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The Aurora immigration detention center is lacking top medical staff, according to a handful of Colorado congressional Democrats who toured the facility on Monday.
In the past few years alone, the U.S. has launched military strikes in Syria, Somalia, Yemen, and Iraq—all in the name of fighting al-Qaeda and its later offshoot, the Islamic State. For the most part, Congress has accepted this.
The House passed legislation by voice vote on Monday intended to increase cybersecurity at the Small Business Administration (SBA) and separately approved a bill to help small businesses defend against cyber attacks.
Citing a lack of oversight and accountability, Colorado District 6 Representative Jason Crow took a broad public stance today, July 3, against the privatization of immigrant detention.
Following continued reports coming out of the Aurora ICE facility of poor conditions, Rep. Jason Crow (CO-06) this week partnered with Rep. Joe Neguse (CO-02) to request an oversight hearing on the GEO private detention facility in Aurora.
WASHINGTON - This morning, Representative Jason Crow’s (CO-06) amendment in the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) to prohibit the Department of Defense from supporting child separation from their parents passed the House Armed Services Committee.
Crow’s amendment would prohibit defense funding to be used to house children forcibly separated from their parents.
House Democrats are pushing for the ability to drop by immigration detention centers and check out the conditions — an opportunity that has repeatedly eluded some legislators in the past.
The late John Dingell’s biography is an inspiring one. He joined Congress as one of the youngest representatives, only to leave as the longest-serving member. Prior to that, he served his country during World War II. Throughout his career, he fought for health care reform introducing his own national health insurance bill at the start of each Congress.