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We have a wealth of findings about women. Here is a selection for #InternationalWomensDay
Many around the world say women’s equality is very important, according to our 2015 global survey. This sentiment was strongest in North America, Europe and Latin America. pewrsr.ch/2J0UdtI #InternationalWomensDay
A record number of women are now serving in the new U.S. #116thCongress. pewrsr.ch/2EFzatX #InternationalWomensDay
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Breaking: H.R.-1 aka The For The People Act, which includes electoral reform has passed the House in a party line vote. Even tho McConnell has denounced this and the GOP Sen are going nuts, this is a BIG deal. Thank you #116thCongress & @SpeakerPelosi ! thehill.com/homenews/house…
2- Note that this is the bill that McConnell has said he won't allow a vote on, saying "Because I get to decide what we vote on.” as his reasoning. This won't be McConnell's last act of obstructionism, but hopefully the one that tanks him. #FridayFeeling politico.com/story/2019/03/…
3- This from yesterday @ McConnell's efforts to block this bill. Seems that the ONLY way the GOP can win any election is with gerrymandering and other forms of election tampering & that's what this is about for McConnell! thehill.com/homenews/senat…
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ppl your not awake try this 1more
Time the words WE THE PEOPLE
Even #116thCongress says it but they dont get it
The three branches of government is
The people they report 2 U & not they tell U what 2 do U tell them
This is our constitutional crisis
U THE PEOPLE

This is war
Ask why so.many presidents call it a emergency and why nothing your president says is wrong actually you th people are wrong

If you dont take charge you deserve this

WAKE THE H UP
TAKE YOIR COUNTRY BACK
Even the Democrats keep throwing the words back in your face as of they are in charge

W A K E U P WE THE PEOPLE
THE THREE BRANCHES REPORT

TO YOU THE PEOPLE

Or do you let them tell you the people what to do
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Thread by @waltshaub:

"1/ THREAD: Lost in the noise this week was the introduction of an important bill by @RepSpeier. The bill is called the Restoring Integrity, Governance, Honesty, and Transparency (RIGHT) Act. It would close significant loopholes..."

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Very important to support this bill by @RepSpeier:
H.R.1028 - To reform certain ethics rules of the Federal Government, and for other purposes.
congress.gov/bill/116th-con…

Summary in @waltshaub's thread:


#116thCongress #Democrats

#DemsWork4USA
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#GreenNewDeal

"What are the specifics of that framework?
...a "10-year national mobilizations" toward accomplishing a series of goals..."

"So did the idea of a Green New Deal start with Ocasio-Cortez?
Not at all."

"So will it pass?
That looks unlikely."
n.pr/2RJxDVQ
"It's a nonbinding resolution, [] Even if it were to pass (more on the challenges to that below), it wouldn't itself create any new programs. Instead, it would potentially affirm the sense of the House that these things should be done in the coming years."
The framework introduced on Thursday.
apps.npr.org/documents/docu…

"In addition, the framework, as described in the legislation as well as a blog post — containing an updated version of "FAQs" provided to NPR .."

FAQs: apps.npr.org/documents/docu…

#GreenNewDeal
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All Members of All House Committees #116thCongress

GoogleDoc➡️ pc2a.info/AllHouseCommit…

Twitter Handles for All House Members
GoogleDoc➡️ pc2a.info/TwitterForMoCs

THREAD w/ graphics for All #HouseCommittees⤵️

(*Except the 3 Committees for which GOP have not chosen members*)
The 3 Committees for which GOP have not chosen members & their jurisdictions:
ADMIN
Oversees federal elections
ETHICS
Investigates potential gov't ethics violations
INTELLIGENCE
Investigates intelligence-related activities
#OBSTRUCTION?
THREAD #HouseCommittees #116thCongress
House Administration Committee
**Still awaiting GOP #116thCongress Committee Assignments**
1316 Longworth House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515
Phone 202 225-2061
Fax 202 226-2774
cha.house.gov
@HouseAdmin_Dems @HouseAdmnGOP
THREAD #HouseCommittees #116thCongress
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All Members of All Senate Committees #116thCongress
Check which ones your Senator is on and what they do.
Then contact them on the issues. Repeatedly.
NOTE: *If your Senator is not on a Committee, but you want to contact Senators on a Committee issue, then use Committee address*
Senate Agriculture, Nutrition & Forestry Committee #116thCongress
328A Russell Senate Office Building, Washington, DC, 20510
PHONE: (202) 224-2035 FAX: (202) 228-2125
agriculture.senate.gov @SenateAgGOP @SenateAgDems
Senate Appropriations Committee #116thCongress
Room S-128, The Capitol Washington, DC 20510 Phone 202-224-7257
appropriations.senate.gov @SenateApprops (Dems)
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Did I Really Go To the Hill with @runningstart to Meet the New Women Members If I Don’t Post About It?: A Thread. #116thCongress #ILookLikeAPolitician
First stop: the office of @RepHaleyStevens of Michigan, who’s presiding over the House as I type! @SusannahWDC, @JessicaNGrounds, and our new intern Chloe loved getting to meet her awesome staff!

