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Congress Passes 2022 Government Funding Legislation

Finally: Congress passes the 2022 government funding legislation. This week, Congress passed a $1.5 trillion omnibus funding bill (HR 2471), setting the stage for fully funding the federal government for the remainder of fiscal year 2022. The appropriations package marks the first time that President Joe Biden and the Democratic-controlled …

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Abortion & Midterms: Pro-Life Group Opposes Arizona Democrat Mark Kelly

Senator Mark Kelly (D., Arizona) delivers remarks during a hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC on October 19, 2021. (Rod Lamkey/Pool via Reuters) On Monday night, the Senate passed a motion to proceed with debate on the Women’s Health Protection Act, a Democratic-sponsored bill that would “codify” Roe vs. …

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Texas AG Investigating GoFundMe for Dropping $9 Million Canadian Trucker Campaign

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton called GoFundMe’s decision to drop the so-called “Freedom Convoy” campaign a “misleading action.” Paxton is pictured speaking outside the United States Supreme Court in Washington, DC on November 1, 2021. Drew Angerer/Getty Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton has announced an investigation into GoFundMe after the …

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Starbucks is desperately trying to slow down a labor campaign that has caught fire

Since a group of Starbucks employees in Western New York moved to unionize last year, the world’s biggest coffee chain was locked in a fierce legal battle with upstart union Starbucks Workers United. But as more baristas across the country unite, a clear winner has already emerged in this potentially …

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Sinema faces backlash from Democratic Party after blocking news on suffrage legislation

Arizona Sen. Kyrsten Sinema is facing new heat from those who helped elect her after she and West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin were the only two this week Democrats to vote against filibuster reform, thereby derailing the passage of voting rights legislation. The narrow Democratic majority in the Senate meant …

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Opinion: Congressional corporate sanctions threaten Arizona’s economy | Opinion

ARizona’s businesses have been struggling for nearly two years now – having to deal with a global pandemic that has wreaked havoc on everything from consumer demand to global supply chains to the strength of the entire our economy. Now, as many local businesses are finally starting to find their …

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New Jersey’s LGBTQ+ Laws Ranked in Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s 2021 State Equality Index

Despite Most Anti-Transgender Legislative Season in History, Record Number of States Rank in Top Tier WASHINGTON—Today, the Human Rights Campaign Foundation, the educational arm of the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ+) civil rights organization, and the Equality Federation Institute published its 8th annual edition State Equality …

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President Blumenauer unveils new legislation to fix import loopholes, level the playing field and strengthen oversight

WASHINGTON, DC – January 18, 2022 – U.S. Representative Earl Blumenauer (D-OR), chairman of the House Ways and Means Commerce Subcommittee, today unveiled new legislation aimed at strengthening U.S. trade laws. international trade import to prevent the exploitation of non-market economies and goods the de minimis threshold that allows imports …

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Shaheen Statement on Nord Stream 2 Legislation

January 13, 2022 (Washington, DC) – US Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on Europe and Regional Security Cooperation, issued the following statement after voting against Senator Cruz’s Nord Stream 2 legislation earlier today. The legislation did not garner enough votes to pass the Senate: …

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Garden State Home Loan Review 2022

Editorial independence We want to help you make more informed decisions. Certain links on this page – clearly marked – may direct you to a partner website and allow us to earn a referral commission. For more information, see How we make money. Garden State Home Loan Review 2022 Editor’s …

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Former Trump adviser Kellyanne Conway joins Jake Corman’s campaign for governor

Mandated staff members take official portraits at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building at the White House, Thursday, July 27, 2017, in Washington, DC (Official White House photo by Stephanie Chasez) A nationally recognized pollster who was a top advisor and campaign manager to former President Donald Trump is joining State …

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Congress wants to talk to Ohio Rep. Jim Jordan about January 6 insurgency, Trump Communications | Ohio News | Cincinnati

Photo: public domain Jim jordan Ohio Rep. Jim Jordan receives a special gift this Christmas. Or maybe the United States is? Investigating all aspects of the violent January 6 insurgency at the United States Capitol in Washington DC, the United States House of Representatives has requested a meeting with Jordan …

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Why electing Christy Smith to Congress is essential

LONG BEACH – In a tweet early Friday morning, Long Beach Mayor Robert Garcia announced he would run for the Congressional seat currently held by Representative Alan Lowenthal (D-CA47), who yesterday announced he was withdrawing from Congress. Hi everyone, I am running for Congress. My mother brought me to this …

