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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

Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., speaks at a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Feb. 4, 2021, about plans to reintroduce a resolution to call on President Joe Biden to take executive action to cancel up to $50,000 in debt for federal student loan borrowers. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik) ** FILE **

Elizabeth Warren pushes Joe Biden to spend $700 billion on child care

Sen. Elizabeth Warren on Tuesday prodded President Biden to include $700 billion in his infrastructure package to make child care free for many parents -- far more than the $225 billion he is expected to propose when addressing a joint session of Congress this week. Published April 27, 2021

Rep. Ayanna Pressley, D-Mass., speaks at a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Feb. 4, 2021, about plans to reintroduce a resolution to call on President Joe Biden to take executive action to cancel up to $50,000 in debt for federal student loan borrowers. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Black lawmakers celebrate Derek Chauvin guilty verdict, press police reform

Members of the Congressional Black Caucus said on Tuesday that the nation must still deal with the problem of racism in policing, even as they expressed deep relief after a Minneapolis jury convicted former officer Derek Chauvin of all charges in the murder of George Floyd. Published April 20, 2021

House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer of Md., speaks during a news conference before participating in the House Democratic Issues Conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, March 2, 2021. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Steny Hoyer prods Joe Biden on reparations for Blacks

House Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer on Thursday urged President Biden to create a commission to study paying reparations to Black Americans, which would keep the issue alive because a House bill to do it is likely doomed in the Senate. Published April 15, 2021