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Texas President calls on State Democrats who fled to Washington to forgo pay
Texas House Speaker Dade Phelan on Wednesday called on Democratic lawmakers across the state to forgo their daily allowance of $ 221 as they took refuge in Washington, DC to avoid passing a bill on voting reform.
At least 51 of the 67 Democrats in the State House boarded a private plane to the nation’s capital on Monday in an attempt to prevent a quorum and deny Republicans the chance to pass a controversial bill .
Nine more Democratic senators are believed to have joined House members in DC
âAs these Texas Democrats collect taxpayer dollars as they board private jets to meet Washington’s elite, those left in the chamber await their return to begin work to provide our teachers with retire a 13th check, protect our adopted children and provide taxpayer relief, âPhelan said in a statement Wednesday. âThose who intentionally refuse the quorum must remit their daily allowances to the Treasury upon receipt. “
Texas Democrats traveled to Washington to meet with President Biden and encourage Congress to pass federal legislation prohibiting increased electoral regulations under the “For the People Act” and the “John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act” .
While members of the Texas House were unable to pass a voting reform bill in the special session called by Gov. Greg Abbott, Senate Republicans on Tuesday passed their version titled Senate Bill 1. CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE ABOUT OUR TOP STORY.
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The Cuban president admits shortcomings; takes some responsibility for the protests
Cuban President Miguel DÃaz-Canel, who a few days ago called on revolutionaries to counter anti-government protesters in the streets, on Wednesday acknowledged the government’s shortcomings in the run-up to unrest in the country.
DÃaz-Canel, who has been widely criticized for the country’s violent crackdown and internet blackouts, gave a televised speech Wednesday evening and acknowledged that his government’s failures played a role in the protests over food shortages and Other problems.
“We need to gain experience of the unrest,” he said, according to the Associated Press. “We must also do a critical analysis of our problems to act and overcome, and avoid their repetition.”
Historic protests erupted in Cuba on Sunday evening. Diaz-Canel, who heads the Communist Party, did not seem interested in making concessions. He blamed the United States squarely for stoking resentment and called the protesters mercenaries. At one point he said: âThe order to fight has been given – in the streets, revolutionaries!
Cuba is going through its worst economic crisis in decades, accompanied by a resurgence of coronavirus cases, as it suffers the consequences of US sanctions imposed by the Trump administration. Some protesters have demanded a change of government, so although DÃaz-Canel appeared to temper the rhetoric, it remains to be seen whether there will be any concessions from the government. CLICK HERE FOR MORE.
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McConnell condemns Biden’s fury at GOP voting reform as ‘utter nonsense’
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell on Wednesday condemned President Biden’s fiery speech as “utter nonsense” for alleging that the GOP’s voting reform laws were comparable to civil war.
“It is our new president who promised to lower the temperature, bring America together and rebuild a civil society where we can dialogue as fellow citizens,” McConnell said from the Senate.
“We have won two world wars, faced the Soviets, unraveled brutal segregation, defeated current Jim Crow laws and endured the attacks of September 11,” he said. “But now the sky is falling?”
McConnell’s exasperation was due to a speech by the president on Tuesday in which he called on Republicans in Congress to help end âconcertedâ efforts by GOP-led states to âundermineâ the electoral process.
“We are facing the most important test of our democracy since the Civil War,” Biden said in a rebuttal to GOP calls for electoral reform. CLICK HERE FOR MORE.
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A FEW WORDS OF APART
Sean hannity mocked Joe Biden’s claims America is “facing the most important test of our democracy since the Civil War,” “Hannity” Wednesday, saying the president thinks “millions of Americans are worse off than Jim Crow, all because they support simple measures of electoral integrity. “
âThis bill prohibits the collection of paid ballots. Do you have a problem with that? He asked. âYou need a piece of identification for the postal ballots. Voters can also provide the last four digits of their social security number if they wish. The bill sets uniform hours for early voting, while expanding early voting hours on weekends. that poll observers may, by law, observe the counting of the votes from start to finish. All parties can observe. This strengthens the ban on unmanned PO boxes so that nothing bad can happen. “
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