Bowman Unveils Bill to Allow Biden to Identify Profiteering and Regulate Prices

Amid soaring inflation and record corporate profits, progressive Rep. Jamaal Bowman (D-New York) unveiled a bill on Thursday aimed at combating the increasing costs for expenses ranging from housing to gas. The Emergency Price Stabilization Act would create a sub-task force within the White House to monitor price raises and corporate profiteering, potentially making recommendations to the president to regulate and moderate prices in food, energy, housing, health care and transportation. The group would have subpoena power over corporations’ financial records in order to determine if companies are raising prices for profit or out of necessity. “From impossible rents and…

WATCH: Why don’t Israelis ever hear about Republican antisemitism?

WATCH: Why don’t Israelis ever hear about Republican antisemitism? A Republican lawmaker can call for teaching ‘both sides’ of the Holocaust, yet Israeli anchors will still direct their rage at Democrats critical of Israel. The post WATCH: Why don’t Israelis ever hear about Republican antisemitism? appeared first on +972 Magazine. Source / Read More: WATCH: Why don’t Israelis ever hear about Republican antisemitism?

AOC Calls Out 195 House Republicans Who Voted Against Access to Contraception

After the House passed a bill to protect contraception access across the country with only eight Republican votes on Thursday, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-New York) criticized the GOP, saying that the vote is proof of how far right the party has moved. The vast majority of the Republican caucus – 195 members – voted against passing the bill, which would bar states from implementing laws restricting access to contraceptives like IUDs, birth control pills and Plan B, the emergency contraceptive. Ocasio-Cortez wrote after the vote that the bill was “not a ‘gotcha’ bill with a bunch of stuff,” but “was…

Ocasio-Cortez Says Manchin Has Lost All Credibility on Climate

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-New York) had harsh words for right-wing Sen. Joe Manchin (D-West Virginia) on Tuesday after the coal-funded multimillionaire announced last week that he would oppose congressional action on climate, likely locking U.S. greenhouse gas emissions for at least the next few years, if not decades. “Manchin has paused all action for the United States to act on climate for the last four years, so I don’t think he has any authority to speak on climate for the rest of our term here,” Ocasio-Cortez told The Independent. She also said that President Joe Biden should declare an emergency…

House Staffers in 8 Offices File to Form First-Ever Congressional Unions

Congressional staffers working in eight House offices have filed petitions to form Congress’s first-ever unions after being granted the right to do so in the spring. House representatives voted to allow their staffers to unionize in a party line vote of 217 to 202 in May. The resolution, introduced by Rep. Andy Levin (D-Michigan), activated decades-old legislation that allowed workers to unionize but that required a separate vote explicitly endorsing the practice. After the legislation was published in the Congressional Record, there was a 60-day probationary period, which the Congressional Workers Union said ended on Monday, meaning that the workers…

AOC Calls for Congress to Strip Supreme Court of Its Ability to Rule on Abortion

As stories of the vast amounts of suffering caused by abortion bans are piling up, a group of House Democrats is calling on congressional leaders to support a push to strip the Supreme Court of its ability to rule on abortion — as well as marriage equality, sex and contraception — altogether. Representatives Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-New York), Mondaire Jones (D-New York) and eight others sent a letter to Democratic leaders this week, asking them to lend their support to the idea. They say that the move is crucial — not only to potentially protect abortion rights, but also to protect…

AOC Shares Guides to Abortion Access: “Your Bodily Autonomy Belongs to You.”

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-New York) shot back at right-wingers online on Monday after they criticized her for her social media posts sharing tips and information about data security and abortion access in the post-Roe v. Wade U.S. In response to questions from followers about how to safely obtain abortion medication in states that have banned the procedure, Ocasio-Cortez shared information from pro-abortion organizations like We Testify on how people may be able to circumvent abortion bans if they need to obtain an abortion. She also shared tips on how people can protect themselves digitally against abortion-related criminalization, as people seeking…

AOC and Warren Advocate Opening Abortion Clinics on Federal Land in Red States

Under pressure to respond forcefully to the Supreme Court’s decision to strike down Roe v. Wade, Vice President Kamala Harris on Monday said the White House is not currently discussing the idea of using federal property to ensure access to abortion services for those living in states that have banned or are moving to ban the procedure. Asked specifically about the proposal during an interview with CNN’s Dana Bash, Harris initially dodged the question, saying the Biden administration is looking to “do everything we can to empower women to not only seek but to receive the care where it is…

Video Reveals Man in GOP Congressman’s Capitol Tour Threatened to “Take Out” AOC

The House select committee investigating the breach of the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021, released evidence Wednesday showcasing how at least one individual who took part in a Republican congressman’s tour of the building on the day prior to the attack was also part of the violent mob of Trump loyalists who marched to the Capitol. The evidence appears to directly contradict claims by Rep. Barry Loudermilk (R-Georgia), who said last month that his tour group did not include any violent members of the January 6 mob. It also lends credence to notions put forth by the committee that…

California: Speak Up for Student Privacy

There has been a 500% increase in the use of remote proctoring tools during the pandemic. EFF is proud to sponsor S.B. 1172, the Student Test Taker Privacy Protection Act (STTPPA), a first-of-its-kind piece of legislation authored by Sen. Dr. Richard Pan, to place limits on what they collect and provide students the right to their day in court for privacy violations.

“This Is About Blood Money”: AOC Slams GOP for Compliance With Gun Lobby

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-New York) ripped into Republicans and the massively profitable gun industry for their roles in the gun violence epidemic that’s running rampant across the U.S. in a fiery speech on Wednesday. During a House Oversight Committee hearing that featured testimony from survivors of recent mass shootings in Buffalo, New York, and Uvalde, Texas, Ocasio-Cortez highlighted that gun manufacturers and lobbyists from organizations like the National Rifle Association (NRA) spend millions lobbying to keep the gun industry profitable — lobbying efforts that are highly successful in coaxing right-wing lawmakers to keep gun laws lax. Gun violence isn’t just…

AOC Tells Boebert to “Just Quit” After Tweet Rejecting Solutions to Gun Violence

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-New York) castigated far right Republican Rep. Lauren Boebert (Colorado) on Wednesday after Boebert took to Twitter to preemptively reject any legislative attempts at reducing gun violence that will emerge from Congress after Tuesday’s horrific shooting in Uvalde, Texas. As Democrats in Congress began discussing legislation to address the epidemic of mass shootings in the U.S., begging their colleagues to put partisan politics aside, Boebert dismissed the issue offhand. “You cannot legislate away evil,” she wrote, implying that the root of gun violence could never be addressed despite the fact that many other countries have largely been…

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