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WATCH LIVE: Attorney General William Barr Testifies on Mueller Report before Senate Committee
May 1, 2019
Attorney General William Barr will testify May 1 on his handling of special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia report, in his first appearance before Congress since he released a redacted version of the report last month. ... read more / watch video »
Kamala Harris, Colleagues Call for DOJ Inspector General and Office of Professional Responsibility to Investigate Attorney General Barr’s Handling of the Mueller Report
May 1, 2019
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Kamala D. Harris (D-CA) joined Senator Mazie K. Hirono (D-HI), along with 10 of their colleagues, in urging Department of Justice Inspector General Michael Horowitz and Director of the Department of Justice’s Office of Professional Responsibility Corey Amundson to investigate Attorney General William Barr’s conduct while handling Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation and report. ... read more »
Cummings, Nadler, Bass, and Booker Reintroduce the Record Expungement Designed to Enhance Employment Act
May 1, 2019
AP Photo Washington, D.C. (April 30, 2019) – Today, Representatives Elijah E. Cummings (D-MD), Chairman of the Committee on Oversight and Reform; Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), Chairman of the House Committee on the Judiciary; ... read more »
In Black and White: Key Findings of American’s View on Race in 2019
April 26, 2019
According to a recent study by Pew Research, 84 percent of black respondents said people not seeing racial discrimination where it exists is a bigger problem than people seeing racism where it doesn’t exist. Whites were the only group where a majority, 52 percent, said the opposite was true – that the bigger problem is people seeing racism where it really does not exist. ... read more »
WATCH: Biden Launches 2020 Bid Warning ‘Soul’ of America at Stake
April 25, 2019
WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Vice President Joe Biden formally joined the crowded Democratic presidential contest on Thursday, declaring the “soul of this nation” at stake if President Donald Trump wins re-election. ... read more / watch video »
Presidential Candidate Andrew Yang Campaign Message ‘Free Money, Jobs and Technology’
April 25, 2019
The cornerstone of Yang's platform is the universal basic income (UBI). Yang describes the UBI as "a form of social security that guarantees a certain amount of money to every citizen within a given governed population, without having to pass a test or fulfill a work requirement." Yang's UBI proposal is a payment of $1,000 per month for every adult American citizen. ... read more »
Nadler & Bass Express Concerns on DOJ’s Selection of the Hudson Institute to Host First Step Act Independent Review Committee
April 24, 2019
  Washington, D.C. – House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) and Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism and Homeland Security Chairwoman Karen Bass (D-CA) released a joint statement on the Department of Justice’s (DOJ) National Institute of Justice (NIJ) selection of the Hudson Institute to host the Independent Review Committee (IRC) required under the First Step Act: “On April 8, ... read more »
Congresswoman Barbara Lee Slams President Trump’s Backwards Policy Towards Cuba
April 24, 2019
Congresswoman Barbara Lee Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Barbara Lee released the following statement on the Trump Administration’s new policies further restricting U.S. relations with Cuba: “The Trump Administration’s announcement on the implementation of Title III or Helms-Burton flies in the face of decades of bipartisan consensus and will only serve to further isolate the United States from our key allies.  ... read more »
Cummings, Booker Introduce New Pathways Act, Legislation to Ease the Barriers to Re-Entry for Formerly Incarcerated Individuals
April 24, 2019
Washington, D.C.  –  Congressman Elijah E. Cummings (D-MD) and U.S. Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ), in recognition of Second Chance Month, introduced legislation to ease the barriers to re-entry for formerly incarcerated individuals.   ... read more »
Majority Whip Clyburn Statement in Response to Special Counsel Mueller’s Report
April 24, 2019
U.S. House Majority Whip James E. Clyburn WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. House Majority Whip James E. Clyburn released the following statement in response to Special Counsel Mueller’s report: “The report released  is a reminder that this is about an attack on our elections by a foreign government and that we need to prevent something like this from happening again. ... read more »
Congressman Bishop Marks First 100 Days of the House Democratic Majority By Highlighting The Progress Being Made For The People
April 24, 2019
Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. WASHINGTON, DC –  Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02) marked 100 days since the new House Democratic Majority was sworn in on January 3rd, ... read more »
Councilmember Harris-Dawson and Mayor Garcetti Break Ground on New Bridge Housing in Council District Eight
April 18, 2019
Councilmember Marqueece Harris-Dawson and Mayor Garcetti broke ground today on a new emergency bridge housing facility that will provide beds for 100 homeless Angelenos at a time, and offer on-site supportive services to help them transition into permanent housing. The project will be the first of Mayor Garcetti’s “A Bridge Home” sites to open in South L.A. ... read more »
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