Rep. Lauren Underwood Says Gun Control Measures Are Long Overdue, 11 Years After A Mass Shooting In Illinois
"I challenge Sen. McConnell and the senators in their Republican caucus to make sure they are bold enough" to pass gun control legislation, Underwood said on BuzzFeed News' AM to DM.
The Trump Administration Admits Disaster Relief For Puerto Rico Was Delayed By The Shutdown
In a letter to Senator Elizabeth Warren, a HUD official said the funds could not be fully accessed until the shutdown was over.
FEMA Director Brock Long Has Resigned After Two Years And Multiple Controversies
Long was criticized for his management of the agency's response to Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico and his use of government cars for personal business.
Advocates Say The Repeated Threats Of A Government Shutdown Are Hurting Low-Income Tenants
“I am very afraid of the long-term impact the last shutdown has had — and heaven forbid this happens again.”
Stacey Abrams: "I Don't Take Political Advice From Donald Trump"
Abrams told BuzzFeed News’ AM to DM she would make a decision by the end of March.
Elizabeth Warren Is Asking The Trump Administration For Answers About Puerto Rico's Disaster Relief Funding
The White House called disaster relief food stamp funds for Puerto Rico "excessive and unnecessary" last week.
The White House Called The Food Stamp Funding That Puerto Rico Requested “Excessive And Unnecessary”
Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rosselló requested the money in November as the island continues to recover from the effects of Hurricane Maria.
TSA Workers Did Not Receive A $500 Bonus They Were Promised After Weeks Of Working Without Pay
“They did not receive that money. They were supposed to receive that money. That put a lot of people in a bind."
One Person Died And 12 Others Were Hospitalized After A Mass Overdose Incident In California
Police responding to the scene administered naloxone, a narcotic overdose treatment.
Trump Shut Down The Government Over A “Humanitarian Crisis” At The Border. He Also Shut Down Most Of The Office Trying To Fix It.
“If we were in our office doing our work then maybe those people wouldn’t need to be coming up to the border.”
Groceries Or Day Care? Return The Christmas Gifts? Federal Workers Are Making Tough Decisions After Missing Their First Paycheck In The Government Shutdown
President Donald Trump claimed federal workers are happy to not be paid while he argues for a border wall. In reality, furloughed workers are making tough decisions and stocking the freezer as much as possible.
Government Employees Being Forced To Work Without Pay Are Not Allowed To Strike
"They're able to do whatever they want to do to us but there's no way for us to fight, there's no way for us to make a statement where it really counts," one TSA worker said.
Federal Workers Are Saying They Still Believe In Government Service Even Though Shutdowns Keep Happening
“We all in the civil service took an oath to protect our mission and the Constitution, and while [lawmakers] still are being paid for their services, they are absolutely violating that.”
Trump Is Still Demanding Wall Funding As The Government Remains Partially Shut Down
The government has been partially shut down for more than two weeks, with 800,000 workers furloughed or working without pay.
Trump Is Pushing Defense Secretary James Mattis Out Of His Post Two Months Early
Mattis announced his resignation on Thursday, citing differences with the president over his decision to withdraw troops from Syria and Afghanistan.
Part Of The Government Is Now Shut Down And It’s Not Clear When It Will Reopen
Trump has been threatening for weeks to shut down the government over funding for his border wall, and Congress has yet to come up with an agreement both the House and Senate can pass.
House Republicans Voted To Give Trump His Border Wall Money And Now A Shutdown Is Likelier Than Ever
The House, the Senate, and the White House can’t agree on whether to fund a border wall along the US–Mexico border. If they can’t reach a deal by Friday night, several government agencies will run out of funding.
A Group Of Senate Democrats Are Asking HUD Why DACA Recipients Are Being Denied Federal Housing Loans
The senators wrote in a letter to HUD officials that they are "appalled" by the Trump administration denying FHA loans to DREAMers, following BuzzFeed News's report on the informal new policy last week.
The Trump Administration Is Quietly Denying Federal Housing Loans To DACA Recipients
The Department of Housing and Urban Development hasn’t announced a formal policy denying FHA loans for DACA recipients, but lenders tell BuzzFeed News that’s the guidance they’re getting from officials.
Sen. Chris Murphy Said He Is “Not Planning” To Run For President, But Wouldn’t Explicitly Rule It Out
Murphy told BuzzFeed News’ AM to DM he doesn’t “have any plans to go to Iowa or New Hampshire.”