Friday, July 19, 2019

Tag: Senate

Democrats bring net neutrality to Senate floor, McConnell ignores their will

"With voters from across the political spectrum overwhelmingly united in support of an open internet, it's only a matter of time before net neutrality is restored."

Bernie urges McConnell to bring $15 minimum wage bill to Senate...

“Workers in America have seen 40 years of wage stagnation.”

Open letter to Senate from climate action groups demands an end...

Sending more fossil fuels to Europe and across the globe is not the answer a coalition of 200 national climate action groups...

‘Congress didn’t ask for a summary:’ Demands to #ReleaseTheFullReport surge after...

"Congress didn't ask for a 'summary,' Attorney General Barr. Members of the House voted 420-0 to release the report. The American people deserve to see the full report."

In a historic vote, Senate passes War Powers Resolution to end...

“This is historic. For the first time in 45 years, Congress is one step closer to withdrawing U.S. forces from an unauthorized war.”

Will the Senate sell our future for campaign dollars?

We need transformation. And we’re here to tell Mitch and every one of his colleagues that we will transform the Senate, if they aren’t up to the task.

Bipartisan support for public lands protection bill passes through Congress

The new bill, S.47, is viewed as "a massive win for the present and future of American conservation."

‘Wouldn’t have happened without our movement:’ Climate leaders celebrate as McConnell...

"This wouldn't have happened if it weren't for the young Kentuckians who took an enormous risk to confront #OilMoneyMitch both in Kentucky and DC. When the youth lead, we win."

House passes War Powers resolution to end US-backed involvement in Yemen

“I’m encouraged by the direction people are pushing our party to take on foreign policy, promoting restraint and human rights and with the sense they want Congress to play a much larger role.”

Bipartisan coalition announces new push to end US support of Saudi...

Despite the fact that President Donald Trump has no problem accepting money from the Saudi government, many constituents have no desire to continue funding a needless war against the people of Yemen.

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How a trojan horse project to rewrite our constitution could actually happen if Trump...

It’s often said that if Trump is reelected, it’ll be the end of democracy in America. But how could Trump get reelected,...

‘Astonishing’ Texas legal Win tops decades of clean-water heroism

Precedents Set: Big $$ Penalty Fueled by Key Citizen Evidence

 Sometimes, unstoppable anti-pollution champions must get their feet...

Fracking wastewater may trigger earthquakes for decades even after operations cease

"That has some very interesting and I think important consequences for how we understand the hazard posed by oilfield wastewater disposal."

Trump’s send-them-back doctrine

During the height of Stalin’s purges, the great Russian composer Dmitri Shostakovich kept a packed suitcase near the door of his apartment. 

A border patrol agent reveals what it’s really like to guard migrant children

The Border Patrol agent, a veteran with 13 years on the job, had been assigned to the agency’s detention center in McAllen,...