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#AlexandriaOcasioCortez being an absolute queen. Would that other members of #Congress were as fierce, brave, and smart.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3KZy3NSqnkg

#AOC
#Thomas
#Alito
#SCOTUS


It's not just American presidential candidates that are quite old.

Nearly 20% of members of #Congress are 70 or older, compared with only 6% who are under 40.

Some of the reasons behind this are unavoidable and pretty basic (experience and season of your life makes a difference).

https://theconversation.com/why-is-congress-filled-with-old-people-233051

#USpolitics #election2024 #congress


#DontStopAtTheTop!

Voting for your #Congressional, state and local officials is important!

Your vote holds elected officials accountable for their actions. It forces them to listen to you and the issues that most concern you.

Exercising our right to vote is critical at every level of government.

Go to https://voteabroad.org/SocMediaVFA to request your ballot.

#expats #USPolitics #vote #voting #ballot #Congress #Senate #voteblue #TakeBackTheHouse


@courtcan @joshourisman @Savvyhomestead In the meantime, a partial fix that does not require a constitutional amendment is to expand the House of Representatives to about 1000 members. That will give more electoral votes to the populated states and reduce the rural slant of the House. #Congress


#Democrats seek to repeal #Comstock #abortion rule, fearing #Trump crackdown

Democrats are seeking to overhaul an 1873 federal #law that #bans abortion-related materials from being sent through the mail, worried that a future Trump admin could invoke the #ComstockAct to crack down on #AbortionAccess or effectively #ban the procedure altogether.

#MAGA #Republicans #extremism #Christian #evangelism #Congress #legislation #TrumpProofing
https://www.washingtonpost.com/health/2024/06/20/comstock-abortion-repeal-tina-smith-senate/


#SCOTUS upholds #Trump #tax provision on #offshore earnings

The Supreme Court on Thurs rejected a challenge to an obscure provision of rump’s 2017 tax package.

The one-time tax on offshore earnings helped fund the massive tax cut permitted under #Congress’s limited powers of #taxation.

Some viewed the lawsuit as an effort to preemptively block Congress from creating a #WealthTax.

#law
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2024/06/20/supreme-court-trump-offshore-tax-wealth-earnings/


The #UnitedStates #SurgeonGeneral, Dr. #VivekMurthy, announced on Mon that he would push for #WarningLabels on #SocialMedia platforms advising #parents that using the platforms might damage #adolescents’ #MentalHealth.

Warning labels —like on tobacco & alcohol— are one of the most powerful tools available to the nation’s top #health ofcl, but…requires approval by #Congress.

#law #PublicHealth
https://www.nytimes.com/2024/06/17/health/surgeon-general-social-media-warning-label.html?smid=nytcore-ios-share&referringSource=articleShare&sgrp=c-cb


After surprise primary win, can Drew Johnson flip Nevada's swingiest House seat?

This is my district. Unless this guy has some major skeletons somewhere, then the Ds could very well lose this seat. Susie Lee's an asshole, who won last time by being up against a freakshow (Rodimer), who's currently under indictment for murder. Johnson appears to be very much what many here would happily support.

https://thenevadaindependent.com/article/after-surprise-primary-win-can-drew-johnson-flip-nevadas-swingiest-house-seat

#USA #USPolitics #Election2024 #Congress #Nevada


Elie Mystal:

#GunViolence is rife because "Republican [SCOTUS] operatives welcome violence... they simply won’t allow us to protect ourselves from #violence; because they would rather watch #children die than risk #Congress or the president laying a finger on the #NRA or Ruger..."

#Republican #SupremeCourt #SCOTUS #2ndamendment

https://www.thenation.com/article/archive/supreme-court-bump-stocks-ruling/