The US Senate voted 55-45 to approve SJRes 68 Thursday, ordering the removal of any troops engaged in hostilities against Iran. Section 1 paragraph 7 of the Resolution states: “The question of whether United States forces should be engaged in hostilities against Iran should be answered following a full briefing to Congress and the American [...]

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The US House of Representatives voted Thursday to approve HJRes 79 to remove the ratification deadline for the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA). The original deadline expired on June 30, 1982. The resolution was introduced in November, and the House Judiciary Committee approved it in January. The day before the Committee’s approval, Virginia became the thirty-eighth [...]

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Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers signed an executive order Monday establishing the People’s Maps Commission, a non-partisan redistricting commission. Wisconsin is the fourteenth state to give authority over redistricting to an office outside the state legislature, and the eleventh to give said authority to an independent commission. Wisconsin’s current congressional districts are considered highly partisan and [...]

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The Trump administration announced the singing of a new trade deal with China on Wednesday. The treaty covers intellectual property, technology transfer, food and agriculture, and financial services. It also discusses economic policies such as exchange rates and a commitment to expand trade between the US and China. Despite the US’ long opposition to China’s [...]

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The United Steelworkers (USW) filed a lawsuit against the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on Thursday, challenging the federal government’s decision to remove provisions from the Chemical Disaster Rule, which were intended to prevent chemical disasters and save lives. In the lawsuit, the USW alleges that the changes to the Chemical Disaster Rule places workers, first [...]

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The Hanoi People’s Court on Saturday handed out sentences to 14 people who participated in the MobiFone corruption scandal. This sentencing concluded Vietnam’s largest corruption investigation since the government began its anti-graft campaign. The case stemmed from a deal in which state telecommunications firm MobiFone overpaid for a 95% stake in the television provider Audio [...]

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