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House Committee Votes to Terminate Agency that Protects Voting Machines from Hacking

Feb. 7, 2017 - Today, the House Administration Committee, by a party-line 6-3 vote, approved the Election Assistance Commission (EAC) Termination Act (H.R. 634)...

Americans United Expresses Disappointment Over Confirmation Of Betsy DeVos as Secretary of Education

February 7, 2017 - Americans United for Separation of Church and State today expressed disappointment at the Senate’s confirmation of Michigan billionaire Betsy DeVos,...

Lawsuit Filed Against Trump Nominee Scott Pruitt for Denying Access to Polluter Emails

OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. Feb. 7, 2017— Days before the full Senate votes on Scott Pruitt’s nomination to head the Environmental Protection Agency, the Center...

Amnesty International USA, Coalition Partners Launch Campaign to Fight the Assault on Immigrant, Refugee...

WASHINGTON, DC, Feb. 6, 2017 - In response to President Trump’s recent executive orders on immigration and refugees, a coalition of leading human rights,...

38 Reform Groups Oppose Efforts by House Admin. Committee to Terminate Presidential Public Financing...

February 6, 2017 - In a letter sent today to members of the House Administration Committee, a group of 38 organizations and individuals with...

Amicus Groups File Brief to Protect NOAA Climate Scientists

NEW YORK, NY, February 6, 2017 - The Climate Science Legal Defense Fund (CSLDF) has asked the District of Columbia federal District Court to...

Humane Society challenges USDA over mass removal of animal welfare records

Feb. 6, 2017 - There’s an outpouring of anger and mistrust about the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s abrupt decision late last week to delete...

AG Ferguson obtains court order halting Trump immigration action

SEATTLE February 3, 2017 - A federal judge in Seattle today granted Attorney General Bob Ferguson’s request to immediately halt implementation of President Donald...

The EPA Has Started to Remove Obama-era Information

February 3, 2017 - The Environmental Protection Agency’s website has begun to transform under the Trump administration. A group of researchers have found what are...

Virginia’s case against immigration ban expands from just green card holders to include holders...

ALEXANDRIA, February 3, 2017 - Virginia's lawsuit against President Donald Trump's immigration ban will be moving forward after Judge Leonie M. Brinkema granted Virginia's motion...

Americans United Files Brief In Washington State Lawsuit Challenging Trump Muslim Ban

Feb. 3, 2017 - President Donald Trump’s Jan. 27 executive order restricting immigration to the United States from several Muslim-majority countries violates religious freedom...

House takes extreme measures to promote methane waste from oil and gas

Feb. 3, 2017 - In a close vote, the House of Representatives voted today to repeal a popular, common-sense Bureau of Management rule limiting...

Congress votes for corruption by overturning historic transparency law in gift to big oil

Feb. 3, 2017 - Today’s decision by the Republican-led U.S. Senate to overturn a rule designed to stop oil companies striking corrupt deals with...

Executive Order to Strip Millions of Middle Class Families of Retirement Savings Protections

Feb. 3, 2017 - Americans for Financial Reform (AFR), American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME), Better Markets, and Consumer Federation of...

Lawsuit Argues Trump Immigration Ban Unlawfully Targets U.S. Residents Seeking Citizenship and Immigration Status

SEATTLE, WA, Feb. 2, 2017 - Civil and immigrant rights groups asked a federal court last night to lift the unconstitutional ban blocking Muslim...

Trump Executive Order lawsuit: hearing set for Seattle federal court Friday

SEATTLE February 2, 2017 - Washington state Attorney General Bob Ferguson today announced the filing of an amended complaint in State of Washington...

Malheur Siege Still Shadows Range and Refuges

Washington, DC February 2, 2017 - As the federal criminal trials resume next week for militants who occupied Oregon’s Malheur National Wildlife Refuge last...

Detention Of 5-Year-Old Boy, Reportedly A US Citizen, Among Disturbing Stories Emerging From Muslim...

February 1, 2017 - More and more disturbing reports are emerging about some of the individuals and families detained or deported under Donald Trump’s unconstitutional ban targeting...

Earthjustice: Republican Leaders Attack Water Protections as Early Priority

WASHINGTON, D.C February 1, 2017 - Today, House of Representatives passed H.J.Res.38 which eviscerates the Stream Protection Rule, a modest clean-water safeguard crafted to protect the...

House Repeals Dodd-Frank Transparency Provision, Senate Prepares to Vote by Friday

Washington DC February 1, 2017 - The US House of Representatives repealed a bipartisan transparency initiative that affects the oil, gas and mining sector...