Wednesday, August 12, 2020

Tag: Senate

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.

Who’s afraid of Tulsi Gabbard?

Although her calm, plainspoken style had already won her something of a following, especially among her fellow lawmakers, she first became really visible to U.S. progressives nationwide in late February of 2016.

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Lawsuit filed after police handcuff 8-year-old boy on video

“My son has a disability and the authorities tried to make him a criminal.”

Trump just admitted on live television he will ‘terminate’ Social Security and Medicare if...

"We just heard it straight from Trump's own mouth: If reelected, he will destroy Social Security."

The Federal Agency designed to protect workers is trying to destroy unions and weaken...

The Trump administration continually seeks new ways to rig the system against working people.

With Harris pick, Biden reaches out to young Black Americans

Harris joining up with Biden may have made the Democratic ticket more attractive to younger Black Americans, who now comprise what we define as a critical set of swing voters.

‘Just insane’: As pandemic rages and hunger soars, Trump USDA under fire for blocking...

"It looks like people will lose their benefits."