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Jan 23 20 tweets 14 min read
Oops they’re doing it again. Republican members of Congress want to be seen as voting in lockstep with their party but they also want credit when the legislation crafted & passed by #Democrats pay huge dividends for their constituents. #WeSeeYou👀 1/20 #DemocratsDeliver This article, from Jan. 20, 2022 By Steve Benen tells the story of the double-dealing, mealy-mouthed, two-faced, weaselly, yellow-bellied, two-timing, lying Republican swine. The article doesn’t use those words but draw your own conclusions. 2/20 msnbc.com/msnbc/amp/ncna…
Jan 16 4 tweets 3 min read
The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA), originally in the House as the INVEST in America Act (H.R. 3684), is a US federal statute enacted by the 117th United States Congress and signed into law by President Joe Biden on November 15, 2021. #DemHistory #WhyIVoteDem Image The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA), provisions:

•110 billion for roads, bridges and other major projects;
•$11 billion in transportation safety programs;
•$39 billion in transit modernization and improved accessibility..#DemHistory #WhyIVoteDem Image
Dec 21, 2021 46 tweets 53 min read
The story of the #BuildBackBetter has yet to be written. Let’s examine the 50 Republican US Senators who are voting against lifting children out of poverty, education,elder care, affordable prescription drugs, child care & family leave? What does this mean for YOUR STATE? Image #ALABAMA Sen. Richard Shelby is voting against the #ChildTaxCredit “The Center on Budget &Policy Priorities found making the program permanent would benefit 93% of #AL children,lift 162,000 #AL children above/closer to poverty line & benefit 480,000 #AL children under 17. Image
Jul 16, 2021 28 tweets 21 min read
A landmark court case is a case of legal importance, usually settling a signficant matter, and which decision is used and followed by the judiciary to decide cases dealing with the same issue. Here are 26 important Supreme Court Landmark Decisions over the years.1/28 #SCOTUS Marbury v Madison: judicial review created; The act and the ensuing last-minute appointment of new judges by outgoingJohn Adams (the so-called “midnight judges”) were decried by the incoming president, Thomas Jefferson.
#SCOTUS #BackToSchool #DemsWork4USA
Jul 15, 2021 20 tweets 17 min read
#BackToSchool The Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) is the highest court of our land. The 9 justices decide the constitutionality of our laws and they hear select cases as a court of last appeal. Since Presidents pick nominees, elections & voting matter a great deal! Article III of the Constitution establishes the federal judiciary. Article III, Section I states that "The judicial Power of the United States, shall be vested in one supreme Court, and in such inferior Courts as the Congress may from time to time ordain and establish."
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Jul 6, 2021 34 tweets 29 min read
#BackToSchool Conservatives like to insist that they revere the U.S. Constitution, though many have very little familiarity with it. There’s many more amendments than just their favorite, #2.
1/ Thread #Constitution #DemsWork4USA We have 3 Branches of Government:
1. Legislative: makes laws; Article 1
2. Executive: enforces laws; Article 2
3. Judicial: interprets laws; Article 3
2/ #backtoschool #Constitution
Jul 3, 2021 20 tweets 12 min read
#BackToSchool#Filibuster” is a funny word. It rolls off the tongue surprisingly well for a blocking tactic! Its history is longer than you’d think.
Here’s a look at the filibuster, how it works and the current political firestorm over it.
apnews.com/article/donald…
1/20 WHAT’S A FILIBUSTER?
Unlike the House, the Senate places few constraints on lawmakers’ right to speak.
Senators can easily use the chamber’s rules to hinder or block votes. Collectively these procedural delays are called #filibusters. 2/20
Jun 22, 2021 13 tweets 11 min read
#BackToSchool With all the investigations & talk about Congressional Committees, it’s important to review some history & understand the impact CC’s have had in the past? Why is it so much harder to get accountability today? (Hint: Think elephant)
open.lib.umn.edu/americangovern… 1/13 Conducting investigations is one of the most public activities in which congressional committees engage. 2/13 #JusticeMatters #investigation #accountability #TheBigLie #demswork4usa
Jun 18, 2021 18 tweets 15 min read
#BackToSchool With all the investigations and coverage of House/Senate Committees, it’s important to review how it all works, how it’s structured & what it all means. What do Congressional Committees do? How are members selected?
