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Rep. Bryan Steil, R-Wis., speaks at a campaign rally before President Donald Trump arrived Saturday, Oct. 17, 2020, in Janesville, Wis. (AP Photo/Andy Manis)
New Effort Launches to Hold Wisconsin Reps. Steil, Van Orden Accountable on Vote to Cut Funding for Veterans, Health Care, and Food

Opportunity Wisconsin plans to elevate the voices of people in Steil and Van Orden’s districts in an effort to highlight the human impact of the Republicans’ votes and policies in Congress.

Protesters make their way to the Wisconsin Capitol Rotunda during a march supporting overturning Wisconsin's near total ban on abortion Sunday, Jan. 22, 2023, in Madison, Wis. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)
Wisconsin Supreme Court Race Could Decide Fate of the State’s 1849 Abortion Ban.

If pro-choice candidate Janet Protasiewicz wins on April 4, the state’s extreme abortion ban—which makes no exceptions for cases of rape or incest—could be struck down, making abortion legal again. If anti-abortion judge Dan Kelly wins, he’d almost certainly be a vote to uphold the 1849 ban.

Vice President Kamala Harris applauds as President Joe Biden speaks during a bill signing ceremony for the Respect for Marriage Act, Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2022, on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
10 Accomplishments of the First Two Years of the Biden-Harris Administration

Over the past two years, the Biden-Harris administration and the Democratic-run House and Senate acted to lower healthcare and drug costs; fight climate change and reduce energy costs; invest in mental health care; and invest in American manufacturing and infrastructure.

Rep. Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., listens to the fifth round of votes in the House chamber as the House meets for a second day to elect a speaker and convene the 118th Congress in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2023. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
Republicans Repeatedly Failed to Elect a New House Speaker. Here’s What That Means and Why It Matters

The new Republican-controlled House has thus far failed six separate times to elect a House Speaker—the first time such a debacle has occurred since 1923. Until the new Congress elects a speaker, the House cannot assign members to committees, introduce or vote on legislation, help constituents, or even swear in members.

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10 Ways the Federal Government Delivered for American Workers and Families This Year

Under Democratic control, the federal government acted to lower healthcare and prescription drug costs; fight climate change and lower energy costs; invest in gun safety and mental healthcare; and implement a generational investment in American industry, manufacturing, and infrastructure.