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Coronavirus Hit Shows Up Strongly in March Data, Loss of 701,000 Jobs

April 3, 2020 - The impact of the coronavirus shutdowns showed up very clearly in the March data as the Bureau of...

Price gouging on medical equipment risks lives, 90 mayors call for action

WASHINGTON, March 2, 2020 - Across the country, government leaders and health care providers are going to extreme lengths to ensure a...

Advocates, Experts Demand Congress Provide More Election Assistance Funding Amidst Pandemic

NEW YORK, April 2, 2020 - Earlier today, advocates and experts from the Brennan Center for Justice at NYU Law, Common Cause,...

Murray, DeLauro to DOL: Remove Loopholes for Employers from Paid Leave Guidance

Washington, D.C. April 2, 2020 - U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D-WA), ranking member of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and...

Waters Releases Extended Statement for the Record on the CARES Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. March 31, 2020 -Today, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Chairwoman of the House Committee on Financial Services, released an extended statement...

Fake Russian Twitter accounts politicized discourse about vaccines

BUFFALO, N.Y. March 31, 2020 – Activity from phony Twitter accounts established by the Russian Internet Research Agency (IRA) between 2015 and...

Report: Home Health Aides Scraping By on Low Wages During Pandemic

PISCATAWAY, N.J. March 31, 2020 – New Jersey’s home health aides are caring for seniors and people with disabilities during the COVID-19...

American Thoracic Society: Relaxing Environmental Rules Shows Poor Judgment in the Midst of COVID-19...

March 27, 2020 - Following reports of the Environmental Protection Agency’s move to implement broad changes that would relax environmental rules, the...

CDC Issues Domestic Travel Advisory for New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut

March 28, 2020 - Due to extensive community transmission of COVID -19 in the area, CDC urges residents of New York, New...

CMSS: 800,000 physicians across 40 specialties continue to support travel and gathering restrictions

March 27, 2020 Dear President Trump, Vice President Pence, and Ambassador Birx: Thank you for...

Civil Rights and Consumer Groups Condemn “Emergency” Regulatory Guidance that Allows Banks to Make...

Washington, D.C. March 26, 2020– Today, under the cover of a national crisis, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), Federal Deposit Insurance...

Appeals Court Urged to Uphold Decision Invalidating Trump’s National Emergency for Border Wall

NEW ORLEANS, LA, March 27, 2020 — Today, El Paso County, Texas, and the Border Network for Human Rights filed a brief...

House Passes Third Coronavirus Relief Bill

WASHINGTON March 27, 2020 - The House today passed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act, the third piece of legislation...

CREW: Kushner’s Shadow Task Force Appears to Violate Multiple Laws

Washington March 27, 2020 - Jared Kushner’s shadow coronavirus task force appears to be violating both the Presidential Records Act (PRA) and...

Health and Safety Concerns of Federal Workers Ignored as Agencies Struggle with Coronavirus Response

WASHINGTON March 27, 2020 - The administration’s well-documented hostility toward labor unions and workers’ rights is complicating federal efforts to respond to...

Pelosi Statement on Senate Coronavirus Bill Agreement

Washington, D.C. March 25, 2020 — Speaker Nancy Pelosi released this statement on the Senate’s coronavirus legislation: “America is...

Standing Rock Sioux Tribe Prevails as Federal Judge Strikes Down DAPL Permits

Washington, D.C. March 25, 2020 - A federal court today granted a request by the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe to strike down...

Federal court ruling in favor of PEN America is blow to Trump’s retaliation against...

New York, NY, March 24, 2020 — Today a federal court ruled against President Trump in a lawsuit that claims he has...

COVID-19 just a problem for elderly people, right? Think again.

March 24, 2020 - People holed up in their homes to follow the advice of government and health care experts were treated...

How Coronavirus is Changing US Asylum Policy at the Border

March 23, 2020 - The Trump administration detailed its plans to begin rapidly deporting to Mexico people encountered at or near the southern border—without any due process—as the coronavirus continues...