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Tuesday night’s primaries proved to be a good night for women, such as DC Mayor Muriel Bozer, who was nominated for a third term.
Bowser claimed a primary victory despite rising crime in the country’s capital and two Democratic challengers to the city council who tried unsuccessfully to oust her.
Her victory over the Progressives during the June primaries is yet another ding, highlighting the stark differences between the Progressives and the middle class in addressing violence.
More mo: Business executive Katie Britt on Tuesday claimed the Republican nomination for the U.S. Senate seat in Alabama, easily defeating congressman Moe Brooks, a supporter of Trump’s opposition voice in the 2020 election.
Many once favored Brooks for the GOP nomination because he had the support of Trump. But the former president withdrew his support from Brooks in March after the latter began to say that it was time for Republican voters to go through all the controversy surrounding the 2020 election.
President Biden has called on Congress to pass a federal gas tax holiday
President Joe Biden on Wednesday called on Congress to suspend the federal gas tax for the next three months in one of his administration’s most controversial attempts to provide immediate relief to Americans because gas prices in many states are above $ 5 per gallon.
The proposal was met with widespread skepticism. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and other top Democrats were non-binding, indicating that it could be disastrous in Congress.
The three-month federal gas tax holiday will defer 18.4 cents per gallon of gas and 24.4 cents for diesel, which drivers pay when they fill their tanks. The White House billed the holiday as a way to provide some “breathing space” because it works to reduce costs in the long run. The break, which Biden envisions lasts until September, will require congressional approval.
How much will customers actually save? While it may provide some short-term relief, there are plenty of critics in the policy. Many economists argue that a break in the federal gas tax could raise inflation once the holiday is over, emptying transportation funds and reducing only a fraction of the overall historic spike in gas prices.
A study by the University of Pennsylvania in April estimated that gas prices would fall by 14.72 cents per gallon if 80% of the benefits were passed on to consumers. From March to December, the Federal Gas Holiday will reduce per capita gasoline costs by $ 47.
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Seven legislators, seven abortion stories
Ahead of a Supreme Court ruling that could change the landscape of abortion rights across the country, seven legislators shared their own abortion stories because the right to guaranteed access is at stake.
Delegates include all Democrats, parents and Roe v. There are advocates of Wade, who have high court rulings protecting the constitutional right to abortion.
“The (leaked draft) opinion (overturning Ron) is so inappropriate that I can’t even begin to say in words how vile the decision is,” Rep. Jackie Spear, D-Calif., Spoke about the leaked verdict. In the month of May. Spear was the first sitting member to share her story in 2011.
Missouri representatives Corey Bush, Washington’s Pramila Jaipal and California’s Barbara Lee made the disclosure about their abortions at a House Oversight Committee hearing on abortion rights last September. Michigan Sen. Gary Peters was encouraged to come forward about the abortion of his ex-wife after the death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg in 2020. Ginsberg was an advocate of abortion rights.
Illinois representatives Mary Newman and Wisconsin’s Gwen Moore went public with their stories after the draft verdict was leaked to the public.
Every legislator fought for the reservation to share their intimate experiences which is the opposite of what is expected for abortion rights due to many fears.
“I think it’s important for people to know that I’m with them and that once they make their personal decision I will do everything I can to help them,” Lee said. “It’s still difficult for me. I hope it helps others.”
States have abortions pending: If Row Vs. If Wade is overthrown, women seeking an abortion will have to find a way out of the state’s individual laws. According to one estimate, as many as 75,000 women a year will not be able to reach the provider.
Quick thinking: A clever New York City woman has been rescued from captivity after inserting a message to call police in her Grabhub order. – Amy and Chelsea