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US Rep. Anthony Brindisi, D-Utica, is walking on broken glass in his quest to develop responsible policy for social media.
But it’s a quest he must pursue.
U. S. Rep. Anthony Brindisi met with other members of Congress and representatives of social media companies Wednesday to address the “Pandora’s box” of graphic content, abuse and harassment on social media, he told reporters Thursday.
By Charlotte Alter
It’s the latest sign of the times in an evolving Congress: stacks of black garment bags, stuffed with blazers, gowns and dresses, deposited in piles at UPS drop-off spots on Capitol Hill.
"This is an example of a law that would be easy to pass if we got money out of politics," Rep. Seth Moulton told Cheddar as his baby daughter tried to climb out of his arms.
They call themselves “Dadvocates,” men who say paid family leave is not just crucial for moms, but for dads who want to bond with their newborn and create more equity when it comes to child care expectations within the home.
The black bags pile up at the UPS drop-off spots across the Capitol’s campus, whether it’s the weekend after the White House Correspondents Dinner or the Monday that Congress is set to return from a long recess.
U.S. Representatives Lauren Underwood, D-Ill., and Joe Kennedy III, D-Mass., hosted a forum in Yorkville, Ill. This week to discuss challenges young Americans face with mental health.
Underwood and Kennedy are members of Future Forum, an influential group of young members of Congress who advocate for issues and opportunities important to younger Americans.
U.S. Reps. Lauren Underwood, D-Naperville, and Joseph Kennedy III, D-Massachusetts, held a public forum Wednesday in Yorkville focusing on mental health issues facing young people.
An overflow conference room of young people, mental health professionals and members of the community registered to attend the meeting at the Kendall County Health Department.
Members of Congress fought to the (virtual) death Wednesday night while their staffers, drinking beer and scarfing down cheeseburger sliders, watched. Don’t worry: It was live-streamed.