Tag: Congress

‘I’m Still Livid’: Ayanna Pressley Reacts To Coronavirus Stimulus Package That Passed The House

Source: Boston Globe / Getty Rep. Ayanna Pressley has some major criticism for the $2 trillion stimulus package that passed the House on Friday in response to the U.S. coronavirus pandemic. The bill was headed to Donald Trump‘s desk for him to sign it Friday afternoon. Pressley created a Twitter thread Friday afternoon starting out […]

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Protecting Native Elders in a Pandemic

The coronavirus has reached every state in the country, and the impact on Indian Country is no different as the virus has spread quickly through tribal nations. Healthcare systems in Native communities, rural and urban alike, are overwhelmed with staffing and equipment needs. And reporting on the crisis all blares the same dire message: Tribal […]

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Let’s Reflect On When Matt Gaetz Was Called Out For His DUI By Hank Johnson

Source: The Washington Post / Getty For someone in Congress, making arguments is not one of Rep. Matt Gaetz‘s strong suits. The Florida Congressman is constantly talking out of his mouth without any context or tact to a particular topic and it always suggests racist inclinations on his part. He recently proved this when he […]

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Here’s How Much Cash You’ll Really Get From the Coronavirus Stimulus

WASHINGTON — The massive new economic stimulus package grinding through Congress includes a provision to send four-figure checks to regular folks like you. But the details matter. The idea is to get checks into the hands of Americans as quickly as possible to stave off the worst of the damage to the U.S. economy from […]

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3 GOP Senators Are Stalling the Coronavirus Bailout Because They Think the Unemployment Benefits Are Too Generous

WASHINGTON — The massive $2 trillion coronavirus bailout bill has hit a snag. A trio of GOP senators, Ben Sasse of Nebraska and Lindsey Graham and Tim Scott of South Carolina, are threatening to delay the bill unless an expansion to unemployment insurance is tweaked to guarantee no one would get paid more if they’re […]

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Congress Reaches $2 Trillion Stimulus Package Deal. Here’s Everything You Really Need to Know About It

Secretary of the Treasury Steven Mnuchin walks in a hallway at the U.S. Capitol on March 23, 2020, in Washington, DC. Secretary Mnuchin is on Capitol Hill to work with the Senate to finalize the coronavirus stimulus bill in response to the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic.Photo: Alex Wong (Getty Images) From this point on, […]

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The DOJ Appears to be Using Coronavirus to Get Around Our Constitutional Right to Due Process (Among Other Things)

Photo: Brendan Smialowski (Getty Images) As the coronavirus crisis continues to dominate mainstream media and the general public continues to be in frenzy mode, the Department of Justice has quietly asked something of Congress that would lend feelings of vindication to every amateur conspiracy theorist clogging our newsfeeds with their hot-takes on how the government […]

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Coronavirus Has Hit Congress. But They Will Still Vote *in Person* on This Pandemic Relief Bill.

WASHINGTON — Two members of the House of Representatives have been diagnosed with COVID-19, and close to 30 have self-quarantined after coming in contact with someone who was later diagnosed. A handful of staffers have also contracted the virus, and many more are scared to set foot at the Capitol, where even in a good […]

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Which Members of Congress Used Coronavirus Intel to Martha Stewart Their Stocks? Here’s What We Know About #BURRisma

Senator Richard Burr (R-NC).Photo: ANDREW CABALLERO-REYNOLDS (Getty Images) Here’s how it works. Congress members are a part of a select group of folks who are entitled to privileged information. This information can obviously affect the stock market. Say, for example, you are a senator from North Carolina and let’s say that you’re a Republican and […]

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Lizzo, Anderson Paak Among Artists Calling on Trump to Save the Entertainment Industry From Financial Ruin

