On Filibustering

Paolo on Filibustering When a bill is submitted to the Senate floor for discussion, there is no legal limit to the time allotted to each speaker. It is a question of politeness and decency to keep oneself reasonably short to allow other speakers to speak. However, to delay or avoid voting on a bill, some […]

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Alabama House Democrats Find Success During Challenging Legislative Week

MEDIA ADVISORY for:  Friday, March 19, 2021 CONTACT:  Kandis Daramola | (334) 294-2367, news@alabamademcaucus.com Alabama House Democrats Find Success During Challenging Legislative Week Montgomery, AL- During a challenging week in the Alabama House of Representatives, Democrats were able to find success with the passage of HB441, sponsored by Rep. Artis “A.J.” McCampbell (D-Marengo) which, if […]

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Alabama House Democrats support The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021

MEDIA ADVISORY for:  Friday, March 12, 2021 CONTACT:  Kandis Daramola | (334) 294-2367 | news@alabamademcaucus.com Alabama House Democratic Caucus Applauds The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 Montgomery, AL –  Alabama House Democrats enthusiastically support the historic economic relief and stimulus package, the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, signed by President Biden yesterday. The $1.9T […]

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Is the horrible past resurfacing?

Those who forget the past are condemned to live it again. And on January the 6th, we have witnessed events that we did hope to never experience again In 1922, the fascist militia known as the Black Shirts, stormed the Italian Parliament in Rome…and the King of Italy made a Prime Minister of their leader, […]

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Mo Brooks’ Funhouse

Back in the old days when the whole town got excited about the carnival coming to the county fairgrounds, folks flocked to see the Funhouse Mirrors because it made them laugh to see reality so grotesquely distorted and absurdly confused. That’s the image that comes to mind after learning that AL Congressman Mo Brooks decided […]

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Deferring Payroll Taxes. Why do I care?

The President issued an executive order to defer the 6.2% payroll tax paid by employees Why do I care? Why should we care? The covid-19 pandemics warrants that the administration organizes help for employers and employees that were economically hit by the consequences of the spreading of the disease. The choice of deferring the payroll […]

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Alabama National Guard to maintain peace in Wisconsin? Why should I care?

The Governor of Alabama has deployed Alabama National Guard troops to Wisconsin to help “maintain the peace”. Why do I care? Why should we care? The Posse Comitatus Act (PCA) limits the powers of the government to use federal military personnel to enforce domestic policies. The PCA does not prevent the National Guard under state authority from acting in a law enforcement capacity within its home […]

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