Julián Castro Unveils Housing Plan

Democratic presidential candidate Julián Castro on Monday unveiled the first installment of his three-part housing plan. The former HUD secretary said he would transform and expand housing assistance programs for the poor and give renters a tax credit.

Andy Kim Moves to Put Military Spouses to Work

Active duty military spouses face a 24% unemployment rate -- a rate six times higher than the national rate. And over 31% are working part-time even if they would prefer to work full-time. That’s why Congressman Andy Kim (D-NJ) is calling for Congress to make a key job training program open to all military spouses.

Mark Takano and Juan Vargas Push ICE on Deported Veterans

The federal government does not know precisely how many non-citizen veterans it has deported over the last five years. The GAO found that ICE failed to consistently adhere to its own policies related to cases of veterans who could be deported. Congressman Mark Takano (D-CA), Chair of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, and Juan Vargas (D-CA) want answers.

Kamala Harris Intros Bill to Reduce Racial Disparities in Maternal Mortality

Senator Kamala Harris (D-CA) and Congresswoman Alma Adams (D-NC) reintroduced the Maternal Care Access and Reducing Emergencies Act. The bill would create a $25 million grant program to fight racial bias in maternal health care through training programs and medical schools, and allocates $125 million to identify high-risk pregnancies and provide mothers with the culturally competent care and any resources they need.

CBS Overhaul Excludes Latinxs

As part of a series of sweeping changes, CBS recently debuted its new CBS This Morning and CBS Evening News anchor and correspondent teams. There was not a single Latinx anchor or correspondent on either of its national news broadcasts -- even though Latinxs are the nation’s largest community of color.

Indian Country Today Names Head of New TV Programs

Patty Talahongva will be the executive producer for Indian Country Today’s (ICT) new television news program. ICT will soon open their newsroom at Arizona State University. One of the reinvigorated venture’s plans is to produce the first national news show by and about Native Americans. ICT is also planning a short daily video report as well as other broadcast projects; Talahongva will lead this section of the nonprofit.