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Vox: House Democrats vote to repeal 9/11-era law used to authorize perpetual war

The House voted Wednesday to repeal the 2001 Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF), which was passed in the days after 9/11, and gave President George W. Bush the authority to go to war with al-Qaeda and any related organization. For the past 18 years, presidents of both parties have used this same 2001 congressional war authorization as justification for wars all over the Middle East.

Congresswoman Barbara Lee and Sen. Bernie Sanders introduce Inclusive Prosperity Act to curb Wall Street greed

Today, Rep. Barbara Lee, D-Calif., and Sen, Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., introduced the Inclusive Prosperity Act along with Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., and more than a dozen House Democrats. The legislation imposes a tax of a fraction of a percent on the trades of stocks, bonds and derivatives. This tax on Wall Street speculation, also known …

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Sex education legislation offers young people information and access they deserve

Recently, the U.S. House of Representatives introduced legislation designed to help ensure that all young people have high-quality, culturally competent sexual health information and access to the care they need to make healthy decisions. The Real Education for Healthy Youth Act (REHYA) and the Youth Access to Sexual Health Services Act (YASHS) will help bridge the gap …

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Congresswoman Barbara Lee Secures $26 Million For Alameda VA Clinic and Big Wins on Military Housing and Veterans Services

Congresswoman Barbara Lee (CA-13), a member of the House Appropriations Committee, issued the following statement on the passage of the FY2020 Military Construction-Veterans Affairs Appropriations Bill today: “The FY20 MilCon-VA funding bill honors our nation’s commitment to our veterans and military families. I am particularly pleased that this bill includes $26 million to continue progress …

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