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WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley (MA-07) voted to pass H.R. 4, the Voting Rights Advancement Act, critical legislation to restore the full strength of the landmark Voting Rights Act of 1965 (VRA), following the disastrous Supreme Court Shelby v. Holder decision, which gutted the VRA’s ability to combat voter suppression and discrimination. Since the Shelby v.
"So you cannot keep America great, make America great when you strike at the very heart of what makes this country great, what keeps us running," said Democratic Rep. Ayanna Pressley of Massachusetts.
Pressley is on a mission to pay government workers $1 billion in back wages.
She's been fighting for them since being sworn into Congress during the longest government shutdown in US history. That battle over President Trump's border wall ended 10 months ago. But for thousands of service workers, its effects live on.
WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley (MA-07) and her fellow Congressional Progressive Caucus members sent a bipartisan letter, signed by 87 members of the House of Representatives, to bicameral leadership urging that federal contract service workers - including food service, custodial, and security professionals - receive back pay for wages lost during the 2018-2019 government shutdown.
As LGBT rights advocates continue to press the Equality Act to ban anti-LGBT discrimination, data was at the forefront of a congressional hearing Tuesday as evidence that anti-LGBT discrimination in housing and credit continues to exist.
Top Massachusetts Democrats are paying tribute to Maryland Representative Elijah E. Cummings, a fellow Democrat who died early Thursday and who chaired a key House committee that investigated President Trump.
“Rep. Elijah Cummings was a giant in the House, an unwavering champion for his district and all Americans, and a dear friend,” said Senator Elizabeth Warren, a Cambridge Democrat seeking her party’s 2020 presidential nomination, via Twitter. “My heart goes out to his wife Maya and his family.”
The constituents who came to Stetson Hall in Randolph brought questions about immigration, impeachment, women’s rights and growing inequality to 7th District U.S. Rep. Ayanna Pressley’s town hall meeting Saturday.
In her speech and her responses to audience members’ questions, Pressley brought a message of hope.
US Representative Ayanna Pressley says that after more than two and a half years of controversies, scandals, and allegations of wrongdoing, the American public is ready to see Congress impeach President Trump.
“This is about the American people, and I think that political will from the American people has moved to this,” the Dorchester Democrat told host Joy Reid in an interview televised Saturday on MSNBC’s “AM Joy.”
Amid politicians’ calls for Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s impeachment, Rep. Ayanna Pressley is actually trying to get the process started.
Pressley on Tuesday filed an impeachment resolution that presses the House Judiciary Committee to kick off an investigation that would mark the first step in an impeachment process.