Tag: Senate

McConnell, Ocasio-Cortez, men

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Calls out Mitch McConnell for Photo of Men in ‘Team Mitch” Shirts Choking and Groping Cardboard Cutout

A photo of seven young white men wearing “Team Mitch” shirts and pretending to choke a cardboard cutout of Congressmember Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez surfaced on Twitter Monday. Mitch McConnell and the men faced backlash — including from Ocasio-Cortez herself. The photo was originally shared on Instagram with the caption, “break me…

Sweeping ICE Raids Expected ‘Sometime After July Fourth’

Sweeping nationwide raids across the country’s 10 major cities to round up undocumented immigrants and deport them were delayed last week – but they’re now a looming threat once again. “Unless we do something pretty miraculous,” President Donald Trump said during a news conference after the G-20 summit in Japan, the raids…

Doug Jones Selects a Black Chief of Staff

Doug Jones, the first Alabama Democrat elected to the Senate in a quarter century, has tapped Dana Gresham to become his chief of staff.In his new role, Gresham will be the only Black chief of staff for a Democratic senator. Two Republicans in the Senate, Sens. Tim Scott (R-S.C.) and…

Sexual Harassment Prevention Training Proposed in Senate

A bipartisan effort to prevent sexual harassment on Capitol Hill hit the Senate on Tuesday. The “Senate Training on Prevention of Sexual Harassment Resolution,” or the “STOP Sexual Harassment Resolution,” was proposed by Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa). The measure would require newly elected individuals to complete a proposed training within…

Not One Woman Included in Senate Panel Crafting Healthcare Law

The 13-member working group of U.S. senators selected by Senate Republican leadership to craft legislation to repeal and replace Obamacare does not include a single woman, despite the GOP having five women among its Senate ranks, and considering the significant impact this bill would have on women. Meanwhile, people of…