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January 6th Committee Demands Records

The January 6th Committee was put in place to investigate what happened at our nation’s capital on January 6, 2021, and its causes. In order to do that, the Committee needs access to records held by the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) and seven other Executive Branch agencies.

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Justice Department Sues Uber over “Wait Time” Fees

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Uber’s “wait time” fees discriminate against people who have disabilities.

The U.S. Department of Justice filed a lawsuit against Uber Technologies Inc. (Uber) for charging “wait time” fees to passengers who, because of disability, need more time to enter a car. According to the Department of Justice, Uber’s practice of charging wait time fees based on disability have harmed many passengers and potential passengers with disabilities throughout the country.

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Representatives on the January 6th Committee

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The January 6th Committee has a main purpose: to investigate the January 6th attack on the United States Capitol. It is also referred to as the “Select Committee.” There are several members of the U.S. House of Representatives on the January 6th Committee.

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More Members of the January 6th Committee

On August 6, 2021, Chairman Bennie G. Thompson (Democrat) announced more members of the January 6th Committee. One was Denver Riggleman, and the other was Joseph Maher. They were selected to join what a press release on the January 6th Committee’s website described as a “nonpartisan” Select Committee. Later, Timothy J. Heaphy was selected Chief Investigative Counsel for the January 6th Committee.

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Justice Department Asks SCOTUS to Halt Texas Abortion Law

The U.S. Justice Department is asking the Supreme Court of the United States for an emergency halt to the Texas SB 8 law. The law prevents people who are pregnant from obtaining an abortion after six weeks of gestation. Pregnancy is measured from the first day of a person’s last menstrual cycle and before many people realize that they are pregnant.

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HUD Continues to Fight Housing Discrimination

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is tasked with many things regarding housing, rental assistance, and fairness. The Department makes an effort to prevent housing discrimination. They fight for the rights of people who are BIPOC, LGBTQ+, disabled, and/or parents to not be discriminated against when searching for housing.

This blog post picks up where the previous one left off.

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