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McCarthy Effort To Lift Mask Mandate On House Floor Fails

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House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy filed a privileged resolution challenging the mask mandate in the House of Representatives, which failed Wednesday night after being blocked by Democrats. The vote was split among party lines 218-210. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says that the rules will not change until all members of …

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Increased Unemployment Benefits To End In Republican-Led States

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Republican-led states are ending increased unemployment benefits. West Virginia and Alaska are the latest states to end the supplemental unemployment benefits provided by the federal government. Officials in GOP-led states claim the $300 increased benefits are a disincentive for people to return to work, leading to workforce shortages as businesses …

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Republican Lawmakers Are Passing Bills That Target Protestors

Republican legislators are introducing laws that target protestors. According to Truthout, Republicans have introduced 81 bills in 34 states aimed at protestors. On Monday, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis signed an anti-protest bill into law. Chris Sprowls, speaker of the Florida House, doesn’t want future protests to get out of hand …

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13 State AGs Sue Biden Administration Over Covid Relief Bill

13 Republican state attorneys general are suing the Biden administration over a provision in the $1.9 trillion relief bill. The provision prohibits states from using federal aid to offset tax cuts. “Never before has the federal government attempted such a complete takeover of state finances,” Patrick Morrisey, West Virginia Attorney …

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Iowa Governor Signs Law Restricting Voting Access

Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds signed legislation on Monday that shortens the state’s early voting period and closes the polls earlier on Election Day. Under the law, Iowa’s early voting period is reduced from 29 days to 20 days, and polls are scheduled to close at 8 p.m. for state and federal …

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