Tag: congress

Madison Cawthorn lies. This time he’s pretending he actually did something in Congress

May 20, 2021
In fact, Rep. Carolyn Bourdeaux, a first-year Democrat from Georgia’s 7th district, is the real first freshman member to pass a bill as the lead sponsor in the 117th Congress. Rep. Bourdeaux proposed and wrote H.R. 1799, the PPP Extension Act of 2021. She introduced it on March 11 and it passed through the House on March 16,

Congress Again Taxes the Time of Benefit Recipients – BillMoyers.com

December 22, 2020
This article is adapted from Unsanitized: The COVID-19 Daily Report put out by The American Prospect. You can find the original publication here. First Response The eight-month impasse for additional COVID relief, unconscionable as it may have been, opportunistically gave time and space to those members of Congress most interested in policy. The 5,500-page, entire-session-of-Congress-in-a-bill that passed last

More women and more Black women than ever ran for Congress in 2020, but they still lost ground

November 5, 2020
Jahana Hayes (left) and Lauren Underwood were reelected to the House of Representatives. AP Photo/J. Scott ApplewhiteIn 2020, Black women set a new record – 117 entered primaries for the House and 13 for the U.S. Senate, according to the Center for American Women and Politics.In total, 643 women were candidates in congressional primary and

No More In-Person Election Briefings for Congress, Intelligence Chief Says

August 30, 2020
The nation’s top intelligence officials moved on Saturday to tighten control over the flow of sensitive intelligence about foreign threats to November’s election, telling Congress that they would no longer provide in-person briefings about election security and would rely solely on written updates instead.Representatives from the Office of the Director of National Intelligence informed the

Former Postal Governor Tells Congress Mnuchin Politicized Postal Service

August 20, 2020
Lawmakers of both parties, along with civil rights groups and state attorneys general, have raised concerns about the operational changes given the growing likelihood that many Americans will need to vote by mail this November because of the coronavirus pandemic. At a time when Mr. Trump is attacking mail-in voting, voting rights advocates fear that

Trump Goes Around Congress to Provide Pandemic Relief

August 10, 2020
President Trump, a self-proclaimed master at making deals, again opted for executive action over negotiation with Congress. And, yes, we’re still waiting for Joe Biden to pick a running mate. It’s Monday, and this is your politics tip sheet. Sign up here to get On Politics in your inbox every weekday.A Trump merchandise float on

Former Rep. John Conyers, One of Congress’ Longest-Serving Members, Dies at 90

October 28, 2019
(DETROIT) — Former U.S. Rep. John Conyers, one of the longest-serving members of Congress whose resolutely liberal stance on civil rights made him a political institution in Washington and back home in Detroit despite several scandals, has died. He was 90. Conyers, among the high-profile politicians toppled by sex harassment allegations in 2017, died at…
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