Kamala Harris and Eric Holder Head to VA, Carlos Curbelo Wants to Join CHC, and Sexual Harassment Training Hits the Hill

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Yesterday, Donald Trump declared the opioid crisis a public health emergency. The move does not release any additional funds to combat the effort. However, it’s important to note just how differently policymakers respond to addiction when the addicts are white. Outreach workers in urban areas told PBS that while funds and attention have been directed to white opioid and heroin users in suburbs, they struggle to get resources to help people of color fighting the same addiction. Meanwhile on Capitol Hill, House Republicans narrowly approved the Senate's budget, and they are planning to unveil their tax bill next Wednesday. But there’s still some infighting to deal with if they want to get it through the Committee and the House floor by Thanksgiving. Okay, let’s get this Friday started. We’ve got tricks and treats for your clicks and tweets. We kicking off the weekend with this...

  • Senators Cory Booker (D-NJ) and Lindsey Graham (R-SC) lend some bipartisan support to their colleague Senator Bob Menéndez (D-NJ).
  • Eric Holder and Senator Kamala Harris (D-CA) heading to VA this weekend.
  • Congressman Carlos Curbelo (R-FL) wants to join the all-Democratic Congressional Hispanic Caucus.
  • Michelle Obama once hosted Beyoncé at Camp David.
  • DNC Chair Tom Pérez talks about the committee’s role in funding the dossier on Trump.
  • Lawmakers tour Puerto Rico, USVI, and Florida. 
  • Congresswoman Brenda Lawrence (D-MI) wants mandatory sexual harassment training on Capitol Hill.
  • Congressman Lou Correa (D-CA) wants the VA to study weed for vets.
  • Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA) wants Twitter to answer for Russia accounts.
  • NYPD is investigating threats against CNN’s Don Lemon.
  • Telemundo launches investigative unit.
  • CNN’s Manu Raju honored with congressional reporting award.
  • Trump’s “African American” is running for Congress.
  • Indian American businessman launches congressional bid.
  • Trio of Latina engineers sues Uber for discrimination.
  • Members intro bills to clean up ports and provide fair wages for truck drivers.
  • Congresswoman Doris Matsui (D-CA) wants spectrum on the market.
  • Congressman Al Lawson (D-FL) may have a challenger.
  • GAO to investigate Trump’s commission on voter fraud.
  • Chicago Deputy Mayor Andrea Zopp taking on new role in the Windy City.
  • It’s a World Series wager for lawmakers. And they say keep your money -- put your food where your mouth is.
  • Beats By Congressman Dwight Evans (D-PA)!
  • Charles Duncan passed away last week. He worked for many major Democratic campaigns and served in the Carter and Clinton administrations. Public viewing is today in Raleigh.
  • Lawmakers get answers on what happened in Niger. Check it out in blogs.
Brenda Arredondo