February 12, 2018

House Oversight Committee Launches Probe of Nassar Scandal

Source: The New York Times By The Associated Press WASHINGTON — A third committee in Congress is launching an investigation into the Larry Nassar scandal. The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee announced the probe Thursday. It sent letters to the U.S. Olympic Committee, USA Gymnastics, Michigan State University, the Twistars gymnastics club in Michigan and the Korolyi Ranch. The …

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February 12, 2018

Tech Training Session For Goodwill Learners

Source: Queens Gazette Google, along with House Democratic Caucus Chair Joe Crowley (D-NY), Congress Members Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) and Ro Khanna (D-CA), led a tech skills training session on February 5 for over 40 learners at the Goodwill Industries of Greater New York and Northern New Jersey headquarters in Astoria. Joining the Members were Goodwill Industries of Greater NY and …

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February 12, 2018

Reps. Maloney, Bilirakis, and Payne, Jr. Call for Resolution on Parthenon Marbles

Source: The National Herald By TNH Staff WASHINGTON, DC – Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (NY-12), Congressman Gus Bilirakis (FL-12), and Congressman Donald Payne, Jr. (NJ-10), leaders of the Congressional Caucus on Hellenic Issues, requested on Monday, Feb. 5 that the Committee on Foreign Affairs hold a hearing on their House Resolution expressing the sense of the Congress that the Parthenon …

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February 12, 2018

Can Google and Goodwill Turn New York City Into the Next Silicon Valley?

Source: Observer By Madina Toure Despite a rivalry between New York City and California in the world of technology, Reps. Ro Khanna (D-Calif.) and Joseph Crowley (D-Queens/Bronx) have joined forces to share best practices for expanding high-tech sectors. Last October, Google launched Grow with Google, a $1 billion nonprofit partnership program that aims to bring about professional opportunities for Americans …

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February 2, 2018

Everyone Who Wore Black To The State Of The Union Sent A Strong Signal To Women

Source: Elite Daily By Yasaman Khorsandi As was expected, women from the Democratic Women’s Working Group (DWWG), as well as multiple men, showed up wearing all black to Donald Trump’s first State of the Union (SOTU) on Jan. 30. The idea to wear black was initially proposed by Representatives Jackie Speier and Lois Frankel at the beginning of January, as a …

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February 2, 2018

15 Congresswomen on Why They’re Wearing Black to the State of the Union

Source: The Cut By Katie Van Syckle Representative Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) “The #MeToo movement and the Time’s Up campaign are linked by one very important message: unity. In wearing black to the State of the Union, we are saying ‘we hear you, we’re with you, we are fighting for you.’ We must take full advantage of this moment as an …

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February 2, 2018

Congress Is Now Investigating US Sports Organizations After The Larry Nassar Sex Abuse Scandal

Source: Buzzfeed By Mary Ann Georgantopoulos Members of the House Energy and Commerce Committee opened an investigation into sexual abuse in organized sports days after disgraced doctor Larry Nassar was sentenced to 40 to 175 years in prison for sexually abusing young athletes under the guise of medical treatment. Members of the committee sent letters to USA Gymnastics, the US …

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February 2, 2018

House to vote on sexual assault reporting bill after Nassar sentencing

Source: The Hill By Cristina Marcos The House will vote on legislation next week to force athletic organizations to report sexual abuse allegations more quickly in the aftermath of the sentencing of gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar. Lawmakers are expected to consider the final version of a bill Monday, which would then have to be cleared by the Senate before reaching President …

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February 2, 2018

Women lawmakers want USA Gymnastics investigated after Nassar sex abuse scandal

Source: NBC News By Dartunorro Clark A bipartisan group of women lawmakers have called for investigations into USA Gymnastics and the U.S. Olympic Committee after former Olympic gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar was sentenced to 40 to 175 years in prison for sexually abusing young girls under the guise of treatment. Democratic Sen. Jeanne Shaheen of New Hampshire wrote a letter dated Wednesday to …

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February 2, 2018

AFTER NASSAR VERDICTS, CONGRESS TO FINALIZE BILL ON SEXUAL ASSAULT REPORTS NEXT WEEK

Source: WSB News By Jamie Dupree With lawmakers angered by this week’s guilty verdicts against former sports doctor Larry Nassar, who sexually molested over 150 young female athletes, House Speaker Paul Ryan announced on Thursday that Congress will finalize a bill next week that forces amateur athletic organizations to more quickly report sex abuse allegations to police. “The crimes committed against …

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