Post Tagged with: "Congress"

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Teamster Nation

Congress must make Legislative fix to ensure Retirements Are Protected. Contact Congress NOW! http://ibt.io/N14pension

by · November 18, 2018 · Bulletin Board, Labor
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Profile America: American Indian and Alaska Native Heritage Month

Saturday, November 3rd. This is American Indian and Alaska Native Heritage Month, conceived almost a century ago but made official by a congressional resolution signed by President George H.W. Bush in 1990. The American Community Survey finds about 5.6 million […]

Profile America: Mail Call

In July 1868, Congress authorized the Postmaster General to prescribe uniforms for mail carriers.

Profile America: Jeannette Rankin

Profile America: Jeannette Rankin

Sunday, March 4th. The first woman to serve in Congress took her seat on this date 101 years ago. Barely a month later, Jeannette Rankin,       Republican from Montana, became one of the few congressional representatives to vote against […]

by · March 4, 2018 · History, Profile America, Women
Profile America: Legal Tender

Profile America: Legal Tender

Sunday, February 25th. Paper money has circulated in North America since 1690, when the Massachusetts Bay Colony issued some to paper over — so to speak — the shortage of coins. But these were just promissory notes from governing bodies. […]

by · February 25, 2018 · History, Profile America
Profile America: Medicare

Profile America: Medicare

Thursday, February 8th. Tomorrow marks the date in 1961 when newly inaugurated President John Kennedy asked Congress to approve a health insurance program for 14.2 million Americans age 65 or older, financed by an increase in Social Security taxes. The […]

by · February 8, 2018 · Profile America
State of the District Event hosted by Rep. Adriano Espaillat, 12/27

Congressman Espaillat Hosts State of the District Event, 12/27

Rep. Adriano Espaillat will hold his first State of the District Forum on Wednesday, December 27 at 809 Restaurant located at 112 Dyckman Street in Upper Manhattan from 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM. Espaillat invites his Bronx and Manhattan constituents […]

Congressman jose Serrano supports JCPOA

Serrano Calls On Nation to Aid Puerto Rico

Earlier today, Bronx Congressman Jose Serrano conducted a telephone interview with the Bronx Chronicle. Calling the images and reports out of Puerto Rico “devastating,” Rep. Serrano has called on the nation to assist Puerto and the US Virgin Islands in […]

by · September 26, 2017 · News
Profile America: Food Stamps

Profile America: Food Stamps

On this date in 1959, Congress acted to help low-income Americans achieve minimum levels of nutrition by passing a bill creating the food stamps program.

Americans with Disabilities Act

Americans with Disabilities Act

Wednesday, July 26 — On this date 27 years ago, the Americans with Disabilities Act became law. First introduced in Congress in 1988, the goal of the legislation was to guarantee equal opportunity for people with disabilities in public and […]

by · July 26, 2017 · Profile America
Mother’s Day 2017

Mother’s Day 2017

  Sunday, May 14 — Today is Mother’s Day — one of the nation’s most revered national observances, with meaning beyond flowers, cards and brunches. The idea started in 1908 with Anna Jarvis of West Virginia to honor her deceased mother […]

Profile America: Congressional Representation

Profile America: Congressional Representation

Friday, April 14 — The distribution of political representation under the Constitution was authorized on this date in 1792. Based on the results of the 1790 Census, the House of Representatives was to be apportioned according to population, coming as near […]

by · April 14, 2017 · Profile America
National Beer Day

National Beer Day

Friday, April 7 — The years of Prohibition, from 1920 to 1933, were considered a noble experiment that failed, as the subsequent crime associated with bootlegging caused problems worse than the lone problem of drunkenness. The crumbling of the unpopular Volstead […]

by · April 9, 2017 · History, Profile America
President Lyndon B. Johnson spearheaded the War on Poverty during his Great Society era.

Profile America: The War on Poverty

The first salvo in what we’ve come to know as the War on Poverty was fired on this date 53 years ago. Following President Lyndon Johnson’s State of the Union call for tackling poverty in America, the Economic Opportunity Act […]

by · March 17, 2017 · History, Profile America

Profile America: Jeannette Rankin

Saturday, March 4 — The first woman to serve in Congress took her seat on this date 100 years ago. Barely a month later, Jeannette Rankin of Montana became one of the few representatives to vote against entry into World War […]