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  • IMPACT OF WOMEN AS ELECTED MEMBERS OF U.S. CONGRESS

    Hilbert Morales EL OBSERVADOR The recent 2018 Midterm Election has resulted in having 112 women as elected officials (25% of the of the total 435 representatives who have ‘seat, voice and vote’. To pass any legislation requires 218+ votes. With their 237 Democratic majority, the Democratic Party will select...
  • PREVENTION OF SCHOOL MASSACRES USING HIGH PERFORMANCE WEAPONRY

    Hilbert Morales EL OBSERVADOR After the latest school massacre which happened at Parkland, Florida on Valentine’s Day this year, all documents regarding the U.S. Constitution’s Second Amendment were reviewed (sources: Wikipedia). Fellow students, parents, family members, and community all were traumatized and grieved. School officials had to deal with...
  • Will Congress Kill Facebook and the Rest of the Internet?

    Shelly Palmer  Fake news, fake ads, fake accounts, bots, Russians interfering with our elections … suddenly, people are waking up to the idea that the Internet is a highly chaotic, ungoverned meta-world with practically no regulation. This awakening is long overdue. Facebook Under Attack Congress wants answers. It’s caveat...
  • Advocates Press Congress to Renew Community Health Center Funding

    Suzanne Potter California News Service SAN DIEGO, Calif. – If Congress doesn’t act by September 30 – the nation’s nearly 1,300 community health centers will lose 70 percent of their funding. This issue will be front and center for thousands of patients, providers and advocates at the annual Community...
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Pelosi Statement on Women’s History Month

    Washington, D.C. – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi released the following statement this week in recognition of Women’s History Month:   “Each Women’s History Month, Americans pay tribute to the courageous women who have strengthened our great democracy.  We honor the women whose labor and advocacy, leadership and sacrifice have...
  • Trump Addresses Joint Session of U.S. Congress

    Hilbert Morales EL OBSERVADOR President Donald J. Trump addressed a joint session of U.S. Congress this past Tuesday, 02.28.17. I was impressed by the comprehensive scope of issues presented while staying with policy statements prepared by his advisory staff. Is this not the same individual who categorized us Latinos...
  • Pelosi on Republicans Destroying Office of Congressional Ethics in Rules Package

    Washington, D.C. – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi released the following statement after the House Republican Conference voted to include the Goodlatte amendment in the House Republicans Rules package which effectively destroys the independent Office of Congressional Ethics, preventing it from reviewing anonymous complaints and moving it under the control...