Monday, November 18, 2019

Tag: Nancy Pelosi

‘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."

Pelosi and McConnell: Cranking up bipartisan madness for NATO

Only public education, activism, protests and a wide range of political organizing have the potential to disrupt and end the reflexive support for NATO in Washington.

Referendum 2020: A Green New Deal vs. racist, classist climate genocide

This piece will offer why this stunning referendum would be so politically powerful and – despite that – so difficult to persuade Democrats to adopt.

Sunrise Movement: Pelosi’s actions on climate fall woefully & inexcusably short...

"So, essentially, Nancy Pelosi is reviving a 10-year-old committee, the Select Committee for the Climate Crisis, but we find that it’s actually woefully and inexcusably short – falls short of what we need in this moment in terms of climate ambition in this crucial juncture in history."

What to expect of House Democrats

Nothing good happens in Washington unless good people outside Washington are organized and mobilized to make it happen.

Some Progressives plan to reject House rules package over PAYGO spending...

New York Rep.-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and California Rep. Ro Khanna openly spoke out about their intent to reject the provision, which "requires that new spending be offset by matching cuts or increases in revenue."

Democratic leaders push forward “weak” congressional panel instead of a Green...

This new select committee is simply a revival of an old climate panel but has even less authority than its predecessor.

We can’t afford to let Nancy Pelosi bury the Green New...

“Achieving the goals outlined in the resolution for a Select Committee on a Green New Deal are the bare minimum we need to preserve life as we know it for our generation – anything less from our political leaders is a betrayal of young people around the world.”

House Democrats remove controversial tax rule that progressive said would make...

The decision to scrap this rule is a victory for the far left of the Democratic party and for progressives. 

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In a step towards justice, US Senate passes bill with funds for missing and...

Lack of sufficient data and jurisdictional issues has been a huge obstacle for finding justice for Indigenous women that are victims of violence.

Why use the Ukraine to impeach Trump when you’ve got the emoluments clause (and...

In any event, it’s not too late to add the Hatch Act and Emoluments Clause issues if the Ukrainian case looks weak.

New study shows staggering consequences of for-profit healthcare system and Americans’ inability to pay...

34 million adults know someone who died after not getting the necessary treatment because of affordability.

Jane Fonda leads climate protests at US Capitol for fifth week in a row

“We cannot leave it to young people to fight this fight for their future by themselves.”