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Gov. Doug Burgum has directed all government agencies to fly the US and North Dakota flags at half-staff in honor of U.S. Representative Jackie Walorski of Indiana. She died in a head-on crash on Wednesday with two of her staff members.
When the CTC payments started in July of 2021, food insecurity for families with children dropped by 26% (after just one payment!). Over the following six months, child poverty dropped by 40 percent. Families ate healthier and the use of payday loans dropped.
In today’s partisan political climate, it is rare for Democrats and Republicans to agree on anything, but the Journalism Competition and Preservation Act is one important exception. Members of Congress on both sides of the aisle agree: we need to pass the JCPA to ensure that publishers — especially small and local publishers — are treated fairly and can serve their communities.
This Supreme Court expects legislators to legislate. We need to stop carrying on as if that's a bad thing.

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The deeply divided House voted 217-203 -- with no Republicans in support -- to advance the bill toward passage, after the Senate passed the legislation late on Thursday.
The bill would provide money to states and tribes to recover troubled species
In the game, players build a soccer team using avatars of real players, and compete against other teams. In a letter to the FTC, the groups said the game usually costs $50 to $100 but that the company would push players to spend more while they played.
Since the start of President Joe Biden's administration, Democrats have wrestled with repealing or modifying the long-held filibuster rule requiring at least 60 votes in the 100-member chamber to advance most legislation, as a way to get around their razor-thin majorities.
The House of Representatives is set to vote on legislation already passed by the Senate that would make it easier for the public to see if a member of the federal judiciary has a financial conflict of interest that would warrant being recused from hearing a case.
“The real point is that these imperfections in the market have real economic costs in terms of our GDP growth."

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U.S. Rep. Pete Stauber was chastised for voting against the infrastructure bill and supporting a petition aimed at invalidating voters and overturning the 2020 election.
The District 7A representative's campaign filed documents with the Federal Election Commission on Friday afternoon.
Earmarks have been absent from spending bills since the early years of Barack Obama’s presidency. Now they're back under names like "congressionally directed spending" and "community project funding." In the past week, Minnesota Democrats have put out statements touting millions in direct funding they obtained for Minnesota. All but two members of Minnesota’s congressional delegation had their names attached to some earmarks.

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