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Regram from @natbaker_ : UCDC brings in wonderful speakers like Congresswoman Nanette Diaz Barragán, a first generation college student and UCLA alum, every week for informal conversations with students. Why aren't you applying?? Spring 20 UCLA Quarter in Washington apps are due by Thursday, 10/24! #washingtondc #internships #politics #policy #advocacy #dcinternships #capitolhill #houseofrepresentatives #ucdc #ucla #uclabruins #bruinsindc

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On Monday, House Republicans pushed for a vote to censure Rep. Adam Schiff, the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee. The Democrats successfully tabled (i.e. killed) the motion in a 218-185 party line vote. Fun fact: A vote to censure is a statement of disapproval and has no legal consequences. Read more at @abcnews #impeachment #AdamSchiff #censure #impeachmentinquiry #republicans #democrats #houseofrepresentatives

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This is Australia’s capital - Canberra. You can find here the Parliament of Australia. I suggest you take the tour when you’re here to get to know more how the legislative branch of the government of Australia works. You will also get to see the Senate and the House of the Representatives. I found it interesting and it’s worth the time. 🇦🇺

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Regram from @roselia_rodriguez : Tonight @uc.dc students are hearing from Congresswoman Nanette Diaz Barragán, a UCLA Quarter in Washington alum who has quickly become a passionate advocate for immigrants. #ucdc #ucla #uclabruins #immigrantrights #immigrantsmakeamericagreat #houseofrepresentatives #housedemocrats #capitolhill #bruinsindc

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God always makes a way. I was able to spend a few hours with my son, his class, and @laurie_funderburk on a field trip to #scstatehouse & @scstatemuseum 😀 #scstatemuseum #tyonmacklin #southcarolina #houseofrepresentatives #ilovehistory #politics #angelandthecrew

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The #Resistance was dealt a blow last week when #Congressman #ElijahCummings died at the age of 68. He was a man of #Integrity who served the people of #Maryland and #America for over 23 years in the #HouseOfRepresentatives - He broke barriers as a #CivilRights #Advocate and was the first Black Speaker Pro Tem in the Maryland House of Delegates . Many of us know him because of his starring role as the #Chairman of the House #OversightCommittee - Unfortunately, the stress of fighting against #Corrupt #Administration members and #Complicit #Republicans probably aided in his deteriorated #Health - His argumentative debates on the stand showed his #Passion and his quest for #Justice - We loved his eloquent #Speeches and the way he was always fair, no matter which party he was dealing with. He will be missed.

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In this era of #politics based on lies and conspiracy theories, we honor a woman who, almost 70 years ago, bravely stood up to similar forces.⠀ ⠀ Margaret Chase Smith was a US politician: the 1st woman to represent the state of Maine, to serve in both the US Senate and House of Representatives, and to run for president—in 1964! She is still the longest-serving female Republican. But most pertinent to today’s discussion, Chase was one of the 1st #Republican senators to put values before party and criticize the ethics and tactics of a demagogue: Joseph McCarthy.⠀ ⠀ On 1 June 1950, Smith delivered her "Declaration of Conscience" on the Senate floor. She denounced McCarthy’s unproven charges of “un-Americanism.”⠀ ⠀ Her words are eerily relevant today:⠀ ⠀ “…I would like to speak…about a serious national condition…of fear and frustration that could result in…the end of everything that we Americans hold dear…that comes from the lack of effective leadership either in the legislative branch or the executive branch of our government.”⠀ ⠀ Harm is being done, “with irresponsible words of bitterness and selfish political opportunism,” she said.⠀ ⠀ “…it is high time that we remembered that we have sworn to uphold and defend the Constitution.”⠀ ⠀ While Chase desired party success, she cautioned against “political victory on the four horsemen of calumny—fear, ignorance, bigotry, and smear.” ⠀ ⠀ She feared that displacing Republic ideals with a regime “that lacks political integrity or intellectual honesty” would prove disastrous to the nation: “…any party that puts political exploitation above national interest would result in lasting defeat for the American people.”⠀ ⠀ McCarthy’s irresponsible sensationalism at the sacrifice of national unity then held US Senate Republicans in a chokehold. Chase urged her fellow Senators to stop “being tools of totalitarian techniques that, if continued here unchecked, will surely end what we have come to cherish as the American way of life.”⠀ ⠀ #margaretchasesmith ’s story is a stark reminder that #History does repeat itself.⠀ ⠀ Clap if you think US Republicans have again succumbed to the four horsemen. Then share this post with a Senator!

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dat_motherfockin_doot. Today I went to the supreme court for AZ ,a Federal Court and both the

Today I went to the supreme court for AZ ,a Federal Court and both the house and senate in the AZ Capitol building #politics #houseofrepresentatives #thesenate #arizonasupremecourt #arizonafederalcourt

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carorosenblad. #Repost @washingtonpost ・・・ Elijah E. Cummings, a Democratic congressm

#Repost @washingtonpost ・・・ Elijah E. Cummings, a Democratic congressman from Maryland who gained national attention for his principled stands on politically charged issues in the House, his calming effect on anti-police riots in Baltimore, and his forceful opposition to President Trump, died early Thursday morning in Baltimore. He was 68. A statement from his office said that he had passed away due to “complications concerning longstanding health challenges." Read more by clicking the link in our bio. (Photo by @salwangeorges/The Washington Post) * Washington Post @washingtonpost Instagram 17 October 2019 * #ElijahCummings #Baltimore #Maryland #Congress #DemocraticParty #HouseOfRepresentatives #HouseOversightCommittee #Chairman #CivilRights #Advocate #WashingtonPost

