Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer says that canceling $50,000 of student loan debt “makes sense” even if it won’t apply to borrowers who recently paid off their loans instead of buying their first home or using that money elsewhere.
The conservative news media One AmericaNews (OAN) is pushing back against two Democrat Representatives who wrote letters pressuring large American TV carriers over their coverage. The network is alleging the representatives are trying to get them deplatformed.
Democrat senators celebrated the upper chamber’s passage of the $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief measure on Saturday, framing it as “just the start of what Congress can do” moving forward.
The Senate passed the controversial $1.9 coronavirus relief bill on party lines Saturday, 50-49. Republican Rep. Dan Sullivan (R-AK) was not present for the vote, traveling home for a family emergency.
During the hearing, Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) questioned Dr. Levine, who if confirmed would be the highest-ranking transgender public official in the U.S., about her thoughts on children undergoing medical treatment to change their gender, calling the treatment “genital mutilation.”
Ahead of the Democratic-led House’s scheduled “Equality Act” vote Thursday, the U.S. Conference of Catholics Bishops publicly criticized the bill while House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and President Biden, both Catholic politicians, support the legislation.
Five USCCB chairmen wrote a letter to lawmakers in opposition to the bill.
Claim they are battling “misinformation” and “conspiracy theories”
Thomas More The Hill February 23, 2021
House lawmakers on Wednesday will examine the role misinformation on cable news played in the Jan. 6 insurrection in a hearing that will test the boundaries between congressional oversight, regulation and issues of censorship.
Representatives of Fox News have already complained about the premise, saying it “sets a terrible precedent” when members of Congress “highlight political speech they do not like.” Newsmax also decried the hearing as “an attack on free speech and basic First Amendment rights,” adding that the event “should send chills down the spines of all Americans.”