The Campaign for America’s Future is joining 100 other organizations in delivering a message to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and his Republican counterpart, Mitch McConnell: Enough is enough. End the obstruction. Stop the constant abuse of the filibuster.
Raphael Warnock’s impressive win in Georgia not only gives the Democrats crucial control of committees in the next session of Congress. 51-49 is far more powerful than 50-50—and provides some insurance for 2024.
Details on the permitting reform demanded by Senator Manchin remain scant. Many fear it could prove a giveaway to fossil fuel companies. The majority leader seems determined to see it through, despite ever more Democrats expressing their skepticism.
Thank the people who put their bodies on the line to block new fossil fuel infrastructure – without their grassroots embargo of the Mountain Valley pipeline, for instance, Schumer might not have had the leverage to finally coax Manchin on board.
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In the confirmation hearings of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson, Sen. Ted Cruz cited the famous “I Have a Dream” speech to suggest King would have opposed race-conscious policies. It was a striking moment, in a day full of them.
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