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A Regional Push to Clean Up Cars, Trucks and Mass Transit Transportation
A Regional Push to Clean Up Cars, Trucks and Mass Transit
January 20, 2019
by Christina Paulos

As power plant emissions decline in the Northeast, a group of East Coast states is targeting another source of greenhouse gases: cars, trucks and mass transit. Read More

Furloughed Federal Workers’ Health Coverage Intact Health
Furloughed Federal Workers’ Health Coverage Intact
January 20, 2019
by Christina Paulos

Joseph Daskalakis’ son was born New Year’s Eve, a little more than a week into the current government shutdown, and about 10 weeks before he was expected. Oliver ended up in a specialized neonatal intensive care unit, the only one that could care for him near their... Read More

Migrant Border Crossings Are Down, But in Texas the Bodies Keep Showing Up Immigration
Migrant Border Crossings Are Down, But in Texas the Bodies Keep Showing Up
January 19, 2019
by Christina Paulos

The college students took turns removing yellowed shards of bone from a trench carved between the headstones in this ranching town’s cemetery. The volunteers were here to help exhume the remains of unidentified migrants buried near what’s been the busiest stretch of border... Read More

Bipartisan Bill Would Fight Digital Threats from China Congress
Bipartisan Bill Would Fight Digital Threats from China
January 19, 2019
by TWN Staff

This week, bipartisan legislation was introduced in the House of Representatives to toughen the United States’ position against national security threats posed by technology competitors like China. The bill is sponsored by Representatives Will Hurd (R-TX), C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger (D-MD), Mike Conaway... Read More

PPI Launches Policy Proposals for a ‘Do-Something’ Congress, Tackles Trade Congress
PPI Launches Policy Proposals for a ‘Do-Something’ Congress, Tackles Trade
January 19, 2019
by TWN Staff

This week, the Progressive Policy Institute (PPI) launched a series of new ideas for a 'Do-Something' Congress. In an email to Democratic members of the House and Senate, PPI congratulated the elected officials on being... Read More

Kilmer/Schatz Lead Group of 22 Lawmakers in Effort to Protect Federal Workers Economy
Kilmer/Schatz Lead Group of 22 Lawmakers in Effort to Protect Federal Workers
January 18, 2019
by TWN Staff

This week, a group of 22 lawmakers led by U.S. Senator Brian Schatz (D-Hawai‘i) and U.S. Representative Derek Kilmer (D-Wash.) introduced the Federal Employee Civil Relief Act. The new legislation protects federal... Read More

For Moms at a Shrinking South LA School, the Teachers’ Strike Is About Survival Education
For Moms at a Shrinking South LA School, the Teachers’ Strike Is About Survival
January 17, 2019
by Christina Paulos

The last time teachers went on strike, back in 1989, Alejandra Delgadillo was a fifth-grader at Trinity Street Elementary School. Her sons later attended the school in Historic South-Central too. The youngest moved on to middle school last year. Read More

Doctor Zero, How A Single Doctor Became His Own Opioid Crisis Spotlight
Doctor Zero, How A Single Doctor Became His Own Opioid Crisis
January 16, 2019
by Bill Myers

Most epidemics start with a patient zero. Here in northwest Illinois, the opioid epidemic features a doctor zero. About 10 miles west of Dixon, up Route 2 and following the Rock River, under the shadow cast by the husk... Read More

Ongoing Shutdown Ripples through Aviation Economy Transportation
Ongoing Shutdown Ripples through Aviation Economy
January 15, 2019
by TWN Staff

Last week, the National Air Traffic Controllers Association (NATCA) and federal employees including air traffic controllers and other aviation workforce personnel sent a letter to President Trump calling for an immediate... Read More

Amid Trade War That’s Hurting Their Bottom Line, Many Farmers Conflicted About Trump Trade
Amid Trade War That’s Hurting Their Bottom Line, Many Farmers Conflicted About Trump
January 15, 2019
by Christina Paulos

A year ago, President Donald Trump received a hero’s welcome at the American Farm Bureau Federation’s 99th annual convention in Nashville, Tenn., cheered for rolling back regulations... Read More

Immigration Court Backlog Could Grow by Years After Government Shutdown Immigration
Immigration Court Backlog Could Grow by Years After Government Shutdown
January 13, 2019
by Christina Paulos

The shutdown of the federal government over the president’s campaign promise to build a wall along the southern U.S. border is taking its toll on already backed-up immigration courts. Read More

Health Law Appeal Paused as Shutdown Affects Federal Courts Health
Health Law Appeal Paused as Shutdown Affects Federal Courts
January 13, 2019
by Christina Paulos

The partial government shutdown halted a major challenge to the 2010 health care law among other civil litigation on Friday, as Justice Department lawyers sought the same in a challenge from three Senate Democrats... Read More

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