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Democratic Lawmakers Announce Legislation For Puerto Rico Statehood

Senator Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.), along with Resident Commissioner Jenniffer González-Colón (R-Puerto Rico) and U.S. Representative Darren Soto (D-Fla.) today announced legislation to outline a clear process to enable Puerto Rico’s admission into the Union. In November 2020, a majority of Puerto Ricans voted in favor of backing U.S. statehood. The Puerto …

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Georgia House Passes GOP Voter Restriction Bill

Georgia House Republicans passed a bill to restrict absentee voting and cut back on weekend early voting hours. House Bill 531 passed with a 97-72 vote. “Republicans in the Georgia General Assembly are trying to change the rules of the election here in Georgia, rules that you wrote, because you …

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Tanden Withdraws Nomination As White House Budget Chief

Neera Tanden has withdrawn her nomination to head President Biden‘s White House budget office. The White House made the announcement on Tuesday evening following weeks of uncertainty surrounding her nomination. “I appreciate how hard you and your team at the White House has worked to win my confirmation,” Neera said in a …

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Senator Chris Murphy Reintroduces Background Check Expansion Act To Reduce Gun Violence

U.S. Senator Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) led 45 senators, including Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.), and U.S. Senators Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), and Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.), on Tuesday in reintroducing the Background Check Expansion Act to expand federal background checks to all gun sales. Under current federal law, unlicensed or private sellers …

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President Biden’s 100-Day Deportation Pause Banned By Judge

President Joe Biden’s administration has been banned by U.S. District Judge Drew Tipton from enforcing a 100-day moratorium on deportations. Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton argued that the moratorium violated federal law and would cost the state of Texas more money. On his campaign trail, President Biden said he’d enforce …

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Internet Subsidies For Low-Income Households Approved By FCC

The Federal Communications Commission approved a new broadband subsidy program to help low-income households pay for internet service during the pandemic. The $3.2 billion Emergency Broadband Benefit Program gives up to $50 per month in credit for internet bills to struggling families. The program also provides families with $100 credit …

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