US

Organizations Launch Update to Survival Guide For Whistleblowers on 30th Anniversary of Whistleblower Protection...

Washington, DC, April 10, 2019  — Today, on the 30th Anniversary of the Whistleblower Protection Act (WPA), Project On Government Oversight (POGO), Government Accountability Project...

Senators Introduce Bill to Repeal Muslim Travel Ban

Washington April 10, 2019 - Senate Judiciary Committee Ranking Member Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) joined a number of senators and representatives in introducing legislation to repeal...

Grijalva, Huffman Push DOI on Refusal to Cooperate With GAO Inquiry on Water Issue...

Washington, D.C. April 10, 2019 – Chair Raúl M. Grijalva (D-Ariz.) and Rep. Jared Huffman (D-Calif.), who chairs the Subcommittee on Water, Oceans, and...

House Passes Save the Internet Act in Response to Strong and Bipartisan Public Support...

WASHINGTON, April 10, 2019 — On Wednesday, the House of Representatives passed the Save the Internet Act (H.R. 1644), voting to restore the strong...

Trump Organization profited from tainted money used to buy an apartment at Trump’s flagship...

WASHINGTON, DC, April 10, 2019 - Claudia Sassou-Nguesso, the daughter of Republic of Congo’s President, paid for a luxury apartment at the Trump International...

Grijalva Introduces CECIL Act to Limit Importation of Lions, Other Threatened Species to the...

Washington, D.C. April 10, 2019 – Chair Raúl M. Grijalva (D-Ariz.) today introduced the Conserving Ecosystems by Ceasing the Importation of Large (CECIL) Animal...

New Report Measures Devastating Impact of Increased ICE Arrests in NY Courts

New York, NY, April 10, 2019 – A coalition of more than 100 organizations across New York State issued a new report today, Safeguarding...

Feinstein: Abortion Ban Unconstitutional, Endangers Women’s Health

Washington April 9, 2019 - Senate Judiciary Committee Ranking Member Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) today spoke against Senate Republican’s efforts to pass a 20-week abortion...

Harris Reintroduces Legislation to Provide Relief to Americans Facing Skyrocketing Cost of Rent

WASHINGTON, D.C. April 9, 2019 - U.S. Senator Kamala D. Harris (D-CA) on Tuesday reintroduced the Rent Relief Act, legislation to provide much-needed support...

Military Policy Researchers Raise Alarms as Transgender Troops Face Expulsion

SAN FRANCISCO, CA, April 9, 2019 – The Pentagon plans to reinstate a ban on military service by transgender Americans this week, raising concerns by...

Pelosi Statement on Resignation of Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen

San Francisco, April 8, 2019 — Speaker Nancy Pelosi released the following statement on the resignation of Secretary of Homeland Security, Kirstjen Nielsen: “It is...

Harris, Senators Call for Reinstatement of Policy Against Holding Pregnant Women in Immigration Detention

WASHINGTON, D.C. April 8, 2019 - U.S. Senator Kamala D. Harris (D-CA) on Monday joined Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV), along with fourteen of...

Hate incidents are notoriously underreported. Now, there’s an app for that

April 8, 2019 - The Federal Bureau of Investigation is responsible for tracking hate crimes across the country, but the data are notoriously unreliable....

House Oversight Committee to Hold Hearings on Trump Failure to Deal with National Security...

WASHINGTON, D.C. April 8, 2019 - Tomorrow the House Oversight Committee, led by Chairman Elijah Cummings (D-MD), will conduct hearings on the interconnected challenges...

Congress Should Look to Supreme Court, Not Silicon Valley CEOs, For Guidance Before Regulating...

New York, San Francisco, and Washington D.C. April 8, 2019 - As policymakers around the U. S. contemplate regulations to protect and/or restrict online...

Federal Court Orders Timely Bond Hearings and Legal Protections for Asylum Seekers

WASHINGTON, April 5, 2019 — Today, in a groundbreaking decision, a federal judge in Seattle dealt a blow to the government’s campaign to deter and...

Pelosi Statement on Filing of House Lawsuit to Block the President’s Transfer of Funds...

San Francisco, April 5, 2019  – Speaker Nancy Pelosi issued this statement after the House filed a lawsuit challenging the President’s decision to transfer...

Governor Newsom, Attorney General Becerra Move to Block President Trump from Initiating Illegal Diversion...

SACRAMENTO April 5, 2019 - California Governor Gavin Newsom and California Attorney General Xavier Becerra, leading a coalition of 20 states, filed a motion...

Watchdog Again Calls for Investigation of Interior Nominee David Bernhardt for Lobbying Disclosure Violations

WASHINGTON, D.C. April 5, 2019 – Today, Campaign for Accountability (CfA), a nonprofit watchdog group focused on public accountability, again called on federal officials...

CEPR: Economy Adds 196,000 Jobs in March; Some Signs of Slowing Wage Growth

April 5, 2019 - The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported the economy added 196,000 jobs in March, a sharp bounce back from the 20,000...