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Democrats Reintroduce Bill to Eliminate Excessive Court Fines and Fees

Jerry Nadler

Across the country, courts often impose excessive fines and fees without considering an individual’s ability to pay – disproportionately impacting low-income communities and communities of color. This week, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) and Senator Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii) reintroduced the State Justice Improvement Act, legislation that will make …

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Watch Sen. Angus King’s Speech On Voting Rights

Senator Angus King

Senator Angus King (I-Maine) spoke on the floor of the Senate to stress the importance of protecting voting rights against state and local-level threats, and preserving America’s historically unique democratic system of self-governance. The speech came ahead of a vote on the King-sponsored Freedom to Vote Act, legislation designed to …

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Trump Launches a New Social Network Called Truth Social

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Former President Donald Trump’s company Trump Media and Technology Group (TMTG), announced that it would go public and launch a social network called Truth Social. “Trump Media & Technology Group and Digital World Acquisition Corp. (NASDAQ: DWAC) have entered into a definitive merger agreement, which provides for a business combination …

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House Votes to Hold Steve Bannon In Criminal Contempt

The US House of Representatives voted largely along party lines Thursday to hold Steve Bannon, a close ally of former US President Donald Trump, in criminal contempt of Congress. In debate ahead of the vote, select committee Chair Bennie Thompson, D-Miss. said that allowing Bannon to ignore their subpoena would …

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Lawmakers Unveil Legislation To Overhaul Federal Firefighter Pay

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Representative Joe Neguse (D-CO), along with Representatives Liz Cheney (R-WY) and Katie Porter (D-CA), have unveiled comprehensive legislation to overhaul federal firefighter pay, benefits and classification. The legislation, Tim’s Act, is named after Tim Hart, a smokejumper from Cody, Wyoming, who lost his life on May 24, 2021, while working …

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Senate Republicans Once Again Block Voting Rights Bill

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Senate Republicans have once again blocked a sweeping voting rights reform bill, a move that is certain to increase pressure on the majority to change the chamber’s filibuster rule. Every Senate Republican voted against the bill, known as the Freedom to Vote Act, which would make Election Day a federal holiday, …

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White House Outlines COVID-19 Vaccine Plans for Kids 5-11

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When a COVID-19 vaccine is available for kids ages 5-11, federal officials will immediately ship it to children’s hospitals, pediatricians, and pharmacies across the country so that providers can quickly administer it, the White House said Wednesday. The Biden administration detailed its plans for the next phase of a massive …

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