Progressive Demands Get Shelved In House Democrats’ COVID-19 Relief Bill

House Democrats’ new $ 3-trillion proposal to address the economic and public health fallout from the coronavirus pandemic pushed several progressive proposals to the sidelines once again. The HEROES Act, unveiled Tuesday, is the biggest coronavirus emergency relief bill yet. It proposes extending unemployment insurance through 2021, giving a second round of $ 1,200 direct payments, […]

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Congress Passes Coronavirus Aid Bill, Sends It To Trump’s Desk

WASHINGTON ― After some changes that watered down its paid sick leave provisions over the weekend, a bipartisan bill offering financial relief to vulnerable Americans affected by the coronavirus was passed by the U.S. Senate on Wednesday. Forty-five Republicans joined all Democrats in voting to send the measure to President Donald Trump, who is expected to sign it […]


Canada Introduces Bill To Ban ‘Gay Conversion’ Therapy Nationwide

TORONTO, March 9 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Canada’s move toward a nationwide ban on gay conversion therapy could help set a precedent for other countries that permit what one top official called “a cruel practice,” rights supporters said on Monday. The Canadian federal government introduced legislation to criminalize conversion therapy, a practice that attempts to […]