open.lib.umn.edu/americangovern… 1/18 In 1885, Woodrow Wilson famously observed, “Congress in session is Congress on public exhibition, whilst Congress in its committee-rooms is Congress at work” (Wilson, 1885). This statement is no less true today. 2/18 #demswork4usa #Congress
Mar 25, 2021 8 tweets 7 min read
This is the #DemPartyPlatform for 2020. This part is called: 🇺🇸 Advancing American Interests:
Global Economy and Trade
🇺🇸 Only one party will fight for every American job and will make sure American workers have a fair shot in the global economy. 1/8 #Democrats will fight for every American job and will make sure American workers have a fair shot in the global economy. 2/8 #AmericanWorkers
Mar 19, 2021 8 tweets 7 min read
This is the #DemPartyPlatform for 2020. This part is called: 🇺🇸 Democracy and Human Rights
🇺🇸 Only one party believes that the United States has an urgent, moral obligation and strategic interest to help alleviate suffering around the globe. 1/8 #Democrats believe that the United States has an urgent, moral obligation and strategic interest to help alleviate suffering around the globe. 2/8 #DemPartyPlatform #HumanRights #HumanitarianEnergy
Mar 12, 2021 11 tweets 10 min read
This is the #DemPartyPlatform for 2020. This part is called: 🇺🇸 Democracy and Human Rights
🇺🇸 Only one party will protect worker and labor rights; rights of the disabled and the right of people to believe and worship as they choose or not to believe or worship at all. 1/11 #Democrats believe that improving labor standards around the world protects human rights and promotes broad-based prosperity. 2/11 #DemPartyPlatform #HumanRights #HumanityFirst
Mar 4, 2021 13 tweets 12 min read
This is the #DemPartyPlatform for 2020. This part is called: 🇺🇸 Democracy and Human Rights
🇺🇸 Only one party will advance the ability of all persons to live with dignity, security, and respect, regardless of who they are or who they love. 1/13 #Democrats will advance the ability of all persons to live with dignity, security, and respect, regardless of who they are or who they love. 2/13 #DemPartyPlatform #LoveIsLove #HumanityFirst
Feb 27, 2021 13 tweets 12 min read
This is the #DemPartyPlatform for 2020. This part is called: 🇺🇸 Democracy and Human Rights
🇺🇸 Only one party will make gender equality a key foreign policy priority and work to achieve gender parity across our national security team. 1/13 Around the world, democracy and human rights are under greater assault than they have been in a generation. 2/13 #DemPartyPlatform #HumanRights
Feb 21, 2021 11 tweets 10 min read
This is the #DemPartyPlatform for 2020. This part is called: 🇺🇸 Mobilizing the World to Address Transnational Challenges: Terrorism
🇺🇸Only one party will respond to the growing threat from white supremacist and other right-wing terrorist groups. 1/11 So long as violent extremists continue to plot attacks on our homeland and our interests, #Democrats will maintain a vigilant focus on counterterrorism. 2/11 #DemPartyPlatform #Terrorism
Feb 14, 2021 13 tweets 12 min read
This is the #DemPartyPlatform for 2020. This part is called: 🇺🇸 Mobilizing the World to Address Transnational Challenges: Nonproliferation
🇺🇸Only one party will work to prevent the spread of nuclear, chemical, and biological weapons, and eventually secure their elimination. 1/13 #Democrats believe the United States has a moral responsibility and national security imperative to prevent the spread of nuclear, chemical, and biological weapons, and eventually secure their elimination. 2/13 #DemPartyPlatform #Nonproliferation
Feb 11, 2021 9 tweets 9 min read
This is the #DemPartyPlatform for 2020. This part is called: 🇺🇸 Mobilizing the World to Address Transnational Challenges: Technology
🇺🇸Only one party will ensure equitable access to medical treatments and vaccines generated by new biotech discoveries 1/9 #Democrats recognize that the security of data is only becoming more vital across all threads of technological progress. 2/9 #DemPartyPlatform #CyberSecurity
Feb 8, 2021 9 tweets 8 min read
This is the #DemPartyPlatform for 2020. This part is called: 🇺🇸 Mobilizing the World to Address Transnational Challenges: Technology
🇺🇸Only one party will recommit the United States to the principles of an open internet, including net neutrality 1/9 #Democrats believe that American diplomatic leadership is critical to maximizing the benefits of technological innovation while minimizing its risks and dislocations. 2/9 #DemPartyPlatform #technology
Feb 4, 2021 5 tweets 6 min read
Providing #COVID relief should be bipartisan. But if Republicans decide to oppose this urgent & necessary legislation, #Democrats will have to move forward without them. 1
#AmericanRescuePlan #BuildBackBetter #ForThePeople If #Republicans refuse to work to bring urgently needed relief to American workers and families..House Democrats’ proposed budget resolution provides an alternative path for the #AmericanRescuePlan. 2
#ForThePeople
Feb 2, 2021 8 tweets 8 min read
This is the #DemPartyPlatform for 2020. This part is called: 🇺🇸 Mobilizing the World to Address Transnational Challenges: Climate Change
🇺🇸Only one party will work with world leaders to catalyze increased global investments in clean energy solutions and climate resilience 1/8 #Democrats will support the protection of species and wildlife habitats around the world, including by advancing the goals of the United Nations Framework Convention on Biological Diversity & encourage other countries to join us in conserving 30 percent of the planet by 2030. 2/8
Jan 28, 2021 12 tweets 10 min read
This is the #DemPartyPlatform for 2020. This part is called: 🇺🇸 Mobilizing the World to Address Transnational Challenges
Global Health and Pandemics
🇺🇸Only one party understands the urgency of strengthening the global public health system. 1/12 The human and economic toll of the COVID-19 pandemic underscores the urgency of strengthening the global public health system—and the consequences of America’s disengagement from the world. 2/12 #globalhealth #pandemic