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Democratic Senators Reintroduce Legislation to Improve Resettlement Process for Unaccompanied Children, Protect Sponsors

WASHINGTON, D.C. Feb. 7, 2019 — Today, U.S. Senators Kamala D. Harris (D-CA) and Ron Wyden (D-OR), along with Senators Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), Richard Blumenthal...

Chair Grijalva Champions Bold Climate Action, Supports Green New Deal Resolution

Washington, D.C. Feb. 7, 2019 – Chair Raúl M. Grijalva (D-Ariz.) today announced his support for the Green New Deal resolution unveiled by Rep....

Mental illness not to blame for gun violence study finds

GALVESTON, Texas, Feb. 6, 2019  – Counter to a lot of public opinion, having a mental illness does not necessarily make a person more...

Pallone Open Remarks at Oversight Hearing on Trump Administration Family Separation Policy

WASHINGTON, Feb. 7, 2019 - Energy and Commerce Chairman Frank Pallone, Jr.’s (D-NJ) remarks as prepared for delivery for today’s Subcommittee on Oversight and...

Trump’s State of the Union Speech Reflects a Fundamental Misunderstanding of Immigration

Feb. 6, 2019 - Speaking before Congress and the nation Tuesday evening, President Trump once again promised bipartisanship and instead delivered division. When it...

Chairman Schiff Statement on House Intelligence Committee Investigation

WASHINGTON, DC, Feb. 6, 2019 - Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), the Chairman of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, released the following...

NOAA: The contiguous U.S. average annual temperature was 53.5°F, 1.5°F above the 20th century...

February 6, 2019 - For 2018, the nationally averaged precipitation for the contiguous U.S. was 34.63 inches, based on preliminary analysis. This total was 4.69...

Is Wall Construction at the National Butterfly Center About to Begin?

Feb. 5, 2019 - On Sunday, the National Butterfly Center alerted Facebook users to some alarming news: Earlier that day, construction equipment and eight local...

What the research says about border walls

Feb. 5, 2019 - As American lawmakers argue over whether to fund a wall along the United States’ southwestern border, the federal government is...

Watchdog Sues Trump Administration for Old Post Office Tower Shutdown Records

Washington, DC, Feb. 5, 2019 -- Nonpartisan ethics watchdog American Oversight today filed a lawsuit to shed light on the Trump administration’s decision to use...

The Raise the Wage Act of 2019 would give nearly 40 million workers a...

Feb. 5, 2019 - In a new report, EPI Senior Economic Analyst David Cooper shows that the Raise the Wage Act of 2019 would...

Living arrangements of ‘Dreamers’ are more complex, less stable, study shows

Feb. 5, 2019 - Undocumented Mexican and Central American immigrants who came to the United States as children or teens, commonly known as “Dreamers,”...

Special Issue Explores Implications of Trump Presidency for Negotiation and Conflict Resolution

Hoboken, N.J—February 5, 2019—A new special issue of Negotiation Journal presents an overview of the negotiation tactics of U.S. President Donald Trump and their wider implications...

Freedom in the World 2019: Democracy in Retreat

WASHINGTON, DC, Feb. 5, 2019 - Challenges to American democracy are testing the stability of its constitutional system and threatening to undermine political rights...

Senators Introduce Bill to Stop President from Raiding Funds for Border Wall

Washington, Feb. 4, 2019—Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) and a group of colleagues today introduced legislation to prevent the president from using the National Emergencies...

USCIS Processing Times Get Even Slower Under Trump

Feb. 4, 2019 - The Trump administration has slowed the processing of immigration benefit applications to a crawl, causing needless harm to immigrants, their...

Two-Thirds of Americans Report Hate Incidents Have Intensified Since 2016

WASHINGTON, Jan. 31, 2019 – More than two-thirds of Americans say that hate incidents have intensified during the past two years, according to a...

Government Quietly Increases ICE Detention to 48,000 Beds During the Shutdown

Jan. 31 2019 - Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) drastically expanded its network of immigration jails in the last month by a startling 7...

Statement from Nevada Governor Sisolak on U.S. Dept. of Energy’s secret plutonium shipment

CARSON CITY, NV, Jan. 30, 2019 - Today, Gov. Steve Sisolak released the following statement in response to news that the U.S. Department of...

Mayors and parliamentarians from 40 countries call on Russia and the U.S. to preserve...

Basel, Switzerland, Jan. 30, 2019 - Mayors, parliamentarians, policy experts and civil society representatives from forty countries – mostly Europe and North America –...