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.

Rubén Gallego Wants to Cap Defense’s Ability to Repurpose Funds

Congressman Rubén Gallego (D-AZ) wants to limit any future “withdrawals” from military programs. Gallego teamed up with House Armed Services Committee Chair Adam Smith (D-WA) and Congressman John Garamendi (D-CA) to introduce a bill that would limit the Department of Defense’s authority to repurpose funds that were designated for military construction.

Pramila Jayapal Releases New Report Detailing Admin’s Failure on White-Collar Crime

The justice system has long been relatively easy on the one percent: huge corporations and billionaires. Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal (D-WA) on Tuesday released a new report confirming this widely held belief. "Rigged Justice 2.0: Government of the Billionaires, by the Billionaires, and for the Billionaires" details the failure of the federal government to hold corporate and white-collar criminals accountable.

Terri Sewell Attempts to Thwart Home Healthcare Invasion

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has proposed budget cuts, which would kick in on January 1st, 2020, that could limit access to home health services and result in an estimated loss of $950 million for home health providers that care for more than 3.5 million Medicare beneficiaries across the country. But not if Congresswoman Terri Sewell (D-AL) can help it.

Mazie Hirono and Tulsi Gabbard Sound the Alarm on Sunscreen

Before you douse yourself in sunscreen, the chemicals may not only be damaging to you but the environment as well. Senator Mazie Hirono (D-HI) and Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI) last week introduced the Oxybenzone and Octinoxate Impact Study Act, which would require the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to study the issue.