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A SURPRISING COALITION in the House of Representatives muscled a robust child care subsidy past skeptical deficit hawks in the Education and Labor Committee last week in the first significant demonstration of power of a budding alliance between vulnerable Democrats who represent suburban swing districts and outspoken progressives.
Nicola Armacost began receiving WhatsApp messages from Afghanistan on Aug. 15.
The mayor of Hastings-on-Hudson and her husband were with his family in rural, northern Minnesota. Aug. 15 was their 28th wedding anniversary.
It was also the day Taliban forces took control of Kabul.
Senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts on Tuesday unveiled a $700 billion plan to help families get affordable, quality child care in the United States. Her proposal comes as the coronavirus pandemic has highlighted the persistent challenges families face finding and paying for care.
Rep. Mondaire Jones (D-NY) was among those on the House floor when rioters stormed the Capitol on January 6. The newly elected Congress member was listening to remarks during the certification of the presidential election results — typically a routine, even somewhat dull proceeding in the transfer of power — when security abruptly announced the building had been breached by a mob.