Georgia House Passes Bill Stripping Delta Of A Multimillion Tax Break After It Slammed The State’s New Voting Restrictions

Topline Georgia Republicans voted to strip Delta Air Lines of a jet fuel tax break worth tens of millions of dollars Wednesday after the company u-turned to unequivocally condemn the state’s widely-criticized voting restrictions, joining a growing list of executives who have criticized the new restrictions amid a debate over boycotting Georgia’s biggest companies. Key…

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House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn on Senate prospects for voting rights legislation

Democrats are pursuing two key bills, the John Lewis Voting Rights Act and the For the People Act. Both are aimed at securing voting rights amid an onslaught of state Republican legislation which critics say would restrict voting. Rep. James Clyburn (D-SC), the House Majority Whip, spoke to NBC’s Joshua Johnson on the prospect for…

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White House press secretary Jen Psaki and Fox News correspondent Peter Doocy spar over claim that Biden’s snubbing the network

Summary List PlacementWhite House press secretary Jen Psaki on Friday shut down complaints from Fox News reporter Peter Doocy that President Joe Biden did not call on him during the president’s first press conference. In a back-and-forth exchange with Psaki, Doocy said Biden generally had a “list” of reporters to call on and said Fox…

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House panel leader vows end to ‘racial discrimination’ at USDA

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack told the House Agriculture Committee his department “will over the next four years do everything we can to root out whatever systemic racism and barriers” kept Black and other minority farmers out of programs that helped other farmers prosper. Vilsack led a panel of witnesses Thursday at what Chairman David Scott, D-Ga., called…

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