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Congresswoman Terri Sewell has asked the Department of Justice to investigate the closing of 31 driver’s licenses offices.
In a letter to U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch, Sewell said the closures disproportionately impacts residents in Alabama’s 7th Congressional District.
An Alabama congresswoman has formally asked the U.S. Department of Justice to investigate the state’s shuttering of driver’s license offices in several heavily black counties, warning that the closures throw up another obstacle to voting. The call for a federal probe comes as opposition to the state’s decision, announced last Wednesday, continues to mount.
The U.S. House member representing Alabama's only majority minority district district has requested that the Department of Justice investigate the closure of 31 driver's licenses offices in the state as a possible violation of her constituents' constitutional right to vote.
In 2011, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said that making President Obama a one-term president was his “single most important political goal along with every active Republican in the country.” Presumably, he was including Alabama Sens. Richard Shelby and Jeff Sessions, both of whom are “active Republicans.” Categorically, Sens.
Alabama House members from both sides of the political spectrum found inspiration in the words of Pope Francis, who on Thursday became the first pope to address a joint session of Congress.
In the first-ever papal address to a joint meeting of Congress, Pope Francis called on Americans Thursday to embrace immigrants from Latin America and around the world.
Hyundai Motor, South Korea’s largest automaker, has been officially commended by the U.S. Congress for its 17-year-long campaign to raise awareness of childhood cancer and finance the development of medicine and treatment.
Negotiations between the White House and Alabama’s GOP senators have so far failed to produce a list of candidates for five vacancies on the federal bench in Alabama, including three vacancies considered judicial emergencies.
The 45th Annual Congressional Black Caucus Legislative Conference that started Wednesday at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center comes at a time of increased national attention to police interaction with minorities and the impact of the Supreme Court decision invalidating part of the Voting Rights Act.
Criminal justice reform, restoring a key provision of the Voting Rights Act and improving policing in communities of color will top the agenda when black congressional lawmakers hold their annual legislative conference next week.