(RNS) — With their two primary wins, Ilhan Omar of Minnesota and Rashida Tlaib of Michigan have made history not only for their faith but also their gender.
Tag - Congress
DETROIT (AP) — Former Michigan state Rep. Rashida Tlaib won the Democratic nomination to run unopposed for the House seat long held by former Rep. John Conyers, setting her up to become the first Muslim woman elected to Congress.
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) — Spurred to action by the anti-Muslim policies and rhetoric of President Trump and his supporters, Muslims are running for elected offices in numbers not seen since before the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Ryan, a Wisconsin Republican, forced the Rev. Pat Conroy to tender his resignation last month, sparking a firestorm. Ryan has said he was dissatisfied with Conroy's pastoral care to lawmakers.
WASHINGTON (USA Today) — Conroy said he initially felt he had “little choice to resign,” but he has now reconsidered – especially in light of comments Ryan made that he fired the chaplain because his "pastoral services were not being...
(RNS) — The new caucus comes as the religious 'nones' — those who claim no religious affiliation — jumped from about 16 percent of the U.S. population in 2007 to nearly 23 percent in 2014, according to the latest Pew data.
WASHINGTON (RNS) — In its 66th year, the event was a reminder that the dream needs to be stronger than the struggle.
(RNS) — More than 100 young immigrants a day lose protection and the ability to work legally. House Speaker Paul Ryan is now the most important leader in determining their future.
(RNS) — God’s creation is at stake.
(RNS) — During the past month, we have seen how those living in poverty are most vulnerable because of homelessness, inadequately heated homes and the increased prevalence of infectious diseases in their communities.
Talking about public policy may not seem like a festive activity, but it is sorely needed.
(RNS) — Once again, an opportunity for true tax reform has been missed. Rather than reform, Congress is moving the tax system in the wrong direction.
WASHINGTON (RNS) — At the opening prayer in Congress Wednesday, a North Carolina imam delivered a message: human diversity is God-given.
(RNS) — 'The Democratic Party is no longer the 'The Big Tent Party.' I fear the Democratic Party has become the 'pro-abortion rights' party,' former U.S. Rep. Bart Stupak, D-Mich., tells RNS contributor Charlie Camosy.
WASHINGTON (RNS) — 'Changing the law would threaten the integrity and independence of houses of worship,' they wrote.