House of Representatives Votes in Favor of a Resolution Banning Intolerance

On Tuesday, the House passed a resolution in solidarity against white nationalism and white supremacy. The vote passed 424-1. Text in the resolution shows the House rebukes intolerance expressed through white nationalism and white Supremacy contrary to what the United States stands for. House Majority Whip James Clyburn (D-S.C.), a member of the Congressional BlackRead More

Closure of US-Mexico Border Threatened as Wall Funding Stalemate Drags On

President Trump tweeted the threat on Friday morning. When Trump visited with troops stationed in Iraq on Wednesday, he also told reporters he was willing to continue with the government shutdown until funding for his border wall is sorted out. The partial government shutdown has been effective for a week and there are no breakthroughsRead More

Pelosi Reclaimes House Speakership and Strives to End Shutdown

Newly elected legislators convened for the first time on Thursday and Rep. Nancy Pelosi was again elected House speaker. She now faces the daunting tasks of unifying the chamber and ending the partial government shutdown as partisan disagreements over the U.S.-Mexico border wall continues to polarize and maim the U.S. government. This was the secondRead More

Trump Administration Ready to Do “Whatever is Necessary to Build the Border Wall”

Democrats are now negotiating with the White House over funding for the U.S.-Mexico border wall. If they fail to reach a compromise, there could possibly be a partial government shutdown right before Christmas. It would be the third one since Trump took office at the beginning of 2017. Trump’s senior adviser Stephen Miller declared thatRead More

Senate Condemns Saudi Crown Prince and Votes to End U.S. Involvement in Yemen War

The Senate on Thursday delivered a historic resolution to end U.S. involvement in the Saudi-led war in Yemen and condemn Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman for the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. The measure was passed by a 56-41 vote. It was the first time that the Congress approved the withdrawal of U.S. troopsRead More

Senate Will Determine Sanctions on Saudi Arabia After Wednesday Briefing

Senior Trump Administration officials will brief senators on Wednesday, a briefing House members are denied. This briefing can affect senators’ decision to go forward with sanctions on Saudi Arabia during the end-of-year session. Many senators are no longer satisfied with doing nothing especially when the CIA concluded Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman was responsible forRead More

Republican Representative Mike Coffman Offers Bow of Support for Net Neutrality

The push to overturn the FCC decision to repeal net neutrality has gained support from an unlikely place: Mike Coffman, Republican Representative of Colorado, who has announced his across the aisle support for the usage of the Congressional Review Act (CRA) in regards to net neutrality. The CRA is a resolution designed to allow CongressRead More

Who is Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez?

Alexandria Ocasio Cortez is a 28-year-old educator and politician who has just made history. In a totally grassroots campaign- Cortez has won the primaries in the majority Democratic district of Queens. Cortez won against Joseph Crowley, the incumbent for the district who served in D.C. since 2013. Winning the primaries of New York’s, majority democraticRead More

White House Fires Press Aide Who Made Offensive Comments on John McCain

White House communications aide Kelly Sadler was let go after her controversial comments regarding Republican Senator John McCain’s health. A senior administration official stated that the Trump administration had been planning to fire the woman for the last couple of weeks. They were contemplating sending her to another department or agency outside of the WhiteRead More

Trump Signs Off On Decrease in Bank Regulations

On Thursday, President Trump signed a bill easing regulations for most banks (just not the biggest names on the market). This is the most significant rollback on law regulations for these institutions since the global financial crisis. Although both chambers of Congress support this measure, the bill has caused some division: supporters say that itRead More