With Monday marking the ninth anniversary of the Supreme Court’s landmark decision on Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, first-term Rep. Gil Cisneros (D., Calif.) called on Congress to support campaign finance reform, despite his campaign benefitting from Democratic super PACs, special interest groups, and tens of thousands of dollars from the financial services industry.
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D., N.Y.) deleted a tweet that accused a Republican congressman of issuing a racist remark on the House floor.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (Calif.) and the rest of the Democratic leadership are struggling to present a unified front during the ongoing government shutdown, as moderate and freshmen members of the majority appear eager to cut a deal with President Donald Trump.
Since the shutdown started in December, Pelosi has reiterated that the House will not end the impasse by acquiescing to Trump’s request for $5 billion to construct a wall on the border between the United States and Mexico.
A House Democrat who recently announced his intention to investigate right-wing hate groups once appeared on a Nation of Islam radio show and made controversial racial remarks.
Some congressional Democrats are already frustrated with upstart freshman Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s tendency to butt heads with members of her own party, according to a number of lawmakers and aides.
Several progressive organizations blasted the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, or DCCC, on Wednesday for announcing a leadership team consisting entirely of pro-business Democrats from the New Democrat Coalition.
House Democrats announced on Tuesday night the first piece of gun-control legislation they planned to pursue now that they are back in power.