Rep. Jason Crow (D-CO6)

Does the federal budget have space for this?

Context

The Space Force was established in 2019 as the sixth branch of the U.S. Armed Forces, and the first new branch since the Air Force in 1947.

The National Guard consists of reserve units with trained military members ready to deploy on…


Sen. Richard Durbin (D-IL)

That would include perhaps the most famous AUMF in modern history, the one passed days after 9/11.

Context

Congress can grant official permission for military actions, usually at the request of the president, through Authorizations for the Use of Military Force, more commonly called AUMFs. …


As Bob Dylan sang in Like a Rolling Stone, “When you ain’t got nothing, you got nothing to lose.” Well, at least for the moment, Republicans don’t control the House, Senate, or presidency. Perhaps as a result, party members are introducing some new and unprecedented types of legislation this year.


Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL)

If this passes, going woke could make those companies go broke.

Context

In recent years, but never more so than in 2020–21, many corporations have publicly opposed or spoken out on current political or social issues not specifically related to their business interests — lately almost always against the Republican or…


Rep. Ralph Norman (R-SC5)

He would be the first Cabinet secretary impeached in 145 years.

Context

A recent Washington Post article has called recent years, but particularly 2021, the “era of perpetual impeachment.”

In recent months, GovTrack Insider has covered attempts by Republicans in the House of Representatives to impeach Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro…


Rep. Michelle Steel (R-CA48)

Republicans hope this bill will make AOC lament, “That bill was How I Met My Political Demise.”

Context

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY14), the firebrand democratic socialist congresswoman representing Queens and the Bronx, attended New York City’s elite Met Gala in September. She received considerable attention for her dress worn on the…

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