Republican obstructionism

Refusal to Learn: Republicans Won't Allow CDC to Research Gun Violence

Refusal to Learn: Republicans Won't Allow CDC to Research Gun Violence
For nearly 20 years, Congress has pushed the CDC to steer clear of firearms violence research. As chairman of the appropriations subcommittee that traditionally sets CDC funding, Rep. Jack Kingston (R-GA) has been in a position to change that. Soon after Sandy Hook, Kingston said he had spoken to the head of the agency. "I think we can find some common ground," Kingston said. More than a year later, as Kingston competes in a crowded Republican primary race for a U.S. Senate seat, the congressman is no longer talking about common ground.
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Homeland Security Unilaterally Halts the Deportation of Service Members' Family

Homeland Security Unilaterally Halts the Deportation of Service Members' Family
The Department of Homeland Security announced last week that family of U.S. military members will no longer have to face deportation. The constant fear that any one of their loved ones might at any time be deported out the country seems to add an unnecessary "stress and anxiety" on troops.
Reacting to the news was Jon Solt
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