Photo: Frederick M. Brown, Frazer Harrison (Getty Images) With the entertainment industry decimated by catastrophic losses and indefinite delays as it endures the ugliest shutdown it’s ever seen, fan favorites like Lizzo and Anderson .Paak are calling on President “China Virus” to intervene. Rolling Stone and Variety report that a slew of heavyweight artists and […]

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Man Sentenced to a Year in Prison for Threatening Rep. Ilhan Omar

Photo: Tasos Katopodis (Getty Images) The election of Donald Trump has really emboldened the “I don’t have a racist bone in my body” crowd. Seeing the president talk crazy with impunity has inspired his admirers to see if that lack of consequences also translated to them. In news surprising no one but white men, they […]

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Deb Haaland Shouldn’t Have to Fight This Hard

On Wednesday, the Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples of the United States convened to discuss the destruction of sacred sites along the border. Ned Norris Jr., chairman of the Tohono O’odham Nation, had come to Washington to speak about the dynamite blasts that have torn through the land to make way for the border wall. How […]

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Will Lynching Finally Become a Federal Hate Crime? House to Decide Next Week

A plaque marks the gravesite of Emmett Till at Burr Oak Cemetery May 4, 2005 in Aslip, Illinois.Photo: Scott Olson (Getty Images) While many of us view lynchings as a thing of the past, the unspeakable traumas that they’ve inflicted upon our community are still very much alive today. That and they aren’t exactly a […]

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Something to Agree On: Everyone Wants More Autonomous Vehicle Legislation

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U.S. Homeland Security has used facial recognition on over 43.7 million people

This morning in a hearing before House lawmakers on Capitol Hill, Department of Homeland Security (DHS) officials detailed the administration’s use of facial recognition technologies across the country. It was the second such hearing to date — the first took place in July 2019 — and it followed less than a month after the agency’s […]

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In Her First House Appearance Since Her Radical Reveal, Ayanna Pressley Was Bald and Beautiful

In the midst of an impeachment trial that is fraught with obfuscation, transparency in politics is a rare and beautiful thing. So, too, is the bravery it took for Rep. Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.) to trust The Root with the recent disclosure that she has alopecia and had been wearing wigs to hide her bald head […]

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AI Weekly: Calls for facial recognition moratorium highlight need for protection from surveillance tech

The debate over whether to ban or place moratoriums on the use of facial recognition started last year in cities like San Francisco, but the debate reignited this week when Alphabet and Google CEO Sundar Pichai said he’s open to a moratorium on facial recognition. “It [facial recognition regulation] can be immediate, but maybe there’s […]

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‘Say This To My Face’: Ayanna Pressley Claps Back At Betsy DeVos Comparing Slavery To Abortion

Source: Splash News In another instance of outrageous comparisons, the Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos felt emboldened to compare the opposition of abortion to the ending of slavery in America. U.S. representative Ayanna Pressley was not having it. According to The Hill, DeVos was speaking at an event for Colorado Christian University in Washington, D.C. on […]

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President Trump impeachment trial: Timeline, what’s happened and what’s next

President Donald Trump is facing an impeachment trial in the Republican-controlled U.S. Senate this week after House Democrats say the president abused his power and obstructed Congress. This will be the third impeachment trial in American history. House leaders carried the articles of impeachment over to the Senate last week. The articles allege Trump abused […]

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From Washington state to Washington DC, lawmakers rush to regulate facial recognition

Amid the start of an impeachment trial; talk of mounting hostility with Iran; new trade deals with China, Canada, and Mexico; and the final presidential debate before the start of the Democratic presidential primary season, you might’ve missed it, but it was also a momentous week for facial recognition regulation. A bipartisan group in Congress […]

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Kweisi Mfume Responds To NAACP Sexual Harassment Reports Resurfacing

In the midst of former NAACP leader Kweisi Mfume vying to regain a congressional seat, records have resurfaced revealing that his departure from the civil rights organization came on the heels of a potential sexual harassment lawsuit against Mfume and the organization, as well as questionable business practices. The NAACP’s executive committee took a secret […]

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