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New Legislation Aims to Prevent the Next Flint Water Crisis

Representatives Keith Ellison and Ro Khanna introduced The WATER Act on the fourth anniversary of the day Flint’s water woes began.

Senate Rejects Ban on Abortions After 20 Weeks

“This vote served as a useless exercise to unsuccessfully undermine the rights of pregnant individuals.”

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REPORT: U.S. Commission on Civil Rights Challenges Congress to Tackle Inequity in America's Schools

“School finance inequity is a standard feature of American public schooling and low-income students and students of color disproportionately live its consequences.”

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John Conyers Jr. Resigns From Congress Amid Sexual Misconduct Claims

The “dean” of the House maintains that the allegations leveled against him are false.

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These Tax Calculators Break Down How You'll Fare If Trump Gets His Way

Also: What’s next for the tax reform bill?

House Passes Bill Banning Abortions After 20 Weeks

It’s unlikely to pass in the Senate.

Paul Ryan. White man in a green tie.

BREAKING: House Votes to Replace Affordable Care Act With 'Trumpcare'

The vote was 217 to 213.

Sign reads "American Health Care Act"

What 3 Health Care Orgs Think About the GOP's Plan to Replace Obamacare

To say that the proposed American Health Care Act lacks universal support would be an understatement.

A flooded home is seen on August 15, 2016, in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Record-breaking rains pelted Louisiana that weekend leaving the city with historic levels of flooding that caused 13 deaths and damaged thousands of homes.

Congress Investigates How FEMA Handled Louisiana's Historic Flooding Last Year

The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee issued a letter to the federal agency demanding documents.

President Donald Trump speaks during a listening session with the Retail Industry Leaders Association and member company chief executive officers in the Roosevelt Room of the White House on February 15, 2017, in Washington, D.C.

Trump Signs First Major Rollback of Obama-Era Climate Regulations

The president did say that for every new regulation, he’d remove at least two.

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ICYMI: Flint Investigation Quietly Ends Without New Findings, Policy

The congressional panel highlighted the role of state officials and the EPA, but the panel’s senior Democrat wants to hold Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder accountable.

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Activists Coordinate Actions, Tell Congress to Stand Up for All Undocumented Immigrants

“It is imperative that a clear message is sent out to all immigrants: your protection matters and we must fight for it.”

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#FacingRace Livestream: Where Do We Go From Here?

Linda Sarsour, Van Jones and five other leading racial justice figures discuss how to push movements forward at Facing Race’s closing plenary.

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Sen. Harry Reid (D-Nev.) arrives at a news briefing at the Capitol September 27, 2016, in Washington, DC. A day later, he'll defend necessary action from the Congress for the #FlintWaterCrisis.

Congress Approves Funding for Zika and Louisiana Floods

The bill only needs the president’s signature, but it’s still missing funding for the #FlintWaterCrisis.

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Tennessee Congressional Candidate's 'Make America White Again' Billboards Taken Down

Another of independent candidate Rick Tyler’s controversial billboards featured the White House ringed with Confederate flags and the words “I have a dream.”

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House Blocks Amendment That Would Ban Tubman From $20 Bill

Representative Steve King, the Congressman who proposed the amendment: “I am a conservative, I like to keep what we have.”

House Introduces New Bill to Address Puerto Rican Debt Crisis

But it locks citizens into a $7.25 minimum wage.

SCOTUS Defends Native Tribe's Right to Impose Sales Tax on its Own Land

Nebraska v. Parker stemmed from a federal case in which the town of Pender, Nebraska, and several of its liquor stores sued the Omaha Tribe over an alcohol tax ordinance. 

Black Women and Girls Now Have a Voice in Congress

Three representatives created the Congressional Caucus on Black Women and Girls to prove that the lives of Black women and girls matter.

Killer Mike Claps Back at Ta-Nehisi Coates Over Bernie Sanders Criticism

The rapper and activist tweeted reactions to Coates’ piece in The Atlantic, which criticized Sanders’ position on reparations.