Neither the U.S. House of Representatives nor the U.S. Senate have finalized the items on the legislative agenda. But if all goes as planned, lawmakers will leave Washington, D.C., by the end of the week and won’t return until at least November—potentially later.
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Congressional Black Caucus: Use ‘Full Weight of the Federal Government’ in Investigations of Police Shootings
“The killing of unarmed Black men and women by police is a crisis,” Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) said. “It is an emergency. And it has not just affected those victims and families of those who were killed, it has affected every Black man and woman who wonders when they or someone they know will be killed next.”
“We don’t look at Trump as an aberration that’s different from [the] GOP,” said Max Berger, an organizer with the #AllOfUs2016 campaign that protested outside House Speaker Paul Ryan's office on Tuesday.
Hillary Clinton called for criminal justice reforms to create a system “that actually delivers justice, and a future where everyone has respect for the law and is respected by the law."
Under the terms of the deal, Flint is the only community eligible for the $100 million in subsidized loans and grants—“about half of what we’re told needs to be done to replace the pipes and to get the faucets bringing out safe water,” Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) said during a Wednesday press conference.
Republican legislators in state legislatures that have passed rigid voter ID laws have claimed that such laws are necessary to prevent in-person voter fraud. GOP-led investigations have not turned up evidence of voter fraud.