April 21, 2024 2:31 am

An ‘Unprecedented Flood’ of Book Bans Engulfs U.S. School Districts, PEN Report Says

More than 1,600 book titles across 32 states were banned from public schools during the 2021-2022 school year, with the bulk of the ban requests coming from a handful of right-wing groups pushing for censorship of books that feature LGBTQ+ characters and characters of color, a new report issued Monday said.

Lower Food and Fuel Costs Act Passed in the House May Mean Relief Is On The Way

On June 16th, in a 221-204 vote, the House of Representatives passed H.R. 7606, otherwise known as the Lower Food and Fuel Costs Act, which aims to address supply chain risks, lower the cost of food and gas prices, strengthen the food supply chain and ensure robust competition in the meat and poultry sector, and lowers fertilizer prices for farmers.