Posts Tagged ‘lawmakers’

California Jewish Caucus Joins Lawmakers to Promote Slate of Hate Crime Bills

The California State Capitol Building. Photo: Wikimedia Commons. JNS.org– Members of the California Legislative Jewish Caucus joined a coalition of state lawmakers on the Capitol steps in Sacramento on Monday in support of legislation aimed at combating hate crimes and hate-motivated violence against minority groups. The Jewish Caucus advocated for three bills and one policy proposal […]

Tennessee Lawmakers Introduce Bill Allowing Fathers to Block Abortions

Tennessee lawmakers introduced a bill on Friday that would allow the father of an unborn child to block a woman from aborting the couple’s child. State Sen. Mark Pody (R) introduced SBO494 in the Senate and Rep. Jerry Sexton (R) presented a companion measure, HB1079, in the Tennessee House. The new law would allow “a person to […]

Venezuelan lawmakers back expulsion of EU ambassador after Brussels slaps sanctions on Caracas officials

Venezuela’s National Assembly has backed a move to kick the EU’s ambassador to Caracas out of the county and rejected Brussel’s decision to sanction 19 Venezuelan officials for “undermining democracy” and human rights abuses. “I vote with both hands for the European Union representative to be declared persona non grata,” Assembly Speaker Jorge Rodriguez said […]

Iranian Lawmakers Criticize Tehran’s Deal With IAEA on Snap Inspections

Iranian lawmakers attend the opening ceremony of Iran’s 11th parliament, practicing social distancing as the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues, in Tehran, Iran, May 27, 2020. WANA (West Asia News Agency) via REUTERS Iranian lawmakers protested on Monday against Tehran’s decision to permit “necessary” monitoring by the UB nuclear watchdog for up to three months, saying the […]

New York Lawmakers Start Impeachment Process Against Draconian Democrat Andrew Cuomo

New York lawmakers on Thursday began the impeachment process against Democratic Governor Andrew Cuomo. Assembly Republicans announced a resolution to create an impeachment commission, the first crucial step in the process of impeaching and ousting Cuomo. The announcement comes just 24 hours after New York Senate Democrats moved on Wednesday to strip Governor Andrew Cuomo of […]

Florida lawmakers introduce several bills to address fair policing

Legislative goals: The caucus has filed legislation that would maintain a police misconduct registry and penalize those who make false criminal accusations — dubbed the “Amy Cooper law.” They have also crafted bills aimed at reviewing policies such as police “Bill of Rights,” the use of no-knock warrants, and standards for using body cameras. “We […]

British lawmakers call to prevent Palestinians’ eviction by settler groups

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Rights groups, lawmakers urge reversal of Trump’s sanctions reprieve for Israeli mining tycoon

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Arkansas Lawmakers Consider Bill to Mandate Holocaust Education in Public Schools

The state capitol of Arkansas. Photo: Wikimedia Commons. JNS.org – Lawmakers in Arkansas have introduced a bill that would mandate Holocaust education to be taught in all public schools starting with the 2021-22 school year. The move comes a few months after a report by the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany found that […]

Democrat Lawmakers Introduce Bill for Nationwide Mail-in Voting: Necessary to ‘Make Real Progress’

Two Democrat lawmakers introduced a bill on Thursday, dubbed the “Vote at Home Act,” to expand “Oregon-style” mail-in voting nationwide, contending that the move is necessary to “make real progress” in the country. The bill, introduced by Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR) and Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-OR), is designed to “fight voter suppression” as detailed by Wyden’s […]

Democrat Lawmakers Call for Recurring Stimulus Payments in Coronavirus Relief Bill, Illegal Immigrants Included

Dozens of House lawmakers, led by Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN), are calling for future coronavirus relief measures to include recurring stimulus payments that extend to those who have Individual Taxpayer Identification Numbers (ITIN), which includes illegal immigrants. In a Thursday letter to President Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris, the lawmakers said they are “appreciative” […]

California lawmakers confirm Weber as secretary of state

Gov. Gavin Newsom appointed Weber to fill the job left vacant by former Secretary of State Alex Padilla’s ascension to the U.S. Senate. Newsom also chose Padilla to fill the U.S. Senate seat formerly held by Vice President Kamala Harris. Weber, 72, led the California Legislative Black Caucus in the last two-year session, during which […]

Honduran Lawmakers Vote to Lock in Bans on Abortion, Same-Sex ‘Marriage’

Photo Credit: Jarin Dominguez/Unsplash TEGUCIGALPA (Reuters) — Members of the Honduran Congress voted on Thursday to amend the Constitution, making it much harder to reverse existing hard-line bans on abortion and same-sex “marriage,” as lawmakers double down on socially conservative priorities. Lawmakers voted to require a three-quarters super-majority to change a constitutional article that gives an […]

Democratic lawmakers slam Israel for not vaccinating Palestinians in occupied West Bank

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Indiana Lawmakers File Bill Ending Regulation of Abortion in State, Outlawing It Completely

Photo Credit: Sharon McCutcheon/Unsplash INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — For the fifth year in a row, an Indiana lawmaker has proposed a bill that would declare that life begins at conception and would repeal all state statutes regulating abortion, making it consequently illegal with no exceptions. This time, Rep. Curt Nisly, R-Goshen, is joined by the newly-elected Rep. John […]

DOJ Official: No ‘Direct Evidence’ of Plot to Kidnap, Kill Lawmakers in Capitol Riot

Michael Sherwin, Acting U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia, said Friday that there is no “direct evidence” to suggest rioters planned to capture or assassinate lawmakers during last week’s deadly siege of the U.S. Capitol. “We don’t have any direct evidence of kill capture teams,” Sherwin told reporters during a press briefing. Reuters notes: The comments by Acting U.S. […]

