House G.O.P., Banding Together, Kills Bid to Honor Pioneering Black Judge
The real answer is as much an allegory about the state of House Republicans in 2022 as it is about a federal building in Florida. “He voted against student-led school prayer in Duval County in 1999,” Mr. Clyde, a deacon at his Baptist church in Bogart, Ga., said in an interview. Mr. Clyde also voted against recognizing Juneteenth as a federal holiday. “I was appalled,” said Representative Kathy Castor, Democrat of Florida, who grew up hearing about Judge Hatchett from her father, a former county court judge. @AnnieKarniA version of this article appears in print on April 13, 2022, Section A, Page 24 of the New York edition with the headline: House Republicans Abruptly Kill Bipartisan Bill to Honor a Pioneering Black Judge.thewestsidegazette.com
Congress votes to reinstate methane rules loosened by Trump
Congressional Democrats have approved a measure reinstating rules aimed at limiting climate-warming greenhouse gas emissions from oil and gas drilling, a rare effort by Democrats to use the legislative branch to overturn a regulatory rollback under President Donald Trump.
Dem climate plan would end greenhouse gas emissions by 2050
The plan, put forth Tuesday in a 538-page report, sets a range of targets, including a 45% reduction by 2030 of the greenhouse gas emissions that cause global warming. The plan also would require that new cars sold by 2035 emit no greenhouse gases, while heavy-duty trucks would eliminate those emissions by 2040. The plan would eliminate overall emissions from the power sector by 2040 and all but eliminate greenhouse emissions from all economic sectors by 2050. "Democrats know the climate crisis is the essential crisis of our time, threatening public health, jobs and the economy, national security and values,'' Pelosi said Tuesday at a Capitol news conference. Even with all of these problems, the climate crisis stands out, Democrats said.
Joint Statement on Violent Protest that Have Left Haiti at a Standstill
Congressional lawmakers have made several trips to Haiti and have witnessed firsthand the devastating toll that natural and manmade disasters have taken on the island nation and its citizens. We must do all that we can to ensure that Haiti does not become a failed state as this crisis unfolds. While the frustrations that have prompted the protests are justifiable, the violent acts being used to express them are indefensible and hurt the very people theyre meant to help. Violent protests have shut down government services and businesses and are preventing people from getting to work and school. One of the key pillars of a democratic society is the freedom to stand up and speak out, and we fully support the right of Haitis citizens to do so.thewestsidegazette.com