AFTER BOOST FROM BIDEN, DEMOCRATIC-RUN HOUSE PASSES PRO ACT

WASHINGTON (PAI): After another boost from Democratic President Joe Biden, the Democratic-run House passed the Protect The Right To Organize (Pro) Act, the most wide-ranging, pro-worker rewrite of labor law since the original National Labor Relations Act of 1935. Debate lasted into the evening of March 9. The 225-206 vote ended at 8:56 pm EST.

Five Republicans, notably Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick, R-Pa., joined all but one Democrat—Texan Henry Cuellar–in backing the Pro Act, HR842. Biden wants the evenly split Senate to pass it, too. There, 48 Senate Democrats and two independents oppose 50 Republicans.

So the Senate will be a heavier lift, unless its Democrats do away with or evade the filibuster, which allows a minority—the GOP—representing a minority of residents and voters, to hamstring virtually everything that isn’t a tax or spending bill, by requiring 60 votes for it…. to read more click here

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