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August 16, 2019 In The News

SOMERVILLE, MA — Somerville Mayor Joseph Curtatone's plan to open a safe injection site for drug users has been criticized by federal law enforcement, but he does have one influential figure in his corner: Rep. Ayanna Pressley. The congresswoman, who represents Somerville as part of the 7th District, said leaders must "invest in bold solutions" to battle addiction.

August 16, 2019 In The News

“My mother was always robbing peter to pay Paul,” said Pressley. “My mom came home to eviction notices often. She was working many jobs to make ends meet.”

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August 15, 2019 In The News

Rep. Ayanna Pressley is defending two members of the “squad” whom Israel said Thursday would be banned from entering the country. She criticized Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for siding with President Donald Trump and deciding that Democratic Congresswomen Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib will not be allowed in.

August 14, 2019 In The News

On Wednesday afternoon, the House Oversight and Reform committee launched an investigation into the Department of Justice’s recent decision to resume executions of inmates on federal death row. The decision, announced by Attorney General William Barr late last month, marked the end of a 16-year hiatus on federal executions.

August 14, 2019 In The News

Democrats on the House Oversight and Reform Committee want answers from Attorney General William Barr over the decision to resume executing federal death-row inmates for the first time since 2003.

August 14, 2019 In The News

Rep. Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.) went on The Daily Show with Trevor Noahearlier this week and talked candidly about gun control, the terror of gun violence, and the cruelty of Trump’s immigration policies.

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August 13, 2019 In The News

Massachusetts Representative Ayanna Pressley appeared on “The Daily Show with Trevor Noah” on Monday night to talk about President Trump, racism, gun control, and the state of Congress.

She referenced her eight years on the Boston City Council and highlighted her work on trauma, violence prevention, and immigration in her interview on the program.

August 13, 2019 In The News

The U.S. payments architecture is antiquated, and the Fed will be launching a “real-time payment” platform. However, big banks have been developing their own private platform and are resisting the measure.

Competition between a Fed-based system and the big banks may ultimately lead to the best outcome for small banks and consumers.

August 12, 2019 In The News

Together we are grieving from 33,708 violent gun attacks since the beginning of 2019.

We have suffered 255 mass shootings this year – that’s more than 1 mass shooting a day. And there are thousands more gun violence tragedies in this country that never get covered. But just because it doesn’t make the national headlines doesn’t mean it didn’t matter.

August 5, 2019 In The News

The Federal Reserve on Monday announced it will build its own infrastructure for near-instant payments, a move that will have sweeping implications for banks and consumers nationwide.

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