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Lucille Roybal Allard

Republicans' Homeland Insecurity

Rep. Nita Lowey | Posted 04.28.2015 | Politics
Rep. Nita Lowey

The Republican majority's Homeland Security shutdown is a staggering display of legislative incompetence, which could have concrete and severe impacts for New York City and its surrounding areas.

Longtime California Democrat Re-elected To Congress

The Huffington Post | Posted 11.05.2014 | Politics

Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard (D-Calif.) won her re-election bid on Tuesday, besting fellow Democrat David Sanchez. Roybal-Allard, who represents Cal...

Elise Foley

Democrats Call For Lawyers For Kids Crossing The Border | Elise Foley | Posted 06.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A group of House Democrats announced a bill on Monday that would prevent minors and people with mental disabilities from facing immigrat...

Iran Threat Reduction Act Actually Enhances Threat of War

Stephen Zunes | Posted 01.14.2012 | World
Stephen Zunes

Never in the history of this country has Congress ever restricted the right of the White House or State Department to meet with representatives of a foreign state, even in wartime. If this measure passes, it will establish a dangerous precedent.

Christina Wilkie

With Child Labor Bill, Eva Longoria the Latest Hispanic Actor to Lobby Congress | Christina Wilkie | Posted 08.16.2011 | Politics

It’s amazing what an A-list celebrity can do to a well-meaning child labor bill. On Thursday, Eva Longoria hit Capitol Hill, where she injected a...

Elise Foley

DHS To Review Secure Communities Enforcement Program In August | Elise Foley | Posted 08.10.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Department of Homeland Security announced this week it will conduct an internal review of its Secure Communities program this August...

DREAM Act Makes History in House, Given New Life in Senate

Frank Sharry | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Frank Sharry

Harry Reid just positioned DREAM to give it the best chance possible to cross the finish line. Now, we just need a handful of Republican Senators to step up to the plate and turn this historic, bipartisan House victory into law.

Kennedy, Menendez And Gillibrand Introduce Bills To Stop Immigrant Detainee Abuse

The Washington Independent | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Sens. Robert Menendez (D-N.J.), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.), and Edward Kennedy (D-Mass.) on Thursday responded to a growing number of reports about t...