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New York lawmakers strip Gov. Cuomo of emergency Covid powers as sexual harassment, death data scandals roil state

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here New York state lawmakers on Friday approved a bill that would significantly strip embattled Gov. Andrew Cuomo of temporary emergency powers that he was granted last year to deal with the Covid-19 pandemic. The state Assembly passed the bill by......

Reinstate Trump’s national emergency at the border, GOP lawmakers tell Biden

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here A group of more than two dozen Republican lawmakers are uniting to urge President Biden to re-declare a national emergency as migrant numbers surge and threaten to overwhelm facilities. A letter sent to the White House on Friday implored......

British Law Highlights Parental Leave for Lawmakers

New York Times
Measures that grant workers paid time off when they become parents have not always benefited the lawmakers who have created the rules. In Britain this week, Parliament updated the law so that senior government officials could take paid maternity leave without needing to resign their posts. Only a few countries,......

Senator wants New Jersey lawmakers to curb Murphy’s emergency powers

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here A state senator wants New Jersey lawmakers to follow New York lawmakers’ lead and curb Gov. Phil Murphy’s emergency powers amid the COVID-19 pandemic. On Tuesday afternoon, New York lawmakers announced a deal to end Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s emergency......

Biden to meet with U.S. lawmakers on infrastructure push

Reuters
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Joe Biden will meet Thursday with a bipartisan group of lawmakers on the White House’s planned push for a massive jump in spending on projects to restore crumbling infrastructure. FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Joe Biden and U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris attend a meeting with bipartisan......

Internal review of Capitol security recommendations being shared with lawmakers

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here The recommendations include those first reported by CNN last week, such as adding more than 1,000 US Capitol police officers to help protect lawmakers while they are in Washington, DC, and back in their home states and installing retractable......

Senator Sheldon Whitehouse says it’s “not tolerable” for the FBI to avoid questions from lawmakers

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Senator Sheldon Whitehouse on Wednesday criticized the FBI for a lack of transparency with Congress, saying “it’s not tolerable” to have an agency that isn’t answering lawmakers’ questions about its actions. His comments come a day after he slammed......

Wyoming lawmakers unveil hate crimes legislation

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Joseph Choi Wyoming lawmakers introduced a bill on Tuesday that seeks to define and ban bias‑motivated crimes, as the state remains one of three without hate-crime legislation. The legislation, HB0218, would make someone guilty of committing a hate crime if they......

Oregon housing advocates, state lawmakers revisit no-cause evictions ban

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Thousands of Oregonian renters could be at risk of finding eviction notices on their doors by this summer. A February report by Portland State University’s Homeless Research & Action Collaborative estimates up to 89,000 Oregon households could be at......

Michigan lawmakers slam

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Michigan National Guardsmen tasked with continuing to protect the U.S. Capitol have said they’re being provided food that’s “badly undercooked, raw, moldy, and even filled with metal shavings,” according to a letter from the state’s House delegation obtained by......

Democratic lawmakers divided on $15 minimum wage

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here A number of House Democrats have urged the Biden administration to overrule the Senate parliamentarian’s decision that a $15 minimum wage provision cannot be included in the latest COVID relief package if it is to pass through the budget......

New York lawmakers, advocates dismayed by Cuomo administration’s proposal to cut Medicaid reimbursements

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here While the COVID-19 nursing home scandal that has plagued the Cuomo administration drew a lot of attention at Thursday’s legislative budget hearing, New York state lawmakers still had time to pepper administration officials on what’s being proposed for the......

170 U.S. lawmakers urge Biden administration to push Turkey on rights

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FILE PHOTO: Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan arrives for a meeting with EU Council President Charles Michel in Brussels, Belgium March 9, 2020. REUTERS/Francois Lenoir WASHINGTON (Reuters) – One hundred seventy members of the U.S. House of Representatives signed a bipartisan letter sent to Secretary of State Antony Blinken urging President......

Trump calls out GOP lawmakers who voted to impeach or convict him in CPAC speech

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here In his first speech since leaving office, former President Trump made clear that he’s not done with the Republican Party. Ed O’Keefe reports on the former president’s vision and his criticisms of the Biden administration. Source link To Return......

Outrage grows as attacks against Asian Americans continue to increase

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Activists and lawmakers say they are outraged by the rash of recent attacks against Asian Americans, and lack of attention the attacks have received. More than 3,000 hate crimes against Asian Americans have been reported since the pandemic began......

Proud Boys leader has no sympathy for lawmakers targeted by Capitol riot

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here  ”I’m not gonna cry about people who don’t give a crap about their constituents. I’m not going to sympathize with them,” Enrique Tarrio says.   More than a dozen people affiliated with the often violent, far-right  “Western Chauvinist” group have been charged for their roles in the insurrection,......

Arizona lawmakers move to increase unemployment benefits

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Arizona Republicans are moving forward with legislation to increase the state’s unemployment benefits payouts but with several reforms they say would root out fraud and incentivize a return to the workforce. An amended Senate Bill 1411, sponsored by Senate......

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