Nydia Velázquez Aims to Boost Marijuana Small Business

Economic experts predict that the marijuana industry could one day reach $166 billion in annual sales, but questions around diversity and equality continue to be a top issue. Congresswoman Nydia Velázquez (D-NY) introduced legislation last month to extend several Small Business Administration (SBA) initiatives to small businesses operating in the cannabis sector.

WSJ Staffs Up

The Wall Street Journal has hired Talal Ansari to cover U.S. news and added Josh Rivera to be part of its audience strategy team, leading audience voices and community.

Julián Castro Unveils Housing Plan

Democratic presidential candidate Julián Castro on Monday unveiled the first installment of his three-part housing plan. The former HUD secretary said he would transform and expand housing assistance programs for the poor and give renters a tax credit.

Andy Kim Moves to Put Military Spouses to Work

Active duty military spouses face a 24% unemployment rate -- a rate six times higher than the national rate. And over 31% are working part-time even if they would prefer to work full-time. That’s why Congressman Andy Kim (D-NJ) is calling for Congress to make a key job training program open to all military spouses.