Congress Passes Massive Infrastructure Package
The new infrastructure spending package will help repair older roads, bridges, and more.
17 Nov
2021
Written by Valerie Cumming

Congress Passes Massive Infrastructure Package »

On November 5, 2021, Republicans and Democrats in Congress agreed to pass a $1.2 trillion infrastructure package. (Infrastructure means the physical and organizational Read more…

Washington Battles Over Extending Eviction Ban
The federal government is trying to figure out how to deal with the eviction moratorium.
11 Aug
2021
Written by Valerie Cumming

Washington Battles Over Extending Eviction Ban »

During the COVID-19 shutdown, the federal government imposed a national eviction moratorium. Because so many Americans were suddenly out of work, landlords were Read more…

Congress Passes American Rescue Plan
Communities across the country are debating the need to cover their faces during the coronavirus pandemic.
17 Mar
2021
Written by Valerie Cumming

Congress Passes American Rescue Plan »

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Many American families are struggling financially as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. COVID legislation passed by the federal government in 2020 included:

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The Green New Deal
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12 Feb
2019
Written by Valerie Cumming

The Green New Deal »

According to a recent report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, if world emissions continue at their current rate, the Earth will Read more…

Trump Addresses the Nation
Credit: Official White House Photo by Shealah Craighead
15 Jan
2019
Written by Valerie Cumming

Trump Addresses the Nation »

The federal government shutdown is now the longest in the nation’s history. Last week, eighteen days into the shutdown, Trump addressed the Read more…

Midterm Races to Watch
Credit: Aaron Roeth Photography
31 Oct
2018
Written by Valerie Cumming

Midterm Races to Watch »

It feels like you can’t turn on the television or check in on social media this month without seeing a political ad, as Read more…

Gerrymandering: How to “Shape” an Election
Early map of the city of Washington D.C. by James Keily, surveyor.
4 Apr
2018
Written by Valerie Cumming

Gerrymandering: How to “Shape” an Election »

In a democratic election, whichever candidate gets the most votes wins. If more people vote for Democrat candidates, then the Democrats become the Read more…

Thoughts and Prayers . . . and New Gun Laws?
This image shows a firearm controlled by a gun lock.
5 Mar
2018
Written by Valerie Cumming

Thoughts and Prayers . . . and New Gun Laws? »

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In the wake of the Parkland, Florida shooting last month that killed 17 people and injured 14 more, many people are calling for Read more…

Government Shutdown: The Sequel
The government briefly shut down again recently.
14 Feb
2018
Written by Valerie Cumming

Government Shutdown: The Sequel »

Just three weeks after the federal government shut down for five days, it shut down again. This time, though, you may have missed Read more…

Republicans Not Seeking Reelection
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23 Jan
2018
Written by Valerie Cumming

Republicans Not Seeking Reelection »

When Republican Representative Darrell Issa of California announced last week that he would not be seeking re-election in November, he was responsible for Read more…

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