Monday, January 24, 2022

Tag: Senate

Senate slammed for passing ‘bloated’ NDAA but delaying Build Back Better...

“Don’t tell me we can’t afford to fight poverty, cancel student debt, pass paid leave, and defeat the climate crisis,” said Rep. Pramila Jayapal after senators approved the $786 billion military spending bill.

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

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

The big lie in Rahm Emanuel’s Senate testimony

Now all eyes will be on Merkley – and other Democratic senators who profess that “Black lives mater” and that police need to be held accountable – to see whether they vote to confirm this tainted mayor and elevate him to a prestigious ambassadorship.

300,000 petition signatures delivered to Senate for the protection of abortion...

“Over the past several weeks, right-wing extremists have inched us closer and closer toward a society without the precedent of Roe v. Wade.”

‘We had a deal’: Warren joins Sanders and House progressives in...

"We had a deal. And that deal was in place long before we voted here in the Senate."

Without single GOP vote, Senate approves $3.5 trillion budget blueprint

"The president and the Democratic caucus are prepared to go forward in addressing the long-neglected needs of working families, and not just the 1% and wealthy campaign contributors."

‘This is huge’: Schumer commits to creating Civilian Climate Corps

"We must go big and bold with a Civilian Climate Corps."

Democrats are running out of time

Democrats have to get rid of the Senate filibuster and stop worrying about bipartisanship.

The Clean Transit for America Plan unveiled to Senate

“Too many buses spew dirty diesel. That hurts the workers, that hurts the commuters, that hurts everyone.”

Senate passes resolution to reinstate pollution standards for methane emissions from...

The White House is in full support of the resolution calling it "an urgent and essential step" to protect Americans.

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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.