Wisconsin congressional delegation split along party lines on historic impeachment vote

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Wisconsin congressional delegation split along party lines on historic impeachment vote CBS 58 – In a historic second impeachment of President Donald Trump, Wisconsin House members were split along party lines in their vote, highlighting the division in the state and country. Democrats Gwen Moore, Mark Pocan and Ron Kind all voted for impeachment, making President Trump the only president to be im...

Rep. Hakeem Jeffries: ‘Donald Trump Is A Living, Breathing, Impeachable Offense’

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Rep. Hakeem Jeffries: ‘Donald Trump Is A Living, Breathing, Impeachable Offense’ Newsone - Congressional Black Caucus members made some of the fiercest statements in support of impeaching Donald Trump during debate on the House floor Wednesday afternoon. Showing little to no concern for rules of decorum or a false pretense of respectability, Black representatives took clear aim at the outgoing pre...

Lawmakers critical of lack of federal help administering COVID-19 vaccine

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Lawmakers critical of lack of federal help administering COVID-19 vaccine WISN - A bipartisan group of lawmakers is calling for more transparency about Wisconsin's vaccine rollout. Republican U.S. Rep. Bryan Steil and Democratic Sen. Tammy Baldwin sent a letter Tuesday to Gov. Tony Evers asking for more details about Wisconsin's plan to administer the vaccine. They also offered to work together to...

Wisconsin Democrats support President Trump's call for $2,000 stimulus checks

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Wisconsin Democrats support President Trump's call for $2,000 stimulus checks WISN - The fate of stimulus checks for millions of Americans is up in the air. "It really is a disgrace. I'm asking Congress to amend this bill and increase the ridiculously low $600 to $2,000 or $4,000 per couple,” President Donald Trump said in a video on Twitter. He did not directly say if he would veto the bill, but ...

Biden's cabinet picks mean the US ‘is back in business': Congresswoman

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Biden's cabinet picks mean the US ‘is back in business': Congresswoman Yahoo News - While President-elect Joe Biden has promised to have the most diverse Cabinet in history, his selections so far have not met the expectations of many of his supporters. Facing pressure to diversify his Cabinet further, Biden met virtually with civil rights leaders on Tuesday. His picks so far include Antony Blinken...

Baldwin, Moore hope Biden administration will boost transitional jobs proposal

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Baldwin, Moore hope Biden administration will boost transitional jobs proposal Wisconsin Examiner - Will a Joe Biden administration give new life to a jobs program to help the chronically unemployed? Sen. Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.) and U.S. Rep. Gwen Moore (D-Milwaukee) hope so. The two Wisconsin lawmakers are talking up their bill to expand transitional jobs programs, which use government subsidies t...

Roll Call: Key votes from the Wisconsin congressional delegation this week

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Roll Call: Key votes from the Wisconsin congressional delegation this week Wisconsin State Journal - Here’s how members of Wisconsin’s congressional delegation voted on major issues last week. HOUSE EXPANDING FEDERALLY FUNDED APPRENTICESHIPS: Voting 246 for and 140 against, the House on Friday passed a bill (HR 8294) that would authorize $3.5 billion over five years to expand federally funded app...

Wisconsin's federal funds for COVID-19 tests expire Dec. 31

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Wisconsin's federal funds for COVID-19 tests expire Dec. 31 WISN - Medical experts believe a key to stopping the spread of the coronavirus is testing. But Gov. Tony Evers and other lawmakers are warning the federal funds to pay for tests are about to run out. Coronavirus relief bill money expires on Dec. 31. Without Congress appropriating more money, individual states will be forced to pick up the...

Milwaukee sees decrease in lead testing during pandemic

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Milwaukee sees decrease in lead testing during pandemic Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service - The pandemic, officials say, has led to a decrease in the number of lead tests conducted this year in Milwaukee, a major concern in a city whose Health Department has been criticized for its handling of the public health crisis. Marivel Montejano, director of home environmental health for the City of Mil...

Jared Kushner Makes Racist Comments About Black People “Complaining” About Systemic Problems

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Jared Kushner Makes Racist Comments About Black People “Complaining” About Systemic Problems Democracy Now - President Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner is facing widespread criticism after questioning whether African Americans want to be successful. He made the comment on “Fox & Friends.” Jared Kushner: “One thing we’ve seen in a lot of the — the Black community, which is mostly...

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