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Biden resists raising refugee cap over political optics, sources say

Biden resists raising refugee cap over political optics, sources say

President Joe Biden has resisted signing off on raising the Trump-era refugee cap because of political optics, sources have told CNN. The President’s hesitation comes as the administration faces heat from Republicans and Democrats for its handling of an influx of migrants at the US-Mexico border. But the situation at the US southern border is…MORE

This record-breaking year for anti-transgender legislation would affect minors the most

This record-breaking year for anti-transgender legislation would affect minors the most

Thirty-three states have introduced more than 100 bills that aim to curb the rights of transgender people across the country, with advocacy groups calling 2021 a record-breaking year for such legislation.  Many of these bills are rapidly making their way through state legislatures. On April 6, Arkansas became the first state to outlaw providing gender-affirming…MORE

Infrastructure negotiations: 4 things to watch on Capitol Hill

Infrastructure negotiations: 4 things to watch on Capitol Hill

Congressional Republicans have criticized President Joe Biden‘s roughly $2 trillion proposal focused on infrastructure and the climate crisis as a far-reaching wish list of liberal priorities and have taken issue with how the plan would be paid for. At the same time, however, they have made clear they do believe there is room for bipartisan…MORE

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