Koch network pledges to ‘weigh heavy’ lawmakers’ actions in riots

Seidel’s statement follows months of the network working to operate more independently of the Republican Party. Billionaire Charles Koch has become increasingly dissatisfied with the tactics and policies of President Donald Trump and did not support him during his 2016 or 2020 election bids. The Koch move comes after numerous corporate PACs began suspending their […]

North Dakota Lawmakers Propose Bill Requiring Student Athletes to Compete as Birth Sex

Photo Credit: Remaztered Studio/Pixabay BISMARCK, N.D. — 10 Republican lawmakers in North Dakota have proposed a bill requiring student athletes to compete as their birth sex in order to protect fairness in sports. “The state, a political subdivision of the state, or an entity that receives public funding from the state or from a political subdivision of […]

Amazon Suspending Donations to Lawmakers Objecting to Biden’s Fraudulent Victory-ZIONIST CORPORATOCRACY RULES U.S.S.A.

12 Jan, 2021 01:57 / Updated 1 day agoGet short URL FILE PHOTOS. © Reuters / Mohamed Abd El Ghany; (inset) © Reuters / Pascal Rossignol Follow RT onAmazon’s political action committee will halt donations to lawmakers who voted to challenge the results of the 2020 election – all of them Republicans – as a series […]

Brad Schneider among House lawmakers to contract COVID during Capitol riot

Rep. Brad Schneider, a Jewish Democrat who is a leader in the House on Israel issues, said he has coronavirus and blamed maskless Republicans who sheltered with him during last week’s insurrection at the Capitol. “Last Wednesday, after narrowly escaping a violent mob incited by the President of the United States to attack the Capitol […]

Dem Rep. Bush: GOP Lawmakers Made ‘Racist Attempt’ to Overturn Election — ‘White Supremacy at Its Finest’

Representative Cori Bush (D-MO) Tuesday on MSNBC’s “All In” accused her Republican colleagues in the House of Representatives of being involved in a “racist attempt to overturn an election”  by voting to object to the electors and certify President-elect Joe Biden’s win. Bush said, “Our Republican colleagues chose to do the work, to try to […]

John Guandolo Praises MAGA Activists For Showing ‘Restraint’ By Not Executing Lawmakers During Capitol Insurrection

John Guandolo, a disgraced former FBI agent, right-wing conspiracy theorist, and anti-Islam activist, appeared on TheDove TV’s “Focus Today” program Thursday, where he lashed out at those who criticized President Donald Trump’s supporters for storming the Capitol Wednesday in an effort to prevent Congress from certifying President-elect Joe Biden’s electoral victory. Guandolo is a radical […]

‘I don’t recognize our country’: Jewish lawmakers under siege respond

It’s been a day unlike any in modern American history. As an armed mob broke into the US Capitol building, vandalizing offices and taking over the dais on the Senate floor, lawmakers have gone under lock and key. At least one person was shot and critically injured. Capitol Police evacuated Congress members who were going […]

In pictures: Guns drawn as lawmakers scramble amid US Capitol breach

Pictures from inside the US Capitol revealed unprecedented scenes of guns drawn in the House of Representatives and hand-to-hand combat with police after protesters stormed the building. The nation’s elected representatives scrambled to crouch under desks and donned gas marks, while police tried to barricade the building in one of the most jarring scenes ever […]

US Democratic lawmakers vow to investigate police after Capitol breach

WASHINGTON (AP) — US lawmakers are vowing an investigation into how law enforcement handled Wednesday’s violent breach at the Capitol, questioning whether a lack of preparedness allowed a mob to occupy and vandalize the building. US Capitol Police, who are charged with protecting Congress, turned to other law enforcement for help with the mob that […]

Mary Trump says all lawmakers backing Trump should be expelled

Mary L Trump, who gave insights on her uncle’s upbringing in her book Too Much and Never Enough, called Mr Trump supporters “seditionist” for encouraging the president in his election coup. “Every seditionist House member who supported and encouraged this attempted coup needs to be expelled,” said Mary Trump, who is also a psychologist. The […]

Pro-Trump Protesters Storm US Capitol as Lawmakers Debate Election Results

Supporters of U.S. President Donald Trump attend a rally to contest the certification of the 2020 U.S. presidential election results by the U.S. Congress, in Washington, U.S, January 6, 2021. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton Swarms of protesters stormed the US Capitol on Wednesday as they sought to force Congress to undo President Donald Trump’s election loss, temporarily […]

Rob Reiner: GOP Lawmakers Planning to Challenge Election Will Be ‘Committing Sedition and Treason’

Left-wing Hollywood director Rob Reiner is attacking Republican lawmakers who are planning on challenging the electoral college results, accusing them of committing “sedition and treason.” Rob Reiner, who has repeatedly called President Donald Trump a Russian asset during the last four years, made the accusations in a tweet on Saturday. “Every Senator and Congressperson who […]

California lawmakers remain sidelined as pandemic crisis deepens

State lawmakers last considered and passed bills in August. They have since held informational and oversight hearings, written letters to Gov. Gavin Newsom and introduced legislation to consider next year. Most spent the fall campaigning before a pivotal general election. At least 10 went to Maui afterward. Meanwhile, Newsom is calling the shots through executive […]

Over 900 lawmakers protest Chinese persecution of Falun Gong

921 lawmakers and political figures ranging across 35 countries signed a statement condemning the Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP) persecution of Falun Gong to mark Human Rights Day on December 10. While the signatures were first gathered in June 2020, the “systematic and brutal campaign to ‘eradicate’ the spiritual discipline of Falun Gong” in China has […]

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