114th-congress

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This country needs a Congress that works. This country needs citizens who work. This country needs a Congress and citizens who can work together using that hammer to rebuild confidence through constructive compromise and collaboration.
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These are trying times for concerned politicians and citizens alike. They are times in which the odd has become the ordinary. These are times in which the extreme has become the usual. These are times in which the virtual has become the real.
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Some of the air has begun to leak out of the Trump bubble, but the fundamental split in the GOP remains. Hillary Clinton's path to nomination narrowed after Wisconsin, spurring Bernie Sanders to greater efforts in New York, which is genuinely the Big Apple for both parties this year.
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It's hard to feel sorry for Republicans, given that they control both sides of Congress and two-thirds of state legislatures. Nonetheless, in 2015 the GOP's rank-and-file get royally conned, not once but twice.
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Grover Norquist, unknown to most Americans, is the conservative boogeyman of the progressive big-government spending liberal left who vilify his defense of the American taxpayer.
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In what has become the new normal, Congress passed major to-do list items at the last minute with little oversight, narrowly avoiding another government shutdown in the process. So of course, I'm not surprised that in return, Americans responded with a collective slow clap for those efforts.
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Without legislative remedies for pay equity, the pace of change has been glacial. Just how long will it take until we see equal pay? At this rate, it could be more than 100 years. Our nation's economy and the working families that continue to chase the American dream can't wait that long.
Environment
Parks offer Latinos a way to reconnect to something central to our culture and identity. These green spaces are ideal for family gatherings and for facilitating community connections, not unlike the plazas in towns across Latin America. In this way, the nation's parks brings Latinos together.
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The president and congress should not leave out youth behind bars in efforts to reform criminal justice this year and their actions must focus on reforms at both the federal and state level. Kalief Browder and Andre Sheffield's deaths are a sobering reminder to the president and the congress of the urgency and the need to ensure youth behind bars are not left behind.
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The disparities can be revealing. For example, in 2011, 71 percent of students in both Arizona and Kentucky were said to
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Let me be clear: I oppose "fast-track" legislation! Congress is empowered by the U.S. Constitution to review trade deals. I do not support ceding our authority to anyone.
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-Jonathan Bernstein predicts "gimmicks, stunts and...attention-grabbing device[s]" by Republican campaigns on the debate
DC
With the power vested in him by the Texas electorate, Cruz is using his federal authority to overturn the results of city-level elections in Washington, D.C., simply because he doesn't agree with how the city voted.
Environment
Heat waves, droughts, wildfires, and other extreme weather events -- some of the most troubling, costly, and immediate impacts of climate change -- pose very real threats to our public health, infrastructure, and economy.
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McConnell has creatively managed to construct a scenario for undoing two decades of environmental legislation. In his rewrite, there will be no going back to the days when safeguarding the environment and health of Americans were embraced by both parties.
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When you hear the common refrain about Americans hating Washington, they aren't talking about the city in general. Rather, they are referencing the politicians, lobbyists, campaign staffers, and the black-and-white, us-versus-them partisanship of U.S. politics.
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Republicans and Democrats are playing politics with U.S. national security. Senate Democrats may be blocking debate right now, but it was the House Republican caucus that passed an appropriations bill for the Homeland Security Department knowing full well that Democrats would refuse to support it.
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Members of Congress, don't just say you support equal pay and then use gridlock as an excuse for continued inaction. It's time to walk the walk. Seize this broad public and political support as an opportunity to come together and move forward on one of the most fundamental economic issues of our time. Families are tired of waiting.
Religion
Some of the issues the Congress faces may be more impacted by faith values than others, but Jones argued that all of us "have
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The legislation could resurface in coming weeks, however. The latest Republican casualty was a border security bill aimed