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National Security Powers Act seeks to curb presidential war powers

  • July 21, 2021
Senators Chris Murphy, Mike Lee and Bernie Sanders have introduced legislation to curb executive authority when it comes to going…
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‘SANE Act’ calls for $73 Billion cut to U.S. nuclear arsenal

  • May 26, 2021
Senate Democrats have introduced a bill that would trim $73 billion from the U.S. nuclear arsenal over the next decade.…
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Domestic violence is more than just physical, state laws are starting to recognize that

  • May 13, 2021
By Lisa Aronson Fontes Three or more U.S. women are murdered every day by their current or former intimate partner.…
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Progressives angry that Manchin wants to ‘reward the insurrectionists’, stifle For the People Act

  • April 28, 2021
By Jessica Corbett Sen. Joe Manchin won praise from the Daily Caller and Fox News contributors while infuriating voting rights advocates on Tuesday with his…
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Despite GOP opposition, D.C. statehood bill advances to full vote

  • April 16, 2021
The House Oversight Committee has advanced a bill that would make Washington, D.C., the 51st state. The Washington, D.C. Admission…
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‘This bill marks a new era’: Democrats seek to add four seats to the Supreme Court

  • April 15, 2021
By Jake Johnson Democrats in the House and Senate on Thursday are planning to introduce legislation to expand the number of seats…
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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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