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The House just passed a resolution calling on Mike Pence to invoke the 25th Amendment

The House just passed a resolution calling on Mike Pence to invoke the 25th...

A House vote on Tuesday revealed strong support for President Donald Trump’s removal in the wake of the violent January 6 attack on the Capitol. House lawmakers on Tuesday voted 223-205 to approve a resolution from Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-MD) that urges Vice President Mike Pence to use the process outlined in the 25th Amendment…
Congress passed a short-term funding bill, giving itself two more days to negotiate stimulus

Congress passed a short-term funding bill, giving itself two more days to negotiate stimulus

Congress has delayed a vote on stimulus and government funding — again. Although lawmakers were originally facing a self-imposed December 18 deadline to get both things done, they’ve postponed it once more by passing another short-term spending bill on Friday. Because Congressional leaders had extended a previous deadline on government funding, they just approved a…
The House Just Passed A Bill That Could End Natural Hair Discrimination Nationwide

The House Just Passed A Bill That Could End Natural Hair Discrimination Nationwide

While the House passing The CROWN Act marks a pivotal step in ending discrimination across the country, the fight is nowhere near over. Only seven states have passed the legislation so far, including California (where the CROWN Act was first introduced by State Senator Holly Mitchell), New York, Washington, Virginia, Maryland, New Jersey, and Colorado. Now,…
The House just passed a sweeping police reform bill

The House just passed a sweeping police reform bill

The House on Thursday passed Democrats’ police reform bill, the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act of 2020, by a 236-181 vote. Three Republicans joined Democrats to vote in favor of the bill, which now heads to the Senate, where it isn’t expected to get much traction. Thursday’s vote underscores an ongoing stalemate: Over the…
The House just passed its latest $3 trillion coronavirus stimulus package

The House just passed its latest $3 trillion coronavirus stimulus package

The House on Friday passed the HEROES Act, Democrats’ $3 trillion proposal for the next stimulus package. While it’s already been dismissed by Republicans in the Senate, the bill serves as an important marker for Democrats’ key priorities as lawmakers weigh how to address the economic fallout from the pandemic. The legislation, which includes over…
The House just passed another $480 billion in coronavirus relief aimed at small businesses

The House just passed another $480 billion in coronavirus relief aimed at small businesses

The House has passed a $480 billion funding bill aimed at tiding over small businesses during the coronavirus pandemic. It now heads to President Donald Trump’s desk, where he’s expected to sign it. The bulk of the bill is dedicated to replenishing funds for the Paycheck Protection Program, a critical new program that provides small…
The Senate just passed a $2 trillion coronavirus stimulus package. Here’s what’s in it.

The Senate just passed a $2 trillion coronavirus stimulus package. Here’s what’s in it.

The Senate on Wednesday evening passed a massive $2 trillion coronavirus stimulus package targeting relief toward America’s workers, hospitals, industries, and state and local governments. The legislation, which was approved via a unanimous 96-0 vote, now heads to the House, which is expected to vote on it this Friday. “We’re going to pass this bipartisan…
The House just passed a bill guaranteeing free coronavirus testing and emergency paid sick leave

The House just passed a bill guaranteeing free coronavirus testing and emergency paid sick...

The House of Representatives voted Saturday morning to approve a bill aimed at easing the economic toll the novel coronavirus has on individuals, but the Senate won’t be able to take it up until at least Monday, because Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has sent senators home for the weekend. Despite this, the bill —…
The House just passed a $1.4 trillion spending deal — taking a major step to avoid a government shutdown

The House just passed a $1.4 trillion spending deal — taking a major step...

The House has officially passed a set of 12 spending bills, bringing Congress one step closer to avoiding a repeat of last year’s holiday shutdown. The bills, approved as part of two packages, now head over to the Senate, which is expected to pass them later this week before leaving for recess. President Donald Trump…
The House just passed a bill to close the gender pay gap

The House just passed a bill to close the gender pay gap

House Democrats easily passed the Paycheck Fairness Act on Wednesday — their latest in a long series of attempts to make sure women and men are paid equally. The final vote was 242-187. Democrats were joined by seven Republicans. To give you a sense of how long bill author Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) has been…

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