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    MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Before sending law enforcement resources off to other states, many lawmakers, state leaders and activists are calling on the governor to send help closer to home. “So I think it’s the right thing to do, but I do also believe that what’s going on there is impacting communities all across the country that are not necessarily on...
    Former White House physician Ronny Jackson, along with 13 Republican lawmakers have written a letter requesting President Biden take a cognitive test to prove he is “mentally fit to be commander-in-chief”, according to the UK Daily Mail. “The American people should have absolute confidence in their President. They deserve to know that he or she can perform the duties of...
    More On: joe biden Letters to the Editor — June 18, 2021 Biden signs Juneteenth holiday into law Biden changes rules to open more pathways for migrants Shocking images show 33 migrants crammed into U-Haul amid 100-degree heat More than a dozen Republican House members, led by former Physician to the President Ronny Jackson, have asked President Biden to...
    WASHINGTON - Top U.S. defense officials are sounding a dire warning about the danger Afghanistan’s top terror groups will pose to America once the last U.S. and coalition troops leave the country in the coming months. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin told lawmakers Thursday that it will take groups like al-Qaida or Islamic State “possibly about two years” to regenerate...
    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced Thursday the Speaker’s Lobby would reopen next week on a limited capacity basis. PELOSI: TOO DANGEROUS TO REMOVE HOUSE CHAMBER METAL DETECTORS The long corridor that sits parallel to the floor of the House chamber has been closed to press and even lawmakers since the beginning of the pandemic, when congressional leadership sought ways to...
    WASHINGTON (CBSDFW.COM/AP) — The United States is commemorating the end of slavery with a new federal holiday. President Joe Biden signed legislation into law Thursday to make Juneteenth, or June 19, the 12th federal holiday. The House voted 415-14 on Wednesday to send the bill to Biden. READ MORE: Royse City Deals With Citywide Power Outage After 18-Wheeler Hit Transmission...
    Illinois lawmakers are expected to come back sometime this summer after failing to bring sweeping energy legislation across the finish line. Tweaks to the proposal continue to be made. The Senate and House were called to session this week to pass legislation closing coal-fired power plants by 2035 while propping up nuclear energy with subsidies and investing more...
    LAWMAKERS are pushing for more relief payments as Americans call for monthly $2,000 checks. A group of lawmakers asked President Joe Biden to include regular stimulus payments in his next package. Read our stimulus checks live blog for the latest updates on Covid-19 relief... 2A fourth stimulus check could be a reality down the lineCredit: AP Members of the House...
    Washington (CNN)The Justice Department on Thursday charged a US Capitol rioter with bringing a handgun onto Capitol grounds -- two days after a hearing where Republican lawmakers downplayed the deadly attack and claimed the pro-Trump rioters were unarmed.The new charge was filed against Guy Reffitt, a Texan whose case received national attention after his own family members told the FBI...
    America’s newest military service, armed with a $17.4 billion budget, must develop and acquire new offensive and defensive space technology to combat Chinese, Russian, and other foes' orbital assets — yet the Space Force's top buying position remains vacant. Space Force was stood up in December 2019, but the National Defense Authorization Act that created the service mandated that its...
    MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Florida Democrats are happy with the Supreme Court decision that saved the Affordable Care Act from another Republican challenge. In a 7-2 decision, the court ruled that the Republican-led states and two individuals who brought this latest case did not have legal standing to challenge the law’s individual mandate. READ MORE: Grab The Bug Spray: Rainy Season...
    The House overwhelmingly passed a bill on Wednesday that would establish June 19 as Juneteenth National Independence Day, a US federal holiday commemorating the end of slavery in the United States.While the legislation met bipartisan support in the House, more than a dozen Republicans in the chamber voted against the measure on Wednesday. The bill, which the Senate unanimously approved...
    New York (CNN Business)New York Democrats want JPMorgan Chase to return the overdraft fees the bank collected during the pandemic — and to scrap the hated charges altogether.Despite the chaos set off by the pandemic, JPMorgan (JPM) collected nearly $1.5 billion in overdraft fees last year, more than any other lender, according to a letter signed by Reps. Carolyn Maloney,...
    A CONGRESSMAN has issued a chilling warning as he claimed “there’s something going on” after lawmakers received a classified preview of the Pentagon’s UFO report. The highly anticipated dossier, due to be presented to Senators by June 25, examines whether decades of orb sightings by US Navy pilots constitute a national security threat. Read our UFO Report for the very...
    Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., conducts a news conference outside the Capitol to reintroduce the Universal Child Care and Early Learning Act, on Tuesday, April 27, 2021.Tom Williams | CQ-Roll Call, Inc. | Getty Images Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren is pressing the CEO of a major pharmaceutical trade group on its lobbying efforts against a proposal to waive intellectual property rights...
    SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — Bay Area lawmakers weighed in Thursday morning following the decision by the U.S. Supreme Court to dismiss a challenge by Republican-led states to the Affordable Care Act. The court ruled 7-2 that the states and two individuals who brought the dispute do not have the legal standing to challenge the constitutionality of the law’s individual...
    The North Carolina General Assembly has approved a bill that could protect taxpayers from pension-spiking costs. Senate Bill 668 temporarily stops local boards of education from suing the state for its retirement benefit cap and authorizes additional payment options for the liabilities under the cap. Pension spiking occurs when a retiree earns more from the retirement fund than...
    One GOP lawmaker said he opposed the new federal holiday that celebrates the end of slavery in the United States because the 'intent is to replace the Fourth of July.' More than a dozen House Republican lawmakers voted against making Juneteenth — which marks the end of slavery in the...
    Illinois’ governor corrected an error in the $42 billion state budget lawmakers passed, but Republicans say he missed an opportunity to nix legislator pay raises and Democratic pork projects. Democrats rushed a budget through in the final hours of regular session last month so fast they didn’t catch what Gov. J.B. Pritzker called as a “scrivener's error,” omitting effective...
    Washington (CNN)Fox News, right-wing websites and Republican lawmakers are promoting a new false flag conspiracy that the FBI orchestrated the deadly assault on the US Capitol. The haywire theory originated from an article published Monday by Revolver News, a right-wing website. From there, it was picked up by Fox News host Tucker Carlson, who used his opening segment on Tuesday...
    SACRAMENTO — Let’s be clear: The state budget the Legislature just passed is a payroll protection program — for the Legislature. But it’s also much more. And it doesn’t mean the budget should cynically be dismissed as a sham, the way it is in much of the media. It’s very real with many significant elements — like them or not....
    WASHINGTON -- Following their "very robust conversation" with Vice President Kamala Harris, Democratic state legislators from Texas conceded that while the Biden administration wants to see federal voting reform legislation make it to the president's desk, the hurdle to passage is the U.S. Senate -- but they aren't giving up on conversations with those lawmakers."We know it's a priority for...
    Everyday office employees are not the only ones dragging their feet as they head back to in-person work amid loosening coronavirus restrictions and rising vaccination rates. Members of Congress continue to take advantage of rules that allow them to vote remotely despite other pandemic restrictions in the Capitol being lifted. Masks are no longer required in the Capitol...
    A top Navy admiral has faced tough grilling from Republican lawmakers on his inclusion of the controversial book How To Be An Antiracist on a recommended reading list for sailors, in the latest clash over 'wokeness' in the military. Admiral Mike Gilday, the chief of Naval operations, stood his ground at Tuesday's House Armed Services Committee hearing on Capitol Hill, defending...
    The widow of a former Mississippi state lawmaker is accusing the sheriff handling the death of his wife and sister of "playing politics," NBC News reports. Brandon Henley's wife, Ashley Henley, was reportedly found dead on Sunday in the same location where the body of his sister, Kristina Michelle Jones, was discovered in December. The Henleys had been adamant about their suspicions that Jones...
    Politicians are expressing dire concern about an emerging threat to national security: UFOs, with one lawmaker going as far as to say 'something’s going on that we can’t handle.' Fear was evident from the reaction of some politicians following a highly-classified briefing with the Navy and FBI on Wednesday. The briefing was for members of the House Permanent Select Committee on...
    Sen. Joe ManchinJoe ManchinProgressives rave over Harrison's start at DNC US, EU pledge to work together on climate amid reported dissension on coal Senate to hold hearing on DC statehood bill MORE (D-W.Va.) met with a group of Texas lawmakers on Wednesday to discuss voting rights, a day after he missed a Democratic caucus lunch where the group briefed senators.  ...
    The Koch brothers’ network of donor class organizations is lobbying Congress to “immediately prioritize” amnesty for millions of illegal aliens enrolled and eligible for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. In a statement marking the anniversary of former President Barack Obama’s DACA program — allowing hundreds of thousands of illegal aliens to remain in the United States —...
