House Democrats approve $3.5 trillion budget without GOP support

U.S. 08/25/21, 00:21

U.S. Congress approved framework for a $3.5 trillion budget bill and $1 trillion infrastructure plan with no House Republican votes on Aug. 24. In a party-line decision 220 Democrats voted for the Path Forward for Build Back Better Act and Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill, and 212 GOP House members opposed it. CNBC reported ...

Texas House Dem arrested in voting rights protest

Washington 07/31/21, 03:10

Texas Democratic Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee was arrested Thursday, July 29, while participating in a voting protest in Washington. Lee headed a march of Black voting rights activists outside a Senate Hart Building to protest the passing of Democrats-backed legislation on voting rights, For the People Act. The bills passed the House ...

Black Caucus Chair, Joyce Beatty arrested during protest in Capitol complex

D.C. 07/17/21, 00:25

Congressional Black Caucus Chair Joyce Beatty (D-Ohio) was arrested after leading a group of pro-voting rights demonstrators into the Hart Senate Office Building on Thursday afternoon on July 15. “Today, I stood in solidarity with Black women across the country in defense of our constitutional right to vote,” Beatty said in ...

Trump pessimistic of America’s future if election integrity is not maintained

U.S. 06/13/21, 16:26

In an email to his supporters, former President Donald Trump stressed the importance of addressing “voting irregularities and fraud” or America’s future would be compromised. “The Department of Justice (DOJ) is adding more people onto its roles in order to fight against efforts to limit voting and, I assume, other illegal ...

Council of Europe to discuss Russia’s voting rights

Europe 05/17/19, 02:03

The Council of Europe has gathered for a ministerial meeting that could restore Russia's voting rights in the continent's main human rights watchdog.The council suspended Russia's voting rights after it annexed Ukraine's Crimean peninsula in 2014 in a move that Ukraine and almost all of the world views as illegal. ...

Felon voting bill goes to Florida governor amid outcry

U.S. 05/03/19, 18:53

Florida felons will have to pay court-ordered financial obligations if they want their voting rights restored under a bill sent to Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis on Friday that would implement a voter-approved constitutional amendment. The bill, though, caused outrage among Democrats who say Republicans are adding hurdles that don't reflect the ...

Florida Senate passes bill allowing felon voting rights

U.S. 05/02/19, 18:51

Most Florida felons will have their voting rights restored under a bill the Senate passed to implement a constitutional amendment approved by voters.The bill passed Thursday on a 22-17 vote and now goes back to the House.Voters approved a constitutional amendment in November that restored voting rights for felons who ...

Protesters disrupt House session over sanctuary cities bill

U.S. 05/01/19, 15:28

A loud group of chanting protesters disrupted a Florida House session over proposals to ban sanctuary cities for immigrants, limit felon voting rights and other controversial bills.Chanting slogans such as "stand up fight back" and displaying banners that read "strong hearts fight back," about two dozen people brought debate in ...

Would Giving Felons The Right To Vote Make Them A Political Force?

Politics 04/29/19, 15:10

Bernie Sanders attracted controversy when he said he’d give the most gruesome felons in the country, including Boston bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the right to vote while in prison.  Many prisons, like the U.S. Penitentiary Administrative Maximum Facility in Florence, Colorado, house hundreds of prisoners and are located in rural towns across ...

New Hampshire Democrats push 2020 hopefuls on voting rights

Politics 04/28/19, 07:54

New Hampshire Democrats are looking for help from their party's presidential candidates in overturning a law they claim will make it harder for some college students to vote. At campaign events across the state, White House hopefuls are being pressed to speak out against the 2018 law. It subjects college students ...

Florida House passes bill allowing ex-felon voting rights

U.S. 04/24/19, 17:41

Legislation to restore voting rights to convicted felons except murderers and felony sex offenders has passed the Florida House. The Republican-dominated House voted 71-45 Wednesday for the bill that would implement a constitutional amendment approved by voters last November. The main issue is whether legislation is needed at all, and whether ...

2020 Democrats confronting debate over letting felons vote

2022 Campaign 04/24/19, 11:14

Democratic presidential contenders are facing a new debate over whether criminals in prison, even notorious ones like the Boston Marathon bomber, should be able to win back their right to vote. Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders says they should and that voting is "inherent to our democracy — yes, even for terrible ...

Florida House closer to passing felon voting rights bill

U.S. 04/23/19, 20:20

Legislation that would restore voting rights to convicted felons except murderers and felony sex offenders is another step closer to passage in the Florida House. Lawmakers debated a measure into the night Tuesday that would implement a constitutional amendment approved by voters last November. The main issue is whether legislation is ...

Tribes denounce North Dakota ID law in congressional hearing

Politics 04/16/19, 16:02

Native American voters face poor access to polling sites, discrimination by poll workers and unfair identification requirements, tribal leaders told members of Congress who traveled Tuesday to a reservation in North Dakota where voting rights were a key issue in last year's U.S. Senate race. A House elections subcommittee's meeting at ...

Political spending by Abrams’ nonprofit could pose problems

Politics 03/20/19, 15:10

In a matter of months, Stacey Abrams has gone from losing the Georgia governor's race to being a heavily recruited Democratic star, urged to run for Senate and mentioned as a possible presidential contender. It's a dramatic rise often fueled by the promotional spending of Fair Fight Action, a nonprofit she ...

Trump responds Democrats on voting age and Electoral College

Politics 03/20/19, 04:51

President Donald Trump on Tuesday, March 19, said that Democrats are becoming 'strange' when they try to lower the voting age and abolish the Electoral College, in order to run for the 2020 election. The president wrote on Twitter, "The Democrats are getting very “strange.” They now want to change the ...

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