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Senate Republicans Block Domestic Terrorism Legislation

Sen. Mitch McConnell

by Ariana Figueroa, Virginia Mercury May 26, 2022 Senate Republicans on Thursday blocked legislation that would require federal agencies to monitor domestic terrorism incidents, including those potentially related to White supremacy. The failure of the Senate procedural vote showed again how difficult it is for Congress to agree on any …

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Voting Rights Bills Once Again Blocked By Republicans

Senate Republicans once again blocked a pair of voting rights bills in a Wednesday evening procedural vote, holding firm in their opposition to a top priority of President Joe Biden and prompting Democrats to take up filibuster reform – even without full party support. In an expected loss, Democrats failed to …

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House Passes Legislation To Protect Abortion Rights

Nancy Pelosi

The House passed the Women’s Health Protection Act on Friday as part of the Democrats’ efforts to protect abortion rights established under the 1973 Supreme Court case Roe v. Wade. As a federal law, the bill would overrule and pre-empt restrictive abortion-related laws at the state level, such as Texas’ …

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House Passes John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act

House Passes John Lewis Voting Rights Act

The House of Representatives voted Tuesday to pass the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act, which supporters say would reestablish critical sections of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 that recent Supreme Court decisions have overturned. The vote was 219-212 among party lines, with not a single Republican voting for …

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Senate Democrats Reveal $3.5 Trillion Budget Resolution

Chuck Schumer

Senate Democrats unveiled their $3.5 trillion budget resolution for social and environmental programs. The measure will fund health care, education, environmental programs, and family services. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer says the budget resolution “will be the most significant legislation for American families since the era of the New Deal …

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Schumer Urged To Fund Domestic Violence Programs In Spending Bill

Chuck Schumer

Democratic Senators have written a letter to Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer urging him to include funding for domestic violence and sexual assault programs in the upcoming reconciliation package bill. “At a time when incidents of domestic violence and sexual assault have sharply increased, additional funding for these programs is critical,” …

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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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