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Top congressional Dems praise Biden for stepping aside, decline to endorse Kamala Harris

Democratic leaders in Congress unanimously praised President Biden for abandoning his 2024 reelection campaign, but stopped short of endorsing his running mate, Vice President Kamala Harris, as his party leader to succeed Biden. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.), House Minority Leader Hakeem Jeffries (D-N.Y.) and House Speaker Emeritus Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) had been pressuring […]

More than 200 congressional staffers voice protest against Netanyahu address

House and Senate staffers signed an anonymous letter calling on Congress to protest or boycott Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s speech on Capitol Hill, citing concerns about the war in Gaza. Organized by the Congressional Progressive Staff Association, the letter was signed by 230 employees from 122 Democratic and Republican congressional offices. They emphasize that […]

Congressional Democrats introduce bill to address environmental hazards in prisons

Sen. Ed Markey (D-Mass.) and Rep. Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.) have introduced legislation that would require federal prisons to report potential environmental health risks. The bill, the Prison Environmental Sanitation Act, would require the Federal Bureau of Prisons to disclose data about the prevalence of various environmental hazards in its facilities, including information about air and […]

Finance, housing sectors ripe for AI regulation: Congressional committee

After a series of meetings with industry players, a working group of the House Financial Services Committee concluded that housing and finance are the two sectors of the economy where government regulation of artificial intelligence (AI) is most needed. The working group said the Commission should “take a leading role in overseeing the adoption of […]

Congressional stock trading is corrupt

It is corrupt that a representative or senator can use insider knowledge to make money on the stock market. It is corrupt that he or she may regularly buy or sell stocks in companies that will be directly affected by regulations, subsidies, taxes, and loopholes being created on Capitol Hill. The corruption is legal because […]

Congressional Democrats condemn political violence after reports of shots at Trump rally

Democratic congressional leaders are condemning political violence after reports of gunfire at former President Donald Trump’s rally in Pennsylvania on Saturday. “My thoughts and prayers are with former President Trump and I thank our law enforcement agencies for their decisive response. We are a democracy. Political violence of any kind cannot be tolerated,” House Minority […]

Congressional Bypass: Many Democrats elusive on Biden issue

Republican representatives and senators have for years dodged questions from congressional reporters when former President Trump said or did something outrageous, or at least made the news. “I don’t read the tweets,” was former House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.)’s famous response when a reporter grilled him about comments the former president had posted on Twitter. […]