US Senators Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Declare Russia a ‘State Sponsor of Terrorism’
Sens. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) and Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) on Wednesday introduced a bi-partisan bill that would designate the Russian government as a “state sponsor of terrorism.” It comes the same day that Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy described Russia as a “terrorist state” after Russian forces fired a missile on the Karachunivske reservoir, which broke and flooded […]
Deep Dive (Oct. 8): Sen. Blumenthal: 800 Americans & Allies Made It out of Afghanistan
The Senate voted to raise the nation’s debt limit into December after eleven Republicans broke ranks to join Democrats in breaking a filibuster. The short-term increase now heads to the House. The deal between Senate leaders calls for increasing the borrowing cap by $480 billion. That’s how much the Treasury Department told Congress it needs to […]
Congress Demands Action Against Facebook After Hearing Whistleblower Testimony
The Senate Subcommittee on Consumer Protection, Product Safety, and Data Security heard testimony Tuesday from Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen, a former employee of the tech giant. In a rare show of bipartisanship, a bloc of Republicans and Democrats joined together to demand action against the company.
Senators Debate ‘Red Flag’ Gun Laws
The Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday discussed gun control, including red flag laws. Red flag laws allow police, family members, or medical professionals to ask a court to restrict a person’s access to guns if they think the person is at risk of hurting themselves or others. The hearing showed the senators’ disagreement on the best […]