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House OKs George Floyd Act as Democrats avoid 'defund' clash

Approved 220-212 late Wednesday, the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act is named for the man whose killing by police in Minnesota last Memorial Day sparked demonstrations nationwide.

“Black Americans have endured generations of systemic racism and discrimination for too long, and this has been painfully evident in their treatment by law enforcement,” said Rep. Suzan DelBene, D-Wash, who chairs the moderate New Democrat Coalition.(AP)
“Black Americans have endured generations of systemic racism and discrimination for too long, and this has been painfully evident in their treatment by law enforcement,” said Rep. Suzan DelBene, D-Wash, who chairs the moderate New Democrat Coalition.(AP)
Published on Mar 05, 2021 05:50 AM IST
AP | | Posted by Prashasti Singh, Washington

Virginia votes to legalize marijuana, end disparate treatment of people of color

With a compromise bill clearing the House and Senate, Virginia becomes the first Southern state to vote to legalize marijuana, joining 15 other states and the District of Columbia.

The bill was a top priority for Democrats, who framed legalization as a necessary step to end the disparate treatment of people of colour under current marijuana laws. (AP)
The bill was a top priority for Democrats, who framed legalization as a necessary step to end the disparate treatment of people of colour under current marijuana laws. (AP)
Published on Feb 28, 2021 10:29 AM IST
AP | , Richmond

Democrats attempt to push through school funding, wage increase

The panel met Tuesday to craft its portion of a $1.9 trillion Covid-19 relief package that tracks with Biden's plan for battling the pandemic and reviving a still staggering economy.

House members walk through Statuary Hall to the Senate for the second impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump.(AP)
House members walk through Statuary Hall to the Senate for the second impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump.(AP)
Published on Feb 10, 2021 01:08 PM IST
AP |

House set to give Mike Pence ultimatum before moving to impeach Donald Trump

The resolution being pushed through the House by the majority Democrats on Tuesday calls on Pence to invoke the Constitution’s 25th Amendment.

Vice President Mike Pence met with Trump Monday night and the two agreed to work together through the end of their term, according to an official.(Reuters)
Vice President Mike Pence met with Trump Monday night and the two agreed to work together through the end of their term, according to an official.(Reuters)
Published on Jan 12, 2021 01:27 PM IST
Bloomberg |

Democrats in US Congress begin second push to impeach Donald Trump

The Democratic-controlled House of Representatives is expected to take up the matter as early as Wednesday. Passage would make Trump, a Republican, the only president in US history to be impeached twice.

Democrats introduced a resolution calling on Pence to invoke the 25th Amendment of the Constitution and remove Trump from the White House.(AP)
Democrats introduced a resolution calling on Pence to invoke the 25th Amendment of the Constitution and remove Trump from the White House.(AP)
Updated on Jan 11, 2021 10:29 PM IST
Reuters | ByHarshit Sabarwal
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