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Texas Republican says electoral reform is ‘voter enhancement not voter suppression as bill passes House

Stacey Abrams lists new Georgia voting bill provisions she objects to Lone star state latest to back wave of GOP endorsed sweeping voting bills A Republican lawmaker has insisted that a sweeping Texas electoral reform bill is “voter enhancement” rather than “voter suppression” as the controversial legislation passes the state’s House.

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Texas Republican says electoral reform is ‘voter enhancement not voter suppression as bill passes House

More than 50 House Democrats have signed a letter supporting $8 billion to replace USPS trucks with electric vehicles: report

Support for a plan to provide $8 billion to the USPS to electrify its fleet is growing among Democrats.Without the taxpayer dollars, USPS will replace its aging fleet with new gas vehicles.According to The Washington Post, 50 House Democrats have signed a draft letter supporting the plan.

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More than 50 House Democrats have signed a letter supporting $8 billion to replace USPS trucks with electric vehicles: report

US jobs numbers deal setback to Biden’s $1.9tn rescue plan

When US president Joe Biden unveiled his $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan in February, Republicans accused the new president of profligacy.“Wildly expensive” and “largely unrelated to the problem”, quipped Senate minority leader Mitch McConnell, vowing to fight it “every step of the way”.

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US jobs numbers deal setback to Biden’s $1.9tn rescue plan

Passing paid leave without GOP could leave out most vulnerable

President Joe Biden’s proposal for comprehensive paid leave looks like a boon to most workers, but it could leave millions without much-needed job protections depending on how it’s enacted.Biden’s plan would provide 12 weeks of paid family and medical leave, but because of the way Democrats may have to move it through Congress many workers would have no guarantee they would be able to return to their jobs if they take time off.

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Passing paid leave without GOP could leave out most vulnerable

Democrats hit crucial stretch as filibuster fight looms

Democrats are hitting a crucial stretch as much of President Biden's agenda remains stuck in congressional limbo.Democrats have touted their progress under Biden's first 100 days, where they passed a sweeping $1.9 trillion coronavirus bill, filled out the administration and inched the country back toward normalcy after a yearlong pandemic.

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Democrats hit crucial stretch as filibuster fight looms

Clyburn says Democrats should not stall police reform talks over push for 'perfect' bill and ending qualified immunity

"I would never sacrifice good on the altar of perfect.I just won't do that.I know what the perfect will would be.We have proposed that.I'm willing to see good legislation and I know that sometimes you have to compromise," the South Carolina Democrat told CNN's Jake Tapper on "State of The Union."

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Clyburn says Democrats should not stall police reform talks over push for 'perfect' bill and ending qualified immunity

Jim Crow Ballot ‘Purity’ Phrase Yanked From Texas Vote Suppression Bill At Last Minute

GOP lawmakers ultimately decided not to advertise the segregationist nature of the voting measure.Content loading... A segregationist term from the Jim Crow era referring to the “purity” of ballots was yanked at the last minute before the Texas House passed a measure restricting voting.Eighteen amendments — 13 of them from Democrats — were added to the Republican election bill before it was passed 78-64 Friday.

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Jim Crow Ballot ‘Purity’ Phrase Yanked From Texas Vote Suppression Bill At Last Minute

Republicans cry big tech bias – on the very platforms they have dominated

When Donald Trump’s ban from Facebook was upheld this week, the howls of bias could be heard from Republicans far and wide.Those shrieks, ironically, came mostly on social media.Republicans have spent recent years criticizing Facebook and Twitter, demonizing them as biased against the right.

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Republicans cry big tech bias – on the very platforms they have dominated

Border Democrats slamming Biden for 'failed' response to border crisis

Democratic lawmakers from southern border states are saying President Joe Biden is failing them in addressing the migrant surge.Both Democratic senators from Arizona have backed Republican Gov.Doug Ducey’s deployment of 500 National Guard soldiers to the U.S.-Mexico border.On Wednesday, Sen. Kyrsten Sinema said the state’s resources, which are in addition to existing federal law enforcement on the border, are not enough to handle the rising number of people illegally crossing in the Tucson and Yuma regions of the state.

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Border Democrats slamming Biden for 'failed' response to border crisis

Michael Douglas: Time to end Senate filibuster. It encourages polarization, conflict

Rob Portman of Ohio recently joined two fellow Republicans and 49 Democrats in the U.S. Senate to revive a regulation designed to reduce climate-disrupting methane emissions.Tim Scott, a South Carolina Republican, sees brighter prospects for bipartisan legislation to improve policing practices.Portman, Scott and others in their party say they are open to a deal with Democrats on a big infrastructure package.

