Daily Archives: Wed, Apr 14th, 2021


Poll: Two-Thirds of Americans Support Stricter Gun Control Measures

According to the latest Morning Consult-Politico tracking poll, two-thirds of Americans support stricter gun control measures. The poll was conducted following a spate of mass shootings in Tennessee, South Carolina, Georgia, and Colorado. Just 28% said they opposed tougher restrictions on gun ownership. The poll also found that 76% support banning gun ownership for those…


House Committee Expected to Pass D.C. Statehood Bill

The House Oversight Committee is expected to pass a measure that would make Washington, D.C. the nation’s 51st state. Representative Carolyn Maloney (D-N.Y.), the Chairwoman of the Committee on Oversight and Reform, and Representative Eleanor Holmes Norton, a committee member who has represented Washington, D.C. as a delegate since 1991,  will hold a hearing at…


Democrats Propose Permanently Boosting Unemployment Benefits

Senators Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) and Michael Bennet (D-Colo.) have announced legislation that would set minimum federal standards for unemployment benefits nationwide. The legislation also includes a stipulation that unemployment benefits will receive an extra boost when unemployment is high. “As we’ve seen the last year, it’s much harder for the unemployment system to work in…

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