Pa. Rep. Evans floats multi-billion dollar plan to fight gun violence in Philadelphia
The multi-pronged, multi-billion dollar initiative would be funded through the Build Back Better Act, the Philadelphia lawmaker says.
Schumer vows U.S. Senate action on voting rights and social policy, as Manchin rift deepens
In a letter to Democratic colleagues Monday, Schumer, of New York, said the Senate would vote in early January on a new version of President Joe Biden’s $1.85 trillion social spending and climate bill, as well as voting rights legislation deemed essential by many Democrats in advance of the midterm elections.
Advocacy groups need to quit the horse race, focus on better outcomes for us all | Ray E. Landis
Wins on bills are good. Fixing gerrymandering and campaign finance reform is even better.
Jobs and transit: Officials explain how infrastructure law will benefit African Americans
Officials stressed the law will create millions of jobs that do not require a two- or four-year degree.
The Top 5 Ways Biden’s domestic agenda helps Pa. kids, families, workers | Monday Morning Coffee
A new analysis runs the numbers on the $1.75T plan expected to get a vote on Capitol Hill this week.
Clean Energy: A spiritual call to action | Opinion
Climate change impacts us all, but particularly communities of color, including Black communities, who experience climate change impacts first and worst. Americans of color breathe in 40 percent more pollution than white Americans; 68 percent of Black Americans live within thirty miles of a coal plant; and the poor, elderly, and marginalized around the world are least equipped to prepare for or respond to the myriad threats of climate change.
How House Democrats would expand Medicare and Medicaid and lower prescription drug costs
The proposals were drafted based on President Joe Biden’s “Build Back Better” policy plan. The House Democrats’ outline may be altered in the Senate, where some senators want to tweak those policies (including getting those upgraded Medicare benefits to seniors sooner).