Wednesday, July 28

Democrats

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, birthrate, Chasten Buttigieg, Children, Cory Booker, Democrats, JD Vance, Kamala Harris, Pete Buttigieg, Politics

Chasten Buttigieg slams JD Vance for’tactless’ insults of childless Democrats as the Buttigiegs try to adopt a child

Chasten Buttigieg rebuked GOP Senate candidate JD Vance for attacking the "childless left." Buttigieg, who is trying to adopt a child with his husband Pete, called Vance's comments "tactless" Vance argued the US's falling birthrate is a "civilizational crisis" in a speech over the weekend. LoadingSomething is loading. Chasten Buttigieg, the hus...
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, AOC, Biden stimulus, CDC, Democrats, Economy, eviction moratorium, evictions, Markets, Moratoriums, Policy, Politics, rent relief

AOC tells Biden not to be’reckless’ and urges him not to allow the eviction ban to lapse in July, putting 6 million Americans at risk

AOC is urging Biden to renew an eviction moratorium that's ending in eight days. "We must protect the vulnerable and do everything in our power to prevent a mass eviction crisis," she said. Advocates are pressing for an extension because of rising virus cases and an ineffective stimulus relief program. LoadingSomething is loading. Rep. Alexandr...
Brett Kavanaugh, Chris Coons, chris wray, Democrats, FBI, Politics, Sheldon Whitehouse, Supreme Court

Democrats outraged after the FBI said it got more than 4,500 tips about Brett Kavanaugh — and referred the’relevant’ ones to the Trump White House

The FBI said it received 4,500 tips in 2018 regarding Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. The agency said they only interviewed ten people and that "relevant" tips were passed to Trump's White House. A group of Democratic senators accused the FBI of ignoring the tip line and are demanding more answers. LoadingSomething is loading. A group of...
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Congress, Democrats, Legislation, Politics, public banking, Republicans

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez slams Republican lawmakers who’don’t even read the bills’ they’re criticizing

AOC accused some of her colleagues of opining on her public banking bill without even reading it. "If I made comments that very publicly demonstrated that I didn't read the legislation I was discussing, I'd be embarrassed." She accused a conservative expert of mischaracterizing the Public Banking Act as a "government takeover." See more stories on Insider's business page. LoadingSomething is loading. ...
Congress, Debt Ceiling, Democrats, Economy, infrastructure bill, Mitch McConnell, National Debt, Politics, Reconciliation, senate republicans, White House

Democrats slam Mitch McConnell for taking economy’hostage’ by rallying GOP against extending US’s ability to pay its bills on time

Democrats assailed Mitch McConnell for trying to rally Republicans against raising the debt ceiling. "He's not going to be able to hold the economy hostage," a top Democrat said Wednesday. Republicans had previously backed raising the debt ceiling under Trump. LoadingSomething is loading. Congressional Democrats slammed Senate Minority Leader M...
capitol, committee, Congress, Democrats, Insurrection, january 6, Kevin McCarthy, Liz Cheney, Nancy Pelosi, Politics, Republicans, riot

Liz Cheney calls Kevin McCarthy’s January 6 rhetoric’disgraceful’ and says his lack of’commitment to the Constitution’ should disqualify him from being House speaker if GOP wins in 2022

Rep. Liz Cheney blasted House GOP leader Kevin McCarthy on Wednesday over the January 6 committee. She called his comments on Pelosi's select committee "disingenuous." Cheney also said McCarthy should not be considered for the House speakership if the GOP wins in 2022. LoadingSomething is loading. Rep. Liz Cheney on Wednesday blasted House Repu...
Congress, Democrats, Politics, Racism

Democrats introduced a bill to rename more than 1,000 forests, lakes, and mountain peaks named with racist slurs or offensive language

Over 1,000 places in the US, like streams and mountain peaks, have been flagged for offensive names. Democrats in Congress introduced a bill aimed at reviewing and revising the offensive names. Places that have been flagged include slurs for Black people, Native Americans, and Mexicans living in the US. See more stories on Insider's business page. Congressional Democrats introduced a bill Friday to rename more than 1,000 places in the US named with offensive language and racist slurs.Democratic Sens. Elizabeth Warren, Edward Markey, and Rep. Al Green introduced the bill along with 25 cosponsors in the House of Representatives, all ...
Democrats, Texas, Texas Democratic Party

3 Texas Democratic lawmakers who fled the state to block GOP bills tested positive for COVID-19 in Washington, DC

Texas House Democrats fled the state earlier this week to block GOP bills. Three of the lawmakers, all of whom were vaccinated, tested positive for COVID-19 while in DC. It is rare but possible for vaccinated people to get COVID-19, but cases are typically mild. See more stories on Insider's business page. Three Democratic members of the Texas House of Representatives tested positive for COVID-19 Saturday while in Washington, DC, the Texas House Democratic Caucus said in a statement Saturday.The lawmakers fled Texas in a dramatic walkout earlier this week to block a number of Republican bills from passing in a legislative special s...
Child tax credit 2021, Democrats, Economy, Politics, President Joe Biden, Republicans, Stimulus, White House

How some families can get stimulus checks worth up to $3,200 in backpay through Biden’s child tax credit rollout

This week, the parents of about 60 million American kids will receive their first monthly child tax credit payment. The new policy offers an opportunity for eligible parents and non-parents to get stimulus payments they missed. These individuals would be eligible for all three stimulus checks, amounting to $3,200 in federal relief. LoadingSomething is loading. ...
Congress, Coronavirus relief, Deficit spending, Democrats, Economy, Infrastructure, Joe Manchin, National Debt, Politics, Republicans, White House

Joe Manchin doubles down on refusing to add to the deficit to fund a Democrat-only infrastructure plan

Manchin doubled down on his insistence to fully finance a Democrat-only infrastructure package. "I think we've put enough free money out," he said, citing the federal response to the pandemic. Manchin's support is critical for Democrats in an evenly-divided Senate. ISee more stories on Insider's business page. Sen. Joe Manchin is ruling out borrowing money to finance a party-line infrastructure package as Senate Democrats deliberate the range of tax increases that would be needed to pay for President Joe Biden's agenda.'I think everything should be paid for now," he told reporters. "I think we've put enough free money out."Manchin ...