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Committee on Financial Services Finds Need for Transparency, Improvement in Large Banks’ Diversity Practices

The U.S. House Committee on Financial Services under congresswoman Maxine Waters issued a report this month that summarizes the Committee’s review of the diversity and inclusion practices in the U.S.’s largest banks. It found that although banks and other financial services firms tout their diversity and inclusion policies, the sector…

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Houston Police Chief Blames Republicans Mitch McConnell, Ted Cruz and John Cornyn for ‘Boyfriend Loophole’ Allowing for Officer Shooting Death

Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo addressed the press outside of the medical examiner’s office Monday, suggesting Sgt. Christopher Brewster would not have been killed in the line of duty Saturday if not for the “boyfriend loophole” — a gap in gun legislation that allows domestic violence offenders whose victims are…

GOP Blocks LGBT Rights Amendment Days After Orlando Shooting

A proposal that would protect LGBT employees from discrimination by federal contractors was rejected by House Republican leaders just days after GOP members publicly pledged their “support” for the LGBT community. For the third time, openly gay Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney (D-N.Y.) proposed the amendment, attached to a Defense Department…

GOP Refuses to Deny Guns to Suspected Terrorists, Hate Crime Convicts

One day after a twice-suspected terrorist killed 49 people at a nightclub in Orlando, Republican House Speaker Paul Ryan on Monday refused to allow any discussion calling for legislation barring suspected terrorists and individuals convicted of hate crimes from buying guns. Ryan’s refusal to even allow discussion on the House…