Patrick Leahy, U.S. Senator from Vermont

A bill named in honor of the late civil rights icon, Representative John Lewis of Georgia, that would restore the Voting Rights Act of 1965, was introduced by Vermont Senator Patrick Leahy, and co-sponsored by 46 other senators.

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Nita Lowey, U.S. Representative for New York

An amendment to a spending bill that would restore millions of dollars in aid to Palestinians cut by the Trump Administration was proposed by Representative Nita Lowey, and passed by the House Appropriations Committee.

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Jeff Fortenberry U.S. Representative for Nebraska

The months of dealing with COVID-19 have served as a glimpse into the daily burden of patients with rapidly progressing terminal diseases like ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease), Representative Jeff Fortenberry wrote in an op-ed.

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Roger Wicker, U.S. Senator from Mississippi

Senator Roger Wicker said the Federal Aviation Administration has been “stonewalling” senators conducting an investigation into the design and development of the Boeing 737-MAX aircraft that was involved in two deadly crashes before being taken out of service.

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Val Demings, U.S. Representative for Florida

Questions have been posed to the Director of National Intelligence by Representative Val Demings and others as to whether the intelligence community has a plan in place to respond to any foreign efforts to exploit racial tensions and if there is evidence that foreign adversaries were already doing so.

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Jack Reed, U.S. Senator from Rhode Island

A bipartisan group of senators will include the Pacific Defense Initiative in a defense policy bill that “will enhance budgetary transparency and oversight, and focus resources on key military capabilities to deter China.”

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