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BREAKING: Jan. 6 Committee Requests Interview with Ivanka Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House committee investigating the U.S. Capitol insurrection is asking Ivanka Trump, daughter of former President Donald Trump, to voluntarily cooperate with its probe. The committee sent a letter Thursday requesting a meeting with Ivanka Trump, who served as an adviser to her father, in early February. In the letter, committee chairman Bennie Thompson says…

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US Congresswoman Val Demings Statement on Colonial Pipeline Arrests

ORLANDO, FL – Rep. Val Demings (FL-10) today released a statement on news that hackers responsible for the Colonial Pipeline, JBS Foods, and Kaseya ransomware attacks (the “REvil” ransomware gang) had been arrested. Said Rep. Demings, “Russian criminals and Vladimir Putin do not get to dictate the global supply chain. As a law enforcement officer for 27 years,…

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Harris still struggling to define herself one year in VP job

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden put the full weight of his presidency behind voting rights action last week, heading to Capitol Hill in an effort to push Democrats to change Senate rules to pass legislation. Vice President Kamala Harris — whom Biden tapped to take the lead on passing voting rights legislation in June — wasn’t…

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After Biden’s First Year, the Virus and Disunity Rage On

WASHINGTON (AP) — From the inaugural platform, President Joe Biden saw American sickness on two fronts — a disease of the national spirit and the one from the rampaging coronavirus — and he saw hope, because leaders always must see that. “End this uncivil war,” he implored Americans on Jan. 20, 2021. Of the pathogen,…

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MLK III: History to remember Sinema unkindly over filibuster

PHOENIX (AP) — Martin Luther King III came to Arizona with harsh words for Democratic Sen. Kyrsten Sinema, whose refusal to change the Senate’s Jim Crow-era filibuster rules makes voting rights legislation unlikely to pass. King told a crowd campaigning to protect voting rights that Sinema cannot simultaneously express support for the legislation while also…

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Rep. Val Demings Leads Call for DOJ Review to Secure Florida Voting Rights

ORLANDO, FL – Today Rep. Val Demings (FL-10) led a letter signed by all other Democratic members of Florida’s Congressional Delegation to Attorney General Merrick Garland calling for a “a complete and thorough investigation by the Department of Justice to identify and stop any other patterns of voter suppression.” Rep. Demings, a 27-year police officer, also cited the need…

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Congresswoman Val Demings Announces FEMA Grant in Central Florida

Orlando, FL: Today Rep. Val Demings announced Orange County, Florida, will receive $7.5 million from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). This funding, which is part of Hurricane Irma recovery efforts, will cover 75% of the $10 million project and will reduce future storm-related flooding and damage in Central Florida.…

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