Tuesday - February 19, 2019
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News releases, reports, statements and associated documents from politicians, candidates and interested parties - covering the U.S. political arena including state and national political parties.

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Senator Janet Cruz on Governor Ron DeSantis's Unconstitutional Voucher Plan
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, Feb. 15 -- The Florida Democratic Party issued the following statement:

Today, State Senator Janet Cruz released the following statement on Governor Ron DeSantis's plan to use FEFP general revenue funding to create a new voucher program:

"Ron DeSantis's education proposal is nothing more than an unconstitutional attempt to destroy our public school system and force Florida taxpayers to pay for a voucher program.

"Let's be clear: this plan would illegally funnel FEFP money to private, unaccountable, for-profit entities -- something the Florida Supreme Court has already ... Show Full Article

Quijano Urges Trump to Recognize Gun Violence as Our Real National Emergency
TRENTON, New Jersey, Feb. 15 -- The New Jersey Assembly Democrats issued the following statement:

Responding to President Donald Trump's national emergency declaration so that he can redirect taxpayer dollars to fund a wall along the southern border, that he promised his far-right base Mexico would pay for, Assemblywoman Annette Quijano released the following statement today:

"Today, President Donald Trump declared of a state of emergency on the southern border that includes directing $8 billion to build a wall. I strongly believe this is a blatant abuse of presidential power. This 'emergency' ... Show Full Article

Pennsylvania Democratic Party Issues Statement on Trump's National Emergency Declaration
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania, Feb. 15 -- The Pennsylvania Democratic Party issued the following statement by Executive Director Sincere Harris on President Trump's national emergency declaration:

"This so-called emergency declaration is just another example of the President's misplaced priorities and selfish values. Millions of Americans are dying from the opioid epidemic. Schools, churches, clubs, and concerts have been made unsafe because of the scourge of gun violence. Flint, Michigan still does not have clean water.

"California is flooding and North Dakota is freezing because of climate change. ... Show Full Article

NHGOP Chairman Stepanek Issues Statement on President Trump's Border Security Leadership
CONCORD, New Hampshire, Feb. 15 -- The New Hampshire Republican Party issued the following statement by chairman Stephen Stepanek regarding President Trump's leadership in securing the U.S.-Mexican border:

"President Trump is doing everything he can to fulfill his campaign promise and strengthen our southern border.

"While Democrats in Congress simply obstructed and resisted critical investments in our border security since his election, President Trump is showing the country that he is getting the job done. Under President Trump's decisive leadership, our country will be safer and stronger ... Show Full Article

Holley, Vainieri Huttle Consumer Cybersecurity Bill Aiming to Inform New Jerseyans How to Protect Their Online Data Clears Assembly Panel
TRENTON, New Jersey, Feb. 15 -- The New Jersey Assembly Democrats issued the following news release:

Citing the rise in consumer online data breaches, Assembly Democrats Jamel Holley and Valerie Vainieri Huttle, through their legislation (A-4976), aim to inform consumers on online privacy and ways to protect their personal information. The bill was approved Thursday by the Assembly Science, Innovation and Technology Committee.

The sponsors said the bill was inspired by the numerous tours and panel discussions on cybersecurity and consumer information breaches in relation to homeland security ... Show Full Article

Black Caucus Responds to Trump's National Emergency Declaration
WASHINGTON, Feb. 15 -- The Congressional Black Caucus issued the following statement by chair Rep. Karen Bass, D-California, after President Trump declared a national emergency to build a border wall:

"This declaration has more to do with the President's bruised ego than actually doing what is best for America. The author of The Art of The Deal couldn't make a deal to build a wall. This is a fake solution to a fake crisis and we must stand firm in keeping the nation focused on the real issues impacting Americans.

"There are families who can't make ends meet because their wages are too low. Citizens ... Show Full Article

After Years of GOP Inaction, Nevada Democrats Step Up and Pass Background Checks Measure
CARSON CITY, Nevada, Feb. 15 -- The Nevada Democratic Party issued the following statement:

In 2016, a majority of Nevadans voted in favor of a ballot initiative to implement background checks on private gun sales, but then-Attorney General Adam Laxalt refused to do his job and enforce this requirement. After years of Republican inaction on common sense gun safety measures, today Democrats successfully passed legislation enacting background checks and Governor Sisolak signed the bill into law.

Nevada State Democratic Party Chair William McCurdy II released the following statement:

"I am proud ... Show Full Article