Stories about Politics

June 13, 2019

Trump Admin Suppresses Science, House Dems Fight Back

Earlier this week in yet another affront on science, Trump White House officials demanded changes to testimony from Dr. Rod Schoonover, a State Department intelligence agency analyst and ultimately barred his written testimony to the House Intelligence Committee...

June 5, 2019

Tweet of the Week: Leader McConnell’s Senate Graveyard

“On all the big issues of the day:❌ Climate Change❌ Health Care❌ Voting Rights❌ Election Security The Senate has turned into a legislative graveyard.” —@SenBrianSchatz explains the Senate under @SenateMajLdr McConnell pic.twitter.com/aMSi7aTT6X — Senate...

May 31, 2019

EU Votes NO on Single-Use Plastics

The European Parliament voted this past week to ban all single-use plastic items, including straws, food containers, cotton buds, and cutlery by 2021. The vote was overwhelmingly in favor of the ban; 560 MEPs voting in favor of the agreement, 35 voting against it, and...

May 27, 2019

Green Wave Fuels Gains Across Europe In EU Parliament

The European Parliamentary elections last Sunday yielded an increase from 52 to 71 seats for Green Party members, reflecting an overall trend that Europeans are growing increasingly concerned about the climate crisis, and making them the fourth largest voting block. ...


One Republican Lawmaker Blocks $19 billion in Disaster Aid

Representative Chip Roy, a Republican from Texas, blocked the $19.1 billion federal disaster package, which had passed the Senate last week and was zipping through the House by unanimous consent without a recorded vote because many members had already left D.C. for...

May 23, 2019

The Chorus of Support for Climate Debate Grows

So far, Governor Inslee and Senators Warren and Sanders have said they would support a Democratic Presidential debate dedicated solely to the subject of climate change.  Yesterday, three prominent Democratic Senators (Schatz, Whitehouse, and Heinrich) joined the...

May 22, 2019

One 2020 thing: Elizabeth Warren IN for a climate change debate

During selfie lines, people often press notes into my hands to explain why they’re in this fight. Last week in VA, I got a note asking if I support a climate debate. Yes! We need to do everything we can to save our planet. Thanks @usclimatestrike and @MoveOn for...