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Centrist Democrats raise concerns over $15 minimum wage push

House Democrats are moving forward with legislation that would raise the federal minimum wage to $15 per hour, despite concerns from centrist lawmakers about the impact on lower-cost areas. Democratic leaders say they’re close to clinching the 218 votes needed to pass the bill, which…
By 1776 Coalition | Friday, June 14, 2019

Dems halt effort to secure pay increase for lawmakers, as contempt votes, funding drama loom

House Democrats on Monday evening abruptly halted an effort to increase congressional pay for the first time since 2009, saying the proposal would be reviewed carefully after several freshmen Democrats made overt efforts to block it. Members of Congress generally make $174,000 per year, with…
By 1776 Coalition | Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Democrats hope some presidential candidates drop out — and run for Senate

Democrats facing a steep uphill climb to win back the Senate want Beto O’Rourke to reconsider his long-shot bid for president and take another look at running for the Senate in Texas, especially if his White House bid fails to pick up momentum. They feel…
By 1776 Coalition | Monday, June 10, 2019

Dems set to use McConnell’s legislative graveyard against him

House Democrats are hoping to use Sen. Mitch McConnell’s “legislative graveyard” as a messaging tool to topple GOP candidates in 2020. McConnell (R-Ky.), the Senate majority leader, is embracing his role as a roadblock to the Democrats’ legislative agenda, casting himself as the “Grim Reaper”…
By 1776 Coalition | Friday, June 7, 2019

Pelosi tells Dems she wants to see Trump ‘in prison’

Speaker Nancy Pelosi told senior Democrats that she’d like to see President Donald Trump “in prison” as she clashed with House Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler in a meeting on Tuesday night over whether to launch impeachment proceedings. Pelosi met with Nadler (D-N.Y.) and several other…
By 1776 Coalition | Thursday, June 6, 2019

Democrats plan Capitol Hill event to put Trump’s mental health under fire

Democrats are planning to host a Capitol Hill event featuring psychiatrists who will warn that President Trump is unfit for office based on his mental health. The event will be led by Dr. Bandy Lee, a Yale School of Medicine psychiatrist and editor of The…
By 1776 Coalition | Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Democrats plan Capitol Hill event to put Trump’s mental health under fire

Democrats are planning to host a Capitol Hill event featuring psychiatrists who will warn that President Trump is unfit for office based on his mental health. The event will be led by Dr. Bandy Lee, a Yale School of Medicine psychiatrist and editor of The…
By 1776 Coalition | Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Democrats fail to mollify impeachment crowd

Democratic leaders hoping to mollify restive liberals through aggressive oversight of the Trump administration are facing early warning signs from the pro-impeachment crowd that it’s simply not enough. Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) has signed off on a strategy for the House to hold Attorney General…
By 1776 Coalition | Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Democrats keep censure for Trump on the table

House Democrats are eyeing a move to censure President Trump as a possible alternative to impeaching a president they have accused of gross wrongdoing while in office. A censure resolution — essentially a public reprimand — lacks the teeth of impeachment’s intrinsic threat to remove…
By 1776 Coalition | Tuesday, June 4, 2019

Rep. Rashida Tlaib says House ‘moving towards’ consensus for Trump impeachment

Rep. Rashida Tlaib believes the House of Representatives is “moving towards” the support necessary to bring impeachment proceedings against President Trump. Speaking on “Meet the Press” Sunday, Tlaib, D-Mich., was asked by Chuck Todd why a majority of House Democrats do not already support impeachment.…
By 1776 Coalition | Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Liberal billionaire Tom Steyer scolds Dems for not impeaching Trump in scathing ad

Liberal billionaire activist Tom Steyer is keeping the pressure on House Democrats to impeach President Trump, releasing a scathing ad slamming the party for balking at the idea. Steyer has been a leading advocate for beginning the impeachment proceedings against Trump, spending tens of millions…
By 1776 Coalition | Friday, May 17, 2019

Dems eye big infrastructure package, with or without Trump

If Nancy Pelosi and Donald Trump can’t strike an infrastructure deal, key Democrats say they should push their own partisan bill through the House ahead of the 2020 elections. That strategy, backers argue, would demonstrate to voters that they’re making good on the campaign promises…
By 1776 Coalition | Monday, May 13, 2019

Dems hope attacks will sideline William Barr

Democrats are stepping up their criticisms of Attorney General William Barr, seeking to sideline him from future decisions about investigating President Trump. Several Democratic presidential candidates and senior lawmakers are calling on Barr to resign or recuse himself from future Department of Justice decisions related…
By 1776 Coalition | Thursday, May 2, 2019

Dems want climate change, tax hikes in infrastructure deal

The top two Democratic leaders on Monday told President Trump that any bipartisan infrastructure package needs to take into consideration climate change and include “substantial, new and real revenue” — a preview of the coming fight over tax hikes. Trump will host Speaker Nancy Pelosi…
By 1776 Coalition | Monday, April 29, 2019

Kamala Harris admits ‘unintended consequences’ in anti-truancy law while she was California AG

Kamala Harris expressed regret this week over a 2011 anti-truancy law she supported that put some parents in jail while she was California’s attorney general. Speaking on the podcast “Pod Save America,” Sen. Harris said the law was never intended to punish parents for their…
By 1776 Coalition | Thursday, April 18, 2019

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