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Hundreds of Lawmakers Ask SCOTUS to Overturn Roe V Wade

A University of Michigan Law school graduate is set to submit an amicus brief to the U.S. Supreme Court arguing abortion is a states’ rights issue. A coalition of approximately 22 pro-life groups and several legislators collected signatures from more than 300 lawmakers in 35 states in support of the brief, ranging from Michigan state […]

Lawmakers Are ‘Horrified’ And Calling For Action On Prison Abuse

Above Photo: Google Earth/Illinois Department of Corrections surveillance video. Lawmakers and advocates are calling for outside oversight of the Illinois Department of Corrections after a WBEZ investigation revealed a pattern of alleged beatings by guards in an area of Western Illinois Correctional Center where there was no video camera coverage. The investigation documented nine people who separately […]

Some Democratic lawmakers condemn Silwan demolitions, but most remain silent

Israel has begun demolitions in the al-Bustan area of Silwan. Most Democratic congress members have largely ignored the destruction, but a small group of progressive House members have criticized Israel actions on Twitter with many using the #SaveSilwan hashtag. “Homes are next in Silwan, East Jerusalem. 1,500 Palestinians—including 900+ children—face displacement right now,” tweeted Illinois […]

Minnesota lawmakers pass modest police accountability bill

The Minnesota Senate approved a modest set of police accountability measures early Wednesday that’s part of a broader public safety budget bill, as the state’s divided Legislature put itself on pace to avert a partial state government shutdown. The Senate’s 45-21 vote followed a 75-59 vote in the Minnesota House on Tuesday night, and it […]

New Jersey lawmakers advance $46.4B budget minutes after making it public

It totals $1.6 billion more than the $44.8 billion spending plan Murphy proposed in February, buoyed in large part by billions of dollars in better-than-expected revenues, and more than $4 billion Democrats who control the Legislature agreed to borrow last fall. There’s also $6.2 billion the state received from the most recent federal stimulus package. […]

Maine Lawmakers Pass ‘A Gift To The Planet’

Above Photo: Ryan O’Hare, left and Connor Dobson both of South Portland High School, hold a flag of the Earth as they participated in a global strike on the lack of action on climate change Friday, March 15, 2019. The students gathered outside City Hall in Portland among other places. Shawn Patrick Ouellette/Portland Portland Press […]

Lawmakers From Other States Descend on Arizona To See Election Audit

Lawmakers from multiple states have visited the 2020 election audit in Arizona’s largest county in recent days, with more visits planned. Delegations from Pennsylvania, Georgia, and Alaska were given tours of Veterans Memorial Coliseum, where the audit is taking place in Phoenix. Michael McDonald, the Nevada Republican Party chairman, went to the venue to see […]

Ohio GOP Lawmakers Act to Protect Teachers from Being Forced to Embrace Left-wing Gender Policies

Republican lawmakers in Ohio are responding to the case of a Loudoun County Public School District teacher who was suspended after expressing that his religious convictions forbade him from referring to transgender children by pronouns that don’t refer to their biological sex. The effort to protect teachers’ rights to free speech and the free exercise […]

Illinois Lawmakers Send ‘Sexually Charged’ K-12 Sex-Ed Bill to Governor

Illinois legislators passed a bill Friday that would require K-12 public schools in the state that offer sex education to align their curriculum with the National Sex Education Standards (NSES), the creation of organizations that advocate for sex-ed consistent with abortion rights and LGBTQ inclusion. If Gov. J.B. Pritzker (D) signs the bill into law, Illinois […]

Pelosi Says Lawmakers Have To Wear Masks On House Floor Until Everyone’s Been Vaccinated

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has said that lawmakers who don’t get a covid vaccine could be prevented from having access to the House floor. She called members of Congress who have not had the jab selfish, claiming they were a danger to their colleagues. ‘It is unfortunate that a large number of people in the […]

Pelosi: Lawmakers Who Don’t Wear Masks Or Get Vaccinated Could Be Banned From House Floor

60 per cent of police and military say they will support populist Marine Le Pen in next year’s French presidential election, with the number even higher among active duty police. A survey published by the Centre for Political Research of Sciences Po (Cevipof) found that a plurality of 44 per cent of police and military […]

Utah Lawmakers Pass Resolution Against Teaching Critical Race Theory in Schools

Utah’s House and Senate Republicans passed resolutions this week against using critical race theory (CRT) in schools. “The votes capped off a dramatic day on Utah’s Capitol Hill, where some lawmakers walked off the floor in protest and conservative activists demonstrated at a news conference of Black community leaders,” Fox 13 reported Wednesday. While the […]

Florida lawmakers hand DeSantis another win with approval of gambling deal

The deal comes after a decade’s worth of acrimony and lawsuits that resulted in the tribe halting payments to the state that had been promised as part of a 2010 gambling pact between the state and the tribe. The newly approved compact, as it is also knows, promises that the tribe will pay $2.5 billion […]

European lawmakers: Palestinian terror groups committing ‘double war crimes’

Browse > Home / News / European lawmakers: Palestinian terror groups committing ‘double war crimes’ May 14, 2021 by JNS Read on for article More than 50 European lawmakers expressed solidarity with Israel while condemning Palestinian terror groups for their rocket fire on Israel and using their own populations as human shields. Flags of European […]

With Israel under fire, int’l lawmakers discuss ways to fight antisemitism

As Hamas rockets rain down on Israel and antisemitic hate continues to spread online and in communities, dozens of Jewish legislators and elected officials from around the world came together during the World Jewish Congress’ 16th Plenary Assembly. During the gathering, the first consultation in five years of the relaunched International Council of Jewish Parliamentarians […]

