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FWD.us President Todd Schulte issued the following statement today after Acting ICE Director Matt Albence confirmed that the Department of Homeland Security will pursue deportations for...

New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy signed a law that could provide a historic level of oversight of New Jersey prisons and make it easier for incarcerated parents to maintain connections with...

Reps. Ilhan Omar, Pramila Jayapal, Yvette D. Clarke, and Adam Smith led 50 members in a letter to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Chad Wolf...

Today, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) introduced the No War Against Iran Act, which denies the Pentagon of any funds for unauthorized use of military force against Iran.

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City of Chicago officials yesterday joined state and local legislators, cannabis businesses and advocates from across the city to mark the first day of legalized recreational cannabis...

Much work remains to be done on issue of child welfare including strenthening the foster care and adoption systems.

Congressmember Karen Bass (D-Calif.), co-chair of the...

The ACLU has praised New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy for Wednesday signing a law allowing voting rights to people on parole and probation. Two states, Vermont and Maine, allow prisoners the...

Yesterday, legislation co-sponsored and championed by Illinois Representative Lauren Underwood to reduce taxes for middle class families passed the House of Representatives. ...

Minnesota Congresswoman Omar is happy debt relief will be going to Somalia--but voted no on the bill granting that relief, and on another bill, because she says they "fail to hold"...

On Friday, a bipartisan group of 22 senators and 52 representatives filed an amicus brief in federal court defending the constitutionality of the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA)....

Georgia Representative Lucy McBath--whose son (17-year-old Jordan Davis) was killed by gun violence (shot and murdered by Michael Dunn on Nov. 23, 2012)--released the following statement...

U.S. Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) today unveiled a bill that would ban discrimination based on hair textures and hairstyles that are commonly associated with a particular race or national...

HUD's proposed new rule if adopted would eliminate the "disparate impact "standard and likely lead to an increase in discrimination against Blacks.

U.S. Senator Kamala D....

Friday, Congresswoman Barbara Lee joined Rep. Karen Bass, Chair of the Congressional Black Caucus, and other members of the Congressional Black Caucus at a hearing in San Ysidro,...

Today, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Chairwoman of the House Financial Services Committee, introduced H.R.5187, the Housing is Infrastructure Act of 2019, a bill to provide the...

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