Harvest Prude

Harvest is a graduate of the World Journalism Institute and a reporter for WORLD.

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Democrats turn attention to healthcare

by Harvest Prude
Posted 3/27/19, 11:45 am

WASHINGTON—House Democrats on Tuesday unveiled a new plan to strengthen the Affordable Care Act (ACA), pushing back against the Trump administration’s drive to get courts to strike down President Barack Obama’s signature healthcare law. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., said at a news conference that the Protecting Pre-Existing Conditions and Making Health Care More Affordable Act would lower health insurance premiums, strengthen protections for people with pre-existing medical conditions, and reinstate the ACA advertising and outreach budget.

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Green New Deal fails in Senate

by Harvest Prude
Posted 3/27/19, 11:40 am

WASHINGTON—Not a single U.S. senator voted for the Green New Deal on Tuesday evening, and most Democrats voted “present” in protest of the procedural vote on the sweeping climate change resolution. Democrats introduced the measure last month to address climate change by moving America to 100 percent “clean, renewable, and zero-emission” energy sources. The deal proposes upgrading or replacing every building in the United States and creating a high-speed rail system to eliminate air travel.

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House fails to override Trump’s veto over emergency declaration

by Harvest Prude
Posted 3/26/19, 03:43 pm

WASHINGTON—The House of Representatives failed in its attempt to override President Donald Trump’s first veto Tuesday, leaving his national emergency declaration for funding a wall along the U.S. southern border intact. The 248-181 vote fell short of the two-thirds majority needed to override the veto, with 14 Republicans joining all House Democrats in support of the measure.

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