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November 17, 2017

As Stories of Sexual Assault on Women Continue to Come Out, Rep. Maloney, Lt. Governor, Girl Scouts to Call for Federal Equal Rights Amendment

Maloney to release letter requesting that NY’s Fearless Girl Statue remain in place until ERA is Ratified NEW YORK—On Friday, November 17th at 10:30am, Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (NY-12) will join with New York Lt. Governor Kathy Hochul, the Girl Scouts of Greater NY and local elected officials at theFearless …

November 15, 2017


India and China are rivals, with disputes over borders, the Dalai Lama and matters of cultural and national pride. But the world’s largest democracy has found something to emulate in the world’s largest communist dictatorship: predatory trade practices. Americans usually associate India with outsourced call centers and IT workers who …

November 13, 2017

Restore Accountability: Six Things to Know About Our $666 Billion Deficit

The results are in, and it doesn’t look good. Yesterday, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released a report on the Fiscal Year 2017 budget deficit (fiscal years end on Sept. 30th). The final tally was an ominous $666 billion deficit – a shortfall that will add to our $20 trillion …

November 13, 2017

Last Week In Congress: Tightening Up FEMA, Help for Small Businesses in Raising Money

This week both houses of Congress are observing Veterans’ Day. That means they are taking Friday off. It also means that they are using this week to load the legislative calendar with much-needed bills related to veterans’ affairs. The House has already passed a number of these bills, including the …

November 5, 2017

Marjorie Cohn: “Mattis, Tillerson Want Blank Check to Wage Illegal War”

Via Truthout Defense Secretary James Mattis and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson told the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on October 30 that the Trump administration has all the legal authority it needs to kill people anywhere in the world. But just in case Congress wishes to update its old Authorization …

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