It Happened on Medium

The last two weeks in politics on Medium

Matt Higginson
The Medium Blog
2 min readJul 16, 2016



hosts a #YouTellMe, initiating a conversation about the presidential race, the candidates and what voting means.

2.Ending his campaign for president,

writes to his supporters to endorse and urge them to keep their “political revolution” going.


gave three speeches on the Senate floor following the events in Dallas, Minnesota, and Baton Rouge, sharing his personal experiences in dealing with law enforcement as an African-American man.

4. In addressing the shootings in Baton Rouge, Minnesota, and Dallas,

says “there is too much violence, too much hate, too much senseless killing, too many people dead who shouldn’t be,” and “we must do better.”


argues that a House Republican bill will do nothing to keep guns away from terrorists.


writes about the opioid epidemic in our country and the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (CARA) bill before congress. then responds and echoes her calls for both action and increased funding.

7.The CARA bill passes both the House and Senate — and Senate Majority

writes about it and calls on the president to sign it.

8. Senator

says “it’s time” to pass the Veterans First Act, calling it a step forward toward better care for veterans.

9. Congresswoman

calls on her House colleagues to eliminate the USDA’s catfish inspection program and save American taxpayers millions of dollars each year.

10. North Carolina Gov.

lays out how he is saving North Carolinians $4.4 billion over the course of five years.