NBC News THINK: Marjorie Taylor Greene's loss of committee seats is a good first step. But she deserves expulsion.

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Tags: Oversight

This is not something that I take lightly. But I believe that what Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, R-Ga., has done warrants her being expelled from Congress. If you look at her behavior and comments — in the context of what had been going on in the country before Nov. 3, then after the elections, and finally during and after the insurrection that occurred on Jan. 6 — removing her from the committees ...

CNN: Paid leave protections are about to expire. Congress needs to act

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When the pandemic hit in March, Congress recognized the urgent need for paid leave and quickly passed the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, granting workers two weeks of emergency paid sick leave at their full rate of pay or two weeks of paid leave at two-thirds their regular rate of pay for the purposes of caregiving and up to an additional 10 weeks of emergency paid childcare leave at two...

Fortune: To beat COVID-19, working families need a national paid leave program

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As the Senate considers the Heroes Act—a $3 trillion stimulus bill recently passed by the House to stem the spread of COVID-19 and stave off a full-fledged depression—millions of families across America continue to suffer the health and economic impacts of the pandemic. And during this unprecedented time, working families across the country are speaking out about the specific challenges they face,...

NBC News THINK: The Korean War's 70th anniversary is the right moment to keep promises to Korean Americans

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It has been 70 years since the first North Korean soldiers advanced over the 38th parallel — established as the border between the Soviet-occupied north and the American-occupied south after World War II — and into South Korea on June 25, 1950. By June 27, an American-led U.N. Security Council resolution requested that member nations send troops to assist the South Koreans; by June 30, the first o...

Fox News Opinion: Reps. Gomez & Woodall: Korean American Day – Let's skip the politics. Congress needs to take these actions

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Democrats and Republicans don’t agree on much these days, but if the two of us can come together to support these proposals, surely our colleagues can follow our lead and help us enact meaningful reform to support the communities we represent. In 2005, both parties united to unanimously pass legislation recognizing the contributions of Korean Americans and make January 13th “Korean American Day” in honor of the arrival of the first Korean immigrants. Now, let’s honor their descendants by prioritizing policies that improve the quality of life of Korean American families and the communities they call home.

The Hill: Ensuring everyone pays their fair share

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This shouldn’t be a difficult decision for Congress to make. There’s no defense for continuing to allow the ultra-rich to pay little to nothing at all on millions of dollars in unearned wealth while the working class supports our country.

Newsweek: We are A U.S. Congressman and a U.S. citizen, and border agents built a cage around us

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The refugees turning to us at the border are risking a dangerous journey out of desperation to reach safety and build a better life. Our country has always been strong and secure enough to welcome them. The true threat to us is not families and children asking for help; it's the Trump administration's attack on core American values of family, fairness and compassion, and the blatant disregard for the rule of rule of law by those who are sworn to uphold it.

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