Donna Provencher, The American Independent

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San Antonio, TX, United States

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Past articles by Donna:

GOP congresswoman: Giving women equal pay is actually oppression

North Carolina Rep. Virginia Foxx, a Republican, took to the House Floor Thursday to slam the Paycheck Fairness Act, a bill spearheaded by House Democrats → Read More

210 House Republicans just voted against equal pay for women

The House of Representatives passed a bill on Thursday by a margin of 217-210, aimed at fighting pay discrimination and reducing the pay gap between men → Read More

GOP comes up with its own infrastructure plan that protects corporations

But it only offers a fraction of the benefits President Joe Biden's American Jobs Plan does. → Read More

Ted Cruz says fighting to end police brutality is actually bad for Black people

Texas Sen. Ted Cruz (R) attacked Democrats Tuesday night, falsely claiming that the "abolish the police" movement harms Black and brown Americans, who are → Read More

Republicans say more gun control isn't the answer. Americans think it is.

A new poll found that two-thirds of Americans support stricter gun control legislation. → Read More

Biden budget would hike funding for food stamps that Trump kept trying to slash

Biden is proposing a $1 billion increase in funding for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, from which Trump repeatedly tried to slash funds. → Read More

Florida 'cancel culture' bill lets students record instructors without their consent

A new bill passed by the Florida State Legislature could endanger university instructors and other staffers by authorizing students to record lectures at → Read More

EPA workers may once again get union protection under Biden

The Environmental Protection Agency is working with its union to move forward with implementing President Joe Biden's January executive order that upended → Read More

Here's why you shouldn't panic about the latest jobs report

The Labor Department released its weekly job report on Thursday, showing that new unemployment claims rose unexpectedly last week. Experts say it's not → Read More

Sen. Marsha Blackburn: Taking care of our elders is a waste of taxpayer dollars

She's also voted to strip health care from Americans with preexisting conditions and deny parental leave to federal employees. → Read More

GOP is very worried that companies will no longer get to dodge paying any taxes

Fifty-five of America's biggest companies paid no income tax at all last year. → Read More

Lawmakers say Biden must address protections for whistleblowers

Experts note that a backlog of cases and an unstaffed board are disastrous for whistleblowers and wrongfully fired federal employees. → Read More

Americans may finally get safer drinking water after years of GOP stonewalling

Up to 10 million Americans are still getting their water through lead pipes — and Republicans have refused to do anything about it. → Read More

The GOP said lockdowns were an economic death sentence. They were wrong.

Republicans roundly criticized blue states for implementing COVID-19 safety measures early on. A new study shows their economies are in fact recovering faster than those states who failed to do the same. → Read More

GOP complains that Biden wants corporations to pay their fair share of taxes

Republicans in Congress are criticizing President Joe Biden's proposed tax increases to fund his newly unveiled jobs and infrastructure plan — and, in the → Read More

GOP: Biden's infrastructure plan is only bipartisan if he cuts everything we don't like

Sen. Roy Blunt (R-MO) said Democrats would have an 'easy win' with President Joe Biden's infrastructure bill — if they'd just cut out the two-thirds of it Republicans don't like. → Read More

Wiping out student debt could help tackle the racial wealth gap

College loan debt has increased racial inequality in the United States. → Read More

Republicans are pretending 'infrastructure' only means roads and bridges

They're conveniently forgetting that the definition of infrastructure includes energy, water, housing, transportation, and communications systems, too. → Read More

Trump claimed he'd bring back manufacturing jobs. Biden actually has a plan for it.

Donald Trump had long promised to 'bring back' American jobs and largely failed. Biden is taking a different route. → Read More

Congressman says GOP is the party of 'working class' people — who voted for Biden

In a memo to House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy dated March 30, Rep. Jim Banks (R-IN) said that the GOP has transformed into the party of the working → Read More