Representative Lucy McBath Co-Sponsors Legislation to Curb Gun Violence
McBath, the mother of slain teen Jordan Davis: “For my son, my family and the countless others impacted by gun violence—we will fix this broken system.”
A Shimmer of Political Hope From Today's Newly Sworn-In Congress
The 116th Congress includes many historic firsts and progressive women.
Bernie Sanders Introduces Bill to Dismantle Money Bail System
Bill supporter Color of Change: “When taxpayers foot the bill for needlessly locking up poor people before trial, the government is essentially subsidizing a racist, unnecessary and outright dangerous industry.”
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a Socialist Latina From the Bronx, Ousts 10-Term Representative
The Bronx-born and raised organizer is on track to represent her community in the House of Representatives—and become the youngest woman to ever serve in Congress.
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.”
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.”
John Conyers Jr. Resigns From Congress Amid Sexual Misconduct Claims
The “dean” of the House maintains that the allegations leveled against him are false.
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.
BREAKING: House Votes to Replace Affordable Care Act With 'Trumpcare'
The vote was 217 to 213.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
#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.
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.
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.”
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.”