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House set for tight vote on COVID-19 relief package

The House is set for an early Saturday morning vote on the sprawling House Democratic $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief package.The measure was being considered Friday…

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Hawley backs Sanders-style Plan B on $15 minimum wage

Sen. Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) on Friday announced a plan to tax big companies that don’t pay their workers at least $15 per hour, an alternative…

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House to vote on Biden’s $1.9 trillion Covid relief bill with $1,400 checks

The measure is expected to pass the House, but a provision to raise the minimum wage is likely to die in the Senate. Source: https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/congress/house-vote-biden-s-1-9-trillion-covid-relief-bill-n1258883…

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‘Plan B’ for $15 minimum wage unveiled

Senate Finance Committee Chairman Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) on Friday announced Democrats’ “Plan B” to raise the minimum wage after the Senate parliamentarian ruled that an…

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Minimum wage setback revives progressive calls to nix Senate filibuster

A Senate official’s ruling against Democrats’ $15 minimum wage hike in the next coronavirus bill has revived calls to end the Senate filibuster. Democr… Source: https://thehill.com/homenews/senate/540641-minimum-wage-setback-revives-calls-to-nix-senate-filibuster Droolin’…

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Bernie Sanders skewers Walmart, the “largest welfare recipient” in the US

Should taxpayers subsidize poverty wages at large profitable corporations? That is the question of today’s Senate Budget hearing, and Bernie Sanders, speaking as Chairman of…

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Sanders slams parliamentarian decision on minimum wage

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) slammed the Senate Parliamentarian Elizabeth MacDonough’s Thursday ruling against including a $15 an hour federal minimum wag… Source: https://thehill.com/homenews/news/540636-sanders-slams-parliamentarian-decision-on-minimum-wage Droolin’ Dog sniffed out this story and…

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House passes Equality Act to boost LGBTQ protections

The House voted 224-206 on Thursday to pass the Equality Act, which would expand federal protections for LGBTQ people by prohibiting discrimination based on gender…

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Here are the three GOP lawmakers who voted for the Equality Act

Three Republicans opted to buck party lines and join Democrats in voting for the Equality Act on Thursday.The sweeping civil rights bill … Source: https://thehill.com/homenews/house/540605-here-are-the-three-gop-lawmakers-who-voted-for-the-equality-act Droolin’…

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Marjorie Taylor Greene, Who Once Called Black People ‘Slaves’ To Democrats, Champions Transphobia

Source: Bloomberg / Getty Donald Trump may be gone from Washington, but the hateful, conspiracy theory-fueled ideologies that he championed are still very much present…

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House Rules release new text of COVID-19 relief bill

The House Rules Committee on Wednesday released new text of th… Source: https://thehill.com/homenews/house/540304-house-rules-committee-release-new-text-of-covid-relief-bill Droolin’ Dog sniffed out this story and shared it with you. The…

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Senate Democrats make final pitch for including minimum wage hike in coronavirus bill

Senate Democrats made their final pitch on Wednesday to the official who will decide whether language to increase the minimum wage can be included in…

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Congressional job approval at highest point since 2009: Gallup

Congressional job approval ratings are the highest they have been in over a decade, according to a … Source: https://thehill.com/homenews/house/540013-congressional-job-approval-at-highest-point-since-2009-gallup Droolin’ Dog sniffed out this story…

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House Democrats demand answers on TV ‘misinformation rumor mills’

House Democrats are pressing cable and streaming services over their decisions to host channels that the lawmakers accuse of spreading misinformation and conspiracy theories that…

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Democrats introduce an immigration overhaul bill. Here’s what would change.

The legislation faces long odds in Congress and activists are wondering whether the president has a strategy to land a bill on his desk. Source:…

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How a Disaster Vacation Could Take Down Ted Cruz

As Senator Ted Cruz endured the torments of public scorn on Thursday—outed by fellow passengers on his way to a warm Cancun vacation, as millions…

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17 state attorneys general call for canceling $50K in student loan debt

A coalition of 17 state attorneys general is calling for the cancellation of up to $50,000 in federal student loan debt for all borrowers. The…

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Biden urges swift passage of Equality Act

President Biden called on Congress Friday to quickly pass the Equality Act, legislation that would significantly expand LGBTQ protections.The bill, re-introduced on Thursday by Rep….

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US bipartisan bill could empower news outlets to take on Big Tech

An antitrust bill would allow smaller news outlets to negotiate collectively with Facebook and Google, Reuters reports. Source: https://www.aljazeera.com/economy/2021/2/19/us-bipartisan-bill-could-empower-news-outlets-to-take-on-big-tech Proactive Computing found this story and…

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Romney explains impeachment vote, calls on senators to affirm Biden won

Sen. Mitt Romney (R-Utah) released a statement Thursday explaining his vote to convict former President Trump for inciting the Jan. 6 riot at the Capitol and calling…

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GOP Sens. Romney, Cotton to propose minimum wage hike coupled with immigration enforcement

While Democrats are trying to find a way to get a $15 wage floor, Romney says his bill will “ensure businesses cannot hire illegal immigrants.”…

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