Friday, December 6, 2019

Lawmakers say they don’t have desire for another shutdown, but have no plan to avoid it

Lawmakers are bracing for a fierce fight over President Trump’s border wall as they work to prevent a showdown but with no plan on how to avoid it. Government funding for Trump’s wall and agencies like Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has become a landmine in spending bill negotiations, with talks late last year leading to […]

Lawmakers sending mixed signals as a second shutdown is nearby

The president, congressional negotiators and other lawmakers are sending conflicting signals about whether a deal to fund border security and avoid another government shutdown is possible before the Friday deadline. The Senate’s top Republican negotiator, Sen. Richard Shelby (Ala.), yesterday said the talks had stalled in part because Democrats were raising new concerns over deterring immigrants […]

Chef José Andrés to feed federal workers affected by the government shutdown

Celebrity chef José Andrés, famous for providing free meals to disaster victims, will be serving food to a new population in need: U.S. federal workers affected by the partial government shutdown. “World Central Kitchen is always there to respond to any disaster to make sure that Americans and people around the world will not go […]

Comentarios from Maria: “Boehner’s choice: Tea party or America?”

Speaking to the nation after Congress reached a deal to reopen the government and temporarily raise the debt ceiling, President Barack Obama said we are “Americans first” and need to put partisan interests aside to get things done. But can we? The recent shenanigans do not bode well for the future. The resolution of the […]

Obama’s List to Congress: Budget, Immigration, and a Farm Bill

            After signing a bipartisan deal to reopen the government and avert a default, President Obama challenged Congress to overcome political division and focus its work on passing a budget, overhaul immigration, and approve a long delayed farm bill this year. The President said that these three priorities would help […]

Federal Government Shutdown: Its Impact on Latinos

It is the fourth day of the federal shutdown and there is still no clear path forward, but what does remain evident is the large number of Latinos that will be affected by the shutdown nationwide—if they’re not being affected already. As of Tuesday, not only were immigration cases put on hold for as long […]

Guest Blogger: Elianne Ramos “What Congress Really Needs: A Big Fat Whack With A Chancla”

Fuacata! As far as onomatopoeic interjections go, that is the scariest one –at least for those of us who grew up in a Latino household. The word, which loosely translates as “Whack” or “Kapow” (for you, non-Latino speakers), has been triggering compliance with pre-established Latino household rules for centuries. Rudimentary yet highly sophisticated as a […]