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8 GOP reps who voted against making Juneteenth a national holiday appeared to close their offices anyway: report

Al Drago/Getty Images GOP lawmakers who opposed the creation of a federal holiday for Juneteenth closed their offices Friday anyway, BuzzFeed News reported. In total, 14 members of Congress opposed the new holiday, and eight of them appeared to close their office. The bill unanimously passed the Senate and was signed by President Biden on Thursday. See more stories on Insider's business page. Eight GOP members of Congress who voted against the bill that established Juneteenth as a fed...
Tags: Politics, News, Congress, Senate, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Gop, House, Biden, Capitol, BuzzFeed News, Ronny Jackson, Juneteenth, Chip Roy, Galveston Bay Texas


Fed up with Congress, Democratic activists worried about state voter restrictions take matters into their own hands

The Republican brick wall blocking election overhaul legislation in the Senate is forcing Democratic activists to get creative. They're striking out on their own in key states, attempting to arm their voters with tools to circumvent scores of new state bills moving through GOP-controlled legislatures that will make it harder for many of their voters to vote.
Tags: Senate, Cnn, Gop, Congress Democratic


Activists are redoubling their efforts to register voters, educating them about new regulations pushed by GOP-led legislatures

The Republican brick wall blocking election overhaul legislation in the Senate is forcing Democratic activists to get creative. They're striking out on their own in key states, attempting to arm their voters with tools to circumvent scores of new state bills moving through GOP-controlled legislatures that will make it harder for many of their voters to vote.
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Texas Gov. Greg Abbott signed a new state budget that defunds the entire state legislature

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott vetoed Article X of the state budget, effectively defunding the entire legislature. Eric Gay/AP Texas Gov. Greg Abbott defunded the state legislature while signing the state budget on Friday. Abbott made the decision after Democrats staged a walkout in May to prevent restrictive voting legislation from passing. Texas legislator pay is written into the state constitution, so legislative staffers will be most affected. See more stories on Insider's business page. T...
Tags: Politics, Texas, News, Senate, Trends, Democrats, Insider, Abbott, Greg Abbott, Legislature, Harris County, Texas Legislature, Texas Harris County, Public Treasury, Eric Gay, Sheryl Cole


The former President put himself in direct conflict with Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, who has endorsed Murkowski for reelection

• Analysis: The Republican Party's mission: whitewash the Trump presidency • Watch: Pence heckled at conservative conference
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Trump endorses Kelly Tshibaka for Senate in race against Lisa Murkowski

Former President Donald Trump endorsed Alaska GOP Senate candidate Kelly Tshibaka on Friday, pledging to campaign against Republican Sen. Lisa Murkowski, who voted to convict him of inciting the deadly insurrection at the Capitol on January 6.
Tags: News, Senate, Alaska, Stories, Donald Trump, Trump, Capitol, Lisa Murkowski, GOP Senate, Sen Lisa Murkowski, Kelly Tshibaka


Donald Trump endorses Kelly Tshibaka for Senate in race against Lisa Murkowski

Former President Donald Trump endorsed Alaska GOP Senate candidate Kelly Tshibaka on Friday, pledging to campaign against Republican Sen. Lisa Murkowski, who voted to convict him of inciting the deadly insurrection at the Capitol on January 6.
Tags: Senate, Cnn, Alaska, Donald Trump, Capitol, Lisa Murkowski, GOP Senate, Sen Lisa Murkowski, Kelly Tshibaka


Mike Pence heckled with chants of ‘traitor!’ at conservative Christian conference – live

Former vice-president jeered at Faith & Freedom summitMcConnell says voting rights proposal is ‘rotten to the core’The inner circle egging on Trump and fueling his election lie 7.20pm BST More than 300 coronavirus vaccine doses have been administered since Joe Biden took office in January, the White House announced in a press release.“Today, thanks to the President’s COVID-19 strategy, the virus is in retreat. 300 million shots have been administered in 150 days, COVID-19 cases and deaths ha...
Tags: Republicans, Senate, White House, World news, Joe Biden, US news, Democrats, US politics, Alaska, US Senate, US Congress, Biden, Donald Trump, Trump, Mike Pence, Interior


