Maloney LGBT non-discrimination amendment passes House with bipartisan support

Maloney LGBT non-discrimination amendment passes House with bipartisan support

Washington – After Republican Leadership rigged a previous vote on a similar bill, Representative Sean Patrick Maloney’s (NY-18) amendment to prevent federal contractors from discriminating against LGBT employees passed the House by a bipartisan vote of 223-195. The Maloney amendment was introduced tonight to the Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies Appropriations Act of […]

ICE arrests 73 in 2-state enforcement operation targeting convicted criminals

ICE arrests 73 in 2-state enforcement operation targeting convicted criminals

DETROIT – Officers from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) arrested 73 individuals during a two-state operation that concluded Thursday, targeting criminal aliens and other immigration violators in Michigan and Ohio. During the four-day enforcement action, ERO officers apprehended 70 aliens with criminal convictions. The remaining three fall under the agency’s […]

Sierra Club slams governor Hogan for clean energy veto

Sierra Club slams governor Hogan for clean energy veto

Baltimore, M.D. — Despite passing with veto-override numbers in the Maryland State Senate and the House of Delegates in April, Governor Hogan vetoed the Clean Energy Jobs Act today, stifling job growth and renewable energy acceleration throughout the state. The bill, sponsored by Senator Catherine Pugh and Delegate Bill Frick would have increased Maryland’s commitment […]

Sanford votes for bill to provide funding

Sanford votes for bill to provide funding

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Representative Mark Sanford issued the following statement after yesterday’s passage of H.R. 5243, the Zika Response Appropriations Act: “This plan is a good first step to stem the spread of Zika by providing more funding immediately for mosquito control and to research a vaccine. The $622 million appropriated by this bill is […]