

A bill proposed in Congress aims to make free school meals a permanent fixture in all states.

Trust Congress? Consider what Smedley Butler said

Congress can be bought today as it was bought then.

‘This is huge’: Schumer commits to creating Civilian Climate Corps

"We must go big and bold with a Civilian Climate Corps."

In 18 months, Republicans are very likely to control Congress. Being...

To prevent such disastrous results, Democrats would need to replicate what happened the last time the president’s party didn’t lose House or Senate seats in a midterm election.

Wall Street’s $3 billion political investment is a bargain

The For the People Act would loosen the financial industry’s grip over our political system.

Why corporate Democrats are desperately trying to keep Nina Turner out...

“The political establishment and their super PACs are lining up behind Nina’s opponent during the critical final weeks of this primary. And you can bet they will do and spend whatever it takes to try and defeat her.”

Schumer backs Sanders’ proposal to include dental, hearing, and vision care...

“With the current Medicare platform, those three things are just left out, like it’s no big deal,” said the Democratic leader. “But it is a big deal and we should fix it.”

Wall Street’s $3 billion political investment is a bargain

The For the People Act would loosen the financial industry’s grip over our political system.

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Derek Chauvin pleads not guilty to beating black teen

Chauvin is currently serving 22½ years in state prison for killing George Floyd. He pleaded not guilty.

To avert failure, Biden should listen to the “radicals” – not corporate media

The Biden administration will fail unless he listens to voices of change, even Schumer’s, rather than corporate voices urging timidity.
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The $3.5 trillion bill corporate America is terrified of

It’s time to get this landmark bill passed and build a fairer America.

America: Monumental problems, no solutions, caught up in a state of regression

“All empires end. That is an indisputable fact.” And, “All empires end from within.”

‘Tax the rich’? Democrats’ plans to make the wealthy pay a little more will...

It's far below the level of progressivity the United States embraced in the middle of the 20th century—when wealthier individuals paid a much higher share of their income in taxes than the poor.