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Speaker Boehner just told reporters that instead of voting on a bill to #RenewUI, we should be working to create better jobs in America and “higher wages.” “If we are going to consider dealing with unemployment – emergency unemployment – … Continue reading

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Today, the Senate is expected to vote to end debate and bring the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) to the floor setting up a vote on final passage later this week.  The bill appears likely to get at least the 60 … Continue reading

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Last month, House Republicans chose to play politics with victims of domestic violence and pass a weakened, GOP version of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) that limits protections for certain classes of individuals instead of a bipartisan, Senate-passed version.  … Continue reading

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It’s been another banner week for House Republicans to showcase what they do best: dysfunction and obstruction.  In the past five days, the GOP: Voted to begin implementing their out-of-touch budget that puts millionaires ahead of the middle class while … Continue reading

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Instead of moving forward on the bipartisan Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) that passed the Senate by a vote of 68 to 31, the House Judiciary Committee led by Chairman Lamar Smith (R-TX) passed a GOP version of the bill … Continue reading

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Today the House Judiciary Committee passed, on a partisan basis, a House Republican bill reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act that rolls back critical protections for America’s women. As Democratic staff for the Judiciary Committee explain: H.R. 4970, the “Violence … Continue reading

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Instead of moving forward on the bipartisan Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) that passed the Senate by a vote of 68 to 31, House Republicans next week are moving forward with a GOP version that weakens VAWA and limits protections … Continue reading

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Today’s announcement is a victory for the cause of human rights and equality. In acting to promote and preserve the safety and freedom of LGBT communities worldwide, President Obama reaffirmed a basic promise: no matter whom you love and where … Continue reading

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On Friday, the White House announced President Obama would be meeting with His Holiness the Dalai Lama over the weekend–Leader Pelosi on the meeting: President Obama is to be commended on the announcement that he will meet with His Holiness … Continue reading

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The NYT reports that Chinese authorities sentenced democracy activist Liu Xianbin to ten years in prison for writing articles critical of the Chinese government: A Chinese court sentenced one of the country’s most seasoned pro-democracy activists to 10 years in … Continue reading

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