"I want to thank my friends and colleagues in the Senate: Senators Durbin, Coons and especially Senator Leahy and his staff for coming forth with a piece of legislation to repair and correct the decision of the U.S. Supreme Court in the Shelby County v. Holder case. I want to thank the representatives of the Tri-Caucuses -- Reps.
WASHINGTON (Wednesday, June 24, 2015) – Two years since the Supreme Court gutted core protections in the Voting Rights Act in Shelby County v.
WASHINGTON--This morning Rep.
"I am glad that the U.S. Senate decided to finally vote on the nomination of Loretta Lynch. It should have happened long before now, but I am very pleased that she was confirmed.
Today in a marathon mark-up of the Trade Priorities and Accountability Act (TPA) of 2015 in the House Ways and Means Committee, Rep. Lewis sought to amend the TPA to clarify and strengthen the instructions on labor and human protections, and it establishes an appropriate process to add human rights legislation to an implementing bill.
This year, we celebrate the 45th anniversary of Earth Day, a reminder that we all have a responsibility to protect the environment. The Earth Day Network reaches over 25,000 organizations worldwide, and today more than one billion people in 192 countries will participate in community cleanups, educational events and other grassroots activities related to Earth Day.
WASHINGTON--Today, President Barack Obama will sign into law H.R.
"During this holy weekend for many religious devotees, I watched in horror as the details of the massacre in Kenya unfolded. My thoughts and prayers are with the Garissa University College students, parents, and employees who are devastated by this senseless violence.
"Dr. Gardner C.
"Today 47 years ago, this nation lost the moral leader of the 20th century. He was my friend, my brother, my mentor, my leader and the inspiration of millions of people in America and around the world. Since his death I have traveled to many nations including India, Germany, Ireland, Turkey, South Africa and many others where Dr. King is revered as an icon of American history.