AOC and Sen. Ed Markey's Green New Deal resolution proposes a 10-year investment in zero-carbon-emission transportation. It could cost trillions.
Biden officials say the infrastructure of the future depends on defeating climate change. Republicans are focused on roads and bridges.
Progressives hope provisions of the bill, which could prevent 4,200 deaths from air pollution per year, end up in Biden's infrastructure package.
Summary List Placement Only Rep. Joe Kennedy III knows where his long term ambitions lie following his defeat to Sen. Ed Markey in Tuesday’s Democratic primary for Markey’s Senate seat – making him the first Kennedy ever to lose an election in the Bay State, breaking a 26-0 streak going […]
Sen. Ed Markey defeated Rep. Joe Kennedy III, his 39-year-old challenger, in a contentious and expensive Democratic primary. The 74-year-old’s win is a huge victory for the left wing of the Democratic party. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez had endorsed Markey, a longtime advocate of pro-climate policies. Kennedy is now the first […]
Sanders introduced legislation to tax “the obscene wealth gains” of billionaires during the pandemic. The generated revenue would then be used to guarantee Medicare to every American for a year. “It is time for the Senate to act on behalf of the working class who are hurting like they have […]
The Ending Qualified Immunity Act would squash a legal doctrine that has allowed public officials to evade personal liability for wrongdoing that occurs on the job. The bill was introduced on Wednesday by Sens. Ed Markey, Bernie Sanders, and Elizabeth Warren. “Ending the racist violence that has stolen far too […]
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 […]
US Sen. Ed Markey, called President Donald Trump “scum” in a tweet on Monday. “Donald trump is scum for fuelling racist hate and violence in our country,” the Democratic Massachusetts senator tweeted. The 73-year-old senator issued one of the harshest condemnations of any sitting federal lawmaker after Trump called on […]
Senators Bernie Sanders, Kamala Harris, and Ed Markey will introduce a bill to give Americans an additional $US2,000 a month for the duration of the coronavirus crisis. The bill would give $US2,000 a month to every American with an income of less than $US120,000 for the duration of the crisis, […]
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, […]
US Senator Edward Markey of Massachusetts has released a public letter calling for stricter regulations on YouTube to ensure child safety. YouTube is reportedly under investigation by the Federal Trade Commission for its handling of children’s videos and could face fines for breaking children’s privacy laws. YouTube has been rocked […]
In addition to her progressive policy platform and viral moments in congressional hearings, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is also known for her quick retorts on Twitter. When an audience member yelled out, calling former GOP Rep. Bob Inglis a “moron,” after he suggested that Congress tackle climate change and then come […]
The Senate voted down the Green New Deal on Tuesday. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell brought the bill to the floor as a test vote to put Democrats on the record about a key campaign issue. Democrats largely voted “present” instead of for the bill, saying the vote in itself […]
On Thursday, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and her allies unveiled their roadmap for the Green New Deal, an ambitious policy proposal to fight climate change, spur economic growth, and improve social welfare. Alongside the five-page nonbinding resolution, Ocasio-Cortez’s office published a six-page document of Green New Deal talking points that differed […]
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Sen. Ed Markey, two progressive Democrats, are introducing a Green New Deal resolution on Thursday that lays out their ambitious agenda to decarbonize and turbo-charge the economy. The resolution is co-sponsored by at least 60 House members and nine senators. “I think more than anything it’s […]
Special counsel Robert Mueller is largely a non-issue in Republican and Democratic campaigns during the 2018 midterm election cycle. The issue is not a high priority among voters, compared to topics like healthcare and the economy. Several Democratic lawmakers are using Mueller themes in Facebook advertising, but few are actually […]