Schumer Threatens To Eliminate Filibuster To Pass Voting Rights Bill

Schumer Threatens To Eliminate Filibuster To Pass Voting Rights Bill

This post was originally published on this site Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D., N.Y.) on Monday threatened to scrap the upper chamber’s filibuster to pass Democrats’ controversial election reform bill. Schumer said the Senate will “debate and consider changes” to Senate procedures by Jan. 17 to overcome the filibuster’s...

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DeSantis calls for states to be allowed to buy monoclonal antibody treatments

DeSantis calls for states to be allowed to buy monoclonal antibody treatments

This post was originally published on this siteFlorida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) called on the federal government to allow states to purchase monoclonal antibody treatments on Monday as his state and the country are slammed with COVID-19 cases.The governor said during a press conference in Fort…

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What were Vice President Kamala Harris’s 15 tie-breaking Senate votes in 2021, the record for most…

What were Vice President Kamala Harris’s 15 tie-breaking Senate votes in 2021, the record for most…

This post was originally published on this siteWhat were Vice President Kamala Harris’s 15 tie-breaking Senate votes in 2021, the record for most in a single year? Vice President Kamala Harris Kamala Harris just broke the record for the most Senate tied votes broken by a vice president in a single year. With...

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White House pledges $1 billion to bolster independent meat producers and drive down prices

White House pledges $1 billion to bolster independent meat producers and drive down prices

White House pledges $1 billion to bolster independent meat producers and drive down prices

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FDA authorizes COVID-19 boosters for 12 to 15-year-olds

FDA authorizes COVID-19 boosters for 12 to 15-year-olds

This post was originally published on this siteThe Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Monday authorized Pfizer booster shots for people aged 12 to 15 years, another expansion in the population eligible for the third shots.Booster shots are seen as a key tool to fight the omicron variant,…

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White House announces steps to address increases in meat prices

White House announces steps to address increases in meat prices

This post was originally published on this siteThe White House on Monday announced plans aimed at addressing rising prices for meat and poultry, including setting aside $1 billion for smaller producers.The Biden administration unveiled its action plan to diversify and strengthen the meat-…

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Food Costs Likely To Rise as Farmers’ Expenses Shoot Up

Food Costs Likely To Rise as Farmers’ Expenses Shoot Up

This post was originally published on this site  Famine is one of the four horsemen of the apocalypse for good reason; hunger was an unwelcome companion for most of human history. The threat it poses declined in recent decades because of innovations in agriculture and increasing prosperity. But the largely...

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Beto O’Rourke’s blunt support of marijuana legalization gives advocates hope for policy change

Beto O’Rourke’s blunt support of marijuana legalization gives advocates hope for policy change

This post was originally published on this site At a crowded rally in downtown Austin, Beto O’Rourke ticked off his usual laundry list of campaign promises: stabilizing the power grid, rolling back the state’s new permitless carry law and expanding health care access. But the El Paso Democrat got some...

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After the US Capitol riot, a sprawling inquiry continues to grow

After the US Capitol riot, a sprawling inquiry continues to grow

This post was originally published on this site The hunt began even as the smoke was still clearing on January 6: dozens of federal agents went to work sifting through social media posts, analyzing scores of videos and analyzing anonymous tips as they scrambled to understand who did what that...

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60 groups urge Senate Democrats to reform filibuster for voting rights

60 groups urge Senate Democrats to reform filibuster for voting rights

This post was originally published on this siteDozens of outside groups are urging Senate Democrats to reform the filibuster in order to pass voting rights legislation, as the caucus nears a decision point on potential rules changes.Sixty organizations sent a letter, which was exclusively…

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