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Kery Murakami

Kery Murakami

Kery Murakami covers Congress for The Washington Times, with a focus on racial justice issues. He has covered national higher education, healthcare, banking and telecommunications policy in Washington, D.C. He has covered state and local politics at such papers as The Seattle Times, the Seattle Post-Intelligencer and Newsday. Contact him at kmurakami@washingtontimes.com.

Articles by Kery Murakami

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif., speaks to the media, Thursday, April 15, 2021, during her weekly briefing on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Pelosi: 'No plans' to bring Supreme Court expansion bill to the floor

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Thursday said she has "no plans" to allow the chamber to vote on a Democratic bill that would add four seats to the Supreme Court, dampening hopes of liberals who want to pack the court with Democratic appointees. Published April 15, 2021

Rep. Joyce Beatty, D-Ohio, center, listens as Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, D-Tex., right, chair of the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security, attends a markup in the House Judiciary Committee of a bill to create a commission to study and address social disparities in the African American community today. Rep. Jackson-Lee is the sponsor of that legislation. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

House committee advances slavery reparations bill over GOP objections

Congressional Democrats forged ahead Wednesday night with two of their main priorities in dealing with grievances over race. Congressional Democrats forged ahead Wednesday night with two of their main priorities in dealing with grievances over race. Published April 14, 2021

Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer and Sen. Elizabeth Warren are pressuring President Biden to take executive action to cancel debt for federal student loan borrowers. (Associated Press)

Biden pressed to cancel another $1 trillion in student loan debt

Democratic lawmakers and their allies on the left aren't nearly satisfied with President Biden's moves to forgive Americans' mountain of student debt, even though the administration has wiped away $1 billion from tens of thousands who had been scammed by for-profit colleges. Published March 28, 2021