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Reparations legislation has slowed down in Washington. But at the state and local level, initiatives are ramping up

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Washington A version of this story appeared in CNN's Race Deconstructed newsletter. To get it in your inbox every week, sign up for free here. Legislation in Washington may have lost the little momentum that it had, ...

Senate Republicans block Democrats’ federal voting rights legislation

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The Senate voted 49-51 on whether to take up the "Freedom to Vote Act," falling far short of the 60 votes required to overcome a GOP filibuster. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-NY, switched his vote to a "nay...

Poland passes legislation allowing migrant pushbacks at border

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Warsaw, PolandPoland's parliament passed legislation on Thursday that human rights advocates say aims to legalize pushbacks of migrants across its borders in breach of the country's commitments under international la...

Legislation aims to make teaching CRT in federally funded schools a civil rights violation

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"We are introducing a bill that will make it a civil rights violation to teach critical race theory or anything resembling it by any other name in our schools," Good said of his legislation, the Protecting Students C...

Democratic legislation aims to address State Department restrictions on certain diplomats

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Democratic lawmakers introduced legislation to address long-standing complaints that the State Department places disproportionate restrictions on the places diplomats of certain backgrounds can serve and that there ...

This legislation is an attack on the free press in Poland

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Larry Elder says he would support legislation banning critical race theory in schools

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"My preference is for local school boards to decide what the curriculum is, but I think this is so bad and so insulting that I would look into some legislation like that," Elder told Fox News. Elder is the leading re...

Bipartisan infrastructure bill: 19 GOP senators vote for $1T legislation

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"Infrastructure is exactly the kind of subject that Congress should be able to address across the aisle. Roads, bridges, waterways, airports — these things are not luxuries for the greatest nation in world history," ...

Young people in West Virginia look to push Sen. Joe Manchin in hopes of passing federal voting rights legislation

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Washington, DC Gabby Cipollone loves her home state of West Virginia. But the 23-year-old says that isn't the case for many young West Virginians. "Our population is fleeing," Cipollone said, adding that many of her ...

Border crisis: Legislation aims to help ranchers reeling from illegal immigrant property damage

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Smith, the county attorney for Texas's Kinney County, said he's prosecuting an uptick of cases of trespassing by undocumented immigrants trying to evade Border Patrol and cross into the United States on private prope...

AOC accused of judging legislation by skin color of its supporters

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Both Democrats and Republicans praised the bill's momentum. President Biden himself called the day "historic." But progressives have voiced their opposition and accuse the party of not going far enough to advance the...

Free Britney Spears movement hits Congress with new legislation to end abusive conservatorships

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Reps. Nancy Mace, R-S.C., and Charlie Crist, D-Fla., announced their FREE Act on Tuesday to give those under conservatorship more opportunities to petition a judge to replace their guardian and assign them an indepen...

Reparations legislation advocates push for new government commission, but short on specifics

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In separate sit-down interviews with Fox News, Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton, D-D.C.; Wanika Fisher, a Maryland General Assembly delegate representing Prince George’s County; and Nkechi Taifa, a member of the National A...

Schumer on filibuster carve-out for voting legislation: ‘Everything is on the table’

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"Everything is on the table," Schumer told reporters at the Capitol about overcoming fierce GOP resistance to Democrats' legislation to set federal standards for voting access. Schumer's comments came as a group of T...

Axios’ Jonathan Swan accuses Biden of ‘gaslighting’ on infrastructure legislation

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The White House underwent legislative "scrambling" in clarifying that the $ 953 billion bipartisan bill would not be signed unless a larger Democratic spending package was passed, just for the president to take it a...

Arizona House passes legislation that weakens secretary of state

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In the key battleground state of Arizona, Republican legislators this week moved to weaken the authority of Secretary of State Katie Hobbs, a Democrat, by limiting her ability to defend election lawsuits. Late Thu...

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