Texas legislators spar over the word ‘racism’ ahead of election bill vote

Texas legislators spar over the word 'racism' ahead of election bill vote

[ad_1] Debate over a sweeping elections bill in Texas took a bizarre turn Thursday after Republican House Speaker Dade Phelan asked members not to use the word “racism” while debating a bill Democrats have said will make it harder for people of color to vote. “Intentional discrimination of people of a certain race, is that … Read more

Controversial crypto rules remain in infrastructure bill after House vote

Controversial crypto rules remain in infrastructure bill after House vote

[ad_1] Controversial new cryptocurrency tax requirements are likely to become law through the bipartisan infrastructure bill. The cryptocurrency community rallied to fix the language, but the House voted to proceed with the bill as is on Tuesday, moving forward without any new amendments or opportunities to change it. On Tuesday, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) … Read more

House passes John Lewis voting rights bill, sends measure to Senate for tougher fight

House passes John Lewis voting rights bill, sends measure to Senate for tougher fight

[ad_1] House Democrats on Tuesday passed a sweeping voting rights bill named after Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., the late civil rights icon. The John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act was approved 219-212. All Republicans voted against the legislation. The bill is part of congressional Democrats’ broader campaign to strengthen voting laws at the federal level … Read more

Texas Republicans renew effort to advance voting bill as Democrats regroup

Texas Republicans renew effort to advance voting bill as Democrats regroup

[ad_1] Texas Democrats failed on Monday in a last-ditch effort to again paralyze the state House and block Republicans from passing a sweeping election bill, allowing the legislature to continue working toward passage. Three Houston-area Democrats broke ranks with much of the rest of their caucus and returned to work at the Capitol last week, … Read more