The Morning Briefing
July 23, 2019
WASHINGTON - The House of Representatives voted to condemn comments President Donald Trump made over the weekend telling four liberal Democratic congresswomen of color that they should "go back" to the countries they came from.In Other News
The resolution passed Tuesday afternoon along a mostly partyline vote of 240-187, even though Republicans denied Trump is a racist and had urged GOP lawmakers to oppose the Democratic measure, according to The Associated Press.
The resolution said the the House "strongly condemns" Trump's "racist comments that have legitimized and increased fear and hatred of new Americans and people of color."
WASHINGTON, D.C. - West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin introduced a bill Tuesday to withhold federal funds for the men’s World Cup unless the women’s team receives equal pay.
The clear unequitable pay between the U.S. men’s and women’s soccer teams is unacceptable and I’m glad the U.S. Women’s soccer team’s latest victory is causing a public outcry. They are the best in the world and deserve to be paid accordingly,” Manchin said in a press release on his website.
The legislation would prevent federal funds from being used for the 2026 World Cup in the United States until the U.S. Soccer Federation pays the men’s and women’s teams equally, Manchin said.
BOSTON - The head of the Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles has resigned over the case of Volodymyr Zhukovskyy, the man accused of causing a horrific crash in New Hampshire that killed seven people.In Other News
Erin Deveney resigned from her position effective immediately for failing to terminate Zhukovskyy's commercial driving license, MassDOT Secretary and CEO Stephanie Pollack said in a statement Tuesday night.
“The loss of life in any motor vehicle crash is a terrible tragedy and the massive toll this crash is taking on the families of the seven individuals who lost their lives, many of whom served this country, is impossible to comprehend," Pollack said. "The Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles has a responsibility to enforce the laws governing safe operation of vehicles and carries out its mission to the best of its abilities. But in this case, the RMV had not acted on information provided by the Connecticut Department of Motor Vehicles about a May 11 incident that should have triggered termination of this individual’s commercial driver’s license."