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House Democrats telegraph policy priorities in Capitol Hill funding

Empowered by their control of the House, Democrats are telegraphing their policy priorities in how they plan to spend taxpayer dollars on Capitol Hill, including exploring student debt relief options and employing Dreamers in Congress. The fiscal 2020 House Legislative Branch Appropriations bill is signaling what types of issues Democrats …

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Congress weighs bankruptcy relief for student loan debt – Tribune

More than 40 years after Congress began tightening restrictions against discharging student loan debt in bankruptcy, federal lawmakers Thursday introduced a bill to provide bankruptcy relief for struggling borrowers. The Student Borrower Bankruptcy Relief Act of 2019 would remove the 2005 section of the bankruptcy code that made all private …

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​ND Democratic-NPL lawmakers put families first

by HPR Contributor | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | Last Word | May 8th, 2019 By Rep. Joshua Boschee and Sen. Joan Heckamanjboschee@nd.gov During the 66th Legislative Assembly, Democratic-NPL legislators successfully advanced a legislative agenda that puts the ne of working families first and supports …

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Lawmakers vow changes to fix lapses in child-welfare system

By JOHN O’CONNOR, AP Political Writer SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Illinois lawmakers on Tuesday took aim at the state’s Department of Children and Family Services, which has been haunted for decades by deaths wrought of abuse and neglect and is in the spotlight again following the beating death of a 5-year-old …

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