Category: Pressley

Dem Rep. Pressley Calls for Prison Sentence Commutations, Clemency for Some in Wake of Coronavirus Epidemic
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Dem Rep. Pressley Calls for Prison Sentence Commutations, Clemency for Some in Wake of Coronavirus Epidemic

Saturday during an interview with MSNBC’s Al Sharpton, Rep. Ayanna Pressley (D-MA), a member of the liberal congressional foursome known as “The Squad,” argued now may be the time to commute sentences of some federal prisoners given their vulnerability to coronavirus. Pressley said she and other congressional Democrats were lobbying the Bureau of Prisons for…

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Ayanna Pressley: The Term ‘Chinese Coronavirus’ is Painful for Immigrants
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Ayanna Pressley: The Term ‘Chinese Coronavirus’ is Painful for Immigrants

Rep. Ayanna Pressley (D-MA) says the “rapid spreading of racism” since the Wuhan, China-originated coronavirus outbreak in the United States is particularly “painful” for immigrants. During a House Oversight and Reform Committee hearing on Thursday, Pressley — a member of “The Squad” along with Representatives Ilhan Omar (D-MN), Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), and Rashida Tlaib (D-MI)…

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Ayanna Pressley: I Will Always Call Trump ‘Occupant of the White House,’ Not President
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Ayanna Pressley: I Will Always Call Trump ‘Occupant of the White House,’ Not President

Speaking Monday at a press conference on Capitol Hill, progressive freshman Rep. Ayanna Pressley (D-MA) referred to President Donald Trump as the “occupant of the White House.” “I want to send a message of gratitude and thanks to the solidarity that we have received from every corner of our country, from our colleagues to our neighbors,…

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