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Twenty-seven reform organizations and experts urge Senators to support bipartisan Honest Ads Act

Oct. 20, 2017 - In a letter sent to Senators today, 27 reform organizations and experts called on Senators to “to co-sponsor and support...

A.G. Schneiderman: Federal Government’s Blocking of Teen Detainee’s Abortion Is Unconstitutional

Oct. 20, 2017 - Today, New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman sent a letter to Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) Director E. Scott...

Return to Freedom Rips Advisory Board for Urging BLM to Kill Thousands of Wild...

Oct. 20, 2017 - On Thursday, the National Wild Horse and Burro Advisory Board recklessly voted to approve recommendations that call on the Bureau...

Co-Managing Federal Lands with Tribes no Walk in the Park

WASHINGTON, DC, Oct. 19, 2017 -  New proposals to jointly manage federal lands with local Indian tribes do not address the major practical difficulties...

House and Senate Introduce Honest Ads Act today to combat Russian influence in U.S....

Oct. 19, 2017 - Today, Senators Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), John McCain (R-AZ) and Mark Warner (D-VA) introduced the bipartisan “Honest Ads Act” to combat...

CBP Is Refusing to Be Transparent About Its Role in Domestic Law Enforcement

Oct. 18, 2017 - U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has a long track record of operating in the dark, with little transparency and...

AAAS Statement on U.S. Withdrawal from UNESCO

Oct. 12, 2017 - AAAS Statement on U.S. Withdrawal from UNESCO “We are disappointed that the Trump administration has announced that it will withdraw the...

RSF concerned by second wave of journalist arrests in St. Louis

Oct. 6, 2017 - Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is alarmed to learn that at least five journalists have been arrested this week while covering...

Life and Death in Puerto Rico, and “Alternative Facts”

October 6, 2017 at 2:27 PM UPDATE Statement from Protect Democracy on FEMA Restoring Vital Data on Puerto Rico This afternoon, FEMA restored information to its...

Cummings Investigates Reports of Retaliation Against Senior Career Officials at Interior Dept.

WASHINGTON, DC, Oct. 6, 2017 - Today, Rep. Elijah E. Cummings, the Ranking Member of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, sent...

Trump Administration Guts Women’s Access to Birth Control

Oct. 6, 2017 - The Trump administration today issued interim final rules which could restrict access to birth control for hundreds of thousands of...

70 Groups Oppose Bill Removing Gun Silencers, Armor-piercing Bullets, Other Devices From ATF, National...

WASHINGTON, Oct. 5, 2017— In the wake of Sunday’s shootings in Las Vegas, the Brady Campaign, the Center for Biological Diversity and 71 other...

Americans United Will Sue Trump Administration Over New Birth Control Regulations

October 6, 2017 - Americans United for Separation of Church State announced plans today to sue the Trump administration to block new regulations that...

Leaked Trump Administration Rule Would Take Direct Aim at Birth Control Coverage for 62...

WASHINGTON, DC, Oct. 6, 2017 - Yesterday, Planned Parenthood Federation of America held a press call with the American Public Health Association and the...

Pew Research Center: The Partisan Divide on Political Values Grows Even Wider

WASHINGTON, D.C. October 5, 2017 – The divisions between Republicans and Democrats on fundamental political values – on government, race, immigration, national security, environmental...

Feinstein, Colleagues Introduce Bill to Close Automatic Weapon Loophole

Washington October 4, 2017 - Senate Judiciary Committee Ranking Member Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) and a number of Democrats today introduced the Automatic Gun Fire...

Puerto Rico Faces an Imminent Medicaid Funding Crisis, Too

WASHINGTON, DC, Oct. 4, 2017 – In the wake of Hurricane Maria, urgent Puerto Rico recovery efforts must also extend to solving the island’s...

House Republicans Advance Five Bills to Cripple Endangered Species Act

WASHINGTON, Oct. 4, 2017— In party-line votes, the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Natural Resources, led by Rep. Rob Bishop (R-Utah), advanced five...

Firearm-Related Injuries Account for $2.8 Billion on Emergency Room and Inpatient Charges Each Year

October 4, 2017 - A new Johns Hopkins study of more than 704,000 people who arrived alive at a United States emergency room for...

Report: Trump’s “Energy Dominance” Plans Rely on Billions in Fossil Fuel Subsidies

Oct. 3, 2017 - A new report out today by Oil Change International reveals that U.S. taxpayers continue to foot the bill for more than...