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Ayanna Pressley is the only Mass. rep. who voted against extra security for Supreme Court justices. Here’s why.

“It is inexcusable that we continue to place a hierarchy on people’s safety and lives.”. Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley was the lone federal lawmaker from Massachusetts to vote against a bill aimed at boosting security for families of U.S. Supreme Court justices, a week after police arrested a man who threatened to kill Justice Brett Kavanaugh and turned up near the justice’s home with weapons and zip ties.
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‘We’re talking about our children’: On gun control, Ayanna Pressley says bipartisanship is ‘not the goal’

"The goal is impact. The goal is saving lives." As Democrats and Republicans in Congress appear to remain sharply divided over gun control policy in the wake of the nation’s latest mass shooting at a Texas elementary school, Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley on Wednesday expressed doubts about how willing she would be to make compromises with her colleagues across the aisle.
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Watch: Ayanna Pressley says she is ‘resolved and determined’ in the fight to protect abortion rights

Massachusetts Rep. Ayanna Pressley made a passionate plea to legislators on Wednesday, urging her colleagues to pass the Women’s Health Protection Act. She called on the Democratic-controlled Senate, House of Representatives, and White House to take decisive action to pass the legislation, which would have effectively codify Roe v. Wade into federal law.
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‘We belong in the halls of power’: Rep. Ayanna Pressley, Massachusetts politicians react to Supreme Court confirmation of Ketanji Brown Jackson as first Black woman to sit on SCOTUS bench

Rep. Ayanna Pressley, the first Black woman to serve as a congresswoman from Massachusetts, said the confirmation of Ketanji Brown Jackson as the first Black woman to serve on the Supreme Court “sends a powerful signal.”. “Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson is a supremely qualified nominee whose history-making confirmation today...
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‘Concrete ceiling just shattered’: Ayanna Pressley, Elizabeth Warren, Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama and others react to Ketanji Brown Jackson’s confirmation as first Black female Supreme Court justice

After weeks of hearings and questioning from U.S. senators, representatives and legislators, Kentanji brown Jackson was confirmed to the Supreme Court by the Senate on Thursday afternoon. Jackson is the first Black female justice, the sixth woman justice and the third Black justice overall, after Thurgood Marshall and Clarence Thomas.
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Sen. Tammy Duckworth and Rep. Ayanna Pressley Introduce New Long COVID Treatment Bill

Sen. Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.) and Rep. Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.) introduced new legislation Thursday to ensure accessible and affordable medical care and treatment for long COVID patients, including underserved populations. Long COVID is related to a combination of lingering symptoms in patients who recovered from acute SARS-CoV-2 infection. Fatigue, shortness of...
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Will Smith slaps Chris Rock: Rep. Ayanna Pressley addresses Oscars incident after deleting initial tweet praising actor’s defense of wife

After initially posting and deleting a tweet praising actor Will Smith for hitting comedian Chris Rock at the Academy Awards Sunday night, Rep. Ayanna Pressley issued a new statement Monday addressing the incident and Rock’s joke. Midway through presenting the Academy Award for Best Best Documentary, Rock made a...
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