Tag: Congress


The Story Behind Juneteenth And How It Became A US Federal Holiday

On Monday, Americans will celebrate Juneteenth, marking the day when the last enslaved people in the United States learned they were free. For generations, Black Americans have recognized the end of one of the darkest chapters in U.S. history with joy in the form of parades, street festivals, musical performances, or cookouts. The U.S. government was slow to embrace the […]


Biden Applauds Congress For Passage Of Aid Package

U.S. President Joe Biden has applauded Congress for passing a nearly $40bn military and humanitarian assistance package for Kyiv, saying it sends “a clear bipartisan message to the world that the US stands with Ukraine”. The bill, previously passed by the House of Representatives, passed in the Senate by an overwhelming 86-to-11 vote. “This package will allow us to send […]


Eleven Republican Senators Voted No To Aid Package For Ukraine

U.S. President Joe Biden has commended Congress for passing a nearly $40bn military and humanitarian assistance package for Kyiv, saying it sends “a clear bipartisan message to the world that the U.S. stands with Ukraine.” However, some Republicans have argued that the U.S. currently has too many domestic issues to contend with and is currently not in a position to […]


US Congress: Rashida Tlaib Introduces Nakba Resolution

Congresswoman says measure aims to recognize forced displacement of Palestinians during establishment of Israeli state. Washington, DC – US Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib has said she introduced a resolution to recognize the Palestinian Nakba, a term used to describe the forced displacement of hundreds of thousands of Palestinians in the lead-up to the establishment of the state of Israel in 1948. Tlaib said […]


Biden Seeks $33 Billion In New Ukraine Aid

U.S. President Joe Biden asked Congress Thursday to approve $33 billion in additional aid for Ukraine to help it resist invading Russian forces over the next five months. The House overwhelmingly passed legislation aimed at removing obstacles that slow the delivery of military assistance. Those two developments would allow the U.S. to significantly ramp up both the quantity and speed […]


Yellen Warns Congress Of “Irreparable Harm”

Raise the debt ceiling or suffer the risk of ‘irreparable harm’ Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen said in a letter late last week. She urged congressional leaders to raise the federal debt limit as soon as possible or risk “irreparable harm to the U.S. economy and the livelihoods of all Americans.” In the letter, Yellen warned that the Treasury Department is […]


A Divided Congress On Israel Vs. Hamas

Since the eruption of the latest fight between Israel and Hamas and the death of over 200 people with most on the Palestinian side along with massive destruction of properties, world leaders have been appealing for a cease-fire. Meanwhile, in the U.S. there has been a divided a call on the opposite side of aisle in Congress. Senate Minority Leader […]


Can Biden Ignore The Republicans To Deliver The People’s Agenda?

President Joe Biden is proving to be a new and different President, not only in rhetoric but also in action. He ignored the Republicans posture to push through his American Rescue Plan, putting $1.9 trillion in the economy, which included $1,400 stimulus checks, extended unemployment, a vaccine rollout, continuing eviction, foreclosure moratoriums, and increasing the Child Tax Credit among other […]


John Ratcliffe Says No To Spy Chief Position

U.S. President Donald Trump has announced that his pick for director of national intelligence, Representative John Ratcliffe, has decided to remain in Congress and has withdrawn his name from consideration. “Our great Republican Congressman John Ratcliffe is being treated very unfairly by the LameStream Media,” Trump said of Ratcliffe. “Rather than going through months of slander and libel, I explained […]


New Year’s Tax Resolutions You Should Have In Mind For 2019

The 2018 tax overhaul impacted significant modifications to the code, such as limiting the deduction for state and local taxes, culminating in an ultimate expansion of tax credit even for children under the age of 17. Employers and pension payers lower their withholding for 2019, allowing taxpayers to get the benefits of lower rates instantly. But in as much as […]