Legislative

Among the deepest expressions of national values and policies are the federal budgets voted yearly by Congress. This week Congress resolved political conflicts to propose a discretionary budget authorizing some $1.4 billion in overall spending. Unfortunately, the July 25 article, Trump Encourages Republicans To Back …

Prevent US military intervention in Venezuela

March 15, 2019 // 0 Comments

Prohibiting Unauthorized Military Action in Venezuela Act HR.1004 (Cicilline (D-RI)).  Cosponsors: McGovern, Moulton, Pressley, Keating, Trahan.  Total: 62 S.J.Res.11 (Merkley (D-OR)). Cosponsors: Total: 1 Introduced 02/06/2019 & 2/28/19 – These bills blocks funds for an intervention and prohibits the administration from taking military action without …

Directing the Removal of United States Armed Forces from Yemen H.J.Res 37 (Khanna (D-CA)). Cosponsors: McGovern, Kennedy, Clark, Moulton, Pressley. Total: 96.  Passed the House, Feb. 13, 2019, 248 – 177; all nine Massachusetts Reps. voted Yes, but Moulton and Keating also voted for an …

Support Diplomacy with North Korea

March 15, 2019 // 0 Comments

Formal End to the Korean War H.Res 152- (Khanna (D-CA)) Cosponsors: Total: 25 This resolution is a call for a  formal end to the Korean War while also advocating for ongoing diplomacy.  MAPA Position: YES Keep Active U.S. Troops in Korea HR.889 (Gallagher (R-WI)). Cosponsors: Total: 8 …

No First Use and Restricting First Use

March 15, 2019 // 0 Comments

No First Use Policy H.R.921 (Smith (D-WA)). Cosponsors: McGovern. Total: 22 S.272 (Warren (D-MA)). Cosponsors: Markey. Total: 6 This act would declare that it is the policy of the U.S. not to use nuclear weapons first. MAPA Position: YES Restricting First Use of Nuclear Weapons …

The People’s Budget

January 28, 2019 // 0 Comments

The People’s Budget AN ACT TO ESTABLISH A COMMISSION TO REPORT ON THE PEOPLE’S BUDGET H.3220; S.1659 This Act calls on Congress to pass a federal People’s Budget that creates millions of jobs, invests in infrastructure, moves towards single payer healthcare, makes college free, expands …

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