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Trump Appointee Blamed for Senate Cafeteria Worker Layoff Trauma

Since the first layoffs were announced, then canceled, in April, a lingering suspicion has surfaced among Senate cafeteria workers that the $3.75 million Blanton said would keep the workers in their jobs through September has been misspent.

  • Jul 22, 2022
  • 3:09 PM

All Eyes on AOC to Decide Puerto Rico Status Act

After the Natural Resources Committee passed the Puerto Rico Status Act on Wednesday, all eyes are now on Rep. Ocasio-Cortez, whose support or defection from the bill she helped negotiate will likely decide the bill’s fate in the House.

  • Jul 21, 2022
  • 6:22 PM

Puerto Rico Status Act Passes Committee But Faces Uncertain Future in House

Twenty-nine amendments were debated by members of the House Natural Resources Committee who ultimately voted 20-25 to advance the bill, with every Republican voting against the bill except Puerto Rico’s resident commissioner, Jenniffer González-Colón.

  • Jul 20, 2022
  • 9:06 PM

House Registry Bill Would Help Millions of Documented, Undocumented Immigrants

House Democrats introduced a new bill on Wednesday that would provide a simple, sturdy pathway to citizenship for millions of documented immigrants languishing in backlogs and undocumented immigrants who have waited decades for relief.

  • Jul 20, 2022
  • 12:30 PM

House Offices Begin Unionizing on Capitol Hill

The Office of Congressional Workplace Rights began accepting applications Monday for Hill offices looking to form unions just minutes after organizing protections, passed by the House of Representatives in May, went into effect.

  • Jul 18, 2022
  • 3:11 PM

House Democrats to Introduce Immigration Registry Bill to Create Citizenship Pathway for Millions

Capitol Hill sources confirmed to Latino Rebels over the weekend that a bill to create a citizenship pathway for approximately eight million undocumented will be introduced this week in the House of Representatives.

  • Jul 18, 2022
  • 10:49 AM

Latino Lawmakers Sound Off on Attempt to Stop White House From Using ‘Latinx’

Latino Rebels asked Latino lawmakers about a new amendment to the House appropriations bill, submitted by Rep. María Elvira Salazar (R-FL), that would prevent the executive branch of the federal government from referring to Latinos as “Latinx” in public documents.

  • Jul 15, 2022
  • 4:36 PM

Warren Outraged Over Planned Layoffs for Senate Cafeteria Workers

Senate cafeteria workers tell Latino Rebels that Restaurant Associates, the vendor that runs the dining facilities in the Senate, announced Wednesday that 38 cafeteria workers will be laid off on July 28.

  • Jul 14, 2022
  • 4:55 PM

January 6th Hearings: Former Oathkeepers Testify Against Trump

“I probably should have broke with them much earlier than I did,” Jason Van Tatenhove, a former Oathkeepers spokesperson, told the House Select Committee to Investigate the January 6th Attack on Tuesday.

  • Jul 12, 2022
  • 4:27 PM

Defense Spending Bill Presents Immigrants With Another Chance at Relief

At least eight immigrant relief amendments have been offered by House members for inclusion in the NDAA, including one that would protect so-called “documented DREAMers” who age out of their parents’ visa protection when they turn 21.

  • Jul 12, 2022
  • 11:25 AM

USICA’s Immigrant Relief Provisions Face Uncertain Future

The part of the United States Innovation and Competition Act that GOP lawmakers like Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX) fear could undermine negotiations is a morsel of relief for immigrants with PhDs or Master’s degrees in STEM fields.

  • Jun 29, 2022
  • 5:11 PM

Witnesses: Trump, Cronies Pressured Officials at Justice Dept to Overturn 2020 Election

The witnesses at Thursday’s hearing were former Acting Attorney General Jeffrey A. Rosen, former Acting Deputy Attorney General Richard Donoghue, and former Assistant Attorney General for the Office of Legal Counsel Steven Engel, who, according to other testimony, rejected attempts to overturn the 2020 election by the former president and his cronies.

  • Jun 23, 2022
  • 6:05 PM

Mayra Flores Becomes First Mexican-Born Woman Sworn Into Congress

Rep. Mayra Nohemi Flores (R-TX) was sworn in Tuesday to serve in the House seat vacated by former Rep. Filamon Vela (D-TX), who resigned to become a lobbyist. An immigrant from Tamaulipas, she is the first woman born in Mexico to become a member of the U.S. Congress.

  • Jun 22, 2022
  • 5:33 PM

Trump Pressure Campaign Against Election Officials Highlighted in Fourth January 6th Hearing

Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) led the questioning Tuesday of the committee’s witnesses, which included a series of highly produced video montages of intimidation and threats by Trump supporters against Republican election officials.

  • Jun 21, 2022
  • 7:07 PM

Latino Lawmaker Takes Center Stage During Third Day of January 6 Hearing

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Rep. Pete Aguilar (D-CA) took center stage on Thursday afternoon at the third made-for-TV hearing of the House Select Committee on the January 6th Attack on the Capitol.

  • Jun 16, 2022
  • 10:11 PM

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  • Jun 16, 2022
  • 5:35 PM

EXCLUSIVE: Grijalva Previews Next Steps for Puerto Rico Status Act

On Tuesday afternoon, Latino Rebels caught up with the House Committee on Natural Resources Chair in the Speaker’s Lobby of the House of Representatives for an update on the bill that has brought the two policy factions supporting statehood and self-determination bills together for the first time.

  • Jun 15, 2022
  • 10:58 AM

EXCLUSIVE: Ocasio-Cortez on the Future of Puerto Rico Status Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Days after Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) traveled to Puerto Rico with three fellow House members to hold a public forum to discuss the new Puerto Rico Status Act Discussion Draft, Latino Rebels caught up with the New York Democrat on Wednesday evening for an update on the bill.

  • Jun 8, 2022
  • 9:02 PM

Senators Divided Over Minimum Salary For Staffers

Latino Rebels asked Senators this week if the upper chamber of Congress will implement a minimum salary, or “pay floor,” for Senate staffers.

  • Jun 8, 2022
  • 8:52 AM

White House Interns Finally Get Paid With Help From Colombian Immigrant

The injustice of not paying interns for their work was not lost on Carlos Mark Vera, a formerly undocumented immigrant who escaped violence in Colombia to come to the United States. He founded Pay Our Interns with a clear, simple mission: get interns paid.

  • Jun 3, 2022
  • 2:48 PM

Is White House Snubbing AOC?

The Latina Congresswoman of Puerto Rican descent, who represents parts of the Bronx and Queens, wasn’t invited by President Donald Trump during her freshman term. President Joe Biden hasn’t had Ocasio-Cortez by 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue either.

  • Jun 1, 2022
  • 5:40 PM

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