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Booker, Haaland Release Climate Bill Focused on Farm Programs, Reforestation, and Wetlands Restoration Environment
Booker, Haaland Release Climate Bill Focused on Farm Programs, Reforestation, and Wetlands Restoration
2019-09-17 21:41:45
by Sean Trambley

Freshman U.S. Representative Deb Haaland, D-N.M., joined U.S. Senator Cory Booker, D-N.J., in introducing a climate change bill focused on voluntary farm and ranch conservation practices, massive reforestation, and wetlands restoration.  The lawmakers say the Climate Stewardship Act of 2019... Read More

Federal Appeals Court Tosses Clean Power Plan Challenges Climate
Federal Appeals Court Tosses Clean Power Plan Challenges
2019-09-17 21:39:28
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - A federal appeals court Tuesday threw out legal challenges to the Obama-era Clean Power Plan, ending a long-running legal battle involving multiple states and scores of other parties. In a brief order, the U.S. Court of Appeals for... Read More

Murphy Tells Election Symposium More, Not Less Transparency Needed to Safeguard The Vote Elections
Murphy Tells Election Symposium More, Not Less Transparency Needed to Safeguard The Vote
2019-09-17 21:36:56
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - Representative Stephanie Murphy, D-Fla. told attendees at an election security forum Tuesday that tech platforms have become "battlefields" in a "bloodless conflict" and that winning requires arming voters with in-depth knowledge of the threat they face. "We need... Read More

Brindisi Bill Would Require VA Women Veteran Call Center to Be Text Accessible Veterans
Brindisi Bill Would Require VA Women Veteran Call Center to Be Text Accessible
2019-09-17 21:02:23
by Sean Trambley

Freshman Rep. Anthony Brindisi, a member of the bipartisan Women Veterans Task Force, has introduced legislation to mandate accessibility for women at the VA’s healthcare call center. Brindisi’s legislation, H.R. 2972, would statutorily require the Veterans Affairs Women Veterans Call... Read More

Allred Cosponsors Bill to Reform America’s Election Watchdog Elections
Allred Cosponsors Bill to Reform America’s Election Watchdog
2019-09-17 20:59:26
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - Rep. Colin Allred, D-Texas, is co-sponsoring a bipartisan effort to reform the Federal Election Commission so that it can enforce the nation's campaign finance and election laws in a non-partisan manner. The push to pass the Restoring Integrity... Read More

Groupons for Medical Treatment? Welcome to Today’s US Health Care Health
Groupons for Medical Treatment? Welcome to Today’s US Health Care

Emory University medical fellow Dr. Nicole Herbst was shocked when she saw three patients who came in with abnormal results from chest CT scans they had bought on Groupon. Yes, Groupon — the online coupon mecca that also sells discounted... Read More

Coming Out About Mental Health on Social Media Mental Health
Coming Out About Mental Health on Social Media

Susanna Harris was sitting in her lab class for her graduate program at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill when she received an email that told her she had failed what she describes as “the most important exam... Read More

Congress Considers New Voting Rights Laws After Supreme Court Broadens State Authority Voting
Congress Considers New Voting Rights Laws After Supreme Court Broadens State Authority
2019-09-17 20:06:39
by Tom Ramstack

WASHINGTON -- Congress considered options at a hearing last week on how to guarantee easier access to voter registration during a continuing struggle over states’ rights. The House Judiciary Committee held a hearing to review the consequences of the 2013... Read More

List of Military Installations Dealing With PFAS Chemical Contamination Expected to Grow Military
List of Military Installations Dealing With PFAS Chemical Contamination Expected to Grow
2019-09-17 20:03:48
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - The number of U.S. military installations contaminated with potentially cancer-causing chemical compounds found in firefighting foam is expected to rise as a Defense Department task force continues to assess the problem, the Pentagon said last week. During a... Read More

Wall Street May Get $40 billion Reprieve From Trump Regulators Business
Wall Street May Get $40 billion Reprieve From Trump Regulators

WASHINGTON — Wall Street could soon get one of its most consequential wins of the Trump era as regulators are considering ripping up a rule that’s forced banks to set aside billions of dollars for swaps trades, according to people... Read More

New Reporting Details How FBI Limited Investigation of Kavanaugh Allegations Supreme Court
New Reporting Details How FBI Limited Investigation of Kavanaugh Allegations

WASHINGTON — As Justice Brett M. Kavanaugh prepares for his second year on the Supreme Court, new reporting has detailed how the limits ordered by the White House and Senate Republicans last year constrained the FBI investigation into allegations of... Read More

Trump Says ‘No Rush’ to Respond to Attacks on Saudi Oil Facilities Foreign Affairs
Trump Says ‘No Rush’ to Respond to Attacks on Saudi Oil Facilities

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump said Monday that it appears Iran was behind air attacks on two major Saudi Arabian oil facilities, but he emphasized that he wants to avoid a new Middle East war even as he stressed that... Read More

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