7 of 47 in Senate Dems Caucus have mostly non-white staffs, survey shows

7 of 47 in Senate Dems Caucus have mostly non-white staffs, survey shows

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Seven out of 47 senators who caucus with the Democrats have a team made up of at least 50 percent of staffers who identify as “non-Caucasian,” according to new data. The Senate Democratic Caucus currently includes 45 Democrats and two independent senators, and the bloc has released similar survey results each year since 2017. Senate
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House Dems’ defense funding bill allocates $1M to rename military facilities named for Confederates

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House Democrats unveiled their $694.6 billion defense funding bill Tuesday, which includes money to be allocated for renaming military bases named after Confederate leaders. The bill’s price tag is an increase of $1.3 billion over fiscal year 2020, but is $3.7 billion below the White House request. It includes  $626.2 billion for the base account
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‘Squad’ Dems Tlaib, Pressley introduce bill to defund police, give reparations

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Two congressional “squad” members unveiled a wide-ranging proposal Tuesday to defund police departments and establish a reparations program for African Americans and people harmed by the police and the criminal justice system. Reps. Rashida Tlaib of Michigan and Ayanna Pressley of Massachusetts, both Democrats, announced the BREATHE Act via a virtual conference call. Both lawmakers are part
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