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The DNC Women’s Leadership Forum was truly uplifting. It was so powerful galvanizing with such committed and distinguished women in leadership. Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley, @repayannapressley Congresswoman Katie Porter @repkatieporter The first Native Americans women elected into the House of Representatives Congresswoman Sharice Davids @repdavids and Congresswoman Deb Haaland, @repdebhaaland the second youngest Representative -Congresswoman Abby Finkanauer @repabbyfinkenauer , Congresswoman Jahana Hayes @repjahanahayes and Congresswoman Grace Meng #rocwithher #womeninpolitics #houseofrepresentatives #makingmovesinpolitics #womewillvote #WLF @housedemocrats @whenweallvote @usowomen

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msuaim. Madam Speaker @speakerpelosi  we share your grief as you mourn the los

Madam Speaker @speakerpelosi we share your grief as you mourn the loss of your friend and colleague, Our Beloved Regent and Congressman @repcummings and now your brother our former Mayor Thomas D'Alesandro III. May God's grace sustain you as you continue the good fight as they did! #msupride #morganstateuniversity #msuaim #baltimore #nancypelosi #elijahcummings #houseofrepresentatives #congress #uscongress #democracy #civility #usa

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themahoganyprojectinc. Congressman Elijah E. Cummings was born and raised in Baltimore, Maryl

Congressman Elijah E. Cummings was born and raised in Baltimore, Maryland, where he lived until the day he died. He obtained his Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science from Howard University, serving as Student Government President and graduating Phi Beta Kappa, and then graduated from the University of Maryland School of Law. Congressman Cummings dedicated his life to service to uplifting and empowering the people he is sworn to represent. He began his career of public service in the Maryland House of Delegates, where he served sixteen years and became the first African American in Maryland history to be named Speaker Pro Tem. First sworn in as a member of the U.S. House of Representatives in 1996, Congressman Cummings has proudly represented Maryland's 7th District since 1996. He became Ranking Member of the Committee in 2011.He was appointed as Chairman of the Committee in 2019. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #CongressmanCummings #CongressmanElijahCummings #Congressman #ElijahCummings #Maryland #HowardUniversity #HouseOfDelegates #SpeakerProTem #HouseOfRepresentatives #Marylands7thDistrict #RankingMember #Chairman #HISstory #History #UnitedStatesCongressman #UnitedStates #PublicServices #Dedicated #Service #Uplifting #Empowering #Share #Like #Comment

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I was proud to share space with so many fearless women! The #DNC’s #WomensLeadershipForum was such an empowering experience were my friends and I interfaced with: Congresswoman #AyannaPressley #TheSquad), my Senator #KirstenGillibrand, Congresswoman #KatiePorter (who got Ben Carson all the way together #Oreo😵), the first #NativeAmerican women elected to the #HouseOfRepresentatives Congresswoman #DebHaaland and Congresswoman #ShariceDavids, Congresswoman #AbbyFinkenauer (breaking glass ceilings in Iowa), who can forget the #DougJones stunning senate race upset in Alabama (let’s do it again), the “little engine” that could Congresswoman #JahanaHayes, and our lovely dinner mate Congresswoman #Grace Meng. I wish that IG would let me post more pictures. I have so many 😩! #SquadGoals #DemocratsUnite #BlueWave #Election2020 #WLF

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Last Wednesday we received the Secretary General of the Organization of American States at the House of Representatives where he discussed the current state of democracy in the Americas and shared his goal of a region with shared prosperity, that adheres to the rule of law, respects human rights and secures economic, political and social development for its people. @oea_oficial @luisalmagroficial #lasamericas #juventudydemocracia #youthanddemocracy #decaraalasnuevasgeneraciones #facingnewgenerations #washington #ussenate #houseofrepresentatives #oas #oea #democracia #democracy #summit #washingtondc #uscapitolhill #ussenate.

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ydintheamericas. William Godnick from the The William J. Perry Center, originally known

William Godnick from the The William J. Perry Center, originally known as the Center for Hemispheric Defense Studies (CHDS) at the US Department of Defense talked about how we must strive for freedom from want and freedom from necessity in our hemisphere. #lasamericas #juventudydemocracia #youthanddemocracy #decaraalasnuevasgeneraciones #facingnewgenerations #washington #ussenate #houseofrepresentatives #oas #oea #democracia #democracy #summit #washingtondc #uscapitolhill #ussenate.

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The second day of the Youth and Democracy in the Americas Summit was held at the US Senate where we had the opportunity to hear from distinguished guest speakers. Pictured here from left to right: William Godnick from the J. Perry Center for Hemispheric Defense Studies/ U.S. Department of Defense, Senator Marco Rubio @marcorubiofla U.S Senator from Florida, member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, and Chairman of the Subcommittee on Western Hemisphere, Transnational Crime, Civilian Security, Democracy, and Human Rights, and Conrad Taylor Councilman from the City of Binghamton and one of the youngest elected officials in the country. #lasamericas #juventudydemocracia #youthanddemocracy #decaraalasnuevasgeneraciones #facingnewgenerations #washington #ussenate #houseofrepresentatives #oas #oea #democracia #democracy #summit #washingtondc #uscapitolhill #senatorubio #hemisphericsecurity #binghamton

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