Sinema rakes in Pharma and finance cash amid reconciliation negotiations

Sen. Kyrsten Sinema (D-Ariz.) raised more campaign money in the last three months than in any quarter since she became a senator. And she hit that $1.1 million haul with a big assist from the pharmaceutical and financial industries, whose political action committees and top executives stuffed her coffers in the middle of negotiations on Democrats’ massive infrastructure and social spending bills.

Rural Health Services in Aiken secures $681,500 federal award

The Department of Health and Human Services recently distributed more than $15 million to community health centers in South Carolina, including hundreds of thousands of dollars to Rural Health Services in Aiken. The Health Resources and Services Administration awards will be used to fund capital projects and other construction, according...
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Rep. Huffman, joined by Rep. Ocasio-Cortez, calls for full spending bill with robust climate provisions

Rep. Jared Huffman aligned his natural-disaster battered Northern California district with New York’s progressive Bronx neighborhood and it’s tenacious Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez in a Friday town hall where both politicians called passing the $3.5 trillion budget bill an imperative if the nation is to respond to climate change. The lawmakers...
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Letter: Stand up against small business tax

As Nevada tries to turn the corner on the economic fallout caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s critical that our elected officials work to promote growth and recovery. Recent data from the Department of Employment, Training, and Rehabilitation found that the recovery is slowing down, making it more important than ever that we focus on the right policies.

Democrats in Congress press Biden to extend COVID-related prisoner releases

WASHINGTON — Citing the case of a Baltimore grandmother who was briefly returned to prison for a technical violation, five Maryland lawmakers are urging the Biden administration to reverse a Justice Department opinion that could reincarcerate as many as 4,500 people now serving sentences at home once the COVID pandemic eases.

After India report, US mulls bill to fix Amazon’s predatory practices

Washington/New Delhi, Oct 15 (IANS) After a report accused Amazon of secretly exploiting internal data from its marketplace to copy products sold by other companies and manipulate search results, a group of US Senators has announced plans to introduce a nondiscrimination bill that could rejig Amazon’s online marketplace. The American...

UMBONO: Ukhathele yi-AOC, uJoe Crowley Manje Ukhuluma Ngokulwa Nokunyuka Kwentela Kuma-Giant Corporate

Soon after losing his 2018 primary against progressive newcomer Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) in a major political upset, 10-term Congressman Joe Crowley wajoyina one of K Street’s largest lobbying outfits, and fresh reporting reveals that the former chair of the House Democratic Caucus is now working to torpedo his party’s proposed tax hikes on corporations and the wealthy.