Friday, February 21, 2020
"This will not only save the program, which is dangerously close to going bankrupt; It will save our aid for the people who need it most."
Last week, Shalala joined more than 180 other House Democrats to back U.S. Rep. John Larson’s ,D-Ct.,  “America’s Call to Improve Opportunities Now (ACTION) for National Service Act” and President John F. Kennedy’s establishment of the Peace Corps was front and center.
Six months into his second term in the U.S. House, U.S. Rep. Darren Soto, D-Fla., is starting to prove himself a force in the Democratic majority as his proposal allowing Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients, better known as “DREAMers,” to work for the federal government and more than 55 proposals in the federal minibus.
“Through the RFS, the government created and subsidized a false market for ethanol fuels that is hurting Americans."
On Wednesday night, Dunn was able to successfully amend the Financial Services and General Government Appropriations Act which passed the U.S. House this week. Dunn was able to amend the act to include $1 million “to be used to prioritize tax counseling services for victims of recent natural disasters.”
While, the Small Business Administration (SBA) launched a “Boots to Business” program in 2013 with “which the SBA advises veterans, current active military personnel, spouses, and dependents on how to start their own small businesses,” Scheider’s and Spano’s bill would fully authorize the program.
From his perch as the chairman of the U.S. Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship, this week, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., paired up with U.S. Sen. Maria Cantwell, D-Wash., brought out the “Women and Minority Equity Investment Act.”
The stage was crowded on Thursday night in the second and final round of the Democratic debates in Miami. While it was tough for the candidates to get that coveted screen time, here is a look at some winners and losers from the second night for the 20 Democrats trying to take down President Donald Trump.
A recent Hill-HarrisX survey of registered voters looks at what voters think on issues ranging from military spending to education and infrastructure. Voters from both sides of the aisle support increasing federal spending on healthcare, infrastructure, Social Security, Medicare, veterans benefits and education.
Murphy was able to get her proposal for $1.75 million for the NOAA to oversee the economic impact toxic algae has on Florida and the nation. This marks the first time since 2006 that such a study has been conducted.