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Brand New Congress statement on Gun Safety

Today, in Santa Fe, Texas, located in Adrienne Bell’s district (TX-14), the 22nd school shooting of 2018 unfolded when a gunman opened fire shortly after classes began at 7:30 a.m. local time, killing 10 and wounding more. In the wake of today’s shooting, the deadly...

17 Years Later, and Still No DREAM Act

By Jordan Valerie The DREAM Act was first introduced in 2001 during the 107th Congress. It failed to pass with Republicans in control of both chambers of Congress and George W. Bush in the White House. In 2006, Democrats took control of both the House and the Senate....

The Story of Declining Livability

Why the New Tax Plan is the Wrong Approach By Ron Stubblefield and Denzel Caldwell As an observation, policy conversations often take for granted why we care about growth in wealth and productivity.  The reason we care about this growth stems from the fundamental...

Immigration, DACA, and Partisanship

By David Benac (MI-06) “Immigrant” is not a scary word. 43.3 million people in this country are immigrants, a little over 13 percent of our nation’s population. One in nine Americans is native-born with at least one immigrant parent; that’s over 32 million Americans,...

Roy Moore: Why a Brand New Direction is Needed

By Ron Stubblefield Today, Alabamians will vote for their next Senator.  One of these candidates supports the rights of women and has a legacy of advancing civil rights. The other, Roy Moore, has the following track record, which includes but is not limited to: A...