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James Wallner: Speaking Up for the Filibuster

Former President Barack Obama recently referred to the practice as a relic of the Jim Crow era to make abolishing it easier. Speaking at the funeral of U.S. Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., Obama called on the Senate to honor the civil rights icon and former congressman by ending the filibuster, if necessary, to pass legislation like the John Lewis Voting Rights Act.

Donald Trump Signs Marco Rubio’s, Frederica Wilson’s Bill Creating Commission on the Social Status...

During their time as state legislators in Tallahassee, Rubio and Wilson worked on a similar proposal to create the Florida Council on the Social Status of Black Men and Boys.

Brian Mast Urges VA to End Limits on People Attending Funerals for Veterans

Under current policy, any cemetery managed by the VA may restrict the number of attendees for a veteran’s committal service to 10 people.

Darren Soto Takes to House Floor to Champion Rubio’s, Wilson’s Social Status of Black...

The bill, which was introduced by U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., and U.S. Rep. Frederica Wilson, D-Fla., will establish a 19-member commission examining the social disparities that disproportionately affect black males in America.
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Marco Rubio’s, Frederica Wilson’s Proposed Commission on the Social Status of Black Men and...

In July 2019, Rubio teamed up with U.S. Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J., and U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., on the proposal to create the commission which would be under the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights’ Office and “would recommend policies to improve current government programs.”  The new commission will have 19 members which “will include congressional lawmakers, executive branch appointees, issue experts, activists, and other stakeholders who will examine social disparities affecting black men and boys in America.” The new commission will offer recommendations to Congress and the federal government. 

Debbie Wasserman Schultz, Congressional Caucus on Black-Jewish Relations Condemn Hanukkah Attacks

U.S. House members from both sides of the aisle who lead the Congressional Caucus on Black-Jewish Relations, including a congresswoman from Florida, weighed in on the recent attacks made at a rabbi’s home in Monsey, New York. 

Black Lives Matter Leader Rips Into Democrats Like AOC and Joe Biden

Newsome said Democrats are failing in their attempts to reach out to Black Lives Matter members and minorities in general--and insulting people in the process.