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Tag Archives: Senate

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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McCarthy Effort To Lift Mask Mandate On House Floor Fails

GOP Member defying mask mandate

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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Senate Passes $35 Billion Water Infrastructure Bill

The Senate passed the Drinking Water and Wastewater Infrastructure Act of 2021 on Thursday. The bipartisan passed Senate 89-2. The two “no” votes were Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and Mike Lee(R-Utah). “Access to clean water is a human right and every American deserves access to clean water no matter the color …

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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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Senate Overwhelmingly Passes Anti-Asian Hate Crime Bill

The Senate passed an anti-Asian hate crime bill after a series of attacks against Asian Americans during the COVID-19 pandemic. “Racism has always existed in America unfortunately and the legacy of anti-Asian sentiment goes back centuries to dark chapters in our history, like the Chinese-exclusion act and the internment of …

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