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Bipartisan Resolution Would Make June Post-Traumatic Stress Injury Awareness Month
Mental Health
Bipartisan Resolution Would Make June Post-Traumatic Stress Injury Awareness Month
2020-06-17 15:49:20
by Reece Nations

WASHINGTON - New legislation filed in the House of Representatives would designate June 27 as National Post-Traumatic Stress Injury Awareness Day and all of June as National PTSI month. The resolution, along with its companion legislation in the Senate, seeks... Read More

CIA Suffered Historic Data Loss From Lax Cybersecurity, Report Says
Cybersecurity
CIA Suffered Historic Data Loss From Lax Cybersecurity, Report Says

WASHINGTON — In early 2017 the Central Intelligence Agency suffered a massive data loss when an agency employee stole vast quantities of information including some of its most secretive hacking tools because of lax cybersecurity measures, according to a redacted... Read More

DC Statehood Bill Set for June 26 House Vote
Congress
DC Statehood Bill Set for June 26 House Vote

WASHINGTON — The House will vote next week on legislation to grant statehood to Washington, House Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer announced Tuesday. If the House passes the bill on June 26, it will be the first time a statehood... Read More

White House Considers Tourism Tax Break for Americans Wary of Vacations in Pandemic
Economy
White House Considers Tourism Tax Break for Americans Wary of Vacations in Pandemic

WASHINGTON — A proposal to boost tourism by providing tax breaks for Americans who travel inside the United States is being “actively” considered by the White House for inclusion in the next coronavirus stimulus package. Three White House officials told... Read More

New Democrat Coalition Endorses Justice in Policing Act
Congress
New Democrat Coalition Endorses Justice in Policing Act
2020-06-16 15:54:58
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - The New Democrat Coalition on Tuesday endorsed the Justice in Policing Act, bicameral legislation that seeks to better hold police accountable, change the culture of law enforcement, and build trust between law enforcement and communities. “Action is long... Read More

Democrats, Republicans Want Interior to Ban Florida Offshore Drilling
Environment
Democrats, Republicans Want Interior to Ban Florida Offshore Drilling

WASHINGTON — The majority of Florida’s House of Representatives delegation, including Donald Trump confidante Matt Gaetz and 12 of Florida’s 13 House Democrats, are demanding additional answers from the Interior Department regarding any Trump administration plan for offshore drilling near... Read More

Educators Tell Congress COVID-19 Leaves Schools Vastly Underfunded
Education
Educators Tell Congress COVID-19 Leaves Schools Vastly Underfunded
2020-06-16 14:36:12
by Tom Ramstack

WASHINGTON -- School administrators cautioned Congress Monday about underfunding education as the COVID-19 epidemic takes a big bite out of government appropriations. They said many schoolchildren already are falling behind in their studies while they face a likelihood of fewer... Read More

COVID-19 Is About to Make Our Affordable Housing Crisis Much Worse. Here’s One Way to Help Stem the Tide
Opinions
COVID-19 Is About to Make Our Affordable Housing Crisis Much Worse. Here’s One Way to Help Stem the Tide

Even before the COVID-19 pandemic created a global economic downturn, the U.S. faced a mounting affordable housing crisis. In March, the National Low Income Housing Coalition estimated that the U.S. needs at least 7 million more affordable units to sufficiently house extremely... Read More

Congress Tackling Police Reform, But GOP and Democratic Lawmakers Differ on Aims
Congress
Congress Tackling Police Reform, But GOP and Democratic Lawmakers Differ on Aims

WASHINGTON — Against the backdrop of another black man’s death at the hands of a white police officer, this time in Atlanta, Republican allies of President Trump clashed Sunday with Democratic lawmakers over police-reform legislation expected to be a focal... Read More

‘Deconstruct’ But Don’t Defund Police, Democrats’ Clyburn Says
Law Enforcement
‘Deconstruct’ But Don’t Defund Police, Democrats’ Clyburn Says

House Democratic Whip James Clyburn rejected calls within his party to defund police departments, aligning with more moderate proposals as Congress works on a response to nationwide protests against police brutality and racism. “Nobody is going to defund the police,”... Read More

NewDem Action Fund Expands Investment in House Democratic Battlefield
2020 Elections
NewDem Action Fund Expands Investment in House Democratic Battlefield
2020-06-12 20:30:50
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON – The New Democrat Coalition Action Fund announced Friday that it is doubling down on its commitment to hold the Democratic House Majority by backing five additional challengers in their bids for Congress. These include Alyse Galvin, who is... Read More

House Bill Proposes Giving DC Officials New Titles
Political News
House Bill Proposes Giving DC Officials New Titles
2020-06-12 13:05:23
by Gaspard Le Dem

WASHINGTON - House Representatives Marcia Fudge, D-Ohio, and Eleanor Holmes Norton, D-D.C., introduced a bill on Thursday to give District of Columbia officials new titles matching those of leaders in U.S. states. The proposed measure, dubbed the District of Columbia... Read More

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