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Virginia’s Black Caucus adds four new members after historic election

The group hopes their expanded ranks can lead to action on criminal justice reform, increased funding for schools

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How this representative is pushing Congress to help farmers

For the second time this year, Rep. Abby Finkenauer has rallied dozens of House members to push Congress to renew lapsed tax credits that would bring "much-needed relief" to the companies that make biofuels and the agribusinesses that depend on them.

Fight to lower seniors’ healthcare costs hits home for New Jersey’s Andy Kim

His bill aims to raise the eligibility requirements for the Medicare Savings Program.

Congressman Gil Cisneros takes the lead on veterans’ issues

All five pieces of legislation Cisneros has sponsored in 2019 have related to veterans issues.

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Bipartisan bill aims to enhance protections for sexual assault survivors

The Survivors’ Bill of Rights in the States Act offers an incentive for states to ensure survivors have a voice. Three years ago, Congress unanimously approved a historic bill that guarantees sexual assault victims certain protections, including the preservation of their rape kits. The Sexual Assault Survivors’ Bill of Rights, which only applies to federal...

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Did you know open enrollment for the ACA Marketplace is here?

More than 2 million people, however, remain unable to access care because they live in states that have not expanded Medicaid coverage.

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No finally means no in North Carolina, thanks to women

Last week, lawmakers closed a 40-year-old legal loophole that permitted sex to continue even after women revoked consent.

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These Democrats made history on Election Day 2019

Beyond critical wins in Virginia and Kentucky, Election Day 2019 was historic for Democrats in many other places. We've rounded up some more noteworthy victories.

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