Warning: I was the designated selfie arm, so be prepared for tons of awk selfies 😂
Next: the youngest woman elected to Congress at 29-years old, the office of @RepAOC of New York (shoutout to the Bronx, where I used to work at @WomanHOOD_Bronx! 💜). She’s so impressive, and I admire her authenticity #116thCongress
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“And when your son looks at you and says ‘Mama look you won. Bullies don’t win.’ And I said ‘Baby, they don’t. Because we’re gonna go in there, we’re gonna impeach the motherfucker.’” - Rep. Rashida Tlaib
#WhyIsayFuck #116thCongress
“People are like, ‘Rashida, maybe you should put the bullhorn away.’ No! ‘Maybe you shouldn’t wear those gym shoes everywhere.’...I say fuck that.” h/t @rerutled #WhyIsayFuck
“I didn’t change or try to run away from being Arabeyya,Muslimah, Falestenyya &...it’s such an addition on top of that to being a badass organizer.Don’t ever let anyone take away your roots,culture,who you are bec when you(don’t change) people love you & you win” @RashidaTlaib
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First out bisexual in the Senate,@kyrstensinema.

🏳️‍🌈🏳️‍🌈🏳️‍🌈
Here's another pic of @kyrstensinema, because #RepresentationMatters and also, she looks fantastic.
#116thCongress
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And when she arrived at the Senate.
@kyrstensinema
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Some faces of the new #116thCongress 💪🏾

• Rep. Annie Kuster (D-NH)
• Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY)
• Rep. Barbara Lee (D-CA)
• Rep. Jahana Hayes (D-CT)
• Rep. Lauren Underwood (D-IL)
• Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX)
Moments from a historic day in the #116thCongress:

Ilhan Omar (D-MN) holds Rep. Eric Swalwell’s baby during the swearing-in ceremony.
This is the most diverse Congress in U.S. history.

These are some of the books used to swear in new members:
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It is an honor to welcome three talented new Representatives from IL as they are sworn-in as members of Congress in Washington: Reps. Garcia, Casten, and Underwood. In particular, Rep. Underwood’s arrival is historic as she is the youngest African American woman ever in Congress.
Rep. Underwood's career in nursing & experience with the Obama Admin prepared her for her new policy role in the House. Rep. Garcia brings a wealth of experience serving in Cook County & the General Assembly.
And Rep. Casten is a clean energy entrepreneur who brings that background to D.C. at the right moment. I look forward to working with all of them in the #116thCongress.
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My queen @SpeakerPelosi arriving with the cutest entourage to be sworn in with the 116th Congress & voted Speaker of the House
And our Queen's posse are her biggest cheerleaders, adorbs to boot when @SpeakerPelosi is called to vote her in as the speaker of the House in the 116th Congress, watch the kids reactions
Final tally: Nancy Pelosi - 220

@SpeakerPelosi (D-CA) elected Speaker of the House of the 116th Congress

She's the only Woman to ever serve as speaker

I am so proud to be a Californian, so inspired by our speaker representing our state honorably & stylish AF

👠👠
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1/ 2018 was a year of progress in banning the abusive practice known as “conversion therapy.”

As we start 2019, 15 states plus DC protect LGBTQ youth from this form of child abuse.
2/ Despite national, bipartisan support to end this practice, 𝟴 𝗰𝗮𝗻𝗱𝗶𝗱𝗮𝘁𝗲𝘀 𝗳𝗼𝗿 𝗖𝗼𝗻𝗴𝗿𝗲𝘀𝘀 in 2018 actually cast a vote in support of “conversion therapy."

@HRC, our members and supporters mobilized to defeat these dangerous candidates at the ballot box. 🗳🗳
3/ In 2018, 6 of those candidates were defeated:

✅ @MikeLevinCA ousted Diane Harkey
@TJCoxCongress ousted David Valadao
@KatiePorterOC ousted Mimi Walters
@KatieHill4CA ousted Steve Knight
@MikieSherrill ousted Jay Webber
@XochforCongress ousted Yvette Herrell
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The #116thCongress has now opened. Members are currently voting present to signal they are here. It's needed to establish the quorum of the House.
Singer Tony Bennett is watching from the front row in the House gallery
And former CIA Director and former Rep. Leon Panetta is on the House floor to watch his son @RepJimmyPanetta be sworn in for a second term
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Today is a good day to remind every American that CONGRESS is supposed to be the most powerful branch of government, not a slave to a demagogic president's every whim. #116thCongress #SpeakerPelosi
Indeed, there was a time period in US history when the Speaker of the House was about to become the leader-in-all-but-name of the US government with the President just a figurehead; a series of "strong" Presidents and weak Speakers consolidated power in the Executive, however.
President Trump is a very weak leader. He's whimsical, ignorant and unfocused.