Republicans slap down Manchin’s voting rights compromise – US politics live

Mitch McConnell says proposal is ‘rotten to the core’Manchin’s plan tries to attract bipartisan support in Senate 2.25pm BST Christopher Staudinger reports for the Louisiana Illuminator and Floodlight, a nonprofit that partners with the Guardian:One morning in September, word of layoffs began to spread quickly through Marathon Petroleum’s refinery in the small industrial community of Garyville, Louisiana. Related: A US oil company cut nearly 2,000 jobs – and reaped $2.1bn in pandemic benef...
Tags: Washington, Senate, US, America, World news, Joe Biden, US news, Democrats, US politics, Mitch McConnell, US Senate, US Congress, Manchin, Marathon Petroleum, Garyville Louisiana, Christopher Staudinger


With The Filibuster Still A Problem, Dems Hope To At Least Get 50 Votes For Ballot Access Bill

For years, a question has loomed over Democrats’ sprawling democratic overhaul bill: whether they could find 50 votes in the Senate to gut the filibuster and circumvent certain GOP opposition. The answer to that question remains unknown. And yet, Democrats had a reason to feel energized Thursday, as they headed into a vote next week that will be the first time the Senate is put on record on the bill since it was introduced in 2019. [Author: Tierney Sneed]
Tags: News, Senate, Gop, Voting Rights, Tierney Sneed, Joe Manchin


McConnell Immediately Dismisses Manchin Voting Compromise As ‘Equally Unacceptable’

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made short work of any notion that Sen. Joe Manchin’s (D-WV) voting compromise would attract Republican support, calling it “equally unacceptable” to the original For the People Act and “totally inappropriate.”  [Author: Kate Riga]
Tags: News, Senate, Mitch McConnell, Voting Rights, Manchin, Mitch McConnell R Ky, McConnell, Joe Manchin, Sen Joe Manchin, Kate Riga


Biden makes Juneteenth a national holiday, giving federal employees Friday off

President Joe Biden signs the Juneteenth National Independence Day Act in the East Room of the White House on Thursday. AP Photo/Evan Vucci President Joe Biden on Thursday enacted a law making June 19 a national holiday. Juneteenth celebrates the end of slavery in the United States. The House and the Senate had passed the legislation this week. See more stories on Insider's business page. President Joe Biden on Thursday signed a bill into law to make June 19, known as Juneteenth, a nat...
Tags: Politics, News, Minneapolis, Republicans, Congress, Senate, Race, US, America, Holiday, Trends, Nike, Joe Biden, Racism, Democrats, United States


Fourth Stimulus Check: Will You Get Another Relief Payment?

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Five Nights at Freddy's creator Scott Cawthon is retiring after facing a backlash for donating to Trump and other Republicans

"Five Nights at Freddy's"/Scott Cawthon Five Nights at Freddy's Scott Cawthon is retiring amid uproar over his donations to GOP lawmakers. Last week, fans called out his donations to former president Donald Trump and other Republicans. At the time, Cawthon said he's a Republican, adding "If I get cancelled, then I get cancelled." See more stories on Insider's business page. Five Nights at Freddy's creator Scott Cawthon is retiring after facing backlash for donating to...
Tags: Politics, News, Maryland, Video Games, Entertainment, Senate, America, Trends, Gop, Reddit, Mitch McConnell, Republican, Donald Trump, Trump, Freddy, Tulsi Gabbard


Supreme Court upholds the Affordable Care Act, ruling that Texas doesn't have standing to challenge Obama's signature healthcare law

The Supreme Court building on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. Patrick Semansky/AP The Supreme Court upheld the Affordable Care Act on Thursday. The court said that GOP-controlled states challenging the law in the case lacked standing. The ruling in the case, California v. Texas, was 7-2. See more stories on Insider's business page. The US Supreme Court upheld the Affordable Care Act on Thursday, saying that the red states challenging the law in the case lacked standing.The 7-2 ruling l...
Tags: Politics, Texas, News, Supreme Court, Scotus, Obama, Congress, California, Senate, White House, Trends, Gop, Washington Dc, House, Arizona, Affordable Care Act


