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Green New Deal Voted Down by Senate, but Activists Aren't Deterred

Green New Deal Voted Down by Senate, but Activists Aren’t Deterred

March 26, 2019

The Senate rejected the proposal in what Democrats called a “sham vote,” but 18-year-old Jeremy Ornstein of the Sunrise Movement says that won’t stop the movement for climate action

Senate Energy Democrats Hire Former Industry Lobbyist to Lead Staff

Senate Energy Democrats Hire Former Industry Lobbyist to Lead Staff

January 24, 2019

As House Democrats grapple with demands for a Green New Deal, Senate Energy Committee Democrats hired former fracking lobbyist Sarah Venuto Perez

How US-Saudi War Turned Yemen into the Biggest Crisis on Earth

How US-Saudi War Turned Yemen into the Biggest Crisis on Earth

December 16, 2018

Medea Benjamin discusses the US-Saudi war on Yemen and attempts by peace activists and Congress to stop the conflict

Historic Senate Vote Against Trump is Big Step Toward Ending Mass Starvation and Killing in Yemen

Historic Senate Vote Against Trump is Big Step Toward Ending Mass Starvation and Killing in Yemen

December 1, 2018

Mark Weisbrot / CEPR. It was a resounding defeat for the White House and Republican Senate leadership: by a 63-37 majority, the Senate voted yesterday afternoon to advance legislation that would give President Trump 30 days to get the US military out of Saudi Arabia’s genocidal war in Yemen, unless he could get congressional authorization…

Chelsea Manning On Nazis, the Surveillance State, and Running For Senate

April 5, 2018

The whistleblower and transgender activist Chelsea Manning discusses Senator Ben Cardin, fighting Nazis without resorting to police, and making mistakes like going to an alt-right party

Legislation Fights Liens Based on Water Bills

March 31, 2018

Reverend Keith Bailey is about to lose his church because of an erroneous water bill. Two bills being considered in the Maryland Senate would prevent this from happening

Bill Prohibits Baltimore From Selling Properties for Unpaid Water Bills

March 7, 2018

Advocates say that the bill, passed unanimously by the House of Delegates, will help protect elderly minorities who are most affected by tax sales

Senate Bill to Reverse FCC’s Net Neutrality Repeal Gains Traction

January 12, 2018

As awareness of net neutrality gets more public attention, a Senate resolution that reverses the FCC’s net neutrality repeal has 45 supporters, but major obstacles remain. The fight to reinstate net neutrality is also taking place in states and courthouses. Craig Aaron of Free Press has more

Jones Wins, Bannon Loses in Alabama Special Election

December 13, 2017

Despite Far-Right former White House Chief Strategist Steve Bannon’s efforts to resurrect Roy Moore, Democrat Doug Jones pulled off a major upset in the Alabama U.S. Senate race

Wall Street Wins as Senate Blocks Consumer Protection Rule

October 25, 2017

The Senate voted 51-50 to repeal a rule that would have made it easier for consumers to sue the financial institutions that defraud them. The move is “outrageous,” says white-collar criminologist Bill Black. “It should be a national scandal, and require resignations in disgrace”