Rep. Ellison will discuss the latest on the conflict in Gaza between Hamas and Israel. Guest will also discuss the agenda of the Progressive Caucus – including focus on the minimum wage and labor conditions.
Topic: Congressional efforts to stop or limit President Obama’s authority, including our guest’s “STOP (Stop This Overreaching Presidency) Resolution; the lawsuit filed by Speaker Boehner challenging the President’s executive actions on the ACA; and the debate among some House Republicans to initiate impeachment proceedings against the President. We’ll also discuss outstanding congressional business before Congress adjourns later today
Today marked Rep. Eric Cantor’s final day as majority leader of the House. The Virginia Republican, who lost his bid for re-election in June to primary challenger David Brat, will be replaced by Congressman Kevin McCarthy of California. The switch officially occurs at midnight tonight. Leader Cantor, along with his Democratic counterpart Steny Hoyer of Maryland, spoke on the floor earlier today.
Rep. Ellison discussed the latest on the conflict in Gaza between Hamas and Israel. Guest will also discuss the agenda of the Progressive Caucus – including focus on the minimum wage and labor conditions.
Representative Cantor (R-VA) delivered his farewell speech as House majority leader. Representative Cantor lost his bid for re-election in June 2014 to primary challenger David Brat. Representative Cantor was replaced as majority leader by Representative Kevin McCarthy (R-CA).
President Obama made remarks and signed the Fair Pay and Safe Workplace executive order. It requires federal contractors to disclose labor law violations and give federal agencies guidance for how to take these violations into account when awarding contracts.