Wednesday, December 7, 2022

Tag: House of Representatives

‘About damn time’: Jan. 6 panel unanimously votes to subpoena ex-President...

"Trump must comply with the subpoena from the January 6th select committee because no one, including a former president, is above the law."

Just 6% of US House seats expected to be competitive thanks...

The vast majority of seats in the U.S. House of Representatives are becoming non-competitive.

40 House Democrats demand Congress ‘swiftly’ cut drug prices

With the Build Back Better Act stalled in the Senate thanks to the GOP and a couple of right-wing Democrats, 40 party...

Build Back Better Act passes House with most ambitious climate provisions...

The legislation still needs to pass the Senate to make a difference.

‘Now the Senate must act’: Progressives applaud House passage of John...

“As long as we let the filibuster stand, this necessary bill will be stuck in the Senate,” warned Congresswoman Jayapal. “It’s your right to vote or the filibuster.”

Rep. Madeleine Dean won’t get my vote for re-election

I’ve learned first-hand that she lacks the kind of courage and fire that a real progressive must have.

House passes $740 billion defense bill amid the major struggles of...

“In the midst of a pandemic—as people across the country struggle to make rent, to pay their bills, to survive a deadly disease—it should be unthinkable.”

If you’re innocent, not guilty, why would you need to obstruct,...

We’ll see just what kind of America that they want to live in, one in which the rule of law and the Constitution will still prevail, or one in which they both will become meaningless, irrelevant.

“Meltdown”: Trump defends Syria withdrawal as house votes 354 to 60...

As the displacement of 300,000 civilians over Turkey’s assault on Kurdish-controlled areas continues in northern Syria, the House of Representatives voted Wednesday...

‘Hocus-Pocus process:’ Pelosi drug pricing bill criticized for going too easy...

"There is also nothing as yet to prevent HHS from simply negotiating bad deals that do not meaningfully lower drug prices."

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Ultimate rightwing transgression: the mockery of politics as a preposterous joke 

The Big Lie is "yoked to an older deception, without which it could not survive: the idea that American politics is a joke," attackable without consequences.

Tax the rich? We did that once

A little history might just inspire us to try that taxing again.

Does Elon Musk have a right to destroy Twitter?

Do we really think that the super-wealthy should be allowed to control so much wealth and wield so much influence?

Right-wing SCOTUS majority signals support for anti-LGBTQ+ reactionaries

"It does not bode well for the future of civil rights law that Gorsuch believes a state imposes 'reeducation training' on employers when it reminds them how to comply with nondiscrimination rules," said one court observer.

Puerto Rican cities sue fossil fuel companies in major class-action, climate fraud case

Municipalities aim to hold industry liable for damages from catastrophic 2017 hurricanes.