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Biden to pardon all federal offenses for simple marijuana possession, review criminalization

by Ariana Figueroa, Wisconsin ExaminerOctober 6, 2022 WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden on Thursday announced executive actions that would pardon thousands of people with prior federal offenses of simple marijuana possession. He will also direct U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Xavier Becerra and Attorney General Merrick Garland to review how marijuana is classified […]

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DACA ruled unlawful by federal appeals court, but program continues for now

by Ariana Figueroa, Wisconsin ExaminerOctober 6, 2022 WASHINGTON — A federal appeals court has upheld a prior ruling that the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program is unlawful, sending the case back to a lower court that will decide the legality of the program that includes more than 600,000 undocumented people. The ruling […]

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Insulin price cap approved by U.S. House as Georgia’s Warnock pushes for Senate passage

by Ariana Figueroa, Wisconsin Examiner WASHINGTON — The U.S. House on Thursday passed a bill on a bipartisan 232-193 vote that would limit the price of insulin that patients must pay, as congressional Democrats met throughout the day with health care advocates to make their case for the proposal.  Democratic Sens. Raphael Warnock of Georgia […]

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Biden urges city leaders to take advantage of billions in federal relief funds

by Ariana Figueroa, Wisconsin ExaminerMarch 15, 2022 WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden on Monday urged local and city governments to continue to use the $130 billion in funds allocated to them from the American Rescue Plan to help during the pandemic.   The president of the National League of Cities, Vince Williams of Union City, Georgia, […]

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Pressure ramps up to halt Trump-era policy that expels migrants at the border 

by Ariana Figueroa, Wisconsin ExaminerMarch 14, 2022 WASHINGTON — Senate Democrats and immigration advocates are pushing the White House to end a controversial Trump-era policy enacted during the pandemic that allowed U.S. officials to expel migrants and asylum seekers at the border.  “I continue to be disappointed, deeply disappointed, in the administration’s response,” Senate Majority […]

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