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House passes bills giving 2.5 million Dreamers a pathway to citizenship

  • March 22, 2021
The House of Representatives passed two immigration bills that would establish a pathway to citizenship or legal residency for undocumented…
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If the filibuster can’t be abolished, it can at least be ‘more painful’ for senators who want to derail a bill

  • March 19, 2021
By Caroline Fredrickson Our democracy is in serious need of reform. So perhaps it’s not surprising that a landmark bill…
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Sanders new bill includes higher taxes on companies with huge CEO-worker pay gaps

  • March 18, 2021
By Jake Johnson Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont on Wednesday unveiled legislation that would hike taxes on large corporations that…
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House passes For the People Act, but it still has to make it through ‘McConnell’s filibuster brick wall’

  • March 4, 2021
By Jake Johnson After applauding House Democrats for passing—yet again—a sweeping plan to expand voting rights, rein in dark money,…
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Biden’s day one moves to ‘reverse Trump’s damage’ include putting the U.S. back in the Paris agreement

  • January 21, 2021
Hours after being sworn in as the 46th president of the United States yesterday, President Biden put America back in…
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The Trump legacy? All the dishwater you want.

  • December 31, 2020
It is difficult to know what history will define as the Trump legacy, but one possibility is Americans’ unfettered access…
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140+ rights groups demand Congress leave corporate immunity provisions out of COVID relief deal

  • December 8, 2020
by Jake Johnson A coalition of more than 140 civil rights, consumer advocacy, and labor organizations is demanding that Congress scrap any…
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On COVID and schools, President-elect Biden has promised a different approach

  • November 9, 2020
by Matt Barnum, Chalkbeat “On COVID and schools, President-elect Biden has promised a different approach” was originally published by Chalkbeat,…
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‘Creepy GOP lunatics’: Twitter blasts Ted Cruz for claiming pregnancy can’t be ‘life threatening’

  • September 4, 2020
Did you know that the United States has the worst maternal mortality rate in the developed world? Yet, Ted Cruz…
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