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Schumer Says Vote on For the People Act Coming Next Month

"We're witnessing a clear and present threat to our democracy," said Rep. Pramila Jayapal. "We must act now to save it."

Kenny Stancil, staff writer ·


As Frustration Grows Over GOP Obstruction, Progressives Intensify Demands to Kill Filibuster

"It makes no sense that one member of the minority party can trigger a minority veto. That's not what people voted for."

Brett Wilkins, staff writer ·


Legal Scholars Detail Why DC Statehood Is Absolutely Constitutional

"When the nation's leading constitutional scholars come together to affirm that statehood is constitutional, we need to listen," declared one campaigner.

Jessica Corbett, staff writer ·


660+ Groups Call on Democrats to 'Reject Gas and Other False Climate Solutions' for Clean Energy Standard

"As we look to combat the climate emergency, it is crucial that we invest in solutions that support a just energy future."

Jessica Corbett, staff writer ·


Left Says Senate Democrats Face Existential Choice: Kill Filibuster or Watch Democracy Die

"This is about to move from an abstract conversation about Senate rules to a very clear choice for Senate Democrats: Protect the 'Jim Crow' filibuster or protect American democracy—they won't be able to do both."

Jake Johnson, staff writer ·


In Yet Another Threat to Dems' Agenda, Manchin Opposes DC Statehood Bill

"Over the course of U.S. history, we've added 37 states," said one expert who pushed back against the senator's position. "Not a single one required a constitutional amendment."

Brett Wilkins, staff writer ·


'Letting the Terrorists Win'? Manchin Suggests Pro-Democracy Reform Would Spark Another Insurrection

Progressives blasted the West Virginia Democrat's proposal that passing the For the People Act would lead to "anarchy" like the January 6 attack.

Jessica Corbett, staff writer ·


'Existential Moment for Our Country': Cori Bush Leads 90+ Dems in Calling for Abolition of Senate Filibuster

"We cannot let a procedural tool that can be abolished stand in the way of justice, prosperity, and equity. We simply cannot afford such a catastrophic compromise."

Jake Johnson, staff writer ·


In Closed-Door Event With Corporate Lobbyists, Manchin Vows $15 Wage 'Not Going to Happen'

A top restaurant industry lobbyist reportedly "couldn't contain his excitement" at the West Virginia Democrat's remarks.

Jake Johnson, staff writer ·


Progressives Fume as Democrats Eye Smaller Corporate Tax Hike to Appease Centrists

"Saying 'corporations must pay their fair share' should mean that pre-Trump rates are the starting point."

Jake Johnson, staff writer ·