UPDATE: U.S. Capitol Police: "In an abundance of caution following an external security threat under the bridge on I-295 at First and F Streets, SE, Acting Chief Pittman ordered a shutdown of the Capitol Complex. There are currently no fires on or within the Capitol campus."
Punchbowl has some background on the Rep. Katie Porter Financial Services kerfuffle. It seems she tried an end run around Committee Chair Rep. Maxine Waters and found out.
Replying to @blackwomenviews: Auntie Maxine said "reclaiming my committee". Welp...one day y'all gon learn to put some respect on a Black woman's na…
The inaugural committee announces that the University of Delaware Drumline and the Howard University Drumline -- the alma maters of President-elect Biden and Vice President-elect Harris -- will escort them to the White House and help kick off the "Parade Across America."
If anyone had a right to question whether our democracy was worth redeeming, it was Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Because in the face of billy clubs and lynchings, poll taxes and literacy tests, he never gave in to violence, never waved a traitorous flag or gave up on our country.
As you honor my father today, please honor my mother, as well. She was the architect of the King Legacy and founder of @TheKingCenter, which she founded less than three months after Daddy died. Without #CorettaScottKing, there would be no #MLKDay. #MLK #BelovedCommunity
The Embrace, a 22 foot bronze sculpture, will be complete by late 2022 in Boston Common as a new memorial dedicated to Martin Luther King Jr. and his wife Coretta Scott King.
Passersby will be able to walk underneath the interlocked arms, modelled after the couple's hands.
"It's a cruel jest to say to a bootless man that he ought to lift himself by his bootstraps.
And many Negroes, by the thousands and millions, have been left bootless … as the result of a society that deliberately made his color a stigma...” #MLKDay
Essential workers, many of whom are undocumented immigrants, are American heroes—risking their lives during COVID to serve our nation.
I’m working on a bill to immediately protect essential workers and their families from deportation and provide them a fast-track to citizenship.
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