Tag: Congress

Senator Durbin Discusses Shutdown, Immigration, Health Care

Senator Durbin Discusses Shutdown, Immigration, Health Care

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02/10/2019

The Institute of Politics and Public Service at Georgetown’s McCourt School hosted an event featuring Illinois Senator Dick Durbin (SFS ’66, LAW ’69), the Senate Democratic Whip since 2005, on Feb. 4. The talk, titled “The New Senate Democratic Agenda,” was moderated by Mo Elleithee, executive director of the Institute of Politics and Public Service….

Congress Must Stop Obstruction

Congress Must Stop Obstruction

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02/17/2017

On Feb. 13, Washington, D.C. citizens and lawmakers held a rally and meeting a block away from the Capitol Building as a part of the burgeoning #HandsOffDC movement. The movement was in reaction to a vote that took place in the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, in which the committee voted to block…

Republicans: Think before slashing student aid

Republicans: Think before slashing student aid

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03/26/2015

Last week, Republicans in the House of Representatives released a budget memo for fiscal year 2016 that includes a freeze on the maximum amount of federal financial aid that a student can receive for college. Their budget proposal, passed yesterday in the House, caps Pell grants at the current amount of $5,775 per school year…

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