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Tag Archives: Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer

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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Senate Democrats Reach $3.5 Trillion Budget Deal

Chuck Schumer

Senate Democrats announced Tuesday night that they have reached an agreement on a $3.5 trillion budget plan, including plans to address climate change and the expansion of Medicare, that they plan to push alongside a bipartisan infrastructure deal. Here is @SenSchumer making the announcement. He points out that with this …

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Senate Republicans Block Voting Rights Legislation

For The People Act

Senate Republicans blocked major voting rights legislation in a key procedural vote on Tuesday evening, launching a filibuster of a top priority for Democrats after the party locked down full support for the bill. In a 50-50 vote, Democrats failed to clinch the 60 votes needed on a motion to …

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