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Senate Health Care Plan Panned by Critics

From former President Barack Obama to The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, the people are not pleased with the Better Care Reconciliation Act.

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7 Things You Need to Know About The Senate GOP's Health Care Bill

Republican Senators are being extremely secretive about a law that will impact millions. Here’s what we do know.

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How Civil Rights Groups Feel About Sessions' Confirmation in 9 Tweets

“The man in charge of enforcing hate crimes laws doesn’t think they should exist.”

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WATCH: Senators Are Reading Coretta Scott King's Letter About Jeff Sessions

The action comes after Republican Senators censored Senator Elizabeth Warren for attempting to read the letter, which detailed the Department of Justice nominee’s racist actions.

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Senate Votes Yes on Betsy DeVos

The full Senate voted immediately after Democrats’ 24-hour #HoldTheFloor attempt to sink DeVos’ nomination for secretary of education.

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WATCH: Senate Democrats #HoldTheFloor for 24 Hours Ahead of Betsy DeVos Vote

The senators aim to convince just one more of their GOP colleagues to vote no on Trump’s nominee to head the U.S. Department of Education.

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#SaveACA Trends as Senate Republicans Dismantle Affordable Care Act

A late night vote set the stage to gut Obamacare.

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Senate Will Soon Have Four Times as Many Women of Color

Kamala Harris, Tammy Duckworth and Catherine Cortez Masto won crucial elections and will join Mazie Hirono in the upper legislative house next year.

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6 Arrested During Protest of David Duke's HBCU Appearance

Duke—a former Ku Klux Klan leader, current Senate candidate and Donald Trump supporter—railed against the Black Lives Matter movement and Jews during a controversial debate appearance at Dillard University, an historically Black institution.

President Obama Nominates First Muslim Federal Judge

But will the Senate put Abid Riaz Qureshi on the bench?

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SCOTUS Nominee Breaks Record for Longest Confirmation Wait

President Barack Obama nominated Merrick Garland 125 days ago.

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Carla Hayden is Our Nation's First Black Female Librarian of Congress

Dr. Hayden formerly served as the CEO of Baltimore’s Enoch Pratt Free Library.

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Congress Passes Puerto Rico Debt Relief Legislation

Senator Nydia Velázquez: “Until the U.S. government ends these colonial conditions, there will be no long-term recovery.”

Dr. Stella Guerra performs physical therapy on an infant born with microcephaly at Altino Ventura Foundation on June 2, 2016, in Recife, Brazil. Microcephaly is a birth defect linked to the Zika virus where infants are born with abnormally small heads.

The Senate Fails to Pass a Bill That Would Fund the Fight Against Zika in the United States

Senate Democrats blocked a Zika funding bill after Republicans tacked on provisions unrelated to the virus. What does this mean for states that are susceptible, such as Florida and Arizona?

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Senate Votes Down 4 Gun Control Measures

Senator Chris Murphy: “We knew breaking the NRA’s stranglehold on this Congress would be a long, uphill climb.”

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15-Hour Senate Filibuster Forces Gun Control Vote

Connecticut Senator Chris Murphy and 38 of his colleagues stay up half the night to advocate for congressional action in the wake of the Pulse Orlando shooting.

8 Must-See Reactions to SCOTUS Justice Scalia’s Death

From the White House to Congress to the campaign trail, what the biggest political players have to say about Antonin Scalia’s death and the space it opens up on the Supreme Court.

5 Reasons Why the Latest Attacks on Planned Parenthood Matter to People of Color

You’re probably feeling serious deja vu from the latest spate of videos that anti-abortion activists and lawmakers are using to impact Planned Parenthood’s federal funding. Here are five reasons why this familiar tactic and the political machinations it’s fueling matter to communities of color.

Senators Push for Hearings to Examine Domestic Terrorism Following Charleston Massacre

Senators say Charleston massacre wasn’t just a hate crime—it’s domestic terrorism, too—and requests Judiciary Committee hearing to examine the topic.

Confirmed: Loretta Lynch, Attorney General

Lynch will be the first black woman to hold the position