Congress

via cnbc: One year ago, you could find Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez working behind the bar at Flats Fix, a small taqueria near Union Square. Come January, you will find her in Washington D.C., representing New York’s 14th District as the youngest woman ever elected to Congress. But just because she is making history, doesn’t mean she is making money. […]

  via CNN: Congress approved a major budget deal early Friday morning, ending a brief government shutdown overnight and sending the measure to the President for his signature. The House of Representatives voted 240-186. The GOP-controlled chamber needed help from House Democrats to clear the bill, and 73 Democratic members gave it. Sixty-seven House Republicans […]

During a recent interview, Ryan revealed Republicans will not tolerate another sit-in. The Republican Speaker of the House declined to give specific details as to how he intends to stop Democrats from staging another sit-in to protest gun control laws, but it appears he's serious.

Rep. Emanuel Cleaver spoke with Roland Martin, host of NewsOne Now, and guest co-host Laura Coates about Wednesday's sit-in protest that captured the attention of the nation and went viral on social media platforms.

If there’s one thing Congress loves, it’s naming post offices. Even during their least productive year, they still managed to name at least 40 post offices and other public buildings. Yet several Republican congressmen broke with that beloved tradition when they refused to vote to name a North Carolina branch after the trailblazing author Maya Angelou […]

Russell Simmons discusses Minister Louis Farrakhan's remarks about redistributing the pain to enact social justice in America.

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Conservatives were hoping to cut funding for Planned Parenthood, which will continue to receive funding despite protests.   Just seven hours before federal agencies ran…

On Thursday, Pope Francis addressed a joint session of Congress as part of his first visit to the United States. During his prepared remarks to the…

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In a morning meeting with Republicans on Friday, House Speaker John Boehner announced his resignation from Congress amidst a struggle that could end with a government shutdown,…

Speaker John Boehner has informed members of Congress that he will resign as Speaker and leave his seat at the end of October, NBC News has confirmed. A Boehner aide said that “The Speaker believes putting members through prolonged leadership turmoil would do irreparable damage to the institution. He is proud of what this majority […]

During a historic address to the U.S. Congress on Thursday, Pope Francis, the son of immigrants, issued a clarion call for America’s elected officials to embrace newcomers to this country as their own children and cast aside political differences, according to a transcript of the speech at The Washington Post. Noting America’s challenges with immigration […]