Monday, October 21, 2019

Congress creates obstacles for GOP Latino outreach, recruitment

Republican operatives tasked with attracting Latino voters just might have the hardest job in Washington. Party leaders, in their first month with a bicameral majority, have been attempting to get their members to soften their tone on undocumented immigration and engage in coalition building with a long-disillusioned Latino electorate to ignite a conversation around issues like […]

Comentarios from Maria: Discord and Dissonance in the new Republican Congress

Four weeks after assuming control of both chambers of Congress, the new Republican majority finds itself divided and in a state of chaos. Last week, members of the National Security Commission in the House of Representatives approved an extremist bill that seeks to secure and militarize the border with Mexico even more. Yet this week, […]

Senate GOP picks two of the most anti-immigration members to head subcommittee on immigration

As the State of the Union fever begins to fade from headlines, Senate Republicans reignited tensions over immigration after remaining largely silent following President Obama’s national address Tuesday. The appointments of Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) as chair of the Judiciary Committee’s subcommittee on immigration and Sen. David Vitter (R-LA) as deputy chair, cement the GOP’s […]

Republican Infighting Forces House GOP Leadership to Cancel Vote on Border Bill

Discord among House Republicans forced Speaker John Boehner to cancel a vote to approve emergency funding for the crisis at the border after it became clear that GOP Leadership had failed to garner sufficient support for the bill. Although the proposed bill would provide $659 million in funding that was namely earmarked to strengthen border […]