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Progressive Democrats Set Out to Defund the Fossil Fuel Industry

Today, Democratic Representatives Mondaire Jones of New York, Ayanna Pressley of Massachusetts, and Rashida Tlaib of Michigan introduced a bill that would require the Federal Reserve to phase out the financing of fossil fuel projects. The legislation, known as the Fossil Free Finance Act, would mandate that big banks and other financial institutions align their…

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Democrats tout California recall result ahead of 2022 midterms

Some Democrats touted California Gov. Gavin Newsom’s landslide victory Tuesday in a recall election as a good sign for their chances in the 2022 midterms, as some Republicans and strategists downplayed any connection between the result and what might happen in congressional races more than a year away.Democrats suggested that high turnout in the recall…

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‘A Disgrace’: Democrats Block Bill Determining If COVID-19 Relief Went To Taliban

Democrats on the House Committee on Small Business blocked a bill Thursday that would’ve determined if federal COVID-19 relief funds were given to the Taliban.Ranking Member Blaine Luetkemeyer proposed the bill as an amendment during the committee’s markup of parts of Democrats’ $3.5 trillion budget reconciliation package on Thursday. If Luetkemeyer’s amendment was approved, Small…

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Democrats hit the gas on Biden’s multitrillion-dollar safety net bill

WASHINGTON — In a race against the clock, Democratic leaders in Congress are working frenetically to craft a multitrillion-dollar bill to expand the social safety net with plans to hit the gas and start moving it through the House this week.The House Ways and Means Committee released hundreds of pages of legislative text Tuesday and…

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‘Democrats Will Get Elected Over This’: Claire McCaskill Says Texas Abortion Law Will Hurt Republicans

September 05, 2021 2:00 PM ET Former Democratic Missouri Sen. Claire McCaskill said Sunday that the new abortion law Texas passed would likely hurt Republicans.McCaskill joined “Meet the Press” to discuss the Texas law, which bans abortions once a fetal heartbeat can be detected, and she argued that it would probably help more Democrats get…

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Democrats scramble to scrap filibuster, codify Roe v. Wade

The Supreme Court’s decision to let stand a Texas ban on most abortions has sent Democrats scrambling to safeguard abortion rights and to prevent the law from becoming a blueprint for other states. Sen. Amy Klobuchar said Sunday the Senate should abolish the 60-vote filibuster threshold to help clear the way for Roe V. Wade…

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Democrats plot response to Texas anti-abortion law

Posted September 2, 2021 at 4:15pmDemocrats in the White House and on Capitol Hill are planning to respond to the Supreme Court’s allowing a law virtually banning abortion in Texas to take effect, but there was no clear path to counter the state law.White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki on Thursday highlighted an announcement by…

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House Democrats Defend Teaching Critical Race Theory in the Military

House Democrats defended the teaching of critical race theory in the military during a House Armed Services Committee markup of the massive defense policy bill early Thursday morning. Republican Study Committee Chairman Jim Banks (R-IN) proposed an amendment to the bill to ban the promotion of critical race theory within the military and at schools…

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Majority of Democrats, Supermajority of Americans Say Afghanistan Withdrawal Handled ‘Badly’

Sixty-eight percent of Americans and 55 percent of Democrats believe that the Biden administration’s evacuation of U.S. troops, civilians, and allies from Afghanistan has been handled “badly” according to a new YouGov poll.Seventy-five percent of veterans, 76 percent of independents, and 84 percent of Republicans concur with the majority of Democrats and supermajority of Americans…

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Big money behind band of Democrats looking to torpedo Biden’s agenda

The House passed a $3.5 trillion budget framework Tuesday, but not before a group of centrist Democrats backed by big money groups tried to stall the vote in an effort to scuttle the unprecedented spending package.  Democrats can now move forward with votes on both the larger $3.5 trillion bill as well as a more…