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SGAP Newsletter for September 2021 (Cuba Embargo and Puerto Rico Statehood)

On JULY 11, Cuban citizens took to the streets for the first time in more than six decades to protest against deteriorating living conditions and the lack of basic goods and services, including medical attention amid increasing numbers of coronavirus infections. Thousands of people, many of them young, called for an end to the 62-year-old communist regime.
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SGAP Spotlight on Gen Z Civics Activist Gabe Fleisher

Meet youth activist Gabe Fleisher, Editor-in-Chief of Wake Up to Politics, one of SGAP’s favorite DC-insider daily e-newsletters. The publication offers bite-size summaries plus in-depth features and insights on U.S. politics and government on Capitol Hill. Fleisher started publishing his content when he was only 7 years old.
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Student Forum Newsletter for May 2021 (Vaccine Passports & Dream Act)

On March 31, President Joe Biden called for a $2 trillion investment in the nation’s roads, waterways, airports, electric grid and broadband by releasing his American Jobs Plan. The proposal provides funding for infrastructure, clean energy, innovation and R&D (research and development), manufacturing and workplace support, and the care-giving economy.
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Student Forum Newsletter - April 2021 (H.R.1 and DC Statehood)

All 'Ayes' on the Senate, Part II: The filibuster is a tactic used in the U.S. Senate to block or delay action on a bill or other measure. A filibustering senator may endlessly debate an issue, introduce time-consuming procedural motions, or use any other means to obstruct or prevent action. Senators have done everything from reading Shakespeare to reciting the Constitution to hold the floor.
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Student Forum Newsletter for March 2021 (Minimum Wage and Keystone XL)

All ‘Ayes’ on the Senate: As of Feb. 6, the Senate had confirmed six out of 23 of President Joe Biden’s Cabinet members so far. If all Cabinet members are approved, it will be the most diverse array of presidential counselors ever. But can Biden get them confirmed by the Senate? Democrats’ narrow control of the chamber has made the process smoother for Biden’s nominees thus far, but Republicans have managed to slow-walk others, who could prove more contentious.
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