House Democrats

Progressive Rashida Tlaib Calls Primary Victory ‘A Resounding Mandate to Put People Before Profits’

Progressive Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib was declared the winner in Michigan’s 13th District on Wednesday  morning after handily fending off a challenge from a more centrist candidate in Tuesday’s Democratic Primary. With 87% of precincts reporting, various news outlets called the race for Talib, a one-term incumbent, as she held an insurmountable and commanding lead against Detroit City …

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‘The Clock Is Ticking’: Bernie Sanders Calls on Senate to Act Quickly on Covid Relief Bill

Sen. Bernie Sanders on Sunday added to a growing chorus of progressive voices demanding the Senate act with urgency to pass a coronavirus relief bill that addresses the economic crisis sparked by the pandemic by providing an extension in a federally funded boost in unemployment benefits and other aid.  “The clock is ticking,” the Vermont …

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‘Inhumane at Any Time,’ But During a Pandemic? House Approval of $740 Billion Pentagon Budget Condemned

Win Without War was among the anti-war voices on Friday issuing blistering condemnations of the passage in the U.S. House of a $740 billion defense bill as part of the 2021 Appropriations Minibus.  “A $740 billion Pentagon budget is inhumane at any time,” said the group’s executive director, Stephen Miles. “In the midst of a …

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‘Voters Will Know Who to Blame’: Poll Shows At Least 7 in 10 Americans Support $1 Trillion State and Local Aid GOP Refuse to Provide

Americans across the political spectrum overwhelmingly want the federal government to provide a trillion dollars for state and local aid in the next Covid-19 relief package, according to new polling, raising the stakes even higher for congressional lawmakers as they work on reconciling House and Senate bills. The poll, which was conducted by Public Policy …

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‘This Whole House of Cards Is Gonna Collapse’: GOP Shutters Senate With US on Verge of Economic Catastrophe

As Senate Republicans headed home for the weekend without extending unemployment insurance benefits or approving other economic relief programs that could help millions of Americans weather the ongoing financial catastrophe of the coronavirus pandemic, progressives and congressional Democrats warned that disaster is on the horizon. “This whole house of cards is going to collapse,” Rep. …

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‘We Can and Must Do Better’: House Passes Massive $3 Trillion Relief Package, But Progressives Say More Must Be Done

The Democrat majority House of Representatives passed a massive, $3 trillion coronavirus relief stimulus package known as the HEROES Act roughly along party lines on Friday night despite progressive concerns over the bill’s provisions.  “The truth is that while a significant step in the right direction, the bill does not go far enough to provide …

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Schumer Says Democrats About to Go “Rooseveltian” on Covid-19 Relief. Progressives Say We Hope So

After Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer promised in an interview Thursday that he and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi are soon to unveil a “Rooseveltian” coronavirus aid package, progressives responded with skeptical hope.  “Let’s see what they propose,” tweeted progressive activist Stephanie Quilao. “Not holding hope too high though.” Oh really now. “Franklin Rooseveltian-type action” relief …

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“Pelosi’s Terrible Idea”: Critics Denounce Proposal to Give Wealthy a Tax Cut in Next Stimulus Package

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is reportedly set to propose rolling back a cap on tax deductions, which would benefit high-earning Americans, as part of the next step of an economic stimulus package that has already poured trillions into the U.S. economy—much of it going to the richest individuals and corporations in the country.  “This is almost …

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