Required Reading – April 5

Required reading from around the web of the best, most interesting, or most though provoking things we’ve read:

Madajian: GOP Pushes to Force All House Members to Vote on Infanticide – Yea or Nay

“Republican House members held a press conference this week to announce the filing of a discharge petition to allow the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act to be voted on. Twenty-five previous attempts to bring the bill to a vote were shut down by Democrats, who have a majority in the House. The legislation, sponsored by Rep. Ann Wagner (R-Mo.), “will protect babies born alive during attempted abortions from being killed,” said Rep. Steve Scalise (R-La.), the House Republican Whip.  “But Nancy Pelosi refuses to bring it to the floor for a vote,” he said.  “That’s why I filed a discharge petition to bypass her.” “Where does your representative stand on stopping infanticide?” Scalise tweeted on Tuesday. The discharge petition will “force every member to go on record & tell the American people EXACTLY where they stand on this barbaric practice. #LetUsVote #EndInfanticide.” On Tuesday, all of the House Republicans except for 15 members were listed as co-sponsors of the legislation, as were three Democrats. […] . . . discharge petition simply needs 218 members of Congress to sign a piece of paper to allow a bill to come to the floor for debate,” he said.”

Read more at CNS News.

Rasmussen Report: Voters Are More Suspicious Now of Clinton Collusion

“A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 47% of Likely U.S. Voters think Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign is more likely than President Trump’s to have illegally colluded with foreign operatives.”

Read more at Rasmussen Report.

Carney: Democrats introduce bill to let ‘Dreamers’ work for Congress

“The bill — spearheaded by Sens. Kamala Harris  (D-Calif.), Catherine Cortez Masto  (D-N.M.) and Dick Durbin  (D-Ill.) — would expand the eligibility for a job as a congressional staffer or intern to include Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients, who came into the country illegally as children. […]  The proposal is supported by a myriad of immigration groups, including United We Dream, the National Immigration Law Center and Unidos.”

Read more at The Hill.

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