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Rep. Lucy McBath (D-GA)
Why We're Cheering

She introduced the Relief for Defrauded Students Act of 2019 (H.R. 3662) to make the borrower defense rule permanent and allow for student loan relief in cases of misconduct by institutions

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Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT)
Why We're Cheering

He introduced the Senate companion to the Protecting Sensitive Locations Act (H.R. 1011), which would codify and expand restrictions on where Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) can take action or conduct raids.

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Rep. David Cicilline (D-RI)
Why We're Cheering

He introduced the High Speed Gunfire Prevention Act (H.R. 3606) with 30 cosponsors; the bill would ban the manufacture, possession, sale, or transport of bump stocks and acceleration devices like those used in the Las Vegas massacre two years ago where 58 people died.

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Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-OR)
Why We're Cheering

He introduced the Stop Cruelty to Migrant Children Act, which would end family separations at the border, bolster health and safety protections for children and families, provide additional guardrails, and set minimum standards to ensure that government funds are not used to traumatize or harm asylum seekers.

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