All News Articles for 2021-03-18

Thursday, March 18, 2021
 United We Dream, CASA, and other organizations celebrate passage of the American Dream and Promise Act (HR 6) in the House during their watch part and rally on the National Mall in Washington on Thursday, March 18, 202. (Photo By Bill Clark/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images) Advocates Applaud House Passage of Bills Paving Pathway to Citizenship for Dreamers, Farmworkers
"This is a significant moment for immigrants and their loved ones. For far too long, our communities have lived in fear of deportation from the country that is their home."
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Sen. Robert Menendez (D-N.J.), Rep. Nydia Velázquez (D-N.Y.), and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) held a press conference to introduce the Puerto Rico Self-Determination Act of 2021 on March 18, 2021 in Washington, D.C. (Photo: Kent Nishimura / Los Angeles Times via Getty Images) Dems Introduce Bill to Let Puerto Ricans 'Determine Their Own Political Future'
"The Self-Determination Act provides a clear path to decolonization through self-determination that could put an end to Puerto Rico's colonial status and ensure that its people have a voice in their future."
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Michael Regan, then-nominee to lead the Environmental Protection Agency, speaks during his confirmation hearing before the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee in Washington, D.C. on February 3, 2021. (Photo: Caroline Brehman/AFP via Getty Images) After Four Dark Years Under Trump, Words 'Climate' and 'Science' Are Back on EPA Website
"You deserve access to science and data," new EPA Administrator Michael Regan says.
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Director of the National Institute Of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, Anthony Fauci, testifies during a Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee hearing on the federal coronavirus response on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, March 18, 2021. (Photo: Anna Moneymaker / POOL / AFP) 'I Totally Disagree With You': Fauci Refutes Rand Paul That Mask-Wearing Is 'Just Theater'
"Here we go again," the top public health official told the Kentucky libertarian.
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Xavier Becerra, President Joe Biden's nominee to lead the Department of Health and Human Services, answers questions during his confirmation hearing before the Senate Finance Committee on February 24, 2021 in Washington, D.C. Despite Pandemic, Confirmation of Xavier Becerra for HHS Secretary Squeaks by With Just One GOP Vote
"It's no secret why Senate Republicans took aim at Becerra's confirmation: from deep inside the pockets of Big Pharma and with wealthy donors to please, they felt threatened by Becerra's track record and promise to work for the American people."
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Sen. Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) leaves the Senate Republicans lunch in the Russell Senate Office building on Wednesday, February 24, 2021. (Photo By Bill Clark/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images) GOP Senator Blocks Democratic Effort to Shield Covid Relief Payments From Debt Collectors
"We know predatory debt collectors are already lining up to try to take a cut of those checks."
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Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) speaks during a news conference about the renewal of the Violence Against Women Act in the Rayburn Room at the U.S. Capitol on March 17, 2021 in Washington, D.C. (Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) 172 Republicans Rebuked for Voting Against Protecting Women From Violence
"One in three women experience sexual or intimate partner violence during their lifetime," said Rep. Lauren Underwood. "I voted to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act today with that sad truth on my mind."
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Over 300 advocacy groups argue that the CLEAN Future Act's Clean Electricity Standard "should rigorously define clean energy to include proven solutions like wind, solar, storage, and efficiency—and exclude all fossil fuels and other false solutions." (Photo: <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/daveclarkecb/14655534612">David Clarke</a>/cc/flickr)</p> House Dems Urged to Cut 'Fossil Fuels and False Solutions' From CLEAN Future Act
Over 300 groups called the bill a "prime example of the type of half-measure we must avoid."
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A woman enters La Colaborativa vaccine clinic in Chelsea, Massachusetts on February 16, 2021. (Photo: Joseph Prezioso/AFP via Getty Images) Poverty a Key Driver in Vaccine Inequities, CDC Report Shows
"Additional efforts are needed to achieve equity in vaccination coverage for those who have been most affected by Covid-19."
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Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-Wash.) leaves a Capitol security task force briefing in the Capitol Visitor Center on Monday, March 8, 2021. (Photo: Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call, Inc. via Getty Images) 'Poverty Is Killing Us': Progressive Caucus Uses White House Meeting to Push Biden on $15 Wage
"The fight for at least $15 is a matter of life and death in St. Louis," said Rep. Cori Bush.
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Demonstrators wearing face masks and holding signs take part in a rally "Love Our Communities: Build Collective Power" to raise awareness of anti-Asian violence, at the Japanese American National Museum in Little Tokyo in Los Angeles, California, on March 13, 2021. (Photo: Ringo Chiu/AFP via Getty Images) Asian Americans, Allies Rally Against Racist Violence and White Supremacy After Atlanta Murders
"We're out here because people who look like me are being killed. Our Black, brown, and Indigenous siblings are also being killed. This collective power is what we need."
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Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, Brazil's former president, speaks during a press conference on March 10, 2021 in São Bernardo do Campo, Brazil. (Photo: Cris Faga/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images) Brazil's Lula Urges Biden to Call Emergency G20 Summit to Promote Global Vaccine Equity
The former Brazilian president suggested that the U.S. vaccine surplus "could be donated to Brazil, or other countries even poorer than Brazil that cannot afford to buy the vaccine."
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Demonstrator holding a sign at a protest in Manhattan. 430+ Groups From 6 Continents Demand Biden End All US Subsidies for Global Fossil Fuel Projects
"We have to stop subsidizing fossil fuel companies at the expense of our climate."
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Demonstrators stand outside of the Georgia Capitol building to oppose the H.B. 531 on March 3, 2021 in Atlanta. 'Hijacking of Democracy in Plain Sight': Georgia GOP Transforms 2-Page Bill Into 93-Page Assault on Voting Rights
"Surprising advocates, legislators, and voters with a nearly 100-page bill is undemocratic and unacceptable."
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