This week from Washington, Omar and Fischbach win their primary races, USPS gets a threat and Kamala Harris is the VP pick for Joe Biden.
Under the federal government’s use-it-or-lose-it constraints, Minnesota cities and counties are quickly finding ways to spend the money.
The wide-ranging debate touched on major issues like the environment, immigration and health care.
This week from Washington, we’re headed off of the unemployment benefits cliff, Motherboard obtains spy plane footage of Minneapolis and a look at the CD-7 race.
After a lengthy convention over Zoom, the party endorsed former Lt. Gov. Michelle Fischbach. But she now faces four primary challengers, including two-time previous candidate Dave Hughes.
Republicans have yet to come to an agreement inside their own party about what a new coronavirus-relief package should contain. And while it’s likely to contain an extension of the extra unemployment payment, the amount of the payment is expected to be much lower.
Jim Hagedorn votes to keep Confederate monuments up; tons of Fifth District news and a lot of legislation.
Melton-Meaux has been able to raise funds from people who can make large contributions — including a range of local DFL notables who would normally be expected to support the incumbent.
Melton-Meaux’s campaign said they had signed nondisclosure agreements with the firms preventing them from revealing any further information on them.
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.