Monday, January 24, 2022

Tag: Congress

Why getting Congress to fund help for US children in poverty...

The Build Back Better bill, the centerpiece of the Biden administration’s domestic policy, cleared the House of Representatives by a slender margin...

As job gains slow, the Fed and Congress apply the wrong...

This is hardly the time to put on the fiscal brakes.

200+ groups to Democrats in Congress: No holiday recess until you...

“Our democracy is under attack across the country, and Senate Democrats must do whatever it takes—right now—to get these critical voting rights bills signed into law.”

Since Congress lifted crude export ban in 2015, US has dropped...

Oil and gas exports from the Gulf Coast have surged by nearly 600 percent, and fossil fuel production in the Permian Basin has grown by 135 percent.

As SCOTUS considers ‘extinguishing’ right to abortion, calls mount for Congress...

“Despite the protections that the legal framework like Roe provides, it has never been enough,” said one doctor. “We continue to work toward reproductive justice.”

Women play a critical role in diplomacy and security, so why...

The benefits of increasing the numbers of women in foreign policy and security cannot be overstated.

What’s being compromised?

It’s not the priorities of the wealthy, that’s for sure.

Why does Congress fight over childcare but not F-35s?

As some in Congress continue to ask how we can afford to take care of our children or ensure future life on this planet, progressives in Congress must not only call for taxing the rich but cutting the Pentagon

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.

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Want true, wrenching, life-altering ‘grievances?’ Don’t look to right-wing base complaints

What social, ethnic, class or work group doesn’t have far more cause to feel disrespected, mistreated or exploited than Trump whiners?

Legislators urge Biden to overhaul drone program

Fifty legislators recently sent a letter to President Joe Biden requesting him to overhaul U.S. counterterrorism policy to center human rights and the protection of civilians.

Biden’s dangerous refusal to reverse Trump’s Western Sahara policy

The answer could determine the fate not just of the Western Sahara, but that of the entire international legal order for many decades to come.

US staged a coup in Ukraine – here’s why and how

The truth about the coup in Ukraine is that it hasn’t benefited anyone other than the warmongers.

A very long war

From Vietnam to Afghanistan and detours along the way.