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Individual Stimulus Checks Begin to Arrive, What Should You Expect?
April 16, 2020
"We are the number one target for this disease. We have pre-existing conditions, and yet we're told to go home when we visit the emergency room. We know that there must be some form of regulation in place for testing and getting testing sites and equipment into the community," said Rep. Brenda Lawrence (D-Michigan). ... read more »
House Passes $2 Trillion Stimulus Package Deal
April 2, 2020
Earlier, several civil rights organizations noted watching with vigilance as Senate negotiations and, later, voting in both chambers took place. "We know that when the economy goes into decline, people of color always bear the brunt," said Teresa Candori, communications director for the National Urban League. "We will be fighting to make sure the most vulnerable communities are not an afterthought." ... read more »
House Passes Voting Rights Measure to Restore Portions of Law Gutted in 2015
December 12, 2019
The bill would require all states to get federal approval for election changes known to disproportionately affect voters of color. ... read more »
Why I’m Visiting the Border
August 16, 2019
“I shook hands with a 13 year-old-boy whose mother told him to make eye contact and shake hands firmly. Even in the midst of horrific living conditions and imprisonment, children at the facility are still being taught to treat people with respect, while being treated less than human…” ... read more »
How to put Puerto Rico back on its feet
October 19, 2017
That would give the island’s residents breathing room to begin to recover. If he chose to lead, Trump could push through a major program of aid — a Trump Plan for Puerto Rico modeled on the Marshall Plan for Europe after World War II — that would rebuild the island and insure jobs and growth for its residents. ... read more »
…While Rome Burned
October 5, 2017
Considering the lack-luster response of #45's administration to the tragedy in Puerto Rico, it is easy to draw parallels between Nero and #45. ... read more »
Equifax data breach leaves at least 143 million Consumers Credit at risk
September 13, 2017
Congresswoman Waters prefers a legislative approach – one that will ensure this type of financial disaster from happening again. ... read more »
Welcoming Immigrants Keeps America Great
July 20, 2017
Since our founding, our country has struggled with discrimination and inequality. ... read more »
Bass statement on Obama’s executive action to reduce gun violence
January 14, 2016
Congresswoman Karen Bass (D-Calif.), a member of the House Judiciary Committee, released the following statement after President Obama unveiled today a series of new executive actions aimed at reducing gun violence: “I wholeheartedly applaud and support President Obama’s decision today to further the enforcement of existing federal law that will require more gun sellers, ... read more »
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