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This week, all eyes are on Michigan as voters cast ballots in the Democratic presidential primary. With Detroit’s substantial African American voting bloc, it’s critical that candidates vying for the White House explain how they will advance racial justice, tackle persistent health and economic disparities, and strengthen the financial security of Black families here and across the country.
If you live in any of the above mentioned states it is crucial you reach out to your Member of Congress (additional details below). Your action is needed to maintain these funding prohibitions. Without these important language prohitibitions added in Sec 437 & SEC 438, farmers will be required to submit reports to the government estimating their greenhouse gas emissions (GHG).
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Andrew Wheeler was questioned Wednesday on his decision to not seek reimbursement from his predecessor Scott Pruitt for nearly $124,000 in expenses an internal watchdog deemed “excessive.” Wheeler said he did not know whether the EPA had the authority to recover the money from Pruitt during a House Appropriations Committee hearing in response
U.S. Senator Gary Peters (MI) and Congressman Dan Kildee (MI-05) each issued press releases on Feb. 27, announcing that the Air Force (AF) will allocate $13.5 million toward per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) remediation efforts around the former Wurtsmith Air Force Base (WAFB) in Oscoda.
For the second year in a row, a number of Democratic congresswomen decided to wear white while attending the State of the Union address. The choice of outfit was intended for the celebration of the centennial of the 19th Amendment, which gave women the right to vote after its 1920 ratification.
Strong, collaborative relationships between stakeholders are the cornerstone of Minnesota's efforts to expand broadband access. West Virginia has promoted broadband expansion by examining and eliminating barriers to deployment. Colorado has made a significant investment in broadband planning at the regional level.
For the second yr in a row, Democratic girls lawmakers — together with Home Speaker Nancy Pelosi — wore white Tuesday evening to President Trump’s State of the Union handle. The hassle was organized by the Democratic Women’s Caucus as a nod to the suffrage motion of the early 20th century that culminated with the ratification of the 19th modification, granting girls the proper to vote.
U.S. Rep. Debbie Dingell (D-Dearborn) assailed President Donald Trump’s U.S. EPA chief on Thursday over the agency’s failure to set a national drinking water standard for harmful contaminants known as PFAS.
Democratic FCC commissioner Geoffrey Starks and Democratic Federal Trade commissioner Rebecca Kelly Slaughter will team up for a March hearing on 5G, Big Data, privacy, AI and their impact on civil rights and marginalized communities. Both commissioners are minority members of their respective Republican majority commissions. The March 16 hearing will be March 16 in Detroit and feature Rep.
Lynching is not considered a hate crime under federal law, but that’s expected to change soon. The U.S. House voted 410-4 on Wednesday to approve a bill called the Emmett Till Antilynching Act. The bill would specifically list lynching as a hate crime, which is identified as a crime that targets people based on their race or other specific characteristics.