Meanwhile, the Republicans on the committee indicated they intend to do nothing but continue a long history of delay and denial on climate change.
Here is a look at the anti-choice and anti-LGBTQ legislation as it works its way through state legislatures.
“This bill calls a halt to the Administration’s headlong rush to sell off this special wilderness to corporate polluters."
"All three of the lawmakers behind these bills essentially rubber stamped [FCC Chairman] Ajit Pai's repeal of net neutrality; that should tell you everything you need to know about their true intentions."
"At a time of record inequality, the very last thing we should do is line the pockets of the rich."
"Gen Z looks a lot like millennials politically, which is terrible news for Republicans."
"I don't think it's surprising. What we see, overall, is that the vast majority of Americans know that income inequality is one of the biggest issues of our time."
Taxing high earners at 70 percent used to be considered a moderate, mainstream idea.
The Office of Personnel Management said furloughed government employees could do "painting," "carpentry," or other odd jobs "in exchange for partial rent payments."
What’s truly amazing – until one habituates to the mammoth corruption of current U.S. politics – is how utterly unwilling today’s Democratic Party is to discuss issues that would paint Republicans in not merely in an unflattering, but in a criminally insane light.