Category: Democrats

Joe Biden: Economic Recovery from Coronavirus Is a ‘Long Way Away’

Joe Biden: Economic Recovery from Coronavirus Is a ‘Long Way Away’

Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden said that while the recovery of the US economy may be some time off, if elected president in November, the tax policy that he would support would be one which emphasizes the value of work over wealth.
Andrew Yang Predicts Permanent Job Loss Will Be ‘Two Times the Great Recession’

Andrew Yang Predicts Permanent Job Loss Will Be ‘Two Times the Great Recession’

The economic fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic will cost the United States the permanent loss of many more jobs than the nation lost in the midst of the Great Recession more than a decade ago, according to entrepreneur and former presidential candidate Andrew Yang.
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.
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.
Joe Biden: ‘I Don’t Know’ If Democratic Convention Can Happen

Joe Biden: ‘I Don’t Know’ If Democratic Convention Can Happen

Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden is conceding that it's uncertain whether the 2020 Democratic National Convention can go on as planned this summer considering the ongoing novel coronavirus pandemic.
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.
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.
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).
AOC: ‘We’re Not Going Back to Normal and that Is for Better or for Worse’

AOC: ‘We’re Not Going Back to Normal and that Is for Better or for Worse’

With US unemployment soaring to 14.7 percent--and 20.5 million Americans losing their jobs in April alone--all as fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) is reimagining what the economy could look like after the pandemic, potentially working for more working-class Americans.