The Wisconsin congressman, stepping down after four decades, is the latest of more than a dozen Republicans slated to leave Congress in 2020.
"An abomination," said the indigenous congresswoman.
They tried -- and failed -- to repeal a 2013 provision that helps tribes crack down on non-Native domestic abusers.
Image Credit: U.S. Government Printing Office "The Republican leaders of the U.S. Congress, with the help of President Obama
The state of our criminal justice system is simply so bad, the political climate for change so good, that it would be an epic desertion of our civic duties -- and of the pressure we as voters possess -- to let the 2016 election slip by without electoral promises of far-reaching reform. Which is why criminal justice must be a key issue for 2016 voters.
One in three Americans -- as many as 100 million adults -- has a criminal record. Because a criminal history record creates barriers to housing, education and employment, it can often stand between another chance and another visit to prison.
"Some of these people are in there under what I'll call flimsy reasons," Boehner said.
WASHINGTON -- It's been almost 50 years since the historic civil rights marches in Selma, Alabama, and Congress is ready
The bill, introduced Wednesday by Reps. Jim Sensenbrenner (R-Wis.) and John Conyers (D-Mich.), responds to the Supreme Court
Attorney General Eric Holder said the court decision would "negatively affect millions of Americans" and vowed to "take swift
Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) announced a lawsuit Monday to bar members of Congress and their employees from getting any employer-sponsored health insurance, saying it's not fair that the Obama administration is making him decide which of his staffers can keep federal contributions to their plans.
Johnson said it was important that those staffers and lawmakers experience what other Americans experience when they buy
The stakes are high: Until Congress repairs the Voting Rights Act, voters will likely face a variety of voting suppression attacks within their state, local and county jurisdictions as new election laws are passed.
Is Edward Snowden the only loyal American to remember the words of the 4th Amendment to our Constitution? Perhaps history will remember him as one of the most loyal Americans of us all.
“It’s going to be much more difficult,” Sensenbrenner said. “Both figuring out how to make Section 4 compliant with the court’s
The law has been heralded by some government officials as an important tool in the war on terror. Sensenbrenner was quick
"For over a decade, we've debated how best to protect America from terrorism while preserving the most basic constitutional