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Democrats Push To Extend Child Care Grant Program

Sen. Patty Murray

Samantha Dietel, Florida Phoenix Congressional Democrats introduced a bill Wednesday to extend funding for five years for a pandemic-era child care subsidy program set to expire at the end of the month. The legislation would extend the child care stabilization grant program, which Congress established in 2021 to help child …

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U.S. Senate Judiciary Republicans: Book Bans Aren’t Bans

Reading books

Piper Hutchinson, Louisiana Illuminator Editor’s note: The following article includes explicit language Republicans on the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee argued thousands of book bans across the country were not bans at all during a hearing Tuesday. Most of the Republicans on the committee took the stance that taxpayer-funded libraries removing …

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What Congress Still Has To Do To Fund The Government

House Speaker Kevin McCarthy

Amanda Becker Originally published by The 19th When the U.S. House of Representatives joins the Senate back in Washington this week, both chambers will be racing to complete the annual government-funding process and avoid a shutdown at the end of September. Among the major sticking points are proposals offered by …

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