Tag: Senate

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…

Jeff Sessions Confirmed as Next U.S. Attorney General

In a 52-47 vote late Wednesday, largely along party lines, the U.S. Senate confirmed Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions as the nation’s next attorney general. Despite strong opposition from lawmakers, citizens and civil rights groups across the spectrum from the NAACP to the HRC and ACLU Sessions will lead the U.S….