Tag Archives: Ayanna Pressley

House Passes CROWN Act, Banning Race-Based Hair Discrimination

Black hair

On Friday, the House of Representatives passed H.R.2116, the Creating a Respectful and Open World for Natural Hair (CROWN) Act. The act would prohibit discrimination based on a person’s hair texture or hairstyle if that style or texture is commonly associated with a particular race or national origin. Specifically, the bill prohibits …

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Congressional Black Caucus Urges DOJ To Act To Protect Voting Rights

Congressional Black Caucus

Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley, House Majority Whip James E. Clyburn, and Congressman Mondaire Jones led over 40 Congressional Black Caucus members in calling on the Department of Justice (DOJ) to aggressively protect voting rights and fight against disenfranchisement, gerrymandering, voter purges, and other forms of voter suppression, vote dilution, and election subversion. “These …

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80+ Democrats Urge Pres. Biden to Deliver on Promise to Cancel Student Loan Debt

United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y), and United States Representatives Pramila Jayapal (D-Wash.), Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.), Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.), and Katie Porter (D-Calif.) led more than 80 Senate and House colleagues calling on the Biden administration to release the Department of Education’s (ED) …

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Rep. Pressley Introduces Resolution To Strip Rep. Boebert Of Committee Assignments

Ayanna Pressley

On Wednesday, Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley (MA-07), along with several of her House colleagues, announced a resolution to remove Representative Lauren Boebert (CO-03) from her committee assignments. Joining Rep. Pressley on the resolution are Representatives Jamaal Bowman (NY-16), Cori Bush (MO-01), Judy Chu (CA-27), Jesús “Chuy” García (IL-04), Jimmy Gomez (CA-34), …

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Student Loan Payments Suspended Until January 31, 2022

The White House announced on Friday that the moratorium for federal student loan payments is being extended until January 31, 2022. The Department of Education says that this will be the final extension. “The payment pause has been a lifeline that allowed millions of Americans to focus on their families, …

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How Cori Bush’s protest led to a new eviction moratorium

Cori Bush

The CDC’s new moratorium doesn’t cover the entire nation, but it offers relief for tenants and reduces the potential for COVID transmission in some communities. Candice Norwood Originally published by The 19th For days, Rep. Cori Bush demanded that President Joe Biden and lawmakers in Congress move to reinstate a …

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Millions Of Americans Risk Eviction As Virus Cases Spike

Millions of Americans could soon find themselves homeless, as a nationwide ban on evictions expired on Saturday against a backdrop of surging coronavirus cases and political fingerpointing. With billions in government funds meant to help renters still untapped, President Joe Biden last week urged Congress to extend the 11-month-old moratorium …

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Republicans Introduce Resolution To Censure Members Of “The Squad”

The Squad

Republicans introduced a resolution to condemn and censure members of ‘The Squad’ for “defending foreign terrorist organizations” and “inciting anti-Semitic attacks.” Last week, Representative Ilhan Omar tweeted “unthinkable atrocities committed by the U.S., Hamas, Israel, Afghanistan, and the Taliban.” 12 Jewish House Democrats asked Omar to clarify her tweet, and …

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House Narrowly Passes $1.9 Billion Capitol Security Bill

In a 213-212 vote with three voting present, the House of Representatives passed a $1.9 billion bill on Thursday to increase security at the United States Capitol. The bill will fund security across the Capitol grounds, bolster protections, and increase preparedness for lawmakers, district offices, and the Capitol Police force. …

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Democrats Reintroduce Bill To Cancel $50,000 In Student Loans

On Thursday, Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Chuck Schumer (D-NY), along with Representatives Ayanna Pressley (MA-07), Ilhan Omar (MN-05), Maxine Waters (CA-43), Alma Adams (NC-12), Jamaal Bowman (NY-16), Mondaire Jones (NY-17) and Ritchie Torres (NY-15) led their colleagues in reintroducing their bicameral resolution outlining a bold plan for President Biden to …

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