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November 09, 2023

Deccan Herald: Kamala Harris celebrates early Diwali at her residence; says the world is facing a 'difficult and dark moment

 US Vice President Kamala Harris celebrated Diwali at her official residence during which she told the guests that it's important to celebrate this festival of light as the world today is facing a "difficult and dark moment" in the wake of the war between Israel and Hamas. “I also want to say that for the Palestinian people, and I've said this many times, and I'll say it again, they have a right and deserve to have an opportunity for self-determination and dignity. We'll continue to support … Continue Reading

November 09, 2023

Ro Khanna: Release: Rep. Ro Khanna Introduces Legislation To Support State-based Universal Health Care

Today, Representative Ro Khanna (CA-17), member of the House Committee on Oversight and Accountability, reintroduced the State-Based Universal Health Care Act. Recognizing the unique position of American states to lead the push for universal health care, Rep. Khanna's bill provides states with federal funding streams and regulatory flexibility to support affordable, universal health care plans. “The State-Based Universal Health Care Act is a crucial step towards transforming our healthcare … Continue Reading

November 08, 2023

Schiff: Reps. Schiff, Schneider, & Dozens of Colleagues Sign Joint Statement on “From the River to the Sea” and the Ongoing Hamas-Israel War

Today, Representative Adam Schiff (D-Calif.), Brad Schneider (D-Ill.),  Norma Torres (D-Calif.), Ritchie Torres (D-N.Y.), and dozens of colleagues, signed onto the following joint statement regarding the phrase “from the river to the sea” and the ongoing Hamas-Israel War. The statement was signed by various House members, including Rep. Shri Thanedar … Continue Reading

November 07, 2023

Elizabeth Warren: Warren, Murphy, Pressley, Lawmakers Reintroduce Bicameral Legislation to End Criminalization of Students, Invest in Counselors, Safer Environment for Kids

Today, U.S. Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Chris Murphy (D-Conn.), along with Representative Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.), reintroduced the Counseling Not Criminalization in Schools Act, legislation that would invest in safe learning environments for students and address over-policing in K-12 schools across the country. The legislation is co-sponsored in the House by several Representatives, including Rep. Shri … Continue Reading

November 06, 2023

Rep. Connolly: Connolly, 91 Members of Congress Urge Humanitarian Aid for Gaza

Today, Congressman Gerry Connolly (D-VA), a senior member of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, and the President Emeritus of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly, joined 91 of his colleagues in in sending a letter to House and Senate leadership urging swift passage of President Biden’s request for emergency funding to meet the rising humanitarian needs in Gaza and Israel. "The need for aid into Gaza could not be clearer with fuel supplies running low, organizations struggling to meet their … Continue Reading

October 27, 2023

Detroit Free Press: Is strike pay taxable? What it will mean for UAW strikers and others at tax time.

by Susan Tompor

Workers who received strike pay during the United Auto Workers’ strike at the Detroit Three automakers and other work stoppages are bracing themselves, as strike pay is deemed taxable on both the federal level and on Michigan income tax returns. U.S. Rep. Shri Thanedar is proposing amending the Internal Revenue Code to exempt strike pay from the individual gross income tax, saying “Our current tax system punishes workers for standing up for their … Continue Reading

October 24, 2023

Bloomberg: Hamas are 'barbaric terrorists' who should be eliminated, says Indian-American Congressman Shri Thanedar

Addressing an event in support of Israel at the US Capitol Hill, Shri Thander pointed out the suffering of civilians in Gaza and called for their freedom from the terrorist group. Amid the Israel-Hamas war, Indian American Congressman, Shri Thanedar, has described Hamas as “barbaric” terrorists who should be eliminated and its military capabilities dismantled. “Hamas is not a militant organization. Hamas is not a resistance movement; they are just barbaric terrorists. This is a time when we … Continue Reading

October 18, 2023

Sean Casten: Casten, Warren, Marshall, 100+ Lawmakers Ask Biden Administration to Address Crypto-Financed Terrorism after Reports of Hamas Raising Millions in Crypto to Fund Operations

U.S. Representative Sean Casten (D-Ill.) and U.S. Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Roger Marshall (R-Kan.) led 102 lawmakers in a bipartisan letter to National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan and Brian Nelson, Under Secretary for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence at the Department of the Treasury (Treasury), raising grave concerns about reports that in the months leading up to their brutal October 7th terrorist attack on Israel, Hamas and Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ) raised … Continue Reading

October 17, 2023

Washington Examiner: Israel war: Sixty-three Democrats demand Biden take stronger stance against Iran

by Rachel Schilke

Over 60 House Democrats joined Republicans to call on President Joe Biden to take a stronger stance against Iran as the war between Israel and Hamas continues.  "Iran must be held fully accountable for its continued role in funding Hamas and Islamic terror," the bipartisan letter reads. "We urge the Administration to take all necessary steps to cut off Iranian funding sources." Other Democrats who signed onto the letter include Reps. Shri Thanedar (MI-13), Greg Landsman (D-OH), Jasmine … Continue Reading

October 11, 2023

The Federalist: Only One Democratic Socialists of America Lawmaker Condemns Group’s Antisemitic Statement

by Tristan Justice

Moments after Hamas launched the deadliest assault on Jewish civilians since the Holocaust this weekend, the Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) defended the killing spree. Just one out of the six Democrats affiliated with the DSA responded to The Federalist’s repeated inquiries to condemn the statement. Rep. Shri Thanedar, D-Mich., ripped the statement as having nothing to do with socialism. “This is classic antisemitic rhetoric. What the DSA missed here is that this is a terrorist attack, … Continue Reading