Congressman Paul Gosar was an organizer of the Capitol riot says sister

Jennifer Gosar believes her brother, Rep. Paul Gosar (R-AZ), was "absolutely" responsible for the January 6th Capitol insurrection. Speaking to CNN's Anderson Cooper yesterday she said, "I have no evidence to the contrary, and it would be at least a requirement of our congressional body, the Senate and the House, to investigate that as they have tried but the Senate has filibustered." — Read the rest
Tags: Post, News, Republicans, Senate, Cnn, House, Anderson Cooper, Paul Gosar R AZ, Paul Gosar, Insurrections, QNuts, Arizona Lawmakers, Jennifer Gosar


Crippling attacks on US gas and meat suppliers expose the dangers of major companies' reliance on patchwork cybersecurity

Jim Watson/Getty Images Recent ransomware attacks on key companies have wreaked havoc on US suppliers and consumers. Cybersecurity experts say that while these firms may be large in scale, they're not necessarily high-tech. Large companies often have a mosaic of IT systems that can make them vulnerable to attack. See more stories on Insider's business page. In his Senate testimony during a hearing last week on the Colonial Pipeline cyber attack, CEO Joseph Blount said hackers had ...
Tags: New York, News, Senate, Massachusetts, US, Trends, Cybersecurity, Ransomware, Fbi, Hackers, Cyber Attacks, Wall Street Journal, WSJ, Sap, Johnson Johnson, Vanderbilt University


United States: New Requirements For Illinois Employers: Criminal Records, Equal Pay Certifications And Workforce Data - Mayer Brown

Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker recently signed into law Senate Bill 1480 (Illinois Public Act 101-0656), which took effect immediately. In three important respects...
Tags: News, Senate, United States, Illinois, J B Pritzker


House votes to repeal 2002 war resolution that paved way for Iraq invasion

The Senate's Democratic leadership has vowed to take up the measure, and the White House has also endorsed it.       [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Usa, News, Senate, White House, Iraq, Usa Today


Arkansas passed 2 of the most brutal laws targeting trans kids in the US. These pro-LGBTQ companies pumped hundreds of thousands of dollars to the lawmakers behind it.

Insider discovered many of the key financial backers of the Arkansas legislators who sponsored anti-trans laws are companies that are publicly pro-LGBT. Walmart; AT&T; McDonald's; ExxonMobil; State Farm; Samantha Lee/Insider Arkansas legislators recently passed the most restrictive laws in the nation against trans children. Insider investigated the campaign finance records of all 22 lawmakers who sponsored the legislation. Several visibly LGBT-friendly companies, or PACs representing t...
Tags: Politics, News, Instagram, Senate, Lgbt, US, Mike Malone, Trends, Legislation, ExxonMobil, Merck, Walmart, Arkansas, House, Retail, PAC


Arkansas passed 2 of the most brutal laws targeting trans kids in the US. These pro-LGBT companies pumped hundreds of thousands of dollars to the lawmakers behind it.

Insider discovered many of the key financial backers of the Arkansas legislators who sponsored anti-trans laws are companies that are publicly pro-LGBT. Walmart; AT&T; McDonald's; ExxonMobil; State Farm; Samantha Lee/Insider Arkansas legislators recently passed the most restrictive laws in the nation against trans children. Insider investigated the campaign finance records of all 22 lawmakers who sponsored the legislation. Several visibly LGBT-friendly companies, or PACs representing t...
Tags: Politics, News, Instagram, Senate, Lgbt, US, Mike Malone, Trends, Legislation, ExxonMobil, Merck, Walmart, Arkansas, House, Retail, PAC


Stumbling block: how West Virginia politics explains Joe Manchin

Critics say senator is indicative of the Democratic party in a state where marginalized people have been shut outThe West Virginia senator Joe Manchin has emerged as one of the biggest stumbling blocks to the passing of Joe Biden’s ambitious domestic agenda, declaring he will vote against a key voting rights bill and also blocking reform of the filibuster – a rule that at the moment allows Republicans to kill Democrat legislation.Yet Manchin is no Republican. He is a key member of Biden’s party,...
Tags: Senate, US, America, West Virginia, World news, Joe Biden, US news, Democrats, US politics, US Senate, Biden, Roosevelt, Manchin, Joe Manchin


Top Stories this AM: The GOP-ers who voted against Juneteenth; from the Capitol riot to Nevada's capital; see you at the spider pocalypse

