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Attorney General Merrick Garland on FBI’s Search of former President Trump’s Mar-a-Lago Home

Attorney General Merrick Garland on FBI’s search of former President Trump’s Mar-a-Lago home: “I personally approved the decision to seek a search warrant in this matter.” Download the FREE C-SPAN Now App. https://www.c-span.org/c-spanNow/ Discover the C-SPAN Video Library at https://www.c-span.org/quickguide/ C-SPAN: Created by Cable in 1979. Offered as a public service.

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On Senate Floor, Warren Calls for Crackdown on Deceptive and Misleading Practices Used by Many Crisis Pregnancy Centers

Washington, D.C. August 5, 2022 – In case you missed it, U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) delivered remarks on the Senate floor about the need to crack down on the deceptive and misleading practices employed by many crisis pregnancy centers. Senator Warren also spoke on the need to bring the Stop Anti-Abortion Disinformation Act, which […]

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Attorney General Garland announces action to protect access to reproductive health care

The Justice Department today filed a lawsuit to protect the rights of patients to access emergency medical care guaranteed by federal law. The suit challenges Idaho Code § 18-622 (§ 18-622), which is set to go into effect on Aug. 25 and imposes a near-total ban on abortion. The complaint seeks a declaratory judgment that § 18-622 […]

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In Response to Abortion Access Crisis, Senate Appropriations Bill Proposes First-Ever $350 Million Federal Abortion Fund

WASHINGTON, July 28, 2022 — Today, the Senate Appropriations Committee, led by Chairman Patrick Leahy (D-VT), released critical fiscal year 2023 spending bills that make momentous gains for sexual and reproductive health. Alexis McGill Johnson, president and CEO of Planned Parenthood Federation of America, responded with the following quote: “It has been just over a […]

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Thompson, Cheney, Luria, & Kinzinger opening statements at Select Committee Hearing

Remarks as delivered Chairman Thompson: “Good evening. “Earlier this week, I received a positive COVID diagnosis. Per CDC Guideline, I received the initial two shots and all of the boosters. “Thus, so far, I have been blessed to experience very minimum symptoms. “Because I am still quarantined, I cannot participate in person with my colleagues. […]

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Americans United Files Appeal In Case Of Tenn. Couple Denied Foster Care/Adoption Services Because Of Jewish Faith

Americans United for Separation of Church and State today filed an appeal of a Tennessee court ruling that said a Knox County couple has no right to sue after being denied services by a state-funded foster care agency because they are Jewish. Americans United filed a lawsuit in January on behalf of Elizabeth and Gabriel […]

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Thompson & Cheney Statement on the United States Secret Service’s Response to Select Committee Subpoena

Chairman Bennie Thompson (D-MS) and Vice Chair Liz Cheney (R-WY) made the following statement: “The Secret Service has begun producing records to the Select Committee pursuant to the subpoena we issued last week and our investigators are assessing that information. We have concerns about a system migration that we have been told resulted in the […]

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House Passes Bill to Boost Budget of Nation’s Financial Crime Fighters

Washington D.C. July 20, 2022 -Today, the House of Representatives passed a six-bill appropriations package (H.R. 8294) for fiscal year 2023 that includes $210.33 million for the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN). FinCEN is the bureau of the Treasury Department responsible for implementing the Corporate Transparency Act to end the abuse of anonymous U.S. shell […]

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Bipartisan Respect for Marriage Act Passes 267-157, with 47 Republican Votes

WASHINGTON, July 19 2022 — The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) — the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ+) civil rights organization — today celebrated the bipartisan passage of the Respect for Marriage Act in the House of Representatives. The bill passed 267 to 157 and garnered the votes of 47 Republicans, demonstrating […]

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Human Rights Campaign Urges Federal Lawmakers to Pass Bipartisan Respect for Marriage Act

WASHINGTON, July 18, 2022 — The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) — the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ+) civil rights organization — today marked the introduction and urged the passage of the bipartisan Respect for Marriage Act in Congress. This legislation would guarantee the federal rights, benefits, and obligations of marriage s […]

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CREW Complaint: Secret Service likely broke the law by deleting texts

Washington — The United States Secret Service appears to have violated federal criminal law by destroying text messages from January 5 and 6, 2021 after receiving a request for records related to the attack on the Capitol from the Department of Homeland Security’s Office of Inspector General, according to a complaint sent today by Citizens […]

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The Roberts Court Is a Threat to U.S. Democracy, Campaign Legal Center Releases Analysis

WASHINGTON, D.C. — In a new analysis released today, The Supreme Court’s Role in the Degradation of Democracy, Campaign Legal Center discusses how the Roberts Court’s record in cases affecting American democracy is consistently anti-democratic, reversing decades of work by prior Courts that sought to perfect and protect our democracy. The report also discusses how the justices, in […]

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