Category: Congress

Rep Jayapal Introduces Paycheck Protection Act

Rep Jayapal Introduces Paycheck Protection Act

Rep Pramila Jayapal (D-Wash), co-chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, introduced H.R. 6918, the Paycheck Recovery Act Tuesday, which would deliver working people immediate relief and certainty while aiming to match the scale of the current public health and economic crisis.
DHS IG Will Examine ICE Detention Facilities COVID-19 Policies and Practices

DHS IG Will Examine ICE Detention Facilities COVID-19 Policies and Practices

Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Inspector General (IG) Joseph Cuffari will conduct a review of U.S. Immigration and Custom Enforcement’s (ICE) efforts to prevent and mitigate the spread of COVID-19 in its facilities.
Pelosi: If Trump Fired State Dept. IG as Retaliation, It Could Be Unlawful

Pelosi: If Trump Fired State Dept. IG as Retaliation, It Could Be Unlawful

If Donald Trump's firing of State Department Inspector General Steve Linick was as retaliation for investigations by Linick, that could be illegal, according to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.
Trump, McConnell Saying HEROES Act Is DOA: GOP Has Learned Nothing

Trump, McConnell Saying HEROES Act Is DOA: GOP Has Learned Nothing

House Democrats are slamming Donald Trump and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky) for writing off their Health and Economic Recovery Omnibus Emergency Solutions Act, or the HEROES Act, which passed the House late last week by a vote of 208-199.
House Democrats Call on ICE To Release More Illegal Immigrants from Detention Due to COVID-19

House Democrats Call on ICE To Release More Illegal Immigrants from Detention Due to COVID-19

House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) is among the senior House Democrats calling on the Trump administration to release undocumented immigrants in the custody of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) due to the spread of COVID-19.
Mitt Romney: ‘I Find Our Testing Record Nothing to Celebrate Whatsoever’

Mitt Romney: ‘I Find Our Testing Record Nothing to Celebrate Whatsoever’

Although Donald Trump and members of his administration have been presenting US coronavirus testing in a positive light, Sen Mitt Romney (R-Utah) put it in a more accurate perspective which isn't so rosy.
Democratic Leader Denounces McConnell’s ‘No Urgency to Act’ Further on COVID-19 Crisis

Democratic Leader Denounces McConnell’s ‘No Urgency to Act’ Further on COVID-19 Crisis

The leader of the Senate Democrats castigated Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky) Monday for McConnell's statement that Senate Republicans have “yet to feel the urgency of acting immediately” to address the health and economic crises, despite record unemployment numbers and widespread reports of families going hungry and not being able to afford rent.
Lawmakers Unveil Emergency Legislation to Vastly Increase Medical Equipment Production

Lawmakers Unveil Emergency Legislation to Vastly Increase Medical Equipment Production

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Rep. Ro Khanna (D-Calif.) this week unveiled the Emergency Medical Supplies Procurement Act to mobilize the federal government to close the gap in the production of health care equipment.
Sen. Ed Markey: ‘Trump Is Just the Latter Day Herbert Hoover’

Sen. Ed Markey: ‘Trump Is Just the Latter Day Herbert Hoover’

The federal response to the economic fallout from the novel coronavirus pandemic has been so far inadequate for average Americans, and by not embracing further stimulus, Donald Trump will be seen as a latter day Herbert Hoover, according to Sen. Ed Markey (D-Mass).
Sen. Angus King: ‘2 to 3 Million’ Tests a Day Needed to Mitigate Economic Impact of COVID-19

Sen. Angus King: ‘2 to 3 Million’ Tests a Day Needed to Mitigate Economic Impact of COVID-19

The Trump administration must expand testing for the novel coronavirus by as much as a factor of 10 in order to bring the nation back towards some sense of normal, according to Sen. Angus King (I-Me).