    A bipartisan infrastructure panel picked up new support Wednesday even as the group struggled to agree on how to pay for the plan. Five Republicans, four Democrats, and an independent who caucuses with Democrats added their names to the group of 10 bipartisan senators working on a final deal that would spend $974 billion on traditional projects, including roads,...
    Sen. John CornynJohn CornynSenate passes bill to make Juneteenth a federal holiday Harris calls for pathway to citizenship for Dreamers on DACA anniversary Senate confirms Garland's successor to appeals court MORE (R-Texas) on Wednesday knocked Rep. Matt Rosendale (R-Mont.) for his statement announcing that he will vote against a bill to make Juneteenth a federal holiday, calling his position “kooky.” ...
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — It looks like the party isn’t quite over for cocktails to go and expanded outside dining in Pennsylvania. Changes could be coming to make them permanent now that the pandemic has eased. Right now, state lawmakers are working on a bill to again allow drinks to go permanently. READ MORE: Former Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Ridge In Critical...
    By Patricia Zengerle | Associated Press WASHINGTON – Democratic and Republican members of the U.S. House of Representatives will introduce legislation this week seeking to boost U.S. support for Taiwan, part of an effort in Congress to take a hard line in dealings with China. Representatives Ami Bera and Steve Chabot, the Democratic and Republican leaders of the House Foreign...
    A rule blocking Capitol Hill reporters from a key House floor hallway could be prolonged if a dispute over metal detectors is not resolved. 'ENEMY IS WITHIN THE HOUSE': PELOSI WARNS OF GOP SECURITY THREAT The Speaker’s Lobby, a long historic corridor with portraits of past House speakers on the walls, is located directly outside the House chamber. It is...
    'Happy Pride. Now, abolish the damn filibuster and pass the Equality Act,' tweeted Rep. Mondaire Jones. With Pride Month celebrations in full swing, there are at least four bills sitting in or about to be introduced to Congress right now that lawmakers could vote in favor of to help advance...
    A total of 136 GOP lawmakers are demanding an end to proxy voting. Most House Republicans sent a letter to Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Tuesday demanding an immediate end to proxy voting. But dozens of the lawmakers now claiming the work-from-home option "impedes Congress" from doing its job have themselves...
    By Jasmine Wright and Jason Hoffman | CNN Vice President Kamala Harris said on Wednesday that all American citizens should have the unequivocal right to vote during a high-profile meeting with nearly two dozen Democratic Texas state legislators who succeeded in killing a Republican election overhaul bill last month. Harris criticized Senate Bill 7, and similar ones successfully enacted across...
    LAWMAKERS are pushing for the White House to deliver a fourth round of stimulus aid to millions of Americans - with President Joe Biden said to be "happy to hear" ideas on the matter. While the Biden administration has been tentative to throw its support behind another round of aid, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said this month that...
    (CNN)Vice President Kamala Harris said on Wednesday that all American citizens should have the unequivocal right to vote during a high-profile meeting with nearly two dozen Democratic Texas state legislators who succeeded in killing a Republican election overhaul bill last month.Harris criticized Senate Bill 7, and similar ones successfully enacted across the country, as attempts to interfere with the right...
    Senate Republicans Tuesday showed preliminary support for a bipartisan infrastructure framework that a small group of lawmakers is drafting, but liberal lawmakers dismissed the proposal as far too narrow and cheap to address the nation's needs. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell told reporters after a closed-door meeting with GOP lawmakers that he is “listening and hopeful” that a bipartisan...
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    Rep. Bobby Scott (D-VA) called it 'a sad commentary' on the House GOP. House Democrats are criticizing their GOP colleagues after 21 Republican members Tuesday night voted against awarding the Congressional Gold Medal to law enforcement officers who responded to the Jan. 6 insurrection at the Capitol. The bill passed...
    ST. PAUL, Minn. (WCCO) — A group representing landlords is suing Gov. Tim Walz to end the state eviction moratorium first put in place when the pandemic began, arguing the ban is unconstitutional and should no longer be enforced. In a 64-page lawsuit, the Minnesota Multi Housing Association and others allege Walz’s executive order barring evictions for the past 15 months...
    ROWLETT, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – A move to recognize Pride Month in the city of Rowlett, Texas is stirring controversy, after several local pastors spoke in opposition to the decision. Council members are now debating not only whether the occasion should be celebrated, but how similar decisions should be made in the future. “I’m very thrilled and happy to give this proclamation...