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Landmark climate victory: Federal court rejects sale of public lands for fracking

Denver, CO March 20, 2019 - In a landmark victory for climate, health, and public lands, a federal judge late yesterday rejected the sale of...

Chairman Smith Statement on Release of List of At-Risk Military Construction Projects That Could...

Washington, D.C. March 19, 2019– House Armed Services Committee Chairman (D-WA) admonished the Trump Administration after receiving the long-awaited release of in jeopardy military construction...

“Zero Tolerance” policy greatly accelerates migrant criminalization through end of 2018

March 19, 2019 - Justice Strategies and Grassroots Leadership released new infographics demonstrating that more than 109,000 migrants were prosecuted for improper entry or...

Coalition Urges Congress to Make Patriot Act Surveillance Information Public

WASHINGTON, D.C. March 18, 2019—Today New America’s Open Technology Institute joined a coalition of 39 civil liberties organizations in calling on the House Judiciary...

Immigration Groups Are Using This Tool to Expose Government Secrets

March 18, 2019 - Many of the country’s top immigration agencies operate in secret. This lack of transparency in how immigration laws are implemented,...

Court Upholds Ruling, Blocking Construction of Keystone XL Pipeline

March 18, 2019 - The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit upheld its previous ruling blocking construction on the Keystone XL pipeline....

Bernhardt Surrounded by Illegitimate Acting Officials

Washington, DC March 18, 2019 - The current nominee for Secretary of the Interior, David Bernhardt, has repeatedly violated the Federal Vacancies Reform Act...

New Report: Shortage of 7 Million Apartments for the Nation’s Lowest-Income Renters

March 18, 2019 - NLIHC released its annual report, The Gap: A Shortage of Affordable Homes, which finds a shortage of seven million affordable...

Weekend Read: A horrifying pattern of white supremacist attacks

March 16, 2019 - He approached the mosque on foot, his weapon visible in a country where guns are rare. “There wasn’t even time to...

Immigrant Advocates Don’t Buy Secretary Ross’ Testimony on Citizenship Question

NEW YORK, NY, March 15, 2019 - Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross testified before the House Committee on Oversight and Reform, voluntarily and without a...

Speaker Pelosi: House will hold a vote to override President Trump’s veto

San Francisco, March 15, 2019 -  – Speaker Nancy Pelosi issued this statement on President Trump’s veto of the resolution terminating his unlawful emergency...

Current sexual harassment penalties are too low: Study

March 15, 2019 - The current federal cap on monetary damages for workplace sexual harassment is far too low to incentivize firms to take...

U.S. counties with more historical immigration have higher incomes, less poverty, and lower unemployment...

March 15, 2019 - A new study in the Review of Economic Studies finds that U.S. counties with more historical immigration have higher incomes,...

Chairman Schiff Floor Speech in Support of Resolution Demanding Transparency of Mueller Report (VIDEO)

Washington, DC , March 14, 2019 – Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), the Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, spoke on the House Floor...

Trump Administration releases plan today to strip gray wolves of Endangered Species Act protection...

WASHINGTON, March 14, 2019 — The Trump administration today released its plan to strip gray wolves of Endangered Species Act protection across the lower...

Four Additional AGs Join CA’s Lawsuit Challenging Trump’s Unfounded Declaration of a National Emergency

SACRAMENTO, March 13, 2019– California Attorney General Xavier Becerra today welcomed four Attorneys General to the coalition of 20 states challenging President Trump’s unfounded...

White Collar Prosecutions Hit All-Time Low in January 2019

March 13, 2019 - The latest available data from the Justice Department show that during January 2019 the government reported 337 new white collar...

The 2018 trade war cost the American economy $7.8 billion dollars in lost gross...

March 13, 2019 - The 2018 trade war cost the American economy $7.8 billion dollars in lost gross domestic product, according to a new...

Lawsuit Challenges Trump Administration’s Vast Expansion of Gulf Oil, Gas Leasing

WASHINGTON, D.C. March 13, 2019 - Environmental groups sued the Trump administration today to challenge an oil and gas lease sale in the...

White House boost to Pentagon could shift money to controversial fund to finance wars

March 12, 2019 - The Trump administration released its proposed 2020 budget on Monday, outlining funding cuts for many federal agencies but also increasing...