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RN Response Network/National Nurses United Report on Border Conditions

Sept. 13, 2019 - The Registered Nurse Response Network (RNRN) has released Compassion Without Borders: RNs Report on the Public Health Crisis at the...

Harris, Colleagues Urge Appropriators to Block Administration Attempts to Unilaterally Transfer DHS Funds to...

WASHINGTON, D.C. , Sept. 13, 2019 – U.S. Senator Kamala D. Harris (D-CA) on Friday joined U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) and 18...

SCOTUS Lifts Nationwide Injunction of “Asylum Ban 2.0”

WASHINGTON, DC, Sept. 12, 2019 - In an unsigned order, the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) lifted the nationwide injunction put in...

Why It’s Bad to Force Asylum Seekers to Seek Protection Elsewhere

Sept. 12, 2019 - The Supreme Court issued an emergency ruling on Wednesday allowing the Trump administration to implement a ban on asylum seekers...

Trump Administration Moves to Open Arctic Refuge the Very Day Lawmakers Voted to Protect...

WASHINGTON, Sept. 12, 2019 – The Bureau of Land Management today took a key step to open the Arctic Refuge to polluters, releasing its final...

House Approves Rep. Huffman’s Bill to Block Oil and Gas Drilling in the Arctic...

Washington, D.C. Sept. 12, 2019 - By a bipartisan margin of 225-193, the House of Representatives approved the Arctic Cultural and Coastal Plain Protection...

Trump Administration’s Asylum Ban Could be a Death Sentence for People Seeking Safety

Sept. 12, 2019 - Today, Amnesty International condemned the Supreme Court’s decision allowing the Trump administration’s asylum ban to temporarily proceed. Charanya Krishnaswami, the...

Justice Sotomayor’s dissent to SCOTUS asylum decision in Bar v. East Bay Sanctuary Covenant

September 11, 2019 - JUSTICE SOTOMAYOR, with whom JUSTICE GINSBURG joins, dissenting from grant of stay. The application for stay presented to JUSTICE KAGAN and...

USCIS Wants to Make it Harder for Asylum Seekers to Get Work Permits

Sept. 11, 2019 - U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) recently proposed a rule that will further delay asylum seekers’ ability to receive work...

Senators Introduce Legislation to Protect the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

Washington, September 11, 2019 – Senator Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.), and Senators Michael Bennet (D-Colo.), Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.),...

NOAA Research Assistant Administrator Craig McLean: Hurricane Dorian and Exceptional Service

September 11, 2019 - This following is the original message Craig McLean, NOAA Research Assistant Administrator, sent to all NOAA Research employees on the morning...

EPA announces plan to end required animal tests for chemical safety testing

WASHINGTON, D.C. Sept. 10, 2019 —The Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine praised an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) decision to phase out animal testing of...

Only a fraction of the costs of excessive drinking are paid for by alcohol...

PISCATAWAY, NJ, Sept. 11, 2019 - The total harm caused by excessive alcohol consumption is a staggering $2.05 per drink in the United States,...

Waters Opening Statement at Hearing on Student Loan Debt Crisis

WASHINGTON, D.C. Sept. 10, 2019 - Today, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Chairwoman of the House Financial Services Committee, gave the following opening statement at a...

Report: 1,688 Poll Closures ‘Divert’ U.S. Democracy

WASHINGTON, Sept. 10, 2019 – Thirteen U.S. states closed a staggering 1,688 polling locations in just six years, according to a new report from...

Oversight Committee Threatens Subpoena if DoD Withholds Documents on Taxpayer Funds Spent at Trump...

Washington, D.C. September 10, 2019 - Today, Rep. Elijah E. Cummings, the Chairman of the Committee on Oversight and Reform, and Rep. Jamie Raskin,...

AG James: New York Victorious In Fight To Count Every Person In Census

NEW YORK, Sept. 6, 2019 – New York Attorney General Letitia James today released the following statement after New York and the 26-member coalition...

Thursday: House Judiciary to Consider Procedures Regarding Whether to Recommend Impeachment

Washington, D.C. Sept. 9, 2019 – Today, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler announced the House Judiciary Committee will consider procedures on Thursday for...

Federal Court Reinstates Full Block on Trump Asylum Ban

OAKLAND, Calif. Sept. 9, 2019— A federal court has reinstated a nationwide injunction blocking a Trump administration asylum ban that denied asylum to anyone at the southern...

Chaos and Dysfunction at the Border: The Remain in Mexico Program Firsthand

Sept. 9, 2019 - The first thing many people forcibly returned to Mexico tell you is that they’re afraid. Afraid of the cartels, afraid...