Ayanna Pressley Seeks to Remake Criminal Justice System
The Representative from Massachusetts introduces legislation that calls for a “decarceration-focused” system that is “smaller, safer, less punitive and more humane.”
ICYMI: Cherokee Nation Appoints First Delegate to U.S. House of Representatives
If recognized by the federal government, Kimberly Teehee would be able to introduce bills on behalf of the more than 300,000 people in the Cherokee Nation.
House Passes Raise the Wage Act
The bill, which now heads to the Senate for a vote, seeks to gradually double the federal minimum wage to $15 for all hourly workers, including those who are paid via tips.
House Democrats Prepare Bill to Counter Restrictive Immigration Policies
The measure is expected to increase federal resources to meet the needs of refugees.
House Dems Pen Resolution Rebuking Rep. Ilhan Omar's Criticism of Pro-Israel Lobbies
Activists and supporters say the congressperson is being unfairly targeted for being a Black Muslim woman.
WATCH: House Hears Advocates' Demands for Net Neutrality
Representatives of Free Press and other digital justice groups testify before the House of Representatives on the FCC’s repeal of open internet protections.
WATCH: Rashida Tlaib on Why All Legislation Must Protect LGBTQ Rights
The new member of Congress spoke at the National LGBT Task Force’s Creating Change Conference.
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.
House Passes Bill Banning Abortions After 20 Weeks
It’s unlikely to pass in the Senate.
The GOP Pushed Forward Its New Health Care Plan While You Were Sleeping
Watch how it went down.
#SaveACA Trends as Senate Republicans Dismantle Affordable Care Act
A late night vote set the stage to gut Obamacare.
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.”
WATCH: Alabama Black Caucus Interrupts State House Session With 'We Shall Overcome'
The state caucus members sang out in frustration after the state house approved two bills that would restrict safe abortion access.
House Democrats Introduce New Immigration Bill Amid Government Shutdown
The new immigration bill seems as unlikely to pass as the Senate-backed bill, but House Democrats are still trying.
Shutdown Day 1: Costs Already High
The DC region alone is expected to lose $200 million a day