Senate Republicans

Statehouse Republicans introduce congressional map heavily favoring GOP

BY: - November 16, 2021

Statehouse Republicans introduced a newly drawn map for Ohio’s districts in U.S. Congress Monday night that maintains a firm GOP majority. While amendments are possible, the map is poised to pass out of a Senate committee Tuesday with a full Senate session to follow, and House sessions planned for Wednesday and Thursday. Data behind the […]

U.S. Senate Republicans block a voting rights bill for the third time this year

BY: - November 4, 2021

Republicans in the U.S. Senate on Wednesday blocked another voting rights bill, this one named for Georgia civil rights icon John R. Lewis. On a 50-49 vote, the Senate declined to proceed to debate on the latest Democratic effort at a nationwide voting rights overhaul meant to stymie Republican-led state laws restricting voting access. It was […]

Provisions to address toxic ‘forever chemicals’ struck from must-pass defense bill

BY: - December 12, 2019

WASHINGTON — Congressional Democrats and environmental advocates suffered a stinging setback with the release of a defense policy bill this week that lacks key provisions to crack down on a widespread class of chemicals linked to serious health problems.  The must-pass legislation represented the lawmakers’ best hope this year for enacting a comprehensive set of […]