Good morning and welcome to your weekday morning roundup of the top stories you need to know.For more daily and weekly briefings, sign up for our newsletters here.What's going on today: A book report for a better sentence. A woman who pleaded guilty to involvement in the Jan. 6 insurrection told a judge she watched the Holocaust film "Schindler's List" to "educate herself." Anna Morgan Lloyd, 49, from Indiana, pleaded guilty to a picketing charge at the Jan 6 riot. She submitted movie an...
Tags: News, Australia, Senate, Newsletter, Trends, Joe Biden, Indiana, Thailand, Gop, House, Victoria, Nevada, Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills, Boxer, Phuket, Alex Jones


Online outages as major banks go down; NSW cases rise to four – as it happened

AstraZeneca vaccine now recommended for over-60s; Sydney’s eastern suburbs cluster grows. This blog is now closed. AstraZeneca now only recommended for Australians aged 60 and over in blow to Covid vaccine rollout 9.42am BST That is where we will leave the live blog for Thursday evening.In case you missed it, here’s what made the news: 9.30am BST The Human Rights Law Centre has welcomed the Senate report on Uyghur forced labour. Human Rights Law Centre senior lawyer Freya Dinshaw says:Th...
Tags: Health, Australia, Senate, Australia news, Australian politics, New South Wales, Sydney, Astrazeneca, Victoria, Melbourne, Scott Morrison, Xinjiang, Anthony Albanese, Michael McCormack, Human Rights Law Centre, Coronavirus


Manchin’s blocking bid is no shock, say disgruntled West Virginia Democrats

Critics say senator is indicative of Democratic politics a state where marginalized people have been shut out by the status quoWest Virginia senator Joe Manchin has emerged as one of the biggest stumbling blocks to the passing of Joe Biden’s ambitious domestic agenda, declaring he will vote against a key voting rights bill and also blocking reform of the filibuster – a rule that at the moment allows Republicans to kill Democrat legislation.Yet Manchin is no Republican. He is a key member of Bide...
Tags: Senate, Virginia, US, America, West Virginia, World news, Joe Biden, US news, Democrats, US politics, US Senate, Biden, Roosevelt, Manchin, Joe Manchin


10 Things in Politics: Biden and Putin's dueling press conferences

Welcome back to 10 Things in Politics. Sign up here to receive this newsletter. Send tips to [email protected] or tweet me at @BrentGriffiths.Programming note: There will be no newsletter tomorrow as Insider observes Juneteenth. I will then be on vacation next week enjoying the College World Series. We have some great guest authors who will fill in starting Tuesday. Thanks again for waking up with us!Here's what we're talking about:Putin savored the global spotlight after his meetin...
Tags: Florida, New York, Texas, Guantanamo Bay, Putin, Vladimir Putin, Washington Post, Senate, Virginia, Russia, US, America, Trends, European Union, Joe Biden, Ukraine


United States: Pending Legislation Would Require Country Of Origin Disclosures For Online Product Offerings - Kelley Drye & Warren LLP

The Senate recently passed the Country of Origin Labeling Online Act (COOL Online Act) with overwhelming bipartisan support.
Tags: News, Senate, United States, Kelley Drye, Warren LLP


Congress Passes Bill to Make Juneteenth a Federal Holiday

Congress has passed a bill to establish Juneteenth as a federal holiday. The motion was approved in the House with a vote of 415-14 on Wednesday, after passing unanimously through the Senate on Tuesday. Juneteenth, which takes place annually on June 19, marks the true end of slavery in the United States. It commemorates June […]
Tags: News, Congress, Senate, United States, House, Juneteenth


United States: Illinois Seeks To Expand Restrictions On Non-Competes - Jenner & Block

On May 31, 2021, the Illinois Senate and House of Representatives unanimously passed Senate Bill 672 amending the existing Illinois Freedom to Work Act, 820 ILCS 90...
Tags: News, Senate, United States, House Of Representatives, Illinois, Illinois Senate


Canada: Latest Updates On Bill C-15 (the UN Declaration On The Rights Of Indigenous Peoples Act) - (June 2021) - Fasken

After passing its Second Reading in the Senate on June 3, 2021, Bill C-15 was sent to the Standing Committee on Aboriginal Peoples to be reviewed on June 7, 2021.
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