Starting today, Child Tax Credit monthly payments will begin hitting bank accounts for millions of families across America and over 100,000 families in my district in Southwest Connecticut, thanks to the expansion in the American Rescue Plan. This tax credit for families will deliver much-needed support to pay for childcare, food on the table, bills and more.
Economic disparities in our country are wider than ever. Covid made this brutally plain. Over the last 15 months, America’s wealthiest families worked from home, grew their wealth and accessed premier health care. Other Americans lost their jobs and struggled to pay rent and buy food. Our economy is recovering, but not for all.
Weeks after President Biden unveiled a set of proposals to close what the White House called a “racial wealth gap” in the United States, U.S. Rep. Jim Himes was named to lead a Congressional panel that will address earnings disparities across demographic groups and geographic pockets.
Rep. Jim Himes joins Ali Velshi to discuss reports of the Trump Justice Department’s “efforts to go after the president’s political opponents.”
Congressman Jim Himes (D-CT) discusses the Senate report released today detailing the intel failures ahead of January 6th, and argues that members of Congress do not want to investigate that day further because they want to take advantage of the Big Lie for their own political purposes.
As we celebrate the beginning of Pride Month today, we look back and remember the 1969 Stonewall Riots that were the boiling over of frustration and anger at discrimination, commemorate those lost to hate crimes and HIV/AIDS and reaffirm our commitment to standing in solidarity with all LGBTQ+ Americans.
With gasoline once again flowing through the Colonial Pipeline, I too will resume a predictable routine. Every few days, I will pass armed guards and locked doors to be briefed on the week’s cyberattacks. Most will have come from Russia, China, North Korea, Iran or some shadowy criminal group, often sheltered by one of those countries. Many will have succeeded in stealing valuable data or breaking crucial networks. Some will have been catastrophic. Only a few, like the recent attacks on the Colonial Pipeline and the SolarWinds breach, will ever become publicly known.