57 Dems Have No Business Asking Anyone Why They Don’t Vote

57 Democrats. “Protesters I’ve talked to, they’re not interested in politics, they don’t think that it works for them and they don’t think they should be part of the...

Update: 6 Federal #Ferguson Related Pieces of Legislation

SIX FERGUSON RELATED BILLS.  Below is an update on Ferguson related legislation in Congress. The 113th Congress is ending this week but in early January 2015, the same pieces of legislation seen...

@RepJohnLewis: I Fear for the Future Of Our Country #Ferguson

Civil Rights legend John Lewis lays it down. “In the speech, King describes what he calls the “other America,” one of two starkly different American experiences that exist...

@RepMaxineWaters to #Obama: “Rethink Strategy” for Public Housing Going Private

Public Housing Goes Private.  Press release: Rep. Maxine Waters: The top Democrat on the House Financial Services Committee is calling on President Barack Obama and his administration to “rethink...

#CRomnibus: #Obama Fights for Bill With No $ For Police Cams, $1B for Egypt

A $1.1 trillion bill without his $0.000263T in camera money. What exactly did Democrats win in the $1.1 trillion CRomnibus bill that passed the House and the Senate?  On December 1, the President...

John Lewis on #CRomnibus: Wall St Gifted After Black Lost 50% of Wealth?

Thursday night the U.S. House of Representatives passed an unprecedented, last minute bill to fund the government called the ‘CRomnibus’.  The bill averted a government shutdown...

@CoryBooker Tells Everyone Why #CRomnibus Was a Wall St. Sell Out

CROmnibus. “This appropriations bill erodes the Dodd-Frank Act and the protections it put in place after big banks and Wall Street traders nearly wrecked the nation’s financial system in 2008. ...

9 Black Caucus Members Vote for #CROmnibus

Somehow, nine Black Caucus members voted YES on #CRomnibus.  Fifty-three Democrats in all voted for it. They were Reps. Sanford Bishop (GA), Lacy Clay, Jim Clyburn, Chaka Fattah, Steve Horsford,...

#Ferguson @SenRandPaul Gives Big Assist to Justice Reform Bill

The Death in Custody Reporting Act Passed House and Senate and About to Become Law.  Last night as the Senate adjourned, a bill authored by Crime Subcommittee ranking member Bobby Scott passed...

#Ferguson @RepHankJohnson Drops Special Prosecutor Bill to Alter Grand Jury System

Another #Ferguson Related Bill: Rep. Hank Johnson (D-GA) just dropped his second piece of legislation related to Ferguson and the death’s of Michael Brown and Eric Garner — and senior...

#Ferguson: Conyers, Thompson, Cummings Push For In-Depth #MikeBrown #EricGarner Hearings

Yesterday, Reps. Elijah Cummings (D-MD), John Conyers (D-MI), and Bennie Thompson (D-MS) requested a series of in-depth hearings to examine issues raised by the deaths of Eric Garner and Michael...

First #Ferguson Bill Passes Congress: Police Must Report Deaths in Custody to DOJ

First Piece of #Ferguson Related Legislation Passes Congress and Will Become Law. H.R. 1447, the Death in Custody Reporting Act, authored by Rep. Bobby Scott (D-VA), passed the Senate (Wednesday)...

Sharpton’s 12/13 March: No Anti-Police Militarization Demand?

Where’s the Police Militarization Issue? A look at the demands from NAN President Al Sharpton and Urban League President Mark Morial reveals a major issue is missing: Militarization of...

CBC Chair: New DOJ Racial Profiling Policy “Falls Short” of Preventing Next #EricGarner or #MikeBrown

Long waiting racial profiling language.  Members who Chair the Black, Hispanic and Asian Caucuses in Congress are less than thrilled with the new DOJ racial profiling language.  “Their...