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Schumer's Anti-China Bill Sacrifices Climate for Empire

This bill would sabotage an opportunity for the U.S. and China—countries responsible for releasing half of the world's fossil fuel emissions—to partner on curbing emissions and sharing strategies for greening the Earth.

Marcy Winograd ·

After Texas Walkout, Sanders Says Senate Dems Must Show the 'Same Courage' by Passing Voting Rights Bill

"We must pass S. 1, the For The People Act. The future of American democracy is at stake."

Jake Johnson, staff writer ·

'Our Entire Democracy Is Now at Risk' Because of GOP Attacks, Warn 100+ Scholars

"We urge members of Congress to do whatever is necessary—including suspending the filibuster—in order to pass national voting and election administration standards."

Jessica Corbett, staff writer ·

Sanders Warns Dems Could Lose Congress If They Get Mired in 'Never-Ending' Negotiations With GOP

"The Democrats in Congress must move forward boldly, protecting the working families of our country and restoring faith in government. Yes, the future of the country is at stake."

Jake Johnson, staff writer ·

Here's How to End the Filibuster and Protect Democracy

It will take a carefully constructed, step-by-step strategy by the Senate Democratic leadership, in coordination with grassroots organizations—to potentially bring Manchin and Sinema around.

Miles Mogulescu ·

Arguments Against the Appointment of the Man Nicknamed 'Rambo' to the Post of U.S. Ambassador to Japan

The left wing of the Democratic Party has strongly opposed the appointment of Mr. Emanuel to the post of ambassador to Japan.

Koji Sonoda ·

'It's the Filibuster or Democracy,' Say Progressives After GOP Tanks January 6 Commission
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell speaks to reporters
jakeMay 28, 2021
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell speaks to reporters
"Unless we abolish the filibuster, there will be no progress on any agenda focused on justice, fairness, or basic survival," said Sen. Ed Markey.

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 ·

'End This Game': Dems Urged to Ditch GOP After 'Woefully Inadequate' Infrastructure Offer

"Ceding to Republicans and accepting any GOP proposal will only lead to the death of more people from extreme weather... and will put in jeopardy the Democratic majority in 2022 and 2024."

Jake Johnson, staff writer ·

Warren Shames Chase's Dimon, Other Big Bank CEOs for Charging Overdraft Fees During Pandemic

"This past year has shown that corporate profits are more important to your bank than offering just a little help to struggling families—even when we are in the middle of a worldwide crisis."

Jessica Corbett, staff writer ·