Posts Tagged ‘Congress’

May
2014
2

Proposal to Reverse Citizens United, McCutcheon Introduced by Top Dems in Senate Hearing

Proposal to Reverse Citizens United, McCutcheon Introduced by Top Dems in Senate Hearing
  During a Senate Rules Committee hearing New York Senator Charles Schumer said that the Senate will vote on a constitutional amendment to effectively reverse the Supreme Court’s Citizens United and FEC v. McCutcheon decisions.  The hearing fell victim to predictable partisan divide with no compromise in sight, but Schumer spoke out in...
Dec
2013
5

Tiny Percentage of Ground Zero Responders Receiving Compensation, Treatment for Health Issues

Tiny Percentage of Ground Zero Responders Receiving Compensation, Treatment for Health Issues
  For Ground Zero responders still dealing with health problems from the toxic air that surrounded the 9/11 attacks site, government relief has been slow to come and complicated to obtain.  After Congress set up a $2.8 billion compensation fund in 2011, nearly 55,000 people registered for help with their non-cancer health issues. These...
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Aug
2013
20

71% of Americans Say Higher Pay, Not More Foreign Workers, is Solution to Perceived “Skills Gap”

71% of Americans Say Higher Pay, Not More Foreign Workers, is Solution to Perceived
  New polling shows that Americans are increasingly opposed to allowing an influx of foreign workers into the country while unemployment remains above seven percent. The survey was commissioned by NumbersUSA and was conducted by Pulse Opinion Research: 44 percent of likely voters want the government to reduce the number of permanent work...
Aug
2013
12

New Trade Rep. Froman Wants to Fast-Track Trans-Pacific Partnership, Ignore the Public Interest

New Trade Rep. Froman Wants to Fast-Track Trans-Pacific Partnership, Ignore the Public Interest
  In an exclusive interview with, The Hill U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman recently said that President Obama is willing to work with Congress to win “fast-track trade negotiating authority” which Froman labeled as as “critical tool.” Froman hopes that a deal can be struck before he begins the next round of negotiations...