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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- GOP Rep. Steve King Adds Abortion to Grievances Against Black Americans
- Advocates: Clinton’s Speech on Disabilities Fell Short in One Big Way
- Democrats Walk Out of GOP’s ‘Illegitimate’ Anti-Abortion Contempt Proceedings
- Catholics Join Push to Repeal the Hyde Amendment
- ‘McCarthyesque’ Republican Panel Pursues Contempt of Congress Against Tissue Procurement Firm
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"It's more than a little sad that this is what passes for health care. They're just making it up as they go along, and it's replacing actual clinics that were providing health care," Blake Rocap of NARAL Pro-Choice Texas said.
Advocates want DHS to end immigrant detention center private contracts because for-profit prison companies “lobby for and profit from racist laws and policies that target Black communities, which are disproportionately represented in immigration detention centers they operate."
“While many topics deserve the candidates’ consideration—from job creation to immigration to national security—safe and reliable access to abortion is fundamental to all Americans’ ability to determine our own destinies,” pro-choice organizations wrote in a letter to debate moderator Lester Holt.