A quick look at the fundraising in the Fifth Congressional District; Angie Craig passes two bills; and McCollum and Omar push for appropriations for the Twin Cities.
The fate of the two bills is typical in a Congress where the Republican-controlled Senate is wary of giving House Democrats legislative wins in an election year.
The Fifth District primary, Jason Lewis responds to MinnPost’s coverage and Andy Slavitt says something hopeful on COVID-19.
Antone Melton-Meaux says he supported Omar when she first ran for the seat in 2018. Now, he says, voters are ready for someone else.
Lewis called Martin “guilty” and lauded Martin’s killer, George Zimmerman, as a good Samaritan.
The Justice in Policing Act gets a vote; Klobuchar will not be vice president; and all about proxy voting.
The bill was supported by Democrats but received little support from Republicans, whose own police-reform effort was blocked in the Senate the day prior.
In May, the U.S. House started using proxy voting, which allows a member to designate another member to cast their vote for them on the floor of the chamber.
“Every time I get up, I know exactly when my expiration date expires and that is every two years for my DACA status,” said Edwin Torres, the former Latinx outreach director for Sen. Amy Klobuchar’s presidential campaign and a beneficiary of the DACA program.
This week from Washington, the Supreme Court decides the fate of the DACA’s program, Mayor Melvin Carter testifies in D.C., and Congress prepares to vote on national policing legislation.
Both houses of Congress propose creating a national database to track police misconduct. There was less agreement on other provisions like ending qualified immunity for police officers.
George Floyd’s brother testifies; a conversation with Rep. Ilhan Omar; and a look at the disaster in D.C. that wasn’t.
The representative from Minnesota’s Fifth District spoke about the killing of George Floyd, the protests that followed and the hope for change going forward.
This week from Washington, the president uses police to attack protestors; Republicans endorse Jason Lewis; and Dean Phillips talks about his PPP legislation.
The board is modeled on the National Transportation Safety Board, which was created in 1967 to review civil transportation accidents.
Plus: Rep. Dean Phillips has two pieces of legislation on the House floor; Joe Biden will be the keynote speaker at the DFL Convention this weekend; and more.
Minnesota’s mayors say they need federal money soon; Sen. Amy Klobuchar endorses a few candidates and Rep. Ilhan Omar has a new book.