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Latino Rebels Radio: August 25, 2019

  • Aug 25, 2019
  • 8:28 PM

The Party’s Over in Puerto Rico (OPINION)

With a generational shift against the status quo, a growing reluctance among Puerto Ricans to see their islands become part of an increasingly authoritarian nation, and now a battle between its two leading figures —Gov. Pedro Pierluisi and Resident Commissioner Jenniffer González-Colón, a Trump supporter— the ruling pro-statehood New Progressive Party’s days seem numbered.

  • Aug 14, 2023
  • 4:22 PM

Democrats Show Surprising Strength; Control of Congress Unclear

WASHINGTON (AP) — Control of Congress hung in the balance Wednesday as Democrats showed surprising strength, defeating Republicans in a series of competitive races and defying expectations that high inflation and President Joe Biden’s low approval ratings would drag the party down.

  • Nov 9, 2022
  • 9:54 AM

Futuro Poll: Latino Independents in Georgia Favor Kemp Over Abrams

In Georgia’s race for governor, Latino voters prefer the Republican incumbent Brian Kemp, a white man, over Democratic challenger Stacy Abrams, a Black woman, according to a recent Futuro Media poll.

  • Nov 1, 2022
  • 1:16 PM

Immigrant Relief Dies in Congress (Again)

While dozens of immigrant relief bills, amendments, and proposals have been introduced during the current Congress, none are likely to pass the House and Senate and be signed into law by President Joe Biden, sources on Capitol Hill tell Latino Rebels.

  • Sep 15, 2022
  • 4:25 PM

Puerto Rico Status Act Stalls in House Due to ‘Outside Interests’

The legislative clock is running out on the Puerto Rico Status Act, and according to House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-MD), votes have yet to be counted due to what he says are “outside interests” delaying progress on the bill.

  • Aug 17, 2022
  • 5:27 PM

Puerto Rico Status Act Loses Momentum in House

Rep. Grijalva, chair of the House Natural Resources Committee which has jurisdiction over Puerto Rico, says the sudden increase in lobbying against the Puerto Rico Status Act is not about process but instead about maintaining the island’s current colonial status.

  • Jul 28, 2022
  • 2:41 PM

Congresswomen Lack Security Despite Increasing Death Threats

“I’ve never felt safe here,” Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez told Latino Rebels last week after being sexually harassed on the Capitol steps by a right-wing media figure. Speaker Pelosi tells Rebels that the House Sargeant at Arms is responsible for signing off on armed security details for members receiving death threats.

  • Jul 27, 2022
  • 4:09 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

Democrat Rep. Henry Cuellar Declared Winner in Texas Recount

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A recount in Texas affirmed Democrat U.S. Rep. Henry Cuellar as the winner Tuesday of his primary race against progressive challenger Jessica Cisneros, who had trailed by fewer than 200 votes following a runoff in May.

  • Jun 22, 2022
  • 8:10 AM

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

Cuellar, Cisneros Runoff in Texas Too Close to Call

The Texas primary runoff between Democratic U.S. Rep. Henry Cuellar and his progressive challenger, Jessica Cisneros, was too close to call Wednesday, more than a week after the election.

  • Jun 2, 2022
  • 12:19 PM

House Adopts Resolution to Protect Hill Staffer Unionization Efforts

After a resolution to protect Hill staffers from retaliation for organizing a union in their offices had been adopted by the House on Tuesday night, a number of Congress members tell Latino Rebels they expect their offices to unionize.

  • May 12, 2022
  • 11:57 AM

Jessica Cisneros Takes on Rep. Cuellar, Democratic Establishment in South Texas Race

On May 24, immigrant rights attorney and Laredo native Jessica Cisneros faces nine-term Congressman Henry Cuellar, the only anti-abortion Democrat in the House of Representatives, in a run-off election.

  • May 11, 2022
  • 5:04 PM

1 in 3 Fears Immigrants Influence US Elections: AP-NORC Poll

With anti-immigrant rhetoric bubbling over in the leadup to this year’s critical midterm elections, about one in three U.S. adults believes an effort is underway to replace U.S.-born Americans with immigrants for electoral gains.

  • May 9, 2022
  • 5:14 PM

House Leadership Stalls Congressional Staffer Unionization Efforts

The Instagram account “Dear White Staffers” sent an updated whip count of House members who co-sponsored the PRO Act, a bill that would strengthen unions generally, but have not signed onto a resolution to empower unions in Congressional offices.

  • Mar 18, 2022
  • 1:56 PM

Staffer Unionization Gains Momentum on Capitol Hill

Less than a month after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer (D-NY) told Latino Rebels that they support staffers looking to unionize their workplaces, a resolution has been introduced by Rep. Andy Levin (D-MI) to formalize worker rights.

  • Mar 2, 2022
  • 12:21 PM

America Is Undemocratic While Puerto Rico Remains a Colony (OPINION)

As Americans listen to the president’s address on Tuesday, they should remember that the current state of the union is undemocratic, and frankly disgraceful, so long as Puerto Rico remains a colony of the United States.

  • Mar 1, 2022
  • 12:16 PM

Unionizing Congressional Staffers Is Going to Be Messy

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Momentum continues on Capitol Hill to unionize Congressional offices after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer (D-NY) said last week that if staffers want to unionize, they would support their efforts.

  • Feb 11, 2022
  • 4:49 PM

The Rise of ‘Dear White Staffers’

The renegade Instagram account now boasts over 75,00 followers, nearly three times the following they had a week ago.

  • Feb 8, 2022
  • 9:58 AM

Immigrants Demand Relief in Budget Bill as Senate Awaits Parliamentarian’s Decision

“We will no longer accept being a country that accepts our labor, but doesn’t accept our humanity and dignity,” Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said in Spanish at an immigration rally on Monday. “We’re almost two years now into a pandemic where our country relies on undocumented people to survive.”

  • Dec 8, 2021
  • 9:23 AM

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