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AIPAC launches two PACs, joining political campaign finance arena for the first time

(JNS) For the first time in its existence, AIPAC plans to financially support the campaigns of outgoing and pro-Israel candidates by forming two political action committees. AIPAC President Betsy Berns Korn announced the creation of the two PACs on Thursday, saying the current political environment requires change. “Throughout the history …

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AIPAC launches two PACs, joining political campaign finance arena for the first time | JNS

For the first time in its existence, AIPAC plans to financially support the campaigns of outgoing and pro-Israel candidates by forming two political action committees. AIPAC President Betsy Berns Korn announced the creation of the two PACs on Thursday, saying the current political environment requires change. “Throughout the history of …

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Legal advocacy group urges Duke University to recognize pro-Israel students or risk legal consequences

Duke University. Photo: Ilyse Whitney / CC BY 2.0. A legal rights organization on Tuesday urged Duke University to grant full recognition to a pro-Israel academic group that was denied that status by the student government last month. Recognition of Duke students supporting Israel was vetoed in November by the …

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The Law on the Protection of Democrats’ Right to Organize is Bad Legislation

OPINION: Democrats in Congress and their union backers are looking to help big Laborers by expanding their ranks. The most recent version of the Orwellian, entitled Protecting the Right to Organize Act, would destroy the absolute right of employees to freedom of choice when unions knock on doors. The chances …

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Instagram boss Adam Mosseri toasted by Congress over efforts to protect children

1/5 Instagram chief Adam Mosseri testified before the Senate Subcommittee on Consumer Protection, Product Safety and Data Security on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC on Wednesday. Photo by Sarah Silbiger / UPI | License photo December 8 (UPI) – Senate lawmakers on Wednesday pressed Instagram official Adam Mosseri over the …

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Missouri gun group says Greitens should apologize for anti-SAPA rhetoric

“Unforgivable.” This is the message that a gun rights organization is sending to the former governor. Eric Greitens as he criticizes Missouri’s new gun law while candidate for the US Senate. At the heart of the problem is Missouri Second Amendment Preservation Act – nicknamed SAPA – which came into …

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A look at who will lead the Missouri legislature next year

Pre-deposit for next year started wednesday with a crowd of legislation tackling vaccine mandates, critical race theory in education, and law enforcement. The pre-tabling process, set each year in early December, gives lawmakers a chance to set the stage for the next session. Read on for an overview of the …

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Hamas reacts with fury as Britain decides to ban the group | New

Hamas condemned Britain’s decision to ban the group as a terrorist organization that could see supporters of the Palestinian movement face up to 14 years in prison. Interior Minister Priti Patel, who will advocate for the ban in parliament next week, argued on Friday that it was not possible to …

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Members of Congress on signing of bipartite infrastructure bill | DC News | Oakland News Now

Oakland News Now – Members of Congress on signing of bipartite infrastructure bill – video made by the YouTube channel with the logo in the upper left corner of the video. OaklandNewsNow.com is the original blog post for this type of video blog content. Members of Congress share just a …

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González’s fundraising ‘reform’ advice for his campaign

Seattle City Council President Lorena González’s mayoral campaign is reaping substantial benefits from a funding loophole the council passed in early 2020. González herself drafted the ordinance, which restricts corporate contributions to the city’s political races for being “influenced from abroad” while giving a free hand to distant union interests. …

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QAnon’s Ron Watkins says he’s running for Congress

Right-wing and online conspiracy theorist Ron Watkins filed the necessary documents and on Thursday announced his intention to run for Congress in Arizona state in 2023. Watkins, one of the many conservative D-List celebrities who thrived on the sidelines of MAGA throughout Trump’s presidency and subsequent downfall, is posing as …

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Congress, here are three ways to act on Facebook

Facebook critics have long argued that the social media giant is bad for consumers, bad for children, and bad for the country – a serial abuse of its users’ privacy, a misinformation amplifier, and far too much of a tool. practice to turn Americans against another. It turns out they …

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John Eastman: Group urges California bar to investigate pro-Trump lawyer who tried to convince Pence to call off election

In a letter sent Monday by more than two dozen people – including a former chairman of the State Bar of California, two former federal judges and a host of other former state officials and experts from across the United States – to George Cardona , which oversees disciplinary matters …

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