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Tag Archives: Legislation

House Dems set to vote on Jan. 6 select committee

Nancy Pelosi

The House is set to vote Wednesday afternoon on creating a select committee to investigate the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi introduced the resolution to create the select committee earlier this week after efforts for a bipartisan special commission on the ransacking of the Capitol …

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Texas Governor Sued Over Defunding Of Legislature

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott

Texas House Democrats are asking the state’s Supreme Court to overturn Gov. Greg Abbott’s veto of a budget provision that funds the Legislature, charging that his action was unconstitutional. The suit argues that Abbott’s veto, which could lead to about 2,000 legislative staffers not being paid for two years, violates …

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Senate Democrats Considering $6 Trillion Reconciliation Package

infrastructure

Senate Democrats are talking over a $6 trillion infrastructure package to be passed via reconciliation in case bipartisan efforts backfire. The Democrats are looking to expand President Joe Biden’s $4 trillion jobs and family plans. Senate Budget Committee Chairman Bernie Sanders says that “we’ve got to deal with structural problems facing …

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Virginia Governor Northam Signs Probation Reform Bill

Gov. Ralph Northam

Virginia Governor Ralph Northam signed a bill on Thursday that limits the amount of active incarceration a court can impose over probation violations. Philadelphia rapper Meek Mill joined the governor. “I’ll make sure I’ll be able to deliver and close every bridge I can to help fix the system because …

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