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Congresswoman Marie Newman (IL-03) announced $70,444,125 in grant funding from the American Rescue Plan. The funding will be directed to seven community health centers in Illinois's 3rd Congressional District to expand COVID-19 vaccinations, testing and treatment for the hardest-hit and highest risk communities.
Minutes after the Senate parliamentarian advised against keeping the proposed $15 minimum wage hike in the American Rescue Plan, key House Democrats formed a group chat over text message to discuss tactics for pressuring President Joe Biden to keep his crucial campaign pledge.
This week illustrated how far the US has come in the battle for transgender rights and representation -- and how far the country still has to go.
On Thursday, the House passed the Equality Act for the first time since Democrats secured both chambers of Congress.
Marie Newman is making the rounds.
And she has a lot of rounds to make.
The new Democratic 3rd District congresswoman is overseeing a district that she says extends from “from White Sox Park to the top of Joliet” and is the first person not named Lipinski to represent the district since the White Sox made the playoffs in 1983.
This La Grange businesswoman’s victory over 16-year incumbent Dan Lipinski in November broke the Lipinski family’s 45-year grip on the Southwest Side. Part of a growing wave of women in Congress — now numbering 144, a 24 percent increase from 2019 — she is one of seven women representing Illinois.
This week marks the 12-year anniversary of President Barack Obama’s American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, the historic stimulus package passed in 2009 to lift the nation out of the Great Recession and put millions of Americans back to work.
President Joe Biden told Republican senators during a two-hour meeting Monday night he’s unwilling to settle on an insufficient coronavirus aid package after they pitched their slimmed down $618 billion proposal that’s a fraction of the $1.9 trillion he is seeking.
U.S. Representative Marie Newman (IL-03) on Monday Feb. 1, 2021 joined by 29 of her colleagues, sent a letter to the Biden administration urging them to restore the full functionality of the National Vaccine Program Office (NVPO), which was undermined by the Trump administration in 2019.