Praying to God could be made a crime in the UK, lawmakers threatened with legal action

Home » Europe, Religion, Suppression » Praying to God could be made a crime in the UK, lawmakers threatened with legal action     The Christian Institute in the United Kingdom revealed this week it will take legal action if lawmakers go ahead with a strategy to ban “conversation therapy” that would impact churches’ missions, […]

Turn Over Routers or Face Subpoenas, Arizona Lawmakers Tell Maricopa County

Legislators in Arizona and officials in the state’s largest county clashed anew this week over election audit subpoenas, with county officials refusing to hand over routers and claiming they do not have passwords to access administrative control functions of election machines. Arizona’s Senate told Maricopa County on Friday that it would issue subpoenas for live […]

Kansas Lawmakers Override Governor’s Gun Bill Veto, Lowering Concealed Carry Age to 18

Kansas lawmakers on Monday voted to override Gov. Laura Kelly’s veto of a gun bill, lowering the minimum concealed carry age from 21 to 18 years of age. After a short discussion, the House voted 84 to 39 to override the Democratic governor’s veto of HB 2058 that proposes to let more people carry guns […]

NY man threatened lawmakers, called Congress ‘Zionist Occupied Gov’t’

(JTA) — A New York City man who referred to Congress as a “Zionist Occupied Government” was convicted Wednesday on charges of threatening to “slaughter” lawmakers just days after the storming of the US Capitol. A federal jury in Brooklyn convicted Brendan Hunt, 37, of Queens, also known as “X-Ray Ultra,” of threatening to assault […]

NY lawmakers begin repealing Cuomo’s executive orders

“This is not about throwing caution to the wind or rejecting measures to protect public health. It is about striking a balance,” he said in floor remarks. “It is about common sense. It’s about respect for businesses and respect for New Yorkers.” Cuomo spokesperson Rich Azzopardi said the state was “in the process” of lifting […]

Trump-Supporting Indiana Lawmakers BAN Unconstitutional Vaccine Passports

Lawmakers in Indiana are set to permanently ban unconstitutional government-issued COVID-19 vaccine passports. The bill, which is headed to the governor’s desk, will mean citizens in Indiana will not be required to take the COVID-19 vaccine. You can unsubscribe any time. By subscribing you agree to our Terms of Use. Fox59.com reports: The last-minute vaccination […]

AIPAC Applauds Lawmakers for Backing Full US Aid to Israel, Without Conditions

(JNS) AIPAC applauded the overwhelming majority of members of the House of Representatives on Thursday who signed a letter urging U.S. aid to Israel to be fully funded in the federal budget without condition, contradicting a handful of prominent Democratic Party lawmakers who spoke at a virtual national conference of the left-wing, pro-Israel group J […]

US Lawmakers sign letter calling for unconditional slavery to Israel eternally

Home » North America, Politics » US Lawmakers sign letter calling for unconditional slavery to Israel eternally     Over 300 US lawmakers have urged Washington to uphold its commitment to provide “full” and “unconditional” security assistance to Israel. In defense of the US-Israel relationship, some 330 members of the House of Representatives – roughly […]

Lawmakers call on Justice Dep. to release docs to alleged Saudi role in 9/11

Was the Saudi government involved in the 9/11 terror attacks? That’s what five Republican lawmakers, among who Staten Island Rep. Nicole Malliotakis, are trying to figure out by pressing the Biden administration to publicly release FBI and CIA documents on the subject, The New York Post reported.  The five lawmakers sent a letter Wednesday to […]

U.S. lawmakers to ‘review’ Biden’s multi-billion weapons sale to UAE

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US lawmakers introduce bill to make State Dept. review PA textbooks

WASHINGTON – A bipartisan group of lawmakers reintroduced on Monday the Peace and Tolerance in Palestinian Education Act. The bill requires the Secretary of State to submit a report to Congress reviewing textbooks produced by the Palestinian Authority. Rep. Brad Sherman (D-CA) sponsored the bill along with Rep. Lee Zeldin (R-NY), Rep. Josh Gottheimer (D-NJ), Rep. Brian […]

Georgia Lawmakers Ban Coca-Cola Over ‘Woke’ Voting Law Criticism

Republican lawmakers in Georgia have officially banned Coca-Cola from state legislative offices over its criticism of Georgia’s new voting integrity rules. In a letter to Coca-Cola, eight members of the House of Representatives declared their offices Coke-free zones and demanded that the ‘woke’ company stop “intentionally” misleading the public. You can unsubscribe any time. By subscribing […]

Before second deadly Capitol attack, lawmakers criticised extra security and balked at threat warnings

The second attack on the US Capitol building in under three months was preceded by pressure from mostly Republican lawmakers to remove extra security measures put in place after the first. One Capitol police officer was killed and another injured when a man rammed his vehicle into a checkpoint outside the building on Friday. The […]

SD Gov. Noem Reacts to Lawmakers Rejection of Trans Bill Revision with Executive Orders

Following South Dakota lawmakers rejecting Gov. Kristi Noem’s request for revisions of House Bill 1217, legislation to protect women’s athletes rights under federal statute Title IX, the governor is issuing two executive orders to protect women from competing against biological men who consider themselves transgender women at the high school and collegiate level. “Only girls […]

‘We all know hate when we see it’: Dem lawmakers condemn violence against Asian Americans

“Now I know the legal bar is high because they have to find somebody who heard him say that there was an anti-Asian slur expressed at the time. … But in my mind and in the minds of many, this is an anti-Asian hate crime,” she added. Georgia Democratic Sen. Raphael Warnock said on NBC’s […]

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