The Senate is set to debate voting rights. Here’s what the bills would do

The Senate is set to debate voting rights. Here’s what the bills would do

This post was originally published on this site The two measures the Senate will debate aim to prevent states from limiting access to the ballot and make it easier for people to vote. (Image credit: Mandel Ngan/AFP via Getty Images)

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‘History will be watching tomorrow’: King family demands Senate pass voting rights legislation

‘History will be watching tomorrow’: King family demands Senate pass voting rights legislation

This post was originally published on this siteThe family of Martin Luther King Jr. on Monday demanded the Senate pass voting rights legislation and said lawmakers who truly honor the late civil rights leader’s legacy must stand on the right side of history.

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More than 30 million families to lose child tax credit checks starting this weekend

More than 30 million families to lose child tax credit checks starting this weekend

This post was originally published on this siteMillions of families this weekend will stop receiving monthly child tax payments for the first time in months after Congress failed to pass an extension of the expanded credit.As lawmakers struggle to revive talks to renew the expansion, more than…

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Who will control Congress? House departures set up uncertain future for chamber’s balance

Who will control Congress? House departures set up uncertain future for chamber’s balance

This post was originally published on this siteWith dozens of lawmakers retiring from Congress this coming year, control of the House could hinge on who else retires ahead of the midterm elections.     

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As Democrats Look to Tame Inflation, Economists Say It’s Up to Fed

As Democrats Look to Tame Inflation, Economists Say It’s Up to Fed

This post was originally published on this siteRapidly rising prices have spurred politicians to explore for the first time in years how much leverage they have.

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January 6 committee weighs options to get members of Congress to comply with its investigation

January 6 committee weighs options to get members of Congress to comply with its investigation

This post was originally published on this siteMembers of the House select committee investigating the January 6 Capitol Hill insurrection are weighing what options they have to compel their fellow members of Congress to cooperate with their probe.

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Senate passes bill to honor Emmett Till and his mother

Senate passes bill to honor Emmett Till and his mother

This post was originally published on this siteThe teenager’s mother insisted on an open casket to demonstrate the brutality of his killing, which galvanized the civil rights movement.

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If Democrats can’t pass their agenda now, they may not get another chance for years. Here’s why

If Democrats can’t pass their agenda now, they may not get another chance for years. Here’s why

This post was originally published on this siteThe last four times a president went into midterm elections holding unified control of the White House, Senate and House of Representatives, as Joe Biden and Democrats do now, voters have revoked it.

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Congress steps up health protocols amid fresh fears over coronavirus in the Capitol

Congress steps up health protocols amid fresh fears over coronavirus in the Capitol

This post was originally published on this siteCongress is stepping up its health protocols amid renewed fears over the coronavirus, with the Capitol Hill community bracing for a spike in cases in the coming weeks as both chambers return to Washington during the nationwide surge in infections.

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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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