Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-Fla.) on Wednesday called on members of the House to support a bill to permanently extend a tax credit for teachers, in order to help reimburse them for school supplies they buy with their own money.
The Senate passed a bill Tuesday that would provides police protection for Supreme Court Justices.
Through a unanimous consent agreement, the Senate passed H.R.2922, which extends through Dec. 29, 2019, the authority of the Supreme Court Police to protect, in any state, the Justices of the Supreme Court.
The office of the House Majority Leader on Tuesday evening posted a six-page bill that would extend federal farm, agriculture and nutrition programs for one month, through the end of January.
“The House bill is better than nothing, but it’s not good enough,” the New York Dem said.
Reps. Jeffries and Clarke said Brooklyn would not tolerate random violence.
A new bill offered by Rep. Jack Kingston (R-Ga.) would require states to run a "substance abuse risk assessment" on anyone applying for unemployment insurance.
Democrats released their official schedule for the final night of convention events.
The release of the schedule was delayed until 3:30 p.m., just an hour before speeches start. Previous days’ schedules were posted the night before.
President of one of the largest unions, Richard Trumka, said Mitt Romney "doesn’t know a thing about hard work."
“Last week Mitt Romney told us that he and his friend built America without any help from the rest of us,” Trumka, president of the American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL–CIO) said Wednesday night at the Democratic convention. “Let me tell you, Mitt Romney doesn’t know a thing about hard work or responsibility. We’re the ones who built America.”
C-SPAN cameras spotted several celebrities on the floor of the Democratic National Convention Tuesday evening in Charlotte, N.C.
Tony Shalhoub, star of the TV series, “Monk,” John Leguizamo and Wayne Knight, perhaps best known as “Seinfeld’s” nemesis Newman, were among those seen on camera.
Lilly Ledbetter praised President Obama for signing the bill named after her and said Mitt Romney still hasn’t said where he stands on the act.
Ledbetter sued the tire company she had worked at for decades because it paid her significantly less than her male counterparts. The Supreme Court ruled that she should have filed a complaint within six months of being paid less, despite her not even finding out until years later.