Oklahoma started a project 14 years ago to find out if creating a savings account for newborns would improve educational access. It's positive.
Sen. Elizabeth Warren held a hearing Wednesday on student debt relief, and she lit into Navient's CEO on investigations of misleading its borrowers.
Warren invited Rep. Ayanna Pressley, who defaulted on student loans, and CEO of student loan servicer Navient, to testify at a student debt hearing.
While Republicans argue that Democrats are seeking DC statehood to cement power, the push for full representation previously had bipartisan support.
Democrats reintroduced a plan to create $US1,000 savings accounts for every newborn in America. At 18, people could tap into the accounts to use for things like buying a home or starting a business. Sen. Cory Booker and Rep. Ayanna Pressley want the plan to be part of Biden’s stimulus […]
Thirty-seven lawmakers asked President Joe Biden to commute the sentences of all remaining federal death row inmates. The effort was led by Reps. Ayanna Pressley of Massachusetts and Cori Bush of Missouri. Biden is opposed to the death penalty and campaigned on ending the practice. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for […]
Reps.-elect Cori Bush and Jamaal Bowman on Sunday declined to say whether they will support House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s upcoming bid to retain her role during an appearance on CNN’s “State of the Union.” When Congress returns in the new year, members will vote whether to elect Pelosi for her […]
Rep. Ayanna Pressley criticised the $US600 dollar stimulus checks reportedly included in Congress’s latest coronavirus relief package proposal as “survival checks,” on MSNBC’s “The ReidOut” on Friday. Republican and Democratic lawmakers are in talks of a $US900 billion coronavirus relief package which reportedly includes direct payments of around $US600 per […]
Dozens of members of Congress have called on President-elect Joe Biden to abolish the death penalty in all jurisdictions on his first day in office, CNN reported. The call comes after the execution of Brandon Bernard during a presidential lame-duck period. Activists had previously called on President Donald Trump to […]
Rep. Katie Porter tore into Celgene CEO Mark Alles on Wednesday over price hikes on a cancer drug. Porter grilled the CEOs of Teva, Celgene, and Bristol Myers Squibb as part of a House investigation into the pricing of Teva’s multiple-sclerosis drug Copaxone and Bristol Myers Squibb’s multiple-myeloma drug Revlimid. […]
Democratic lawmakers have introduced a bill that would ban the use of facial recognition technology by federal law enforcement, as reported by Vice on Thursday. The proposed bill would “prohibit biometric surveillance” unless a federal law is passed with extensive regulations around its use, and makes federal funding for local […]
Freshman Democratic congresswomen Ayanna Pressley and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez both announced on Tuesday that they won’t attend President Donald Trump’s Tuesday night State of the Union address. “I will not use my presence at a state ceremony to normalize Trump’s lawless conduct & subversion of the Constitution,” Ocasio-Cortez tweeted. The national […]
Democratic lawmakers asked Ben Carson, head of the Department of Housing and Urban Development, to look into the use of facial recognition in public housing in a letter sent Wednesday. Lawmakers expressed concern about the technology’s accuracy and its potential to lead to over-policing and discrimination against women, non-cisgender people, […]
Federal contractors lost five weeks of pay during the 2018-2019 government shutdown. President Trump signed legislation for federal employees to get their back pay, but it doesn’t apply to federal contractors. There’s no official count of how many federal contractors there are across the country, but there could be millions. […]
Representative Ilhan Omar shared a video of herself and Representative Ayanna Pressley dancing to Lizzo‘s “Truth Hurts” at an event for Congressional Black Caucus week in Washington, DC. The video was originally posted by Adam Green, co-founder of the Progressive Change Campaign Committee. Lizzo moved to Minnesota in 2011, the […]
The Washington Post published an op-ed on Friday, which was authored and co-signed by more than 140 African Americans who served in the Obama administration, exploring the ways in which racism, sexism, homophobia, and xenophobia have pervaded the country. The op-ed calls on local, state, and congressional officials, as well […]
During a speech at a Turning Point USA conference for conservative high-school students in Washington, DC, on Tuesday,President Donald Trump continued to attack the four female members of Congress known as “the Squad.” Trump referred to Democratic Rep. Rashida Tlaib as a “crazed lunatic,” as he repeated false smears about […]