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Congressional Progressive Caucus Condemns Vote to Removal of Rep. Omar from Foreign Affairs Committee
WASHINGTON, Jan. 31 -- The Congressional Progressive Caucus issued the following statement on Jan. 30, 2023:

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Representative Pramila Jayapal (WA-07), Chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, issued the following statement on Republicans' attempt to bring to a vote on the House floor a resolution to remove Representative Ilhan Omar (MN-05), Deputy Chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, from the House Foreign Affairs Committee.

"The Congressional Progressive Caucus stands fully behind our Deputy Chair, Representative Ilhan Omar. Rep. Omar is a valued member of the Democratic ... Show Full Article

Nevada State Democratic Party Condemns The Murder Of Tyre Nichols, Echoes Calls For Change From Rep. Horsford
LAS VEGAS, Nevada, Jan. 30 -- The Nevada Democratic Party issued the following news release:

The Nevada State Democratic Party issued the following statement following the shocking murder of Tyre Nichols by police officers in Memphis, Tennessee:

"There are no words that will ever capture the horror we're feeling following the release of bodycam footage showing the brutal beating and murder of Tyre Nichols," said Nevada State Democratic Party Chair Judith Whitmer, "Our hearts break for his family, whose pain and grief we can't begin to imagine.

"Although we are grateful to see action being taken ... Show Full Article

Montana Democratic Party: State Sales Tax? No Thanks. Why Is MT Republican Senator Hertz Pushing For It?
HELENA, Montana, Jan. 28 -- The Montana Democratic Party issued the following news release:

In an interview with an online political blog, Montana State Senator and former Speaker of the House Greg Hertz, advocated for imposing a statewide sales tax, saying "we need to discuss" adding the historically unpopular general tax on Montana consumers. "I like a state-wide sales tax that covers retail services and professional services, of 2.5 to 3%."

2,000 miles away, the debate rages in Washington D.C. with U.S. House Republicans advocating for a nationwide 30% sales tax. Montana Rep. Matt Rosendale's ... Show Full Article

Democratic Party of Georgia: ICYMI - Buddy Carter Defends Disastrous GOP 30% Sales Tax Proposal That Would Slam Working Georgians
ATLANTA, Georgia, Jan. 28 -- The Democratic Party of Georgia issued the following news release:

This week, Georgia GOP Rep. Buddy Carter attempted to defend the Republican tax hike he is spearheading that would heavily burden working Georgians while helping ultra-wealthy tax cheats. The massive 30% sales tax would disproportionately hit the middle class, steeply hiking prices on everyday goods from groceries to clothing. The proposal would also abolish the IRS, helping corporations and the ultra-wealthy skirt paying their fair share of taxes. It's all part of the new GOP House majority's disastrous ... Show Full Article

DNC: Youngkin Doubles Down on Abortion Extremism
WASHINGTON, Jan. 28 -- The Democratic National Committee issued the following news release:

After his extreme abortion ban was defeated in the Virginia Senate, Glenn Youngkin took to TV to double down on his push to restrict reproductive rights for women in the commonwealth.

Youngkin is making clear that he's not finished attacking reproductive rights in Virginia and that he's planning to continue pushing for extreme restrictions.

DC News Now: "Gov. Glenn Youngkin said he was 'frustrated' with state Democrats after a swift rejection Thursday of his proposed 15-week ban on abortion. He said he ... Show Full Article

DNC: In The States - Biden Grows Economy While GOP Attacks Social Security, Medicare
WASHINGTON, Jan. 28 -- The Democratic National Committee issued the following news release:

This week, President Biden gave a speech in Virginia to highlight how Democrats' economic plan is delivering for working families while MAGA Republicans push an agenda of raising taxes on the middle class, protecting billionaire tax cheats, and putting America's financial stability on the line to try to force cuts to Social Security and Medicare.

* Washington Post: Biden hails economic progress, warns of chaos if GOP policies prevail

* CNN: Biden warns of economic 'chaos' proposed by 'MAGA Republicans'

Also ... Show Full Article

Congressional Progressive Caucus Leaders Echo Community Demands for Justice for Tyre Nichols
WASHINGTON, Jan. 28 -- The Congressional Progressive Caucus issued the following news release on Jan. 27, 2023:

Representatives Pramila Jayapal (WA-07), Chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, and Bonnie Watson Coleman (NJ-12), Chair of the CPC Policing, Constitution, and Equality Task Force, issued the following statement in response to the body camera footage from Memphis Police in the killing of Tyre Nichols:

"Like so many across the country, we are horrified and appalled by the actions seen in the video of the murder of Tyre Nichols. The utter lack of humanity on display in the video ... Show Full Article