October 06, 2023

Gov. Whitmer Awards Funding to Support Vibrant Communities and Encourage Population Growth, nearly $100 Million Awarded

Governor Gretchen Whitmer joined the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) in announcing approval of the $99.2 million in grant funding for projects across Michigan’s 10 prosperity regions through the Revitalization and Placemaking program. This project in its multi-year planning phase has received support and encouragement from Congressman Shri Thanedar (MI-13), and other members of congress and city … Continue Reading

October 05, 2023

Elizabeth Warren: Senator Warren, Representatives García, Norcross, Beatty, Jayapal, Lead Colleagues to Urge Biden Administration to Support Aid for Crisis-Hit Countries

Sen. Elizabeth Warren and others led key representatives, including Rep. Shri Thanedar (MI-13), to urge the Biden administration to back a new allocation of Special Drawing Rights (SDRs) from the IMF, aiming to support developing nations' recovery from multiple crises and safeguard U.S. manufacturing jobs without incurring any costs to the U.S. government. The lawmakers champion an allocation of at least $650 billion in SDRs, emphasizing the zero expense to the U.S. budget and its proven … Continue Reading

October 04, 2023

Tammy Duckworth: Duckworth, Warren, Thompson, Ramirez reintroduce legislation to address systemic inequities in federal disaster response

U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) joined U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), U.S. House of Representatives Homeland Security Committee Ranking Member Bennie G. Thompson (D-MS-02) and U.S. Representative Delia C. Ramirez (D-IL-03) to reintroduce the Federal Emergency Management Advancement of Equity Act (or FEMA Equity Act) to address systemic inequities in the federal government’s response to disasters and how it distributes assistance. The legislation follows a growing body of evidence … Continue Reading

September 28, 2023

New Pittsburgh: President Biden stands with striking auto workers, supports pay increase demand

by Ebony JJ Curry

In a landmark event, President Joe Biden joined striking auto workers in Belleville, Michigan, advocating for their demands including a 40% wage increase. Congressman Shri Thanedar (D-Detroit) was among the officials present to welcome the President, emphasizing the crucial role union workers play in building America's middle class and economy. The President's strong stance sets the stage for former President Trump's upcoming visit to … Continue Reading

September 28, 2023

The Detroit News: Stevens bill seeks to support union work in federal contracts

by Riley Beggin

Rep. Haley Stevens has reintroduced the Union Workers Job Protection Act, a bill that aims to bring transparency and accountability to federal vehicle contracts. Co-sponsored by Michigan Democrats including Congressman Shri Thanedar, the legislation would require companies to disclose key labor and wage details in their bids. The move comes as the United Auto Workers union continues its strike against Detroit's major … Continue Reading

September 27, 2023

Bloomberg Government: Biden makes history with striking UAW

President Biden joined striking auto workers outside a General Motors parts facility in Belleville Tuesday, marking the first time a sitting president has ever visited a picket line. Other local elected officials — Lt. Gov. Garlin Gilchrist, U.S. Reps. Debbie Dingell (D-Ann Arbor), Shri Thanedar (D-Detroit) and Rashida Tlaib (D-Detroit) — joined Fain to welcome Biden after he landed at Detroit Metro Airport, according to the … Continue Reading

September 26, 2023

The Spokesman-Review: Biden’s message to striking auto workers: “It’s time for them to step up for us”

by Breana Noble, Jordyn Grzelewski and Riley Beggin

President Joe Biden spoke to striking United Auto Workers members during a brief visit midday Tuesday to a picket line outside of a General Motors parts distribution center. Biden’s remarks to union members were brief on the 12th day of the Detroit-based union’s first simultaneous strike against all three Detroit automakers. Fain was at Detroit Metro Airport to greet the president, along with Lt. Gov. Garlin Gilchrist and U.S. Reps. Debbie Dingell, D-Ann Arbor, Shri Thanedar, D-Detroit, and … Continue Reading

September 26, 2023

Haley Stevens: Congresswoman Haley Stevens (D-MI) Introduces the Union Auto Workers Job Protection Act to Ensure that Federal Contracts for Vehicles Deal Workers In

Congresswoman Haley Stevens (D-MI) introduced the Union Auto Workers Job Protection Act which requires bids for federal government vehicle contracts to put workers first. This legislation would require that federal contract bidders disclose the location where they want to build government vehicles, prevailing wages at factories, and any OSHA or National Labor Relations Act Violations. The bill puts the focus back where it belongs—on the hardworking men and women who keep Michigan's auto … Continue Reading

September 25, 2023

Detroit News: “What a blessing”: Detroit seniors, disabled residents benefit from roof repair program

by Sarah Rahal

Heloyse Moore has lived in the same Detroit home since 1962. When her roof began leaking in December, she feared she wouldn't be able to stay. Moore, nearly 93 years old, is among the first of 2,000 residents to have a new roof installed by the city's Renew Detroit program. It was initially expected to aid 1,500 residents, but an additional $15 million in funds granted by the state of Michigan in July 2022 expanded the program's capacity to 2,000 homes. Democratic state Reps. Helena Scott, … Continue Reading

September 25, 2023

Salud Carbajal: U.S. Chamber of Commerce Endorses Carbajal–Chavez-DeRemer Child Care Bill

The Child Care Investment Act, bipartisan legislation introduced by Congressman Salud Carbajal (D-CA-24) and Congresswoman Lori Chavez-DeRemer (R-OR-05) earlier this year to increase access to affordable child care, is winning new support in Washington and in Congress. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce formally endorsed the legislation to improve three existing child care tax incentives to ensure the federal tax code adequately addresses the current realities of child care costs and availability. … Continue Reading

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