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House Democrats Introduce Take Responsibility for Workers and Families Act

WASHINGTON, D.C, March 23, 2020 — House Democrats today introduced the Take Responsibility for Workers and Families Act, a bold and comprehensive...

Second Circuit Denies Full Court Review of Decision Holding that President Trump Violated First...

NEW YORK, March 23, 2020 - The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit today denied the Trump administration’s request for...

Feinstein Calls on Administration to Safeguard Food Production Capacity

Washington March 23, 2020 - Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) called on the State Department to protect the nation’s food supply chain by...

COVID-19 response and communications must be directed by public health officials, say experts

Philadelphia, March 23, 2020 - In the United States today, healthcare providers seem appropriately confused about present and future issues concerning coronavirus...

COVID-19 exposes weak link for hospitals: outsourced cleaners

March 23, 2020 - Health care facilities have been at the forefront of the fight against the coronavirus pandemic. The challenges that...

Chair Grijalva, Rep. Cartwright Urge Congressional Leaders Not to Bail Out Coal Industry as...

Washington, D.C. March 20, 2020– Chair Raúl M. Grijalva (D-Ariz.) and Rep. Matt Cartwright (D-Pa.) today wrote to Democratic and Republican leaders...

Harris, Durbin, Pressley Press Trump Administration on Reports That DHS is Preparing Mass Deportations...

WASHINGTON, D.C. March 20, 2020 – U.S. Senators Kamala D. Harris (D-CA) and Dick Durbin (D-IL) and U.S. Representative Ayanna Pressley (D-MA-07)...

US: Ensure Affordable COVID-19 Treatment

Washington, DC, March 20, 2020 – The United States government should ensure that the costs of treatment for COVID-19 are not a...

COVID-19: Governments must promote and protect free flow of information during pandemic – International...

GENEVA / WASHINGTON / VIENNA, March 19, 2020 - In light of the growing disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the monitors...

Demand Justice Calls for Investigation into Possible McConnell Involvement in DC Circuit Judge Retirement

WASHINGTON, DC, March 19, 2020—In the wake of reports that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is directly pressuring federal judges to retire...

Warren Calls on Trump to Mobilize Army Corps Nationwide to Increase Capacity Amid Coronavirus...

Washington, D.C. March 18, 2020 - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, sent a...

Department of Justice Official Uses Sunshine Week Event to Spread Misinformation about FOIA Processing

March 17, 2020 - At a recent Sunshine Week event, a Department of Justice spokesperson claimed that FOIA applicants are now quicker...

“Families First Coronavirus Response Act” risks limited testing, surprise patient billing, says Infectious Disease...

March 17, 2020 - The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (H.R. 6201) represents swift action by the House of Representatives to bolster...

UCLA Anderson Forecast Announces the Arrival of the 2020 Recession in Revision of Forecast...

Los Angeles, March 16, 2020 -- Revising a forecast published March 12, UCLA Anderson Forecast economists say the U.S. economy has entered...

Clear Majority in National Survey Opposed Separating Immigrant Families at US/Mexico Border

WACO, Texas, March 16, 2020 - A clear majority of participants in a national survey about the zero-tolerance policy on the United...

Coronavirus: why the US is in a mess, and how to fix it

Peter Drobac, University of Oxford March 16, 2020 - It’s always been a question of when, and not whether, humanity would face...

CDC updated guidance on mass/large gatherings

March 16, 2020 - Large events and mass gatherings can contribute to the spread of COVID-19 in the United States via travelers...

House Passes Families First Coronavirus Response Act

WASHINGTON March 13, 2020 - The House today passed, on a bipartisan 363-40 vote, the Families First Coronavirus Response Act to bolster...

AG Racine Announces Federal Court Blocks Trump Administration From Cutting Food Benefits

Washington, D.C. March 13, 2020 - Attorney General Karl A. Racine tonight announced that the Honorable Judge Ellen S. Huvelle of the...

New ITEP Report on President’s Misguided Payroll Tax Proposal

March 13, 2020 - The White House’s proposal to eliminate payroll taxes from now through the end of the year would cost...