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Senate Revives Help For Afghan Interpreters Who Aided U.S. Troops

The Huffington Post | Marina Fang | Posted 11.30.2016 | Home

Legislation to extend a visa program for Afghan interpreters who risked their lives helping U.S. troops during the Afghanistan War has been revived in...

Senators Try One More Time To Get Funding To Fight Opioid Epidemic

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grim | Posted 11.18.2016 | Home

WASHINGTON ― Congress may have found one last chance to put real muscle behind the push to slow the opioid crisis, sources close to ongoing negotiat...

Democrat Calls For Senate Hearings Into Russia's Interference In U.S. Elections

The Huffington Post | Amanda Terkel | Posted 09.15.2016 | Home

Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.) is urging the Senate Foreign Relations Committee to hold a hearing on Russia’s reported involvement in U.S. elections. ...

Who Is Robby Mook? And Why Should We Care?

Bill_Robinson | Posted 08.22.2016 | Home

Who is Robby Mook? Well, he's Hillary Clinton's campaign manager. Why should we care? Because the people behind the candidates we elect matter. "Sh...

Not Again! Yet Another United States' Plan To Support International Adoption

Frank Ligtvoet | Posted 07.18.2016 | Home
Frank Ligtvoet

Can Klobuchar and Blunt for one time, just for one time inform themselves about international adoption as it plays out in the real world and not on the happy stage as it is set up and decorated by saviors, believers, deceivers, legal and illegal business people.

When Domestic Violence Victims Face Eviction For Calling The Cops

The Huffington Post | Melissa Jeltsen | Posted 07.14.2016 | Home

Imagine you’re a woman trying to extricate yourself from an abusive relationship, and your ex won’t leave you alone. The cops have been called to ...

Senate Fails To Secure Visas For Afghan Interpreters Who Risked Their Lives For U.S. Troops

The Huffington Post | Jessica Schulberg | Posted 06.14.2016 | Home

WASHINGTON -- A bipartisan attempt to secure thousands of visas for Afghan interpreters who risked their lives to assist American troops in the war in...

Bill To Establish Basic Rights For Rape Survivors Sails Through Senate

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 02.02.2017 | Home

The Senate voted unanimously Monday to approve legislation enacting new rights for rape survivors. The Sexual Assault Survivors’ Rights Act, sponsor...

The Idea Of Basic Rights For Rape Victims Moves A Step Closer To Reality

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 02.02.2017 | Home

The Senate Judiciary Committee voted Thursday to approve a measure essentially creating a bill of rights for survivors of sexual assault. The Sexual A...

Senate Republicans Block $600 Million In Emergency Funding To Fight Heroin, Opioid Epidemic

The Huffington Post | Laura Barron-Lopez | Posted 03.03.2016 | Home

WASHINGTON -- Senate Republicans on Wednesday blocked $600 million in emergency funding intended to improve the monitoring of prescription drugs and h...

Dems And Drug Policy Groups Are Worried Chuck Schumer Is Politicizing Heroin

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grim | Posted 02.24.2016 | Home

WASHINGTON - Senate Democrats and drug policy groups pushing for a strong response to the heroin epidemic are growing increasingly concerned that Sen....

Women in Small Business: Cracking the Glass Ceiling

Sen. Jeanne Shaheen | Posted 10.20.2016 | Home
Sen. Jeanne Shaheen

Women in Congress are leading the legislative fight to crack that glass ceiling and level the playing field for women-owned businesses.

Six Lessons Learned About the Politics of Climate Change

Heather Taylor-Miesle | Posted 08.21.2016 | Home
Heather Taylor-Miesle

Senator James Inhofe (R-OK) can throw all the snowballs he wants on the Senate floor, but he can't fool the majority of Americans into denying climate change.

Congressional Inaction Puts SBA Lending at Risk

Brayden McCarthy | Posted 07.23.2016 | Home
Brayden McCarthy

Little gets done in Washington these days until the final second of the last minute before a deadline. Now lending supported by the Small Business Administration is the next important area to be hampered by Congressional inaction.

The Shameful Senate Vote That Denied Gay Veterans the Benefits They Earned

Sen. Jeanne Shaheen | Posted 06.08.2016 | Home
Sen. Jeanne Shaheen

Forty-two Republicans, none of whom even bothered to speak in opposition, voted to continue discrimination, and my amendment was defeated. Some of those Republicans had previously voted for the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, so they retreated from their earlier stand against workplace discrimination against LGBT Americans.

Jennifer Bendery

Senate Rejects Extending Veterans Benefits To Married Gay Couples And Their Kids | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 06.04.2015 | Home

WASHINGTON -- The Senate quietly rejected legislation Thursday that would have extended certain veterans' benefits to married same-sex couples and the...

Raven-Symoné On Harriet Tubman $20: 'I Don't Like That Idea'

The Huffington Post | Brennan Williams | Posted 05.19.2015 | Home

Raven-Symoné has joined the growing list of people condemning the proposed idea of Harriet Tubman potentially replacing President Andrew Jackson on t...

This Could Be The First Woman On A $20 Bill

The Huffington Post | Sam Levine | Posted 05.12.2015 | Home

Americans want Harriet Tubman on the $20 bill. Tubman was the winner of a 10-week poll conducted by the nonprofit group Women On 20s, which wants t...

This Senator Wants To Get A Woman's Face On The $20 Bill

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 04.16.2015 | Home

Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.) introduced a bill Tuesday that, if passed, would direct Treasury Secretary Jack Lew to take a recommendation from citizen...

Senators Race To See Who Can Ban Taxpayer-Funded Oil Portraits First

The Huffington Post | Maxwell Tani | Posted 01.31.2015 | Home

Someone get Chuck Hagel a frame for his government ID card. If some members of Congress get their way, that might be the only official portrait taxpay...

Kate Sheppard

Senate Energy Efficiency Bill, We Hardly Knew Ye | Kate Sheppard | Posted 12.12.2014 | Home

WASHINGTON -- A bipartisan pair of senators is making a last-ditch effort to pass a scaled-back version of their energy efficiency bill before the end...

Jennifer Bendery

Joe Manchin Joins Democrats Opposed To Obama Treasury Pick Antonio Weiss | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 12.11.2014 | Home

WASHINGTON -- Another Democrat is adding his name to a small but growing list of senators opposed to President Barack Obama's nominee for a top Treasu...

The Democrats' Midterm Message Problem

Bob Burnett | Posted 01.14.2015 | Home
Bob Burnett

There's a rough consensus about why Democrats were pulverized in the midterm elections: losing Democratic candidates didn't have a succinct positive message. To understand this problem, it's informative to dissect the campaigns of three incumbent Democratic senators.

Laura Bassett

Gillibrand: Democrats Did Not Talk Too Much About 'Women's Issues' | Laura Bassett | Posted 11.12.2014 | Home

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) insisted Wednesday that Democrats didn't run too hard on so-called "women's issues" during the midterms...

Friday Talking Points -- A Democratic Economic Platform for Next Time

Chris Weigant | Posted 01.07.2015 | Home
Chris Weigant

Republicans in Congress just won a smashing electoral success by essentially doing nothing but mercilessly block Obama's agenda. That, to put it another way, is a winning formula for them with their base voters.