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SWAMP Act introduced to ensure Trump reimburses taxpayers for trips to his commercial properties

WASHINGTON, May 22, 2017– Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D | Los Angeles County) issued the following statement after introducing the Stop Waste And...

Becerra & Schneiderman: Trump’s Delay Already Harming Those Who Need Health Care

SACRAMENTO, May 22, 2017 – California Attorney General Xavier Becerra and New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman issued the following statement after the Trump...

Legal Action Challenges Nation’s Largest Liquefied Natural Gas Project

WASHINGTON, May 22, 2017 - The Center for Biological Diversity today moved to intervene in Federal Energy Regulatory Commission proceedings on the state of...

U.S. Supreme Court Affirms ‘Soft Money’ Ban of the 2002 McCain-Feingold Campaign Finance Law

May 22, 2017 - The U.S. Supreme Court today affirmed a lower court decision upholding the ban on corporate contributions to the national political...

White House Blocks OGE’s Ability to Enforce Ethics Rules

May 22, 2017 - The White House move to block the Office of Government Ethics (OGE) from collecting waivers granted by Trump Administration nominees...

Groups Sue FDA to Protect Food Safety

WASHINGTON May 22, 2017 - Today, consumer, health, and food safety groups challenged a Food and Drug Administration (FDA) rule that undermines the integrity...

With DHS Position, Clarke Would Be the First ‘Patriot’ Leader to Hold a Federal...

May 22, 2017 - The apparent elevation of Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke to a position within the U.S. Department of Homeland Security would...

Study: America’s ranking in global health care inequity is ‘an embarrassment’

SEATTLE, May 19, 2017 - A first-ever global study finds massive inequity of access to and quality of health care among and within countries,...

FCC Chairman’s new initiatives will restrict access to information in the U.S.

May 18, 2017 - Reporters Without Borders (RSF) urges the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to preserve net neutrality ahead of Thursday’s important vote. Rolling...

Any Half-Decent Hacker Could Break Into Mar-a-Lago

by Jeff Larson, ProPublica, Surya Mattu, Gizmodo, and Julia Angwin, ProPublica, May 17, 2017, 1 p.m. Two weeks ago, on a sparkling spring morning, we...

Trump’s FCC Advances Scheme to Gut Open-Internet Protections and End Net Neutrality

WASHINGTON, May 18, 2017 — On Thursday, the Federal Communications Commission voted along party lines to begin a rulemaking process in order to jettison...

Appointment of Special Counsel Robert S. Mueller III

May 17, 2017 - Deputy Attorney General Rod J. Rosenstein today announced the appointment of former Department of Justice official and FBI Director Robert...

Frank Sharry Reacts to Newly Released ICE Data

Washington, DC May 17, 2017 - In response to reports that Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has increased the number of arrests and dramatically...

AILA Urges House Committee to Move Away from Cruel, Costly, and Ineffective “Enforcement-Only” Immigration...

WASHINGTON, DC May 17, 2017 - The American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) urges the House Judiciary Committee to move away from cruel, costly, and...

Chelsea Manning, Legal Team Confirm Manning’s Safe Release From Prison

NEW YORK May 17, 2017 - Chelsea Manning was safely released today from U.S. military prison in Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. Manning released the following statement...

The CRA Must Go and Repealed Protections Must Be Restored, Says Public Citizen

WASHINGTON, D.C. May 16, 2017 -  Public Citizen is calling on Congress to pass the Sunset the CRA and Restore American Protections Act (SCRAP...

Report Details How U.S. Courts Endorsed Chevron’s Fabricated Evidence In Historic Amazon Pollution Case

NEW YORK, May 16, 2017 - A federal appellate court in New York ignored devastating new evidence that Chevron and its lawyers fabricated witness...

Harris, Carper Question DHS Secretary Kelly On Private, For-Profit Detention Facilities

WASHINGTON, D.C. May 16, 2017 - U.S. Senators Kamala D. Harris (D-CA) and Tom Carper (D-Del.), both members of the Homeland Security and Governmental...

NAFTA’s biggest loser: the US, after Canada and Mexico get rich trading marijuana

May 16, 2017 - The president of the United States, Donald Trump, prides himself on his business acumen. But his protectionism may get America...

Trump Expands “Global Gag Rule” Putting Millions at Risk Worldwide

WASHINGTON, D.C. May 16, 2017 - The Human Rights Campaign, the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) civil rights organization, condemned...