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Trump impeached after Capitol riot in historic second charge

President Donald Trump was impeached by the U.S. House for a historic second time Wednesday, charged with “incitement of insurrection” over the deadly mob siege of the Capitol in a swift and stunning collapse of his final days in office.

Suffering Continues While more COVID-19 Aid Remains Stymied in Congress

Beyond the health effects, according to the the U.S. Census Bureau, as of August 31, over 80% of adults with post-high school education plans either cancelled or significantly changed those plans this fall. Further, a significant number of consumers are housing challenged, with one-third of adults anticipating either eviction or foreclosure in the next two months, and over 36% of adults continuing to telework due to the pandemic.

Congresswoman Maxine Waters Leads Efforts to Secure Coronavirus Relief Funding for Small, Minority & Women Owned Businesses

In the interim emergency relief package that was recently signed into law and replenished the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) with $310 billion, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (CA-43), chair of the House Financial Services Committee, led the fight to target $60 billion of those funds towards small, minority, and women-owned businesses. The bill, which is known as the Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act (H.R. 266), also provides $50 billion for Small Business Administration disaster funding, translating into more than $350 billion in small business loans and $10 billion in emergency disaster grants.

Trump to Freshmen Congresswomen: ‘Go Back to Your Country’

Earlier this week, one of Twitter’s most provocative and problematic users, the president himself, lashed out in tweets directed towards freshmen Democratic House members Ilhan Omar of Minnesota, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York, Rashida Tlaib of Michigan and Ayanna Pressley of Massachusetts — all women of color. Last week, the four congresswomen were involved in a group of Democrats who were condemning the conditions at the border detention facilities in the U.S. A week later, the president attacked.

Cedric Richmond Says No to Committee Term Limits as Black Lawmakers are Set to Become Chairs in 2019, Nancy Pelosi Open to Discussion

Congressional Black Caucus Chair Cedric Richmond shot down a proposal that could place term limits on House Committee chairs. A number of CBC members are in line to lead powerful committees next year. The list includes Maxine Waters (D-Calif.), who is poised to lead the Financial Services Committee, Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson  (D-Texas), who will chair the Science, Space and Technology Committee, Reps. Bobby Scott (Va.), of the Education and the Workforce Committee; Bennie Thompson(Miss.), of the Homeland Security Committee; and Elijah Cummings (Md.), of the Oversight and Government Reform Committee. Richmond told the the Hill via phone , “I think it’s a bad idea,