Tuesday, May 11, 2021

Tag: Nancy Pelosi

HEROES Act to give $350 million in coronavirus aid to 50...

“Should American taxpayers from lower-income areas be subsidizing the lifestyles of the rich and famous?"

‘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.”

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Government defends praising tar sands industry figures as COP26 ‘climate champions’

Five of the individuals praised at COP26 event hold senior roles at fossil fuel companies and investors, including the Royal Bank of Canada and Suncor.

The real problem with Bill Gates and neoliberal optimism

The progressive left needs to confront the fact that plutocratic philanthropists like Gates care much more about preserving the systems that continue to multiply their wealth.

Pay a living wage or ‘flip your own damn burgers’: Progressives blast right-wing narrative...

"We do not have a shortage of willing workers in this country. We have a shortage of employers who are willing to pay workers enough to live."