Congress over the past two years could have increased its power at the expense of the Executive if it so choose; Congressional Republican leaders, however, instead chose to be even weaker than Trump.
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The #116thCongress will be sworn in today. A record number of women will serve and I want you to meet some of them. (THREAD)

refinery29.com/en-us/2019/01/…
You might have heard of this girl from the Bronx who defeated the fourth ranking House Democrat in the New York 14th District primary and went on to become the youngest woman ever elected to Congress? @AOC? Ring a bell?

refinery29.com/en-us/2018/06/…
There's also @lucymcbath, a gun reform advocate who will now represent Georgia's 6th District. Her district had been Republican-controlled since 1979.
refinery29.com/en-us/2018/11/…
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The #116thCongress so far:

- #DemsTakeTheHouse
- Speaker Nancy Pelosi
- Chairman Adam Schiff
- Chairman Elijah Cummings
- Chairwoman Maxine Waters
- Trump’s worst nightmare
- Pelosi says Trump can be indicted while still in office
- Trump is going to prison
- It’s still only 9am
Rudy Giuliani suffers bizarre malfunction palmerreport.com/analysis/rudy-…
Donald Trump flubs his second meeting with Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi palmerreport.com/analysis/flubs…
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#116th New Congress convenes soon!
43 HOUSE SEATS FLIPPED BLUE! 🌊🌊🌊 #BlueWave2018
(*Net of 40) 64 New Democratic Members in the HOUSE!
with @TeamPelosi leading the way
What do they stand for?
⤵️THREAD of ALL New Blue Congressfolk⤵️
w/ graphic, campaign website links & Twitter
Arizona #AZ02 #116thCongress
Representative Ann Kirkpatrick
kirkpatrickforcongress.com/issues/
@Ann_Kirkpatrick

"Proud lifelong Arizonan, former prosecutor & congresswoman, independent voice for working Arizona families."

THREAD
Arizona #AZ09 #AZ9 #116thCongress
Representative Greg Stanton
Former Phoenix Mayor, Former Phoenix City Councilman & Attorney
stantonforarizona.com/issues
@gregstantonaz
Instagram.com/gregstantonaz
facebook.com/gregstantonaz

THREAD
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1/The G20 (Summit of the World's 20 largest economies) is next week, & trade tensions between the US & China are expected to dominate it.
The Legislature is back in session on Mon. The Gov't shutdown vs. wall argument will start, & the GOP are scrambling to squeeze in
2/whatever they can before the #116thCongress is sworn in after Christmas..(hence the Comey subpoena-which he's fighting because of the closed hearings that Judiciary want to hold)
Brace yourselves, kids. This'll be one hell of a news week! #SundayMorning
3/ AND the Special Prosecutor's report on the status of the Manafort case is due on Monday. This will publicly indicate to us just what Manafort's talking to Mueller about...it should be a bombshell, and very, very telling. #SundayMorning
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Breaking: Much as I hate to do this to you today, kids...look at this: 'House Judiciary Committee subpoenas Comey, Lynch'
#HappyThanksgiving
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2/"The House Judiciary Committee has issued subpoenas for former FBI director James B. Comey and former attorney general Loretta E. Lynch to appear for closed-door interviews in a probe of how federal law enforcement officials handled investigations of Hillary Clinton’s emails
3/"and the Trump campaign’s alleged Russia ties. The orders direct Comey to appear on Dec. 3, while Lynch is to appear on Dec. 4, to speak with members of the House Judiciary, and Oversight and Government Reform committees. Both have already spoken with other congressional panels
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Breaking: Marsha Fudge (D-OH) has just released a statement saying that she won't be challenging Nancy Pelosi for Speaker.
#TuesdayThoughts #TeamPelosi #116thCongress
2/"BREAKING NEWS: Rep. Marcia L. Fudge endorses Rep. Nancy Pelosi’s bid for House speaker, abandons any plans to challenge longtime Democratic leader Former president Barack Obama hailed House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi on Tuesday as “one of the most effective legislative
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Fascinating-but not at all shocking. NYT broke this story this afternoon. Interesting timing. Great story!
#TuesdayThoughts #Comey #Clinton #DOJ
thehill.com/homenews/admin…
I'm thinking that Don McGahn must be really, REALLY happy that he's out of the WH tonight. This story is enormous. Shame Trump didn't go thru with it. The irony of having him impeached over prosecuting Comey, who cost HRC the election is just too sweet! #DOJ #TuesdayThoughts
Rep Mike Quigley (D-IL) House Intel Comm, just said that he looks forward to 'hearing Mr. McGahn's testimony on this subject'...so, I guess that the Dems are gonna jump on this one! #116thCongress
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Opinion | Democrats want to dump Pelosi? That’s just plain dumb.
#TuesdayThoughts #TeamPelosi #116thCongress
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2/"According to lore or rumor, some ancient tribes used to place the old people on an ice floe and shove them into the frigid ocean. Whether this is true, I know not, but it is essentially what some 16 House Democrats want to do with Nancy Pelosi. Here the legend ends differently
3/"She ain’t going. Why she should be denied another term as speaker of the House is not entirely clear. One of those who wants Pelosi out is Rep. Kathleen Rice (D-N.Y.), who promised her constituents that she would oppose Pelosi as speaker, expounding her reasoning in a Post
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