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Michael Douglas: Time to end Senate filibuster. It encourages polarization, conflict

Democrats renew effort to get Donald Trump’s financial records

A powerful Democrat-led House committee is pushing a federal judge to order Donald Trump to comply with a subpoena for his financial records, arguing he no longer has a viable claim to withhold materials now that he is out of office, according to a source familiar with the matter.

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Democrats renew effort to get Donald Trump’s financial records

Warren says she will run for reelection in 2024

In a move that may surprise some ambitious Massachusetts Democrats, Sen. Elizabeth Warren says that she’s going to run for reelection in 2024.“Yep,” the 71-year old said simply in a POLITICO interview Friday, when asked if she planned to make the run.

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Warren says she will run for reelection in 2024

Stacey Abrams says she ‘absolutely’ plans to run for president

She also said she’s worried about the “big lie” that Republicans are using to justify voting rights restrictions Many Democrats have already credited voting rights activist Stacey Abrams for helping the party get a landmark win in Georgia during the 2020 election, and now Ms Abrams has her sights on an even bigger victory than flipping a reliably red state: she says she “absolutely” wants to run for president one day.

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Stacey Abrams says she ‘absolutely’ plans to run for president

Senate committee to hold markup on controversial voting bill

The Senate Rules Committee will hold a markup Tuesday of the For the People Act, a massive voting and elections bill.Democrats claim the bill is necessary to counter new voting restrictions being considered by multiple states, while Republicans decry it as federal overreach.Committee Chair Amy Klobuchar announced last month that the committee would hold a markup on the bill on May 11, after a hearing on the bill in late March.

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Senate committee to hold markup on controversial voting bill

Democrats are accused of abusing earmarked funding to spend BILLIONS of tax dollars on 'woke' projects including a $436M yoga retreat in New Jersey and $1M for 'cultural placemaking' in LA

House Democrats have been accused of abusing the newly reinstated earmarks funding process to fund 'woke' projects in their Congressional districts.A Fox News investigation found Democrats have requested millions of dollars in funding for pet progressive projects in their districts as part of a lavish Federal spending program.

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Democrats are accused of abusing earmarked funding to spend BILLIONS of tax dollars on 'woke' projects including a $436M yoga retreat in New Jersey and $1M for 'cultural placemaking' in LA

Ron DeSantis is on a path to 2024. Democrats have a chance to blow it up.

But Democrats, hoping to reverse years of letdown in marquee races and mismanagement inside the state party, are eager to stop the Republican governor before he even gets to the starting line of a presidential bid, viewing the 2022 gubernatorial election in Florida as a chance to cut short the governor's surge.

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Ron DeSantis is on a path to 2024. Democrats have a chance to blow it up.

Biden wants trillions for infrastructure, but a hurdle remains: Spending the cash

WASHINGTON — Democrats are fighting to approve trillions of dollars in new spending to tackle everything from education to housing to clean energy, the culmination of years of work by advocates across the progressive movement.But finding the votes in Congress may be the easiest part.The federal government has struggled in recent history to quickly translate cash from Congress into actual shovels in the ground.

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Biden wants trillions for infrastructure, but a hurdle remains: Spending the cash

As states add voting restrictions, Democrats say reform bill by Maryland’s John Sarbanes is ‘vital to protect our democracy’

Congressional Democrats are launching a concerted push on behalf of an ambitious voting rights and campaign reform bill sponsored by Rep. John Sarbanes of Maryland that backers say is urgently needed because voter access is being threatened around the country.It has not attracted critical Republican support, but has become a signature measure for Democrats eager to protect voting rights heading into the 2022 midterm congressional elections.

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As states add voting restrictions, Democrats say reform bill by Maryland’s John Sarbanes is ‘vital to protect our democracy’

Prospects dim for passage of LGBTQ rights bill in Senate

WASHINGTON (AP) — Controlling Congress and the White House for the first time in a decade, Democrats were hopeful that this would be the year they finally secured civil rights protections for LGBTQ Americans.Then came a new debate over women’s and girls sports.

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Prospects dim for passage of LGBTQ rights bill in Senate

Congressman Matt Gaetz makes stop in The Villages for 'America First' tour

He's controversial, under investigation, and on the outs, even with members of his own party.But Friday night, Congressman Matt Gaetz stepped into the spotlight in Central Florida.Sign up for our Newsletters He appeared in The Villages alongside follow lawmaker and far-right figure, Marjorie Taylor Greene.

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Congressman Matt Gaetz makes stop in The Villages for 'America First' tour