Wednesday, January 23 2019

US

Protect Right to Asylum for Domestic Violence, Says Human Rights Watch

WASHINGTON, DC, Jan. 23, 2019 - The United States government should uphold refugee protections for survivors of domestic violence, the Center for Gender and...

Pelosi: House will not authorize State of the Union address in House Chamber until...

WASHINGTON, D.C. Jan. 23, 2019 - Speaker Nancy Pelosi sent the following letter today to President Trump regarding the State of the Union address.  Throughout...

Shutdown Is ‘Extortion, Plain and Simple,’ Say 78 Groups

WASHINGTON, D.C. Jan. 23, 2019 – A coalition of 78 public interest organizations today sent a letter to U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell...

Trump Administration Moves to Allow Discrimination in Child Welfare System

WASHINGTON, Jan. 23, 2019 — The Trump administration granted permission today for government-contracted child welfare agencies in South Carolina to turn away would-be foster...

New Senate Proposal Would Eviscerate Asylum Protections

WASHINGTON, Jan. 22, 2019 - Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has put forth a hard-line immigration proposal in exchange for reopening the government, which...

Trump Administration’s Immigration Proposal Is Dead on Arrival

Jan. 22, 2019 - President Trump went in front of the public on Saturday and claimed he was going to propose a “compromise” to...

Interior Department Gaming the Shutdown

WASHINGTON, DC, Jan. 22, 2019 - The U.S. Department of Interior has ordered employees in several bureaus to perform nonemergency work in potential violation...

Supreme Court Declines Transgender Military Ban Cases but Permits Enforcement of Ban for Now

Washington, DC, January 22, 2019 – The U.S. Supreme Court today denied petitions from the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) asking that the Court...

Pelosi Statement on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

San Francisco, Jan. 21, 2019 – Speaker Nancy Pelosi released the following statement in recognition of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, which is observed...

Trump Using the Lives of Immigrant Youth As Bargaining Chips

Washington, DC, Jan. 21, 2019 – Today, Donald Trump spoke at the White House saying he would finally reopen the government if taxpayers  give...

Pelosi Remarks on Afghanistan Congressional Delegation at Media Availability in U.S. Capitol

WASHINGTON, DC, Jan. 18, 2019 - Speaker Nancy Pelosi spoke with reporters upon entering the Capitol.  Below are the Speaker’s remarks: Q:  Madam Speaker, could...

Smith Decries President Trump’s Attack on Congressional Oversight of Military Issues

WASHINGTON, DC, Jan. 18, 2019 - Today, House Armed Services Committee Chairman Adam Smith (D-WA) decried President Trump’s attempt to prevent Congressional oversight of...

Senator Merkley to Open Perjury Investigation into DHS Secretary Nielsen

WASHINGTON, DC, Jan. 18, 2019 - Oregon’s Senator Jeff Merkley today formally requested that FBI Director Christopher Wray open a perjury investigation into Secretary...

Pentagon Report on Vulnerable Bases Incomplete

Jan. 18, 2019 - Today, the Department of Defense released a Congressionally-mandated report on the effects of a changing climate on America's military bases....

n Bombshell NBC News Story, Merkley Reveals Secret Trump Administration Plan to Create Border...

WASHINGTON, D.C. Jan. 17, 2019 – In a bombshell NBC News report, Oregon’s Senator Jeff Merkley today revealed a previously secret document that shows...

Feinstein, Lofgren Introduce Bicameral Bill to Shield Farmworkers from Deportation

Washington, Jan. 17, 2019—Senator Dianne Feinstein and Representative Zoe Lofgren (both D-Calif.) today introduced legislation to shield farmworkers from deportation and put them on...

New Report: Hazardous meat and poultry recalls double

Jan. 17, 2019 - From E. coli-infected romaine lettuce to Salmonella-tainted beef, contaminated foods lead to illnesses that sicken as many as 1 in...

Trump’s reported attempt to divert hurricane relief funds from Puerto Rico

Washington, DC, Jan. 17, 2019 -  Nonpartisan ethics watchdog American Oversight released the following statement in response to President Trump’s reported attempt to divert...

HRC Calls on Senate to Reject Nomination of William Barr as Attorney General

WASHINGTON, Jan. 17, 2019 — The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) released a letter calling on the Senate to reject the Trump-Pence White House’s nomination...

ACLU Sues Federal Government for Social Media Surveillance Records

NEW YORK January 17, 2019 - The American Civil Liberties Union and ACLU of Northern California today sued the federal government for information on...