Monday, May 23, 2022

Black Troops Who Served in the Civil War Could Get Congressional Honor

Legislators have introduced a bill to honor their contribution with the Congressional Gold Medal.

Florida Senate Passes Congressional Map Giving G.O.P. a Big Edge

The map, proposed by Gov. Ron DeSantis, would most likely add four Republican districts while eliminating three held by Democrats.

In Texas Congressional Races, First Primaries Preview Battles Ahead

In the most closely watched House primary, Representative Henry Cuellar, a longtime Democratic incumbent, was forced into a runoff with Jessica Cisneros, a 28-year-old...

Congress Clears $1.5 Trillion Spending Bill, Including Ukraine Aid

President Biden is expected to sign the measure, the first major spending bill since he took office.

Kathleen Rice Announces Her Retirement From Congress

The decision by Representative Kathleen Rice of New York makes the number of Democrats leaving Congress the largest since 1992, as midterm elections loom.

U.S. Intelligence Tells Congress Putin Is ‘Unlikely to Be Deterred’

Top U.S. intelligence officials told Congress that the Russian leader had underestimated Ukrainian resolve and Western cohesion but was “doubling down” to achieve his...

A Broken System Is Putting Not Just Afghan Allies at Risk. Congress Must Fix...

We need a system that more efficiently resettles those who worked for the U.S. government in times of war. 

Drug Sentencing Bill Is in Limbo as Midterm Politics Paralyze Congress

A broadly supported bipartisan measure to eliminate a racial disparity in drug sentencing faces a difficult road as Republicans seek to weaponize the issue...

Zelensky’s Powerful Plea to Congress

Readers react to President Volodymyr Zelensky’s speech and urge a no-fly zone in Ukraine. Also: Violence against Asian Americans; daylight saving time.